Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte

June 20, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Start your morning off on the right note with this delicious Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte that's whipped together in just 15 minutes.

Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte

Make this decadent homemade Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte with bold amounts of maple and chai flavors coupled with cold brew and oat milk that creates the perfect pick-me-up in the mornings! All Dairy-free and vegan. Serve hot or cold.

Tall glass full of a Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte topped with coconut whipped cream and cinnamon sticks

There's honestly not much to say about this Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte except for the fact that it's AMAZING! I've been enjoying the moments of making my lattes at home lately because they're not only so easy to make, but I get to control the ingredients that I add to them.

Recently, I decided to try the dirty version of chai tea because I realized that it was a thing and I'm so glad that I did. The Chai spices mixed in with the bold flavors of coffee is a delicious combo for sure.

However, if you’re cutting out coffee or want a lower-caffeine drink to sip in the morning, you’ll want to try my Iced Chai Tea Latte recipe ASAP. And while you’re at it, make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to pour over ice all week long.

How to Make Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte

Once you see how easy it is to make your own tea lattes at home, you’ll never have to go back to the coffee shop again. You’ll save money for sure. But your drinks will also taste just how you like them. It’s a win-win.

This tea latte recipe comes together in a saucepan on the stove for the chai tea component and then stirred together with the remaining ingredients. It’s full of classic chai spices and black tea.

Tall glass full of a Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte topped with coconut whipped cream and cinnamon sticks

Homemade Chai Tea Blend

While you can purchase chai tea mixes in stores, it's definitely a blend that is easy to find, but also easy to make. Your Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte will taste amazing, whichever you use.

If you do plan on making your own spice blend, you will need:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground ginger
  • Allspice
  • Ground cardamom
  • Ground cloves
  • Black pepper

Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte Ingredients

The main component in this simple homemade is chai tea flavor and the coffee. To make your lattes, you’ll use:

  • Cold brew. You can also use chilled brewed coffee.
  • Oat milk. Make your own! Or use store-bought oat milk.
  • Maple syrup. The best sweetener that I enjoy using. I like to use pure maple syrup that's premium and organic.
  • Black tea bags. You can use any plain black tea you like. Caffeine-free will also work if you avoid caffeine.
  • Chai spices. This latte is all about the spice blend, which includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper.

Tall glass of a Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte with a honey dipper

Is This Dirty Chai Latte Dairy-Free?

Absolutely! Everything in this latte is completely dairy-free and if you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like cashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, coconut, and even potato and quinoa milk.

Can I Serve this Hot or Cold?

Yes! You can definitely switch things up by serving this latte hot or cold whenever you chose to. To serve hot, simply warm all latte ingredients together in a small saucepan until heated through. Pour in a mug and top with coconut whipped cream and a few sprinkles of chai tea mix, if desired.

Caramel Coffee Ice Cubes: The Perfect Way to Avoid Waste

Making coffee throughout the week can sometimes mean that you won’t always use up your coffee, especially when making coffee from ground coffee beans. Yes—you can add leftover coffee in other ways (i.e. baking, making a mocktail, etc.), why not just freeze them and re-create a new latte each day? Haha.

Plus, it’s really simple to make, so there’s that. Therefore, if you’re like me and you’re a homemade latte lover, then use these Caramel Coffee Ice Cubes for any flavored latte, including in this Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte----simply replace the caramel in the ice cubes with maple syrup instead.

Tall glass full of a Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte with a honey dipper

More Homemade Latte Recipes to Try


If you make this Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte, tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea!

Tall glass full of a Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte

Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte

June 20, 2022
5 from 7 votes
Start your morning off on the right note with this delicious Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte that's whipped together in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1 serving



  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2-3 black tea bags, premium (You can use more or less for a stronger black tea flavor!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cloves


  • Crushed ice
  • 1 cup Oat milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • ¾ cup Chai tea
  • ½ cup cold brew (You can also use freshly brewed coffee, cooled)
  • 3 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • Coconut whipped cream, optional



  • In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the water and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Add the tea bags and let it boil for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let everything steep for 5-6 minutes.
  • Once fully steeped, remove tea bags and whisk in cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, allspice, cardamom, ground cloves, and black pepper until dissolved and combined. Let cool completely.


  • In a bowl, add together all latte ingredients (including chai tea), mixing until combined.
  • To serve, fill ice into a 12 or 16-ounce glass and pour the latte mixture atop crushed ice until completely filled. Top with coconut whipped cream, if desired.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for Oat milk when using store-bought is the Forager Project. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milkquinoa milk, etc.
  • SWEETENER: You can adjust the amount of sweetener depending on how sweet or unsweet you'd like for your latte to be.
  • TEA BAG: You can also use a chai tea bag blend instead if preferred.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 2mg


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Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte.

Script text: Xx, Shanika

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  1. Great recipe. I love that the recipe calls for oat milk and maple syrup. Loved making this a dairy free option.

    • Hi Andrea! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this latte! It's definitely a fave of mine! 🙂

  2. Love chai latte's but the addition of the bold amounts of maple and oat milk sounds even better to me. Appreciate that it's non-dairy.