A cozy, comforting honey pumpkin chai latte is in reach with this easy fall chai recipe. Make it in just minutes with only four ingredients!
The girls start going up for pumpkin spice lattes before fall even officially hits and even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I wanna have fun, too. So let's get into my coffee-free pumpkin spice latte version for a cozy homemade moment on even the busiest mornings.
Why You'll Love this Homemade Pumpkin Chai Drink
No Harsh Caffeine Jolt - Because the black tea in my chai blend has half the caffeine of coffee, you'll get a more gentle boost of energy that's closer to the mellow side of things than jarring.
Coffeehouse Vibes at Home - Combine simple ingredients to beat the cost (and lowkey the taste) of Starbucks PSL. You know exactly what's in this drink and can customize it to your taste and needs.
Hormone Healthy - This is a PCOS friendly pumpkin spice latte made with nourishing ingredients like cinnamon and pumpkin. Check out my Spearmint Matcha, Maca Latte, and Coconut Hibiscus Latte for more hormone supporting sips!
What does it taste like?
This is an ultra creamy chai latte because of the pumpkin puree and almond milk combination. You'll taste all the warming chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger plus a sweet golden honey note. This homemade pumpkin chai drink takes pumpkin spice and elevates it.
And if you enjoy this pumpkin spice tea recipe, you'll love my Pumpkin Chai Cookies!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Honey is my sweetener of choice and I like raw honey in particular or honey ginger syrup for an extra layer of spice.
Milk - I love almond milk here but feel free to use whatever milk you prefer and have on hand except for buttermilk.
Pumpkin Puree comes through with the autumnal flavor vibes and you can use either canned or fresh pumpkin. Just don't use pumpkin pie filling because it has extra ingredients you don't need.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Iced or Hot - This is the perfect cozy autumn chai with pumpkin when warm but if you want fall vibes in warmer weather (Hello, Houston!), just pour it over ice for an iced pumpkin chai!
Sweetener - Make a vegan pumpkin spice latte with maple syrup or agave in the place of honey.
Tea - You can use tea bags or a liquid chai concentrate in this recipe in place of the instant chai powder. I recommend these chai bags for more authentic flavor.
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte at Home
Step One: Add pumpkin puree to warmed milk in a heat safe container.
Step Two: Add instant chai powder.
Step Three: Add honey or other sweetener to the mixture.
Step Four: Mix ingredients vigorously until dissolved and uniform.
Pro Tip: Grab a rechargeable frothing wand to mix everything up quickly and create a nice latte foam.
Step Five: Pour latte into a mug and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
I love almond milk but you can use whatever you would typically drink with the exception of buttermilk. Cashew, oat, or goat milk will yield the creamiest lattes.
Absolutely. You can prep the latte and store in the refrigerator for up to three days. Just be sure to reheat and give it a stir before enjoying.
More Cozy Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
This is the perfect chai latte with pumpkin for fall and I hope you enjoy it. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Chai Spiced Pumpkin Latte Recipe
Pumpkin Chai Latte
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons honey or other sweetener
- 1 teaspoon instant chai powder or 1 teabag
- Heat milk for about two minutes or until steaming (but not boiling). This can easily be done in the microwave.
- If using a teabag, add it to the steamed milk to steep for two to three minutes. If not skip to the next step.
- Add pumpkin puree, honey, and chai powder to steamed milk. Carefully use frothing wand to make foam in the mixture: place wand into liquid at an angle and turn on. Move wand up and down just below surface of milk to introduce air for about 15 seconds. This is what creates the light, fluffy foam.
- Pour pumpkin chai latte into a mug and enjoy carefully.