Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

September 7, 2020

This Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte is made with only a handful of ingredients and is the perfect warmth + coziness to any day. Literally whipped together in a few short minutes, this homemade latte comes fully dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free. Enjoy this coffee-free cup of goodness every morning. 

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte. These are the four words that I love seeing every Fall season.

To be honest, I’m not a HUGE pumpkin fan. I’m more of a sweet potato kind of girl, however, there are a handful of pumpkin recipes that are my absolute fave and this is one of them.

It’s September and Fall is coming soon.

I know that that Fall isn’t officially here yet, but I wanted this week to be #PumpkinWeek on Orchids + Sweet Tea because, why not? 

To kick things off, I wanted to share this latte with you which makes for a great coffee alternative because I chose to use Chai Tea instead. 

If I’m honest, I know that there is a Pumpkin Spice Latte craze at Starbucks around this time BUT I’m truly obsessed with their Chai Tea Latte. OMG. I literally get this drink in the venti size on a DAILY basis. Haha.

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

What About the Pumpkin?

When it comes to the pumpkin flavor, I use the pumpkin from the can specifically for pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling. Simply open the can, scoop out the required amount, mix it together well with a few pinches of spices, heat everything in a saucepan together, and wallah.

It’s ready to go along with the chai tea. Just a few short mixes, topped with CocoWhip and BAM! Pumpkin Chai Latte.

What You’ll Love Most About This Homemade Latte.

Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.

Ready in less than 30 minutes TOTAL—-including prep.

Warm and comforting with every sip.

Loaded with delicious Fall/Winter spices.

A great coffee alternative!

All dairy-free, vegan, + GF.

Makes for the perfect sweet treat for the entire family.

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Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

Common FAQs for this Latte.

Can you add coffee to this if desired?

Absolutely! Feel free to add 2 shots of espresso or a 1/2 cup of strongly brewed coffee if you’d like. 

What is the consistency of this latte?

Due to the pumpkin puree, this latte comes a bit thicker and creamier than other lattes. However, you can always reduce the amount of pumpkin for less thickness. Either way, this latte is SO Delish!

Can I substitute the CocoWhip?

Definitely. For added pizzazz, feel free to added frothed milk to the top of your latte instead of CocoWhip or you can drink it without a topping. The possibilities are endless. 

Is there other methods to making this?

Yup. While I enjoy the slow and true cooking method of using my stovetop, you can make this latte within your blender. Some high-tech blenders like the Vitamix has a heating mode which allows you to blend and warm at the same time, which is one way to do it. Of course, if you’re like me, then using your stovetop is just as easy. 

What plant-based milks are good for this recipe?

My go-to plant-based milk is Almond milk from Califia Farms. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: coconut milk, oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), flax milk, etc.

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Need More Pumpkin in Your Life?

These Easy Vegan Pumpkin Poppyseed Pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth pancakes that are super light, fluffy, and jam-packed with Fall spices. The use of pumpkin puree helps to make these pancakes tender and paired with a warm blend of pumpkin spice, this breakfast option is a sure crowd-pleaser. Naturally sweetened and whipped together in only 25 minutes—total.

These Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls most certainly live up to being the best. They are moist, soft, thick, sweet, and surely does just melt in your mouth. Not being your typical Cinnamon Roll, this recipe is topped with a mouth-watering Maple Glaze that will leave you wanting more. Definitely not your average vegan sweet treat, but 100% homemade and filled with pure goodness!

When it comes to this Delicious Vegan Pumpkin Pie, things look rather simple on the outside but are so amazingly complex in flavor on the inside. Made with an orange infused, buttery, flaky crust and topped with a creamy pumpkin-spiced filling, this recipe is sure to please the crowd during the Holiday season, one slice at a time. Gluten-free version available.

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe shall we?

In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the milk and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove the milk from heat and add tea bags and let them steep for 5-6 minutes.

Once fully steeped, remove tea bags and whisk in 1 Tbsp chai tea spice mix, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and Agave until well combined.

For extra fanciness, you can blend the spice mix and tea together with a hand frother for a bit of foam.

To serve, pour chai tea in prepared mugs and top with CocoWhip, if preferred and sprinkle with additional chai spice mix.

Sip and enjoy!

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your own fave plant-based milk!)
  • 2-3 black tea bags  (I use Tazo)
  • 4 Tbsps pumpkin puree (NOT pie filling!)
  • 2 Tbsps Agave (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

Chai Tea Spice Mix:

  • 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the milk and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove the milk from heat and add tea bags and let them steep for 5-6 minutes.
  • Once fully steeped, remove tea bags and whisk in 1 Tbsp chai tea spice mix, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and Agave until well combined.
  • For extra fanciness, you can blend the spice mix and tea together with a hand frother for a bit of foam.
  • To serve, pour chai tea in prepared mugs and top with CocoWhip, if preferred and sprinkle with additional chai spice mix.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

SWEETENER: You can always use maple syrup, Vegan honey, or organic brown sugar as a substitute for Agave. For vegan honey—-Bee Free Honee, click link.
LATTE: Best when consumed once prepared. Not recommended to be stored. 
 

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