Pumpkin Chai Lattes are so easy to make at home you’ll be making one every day! Made with real pumpkin, bagged chai tea, honey and your choice of milk, its not even as indulgent as it feels.
I am eagerly awaiting cooler weather, baking cookies and pumpkin stuff. I have slowly gotten more and more into pumpkin spice season over the years so that means: get ready for more pumpkin stuff! Like this yummy Pumpkin Chai Latte. It’s SO easy to make this at home, even though, I will admit–it is easier to just order one from Starbucks. But making it from scratch means you can use whole ingredients and a natural sugar source. Which I love! Let’s make one!
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Homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte
- Canned pumpkin puree
- Chai tea bags – I have Trader Joe’s chai linked here because its my absolute favorite! It has the best flavor and perfect spice level, but use whichever bagged chai tea is your favorite. Chai is the main flavor here, so make sure to use a brand you enjoy.
- Honey – you can also use maple syrup or honey to sweeten this
- Milk – I like using regular 2% milk or oatmilk in my lattes for the creaminess factor but you can use any plant-based milk you like
How to make it
Brew your chai. Use 2 tea bags in 1 cup of boiling water for extra strong chai. Also, be sure to press those tea bags against the side of the mug before removing to get out all the chai flavor that you can.
Whisk in honey + pumpkin. Love my mini whisk for tasks like this!
Then froth and warm your milk. Or the other way around. I have this fun warmer and frother in one that makes awesome foamy milk! But there are other ways to froth and warm your milk. You can always just warm milk on the stove or in the microwave, then use a handheld frother or just shake the milk in a jar to make it more foamy. You won’t get super thick foam but it can still add some oomph.
Make this an iced pumpkin chai
Making this drink in an iced version is just as easy! Simply add cold milk after you’ve added the honey and pumpkin. Then fill another glass with lots of ice. Pout the latte mixture over the ice for best results.