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I was quite pleased with my latest creation, so I thought I had better get the camera out and document it!

Since I’ve been taken off coffee (to balance my blood sugars), I’ve been wanting it… or some sort of yummy hot drink in the mornings.  My husband suggested chai tea!  Bless his heart!  So I checked my list of allowed foods and decaf black tea is ok!  Woot!!

After seeing so many posts on Facebook and driving by our local large chain coffee place, I kept seeing signs and posts referring to the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Normally, I might have one of these per year since I knew I couldn’t tolerate much dairy (and I shouldn’t have even done that).

So, this morning, while I was baking some cookies for the boys for this weekend, I wanted something yummy.  I could smell baking cookies and vanilla thru my kitchen and I knew I could have none of it once it came out of the oven.  (insert pity party emoticon)

I brewed myself a cup of vanilla chai tea, and whipped up some of the thick coconut milk.  I made about half a cup of tea and then filled the rest with So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk and spooned my whipped creation on top.  I must admit that I was positive the coconut whipped cream might melt right it, but it didn’t!  The picture above is what I got!  I then sprinkled some pumpkin pie spice on top!  Yum!  Satisfied my craving and I’m enjoying it as I type!

I’m sure this is something that could be made just as easily with almond or rice milk and I’ve been seeing a cashew whipped cream in stores recently – if you’re good with nuts I bet that would be yummy too!

As far as the cookies in the picture, they are made with a mix.  Pane Riso makes a great Rice Cake and Cookie mix and I’ve recently just found it here at the Wal-Mart!  They make egg replacer too and found that when we were travelling this summer – it was the only one I could find, but it works great!  I love it for most things and don’t use my other one much now.

My kids will be the taste testers of these when they get home!




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