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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

Pumpkin Chai Latte is a creamy drink made with chai tea, pumpkin puree, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. This fall drink is luscious, deliciously spicy, and made quickly at home using only simple, everyday ingredients. You can add the frothed milk for extra coziness or just warm it up to keep it simple. 

Homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte

If refreshing matcha tea is the perfect drink for the summer, then pumpkin chai latte is quickly becoming the most popular fall drink, and for a good reason. It’s a wonderful combination of two favorite seasonal flavors: chai and pumpkin spice.

Chai latte is a spiced black tea steeped with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. Its pungent flavor profile pairs well with the creaminess of milk and can be sweetened with a sweetener of choice.

When you add pumpkin flavors to the mix – it becomes another level of deliciousness. The pumpkin puree adds a remarkably rich texture, while the pumpkin pie spice adds excellent flavor. Finally, add milk for the finishing touch, and it’s a match made in heaven for pumpkin and chai lovers everywhere!

This drink is so coveted that Dunkin Donuts pumpkin chai latte is back on the menu earlier in the season than usual, giving people more time to enjoy this seasonal classic.

Indeed, this chai latte with pumpkin is a cozy tea beverage with incredibly-rich fall flavors. And the best part is that you can make a cup quickly in 5 minutes.

No need to leave the house and brave the drive-thru for Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks pumpkin chai latte, or other favorite Starbucks drinks. In fact, it’s much quicker to whip up a batch at home.

You can make this chai latte as simple or as fancy as you like. Take the easy way with store-bought chai tea bags and skip frothing the milk. The simplest way to make a pumpkin chai latte is to just warm the milk gently. But a traditional latte with frothed milk also deserves a notable mention! Do what works for you – the flavor is fantastic either way!

Three glasses of pumpkin chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a clay plate.

How to Make a Pumpkin Chai Latte Recipe

Gather 5 ingredients, and you’re halfway to making pumpkin chai in just 5 minutes!

This chai latte doesn’t require a lot of hands-on time or effort. It’s easy to double the recipe, which is excellent when treating friends and family. Plus, you can shave off time by skipping the milk frothing and making more of a pumpkin chai tea rather than latte. Both are equally fantastic!

Three glasses of pumpkin chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a clay plate.

Ingredients

  • Hot water
  • Chai tea bags – your favorite store-bought tea brand, like Tazo chai or substitute with loose leaf tea and steep 2 teaspoons in a mesh tea ball.
  • Milk – whole milk is best but 1% or 2% milk works too. I use a milk frother wand to add a rich, velvety foam on top of my latte. There are many milk frother uses you can benefit from if you like making your own drinks – you can make other creamy drinks like hot chocolate and milkshakes!
  • Pumpkin puree – make sure you are using straight pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling. If you’re not sure, check the ingredient list to make sure only pumpkin is listed. You can also use homemade pumpkin puree
  • Maple syrup – or another sweetener of choice. Maple syrup is great for fall flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger and it fits perfectly with chai. Honey is also nice but also, white granular sugar never fails. Adjust sweetener to taste and add more as needed.
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Vanilla extract

Be sure to browse our favorite fall coffee recipes if you’re looking for a latte with coffee that celebrates the sesason.

Three glasses of pumpkin chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a clay plate.

Step-By-Step Directions

Follow these simple directions, and you can’t go wrong! This pumpkin spice chai tea latte comes together in 4 easy steps. The hardest part is waiting for the chai tea to steep.

Step one: Steep tea

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan or tea kettle. Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes.

Step two: Prepare milk

Prepare the frothed milk by steaming it and whisking briskly by hand or using an electric frother or the milk frothing attachment on an espresso machine.

Alternatively, warm the milk and pour into the tea (step 4) without frothing.

Step three: Add flavorings

Remove the tea bags, squeeze out the tea, and discard. Add the pumpkin puree, sweetener, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Mix well to combine. Strain and divide into two mugs.

Step four: Serve

Divide the milk between the two cups and fill to the brim. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve hot. 

Three glasses of pumpkin chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a clay plate with crochet napkin.

Pumpkin Chai Latte Calories and Nutrition

There are two servings of this pumpkin chai latte recipe.

Each serving contains:

  • 124 calories
  • 4 g protein
  • 3 g fat
  • 21 g total carbs
  • 1 g fiber
  • 16 g sugar

Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect your changes.

Three glasses of pumpkin chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a clay plate next to a saucer with used tea bags.

If these spiced chai flavors call out to you for more, try our Dirty Chai Earthquake Cookies to pair with your latte.

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Three glasses of pumpkin chai latte with cinnamon sticks on a clay plate next to a saucer with used tea bags and a bowl with brown liquid.

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe

Jessica Haggard
Pumpkin Chai Latte is a creamy drink made with chai tea, pumpkin puree, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. This fall drink is luscious, deliciously spicy, and made quickly at home using only simple, everyday ingredients. You can add the frothed milk for extra coziness or just warm it up to keep it simple. 
5 from 53 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 (1.5 cup servings); 3 cups total
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan or tea kettle. Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the frothed milk by steaming it and whisking briskly by hand or using an electric frother or the milk frothing attachment on an espresso machine. Alternatively, warm the milk and pour it into the tea (in step 4) without frothing.
  • Remove the tea bags and discard them. Add the pumpkin puree, sweetener, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Mix well to combine. Strain and divide into two mugs.
  • Divide the milk between the two cups and fill to the brim. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16g
Keyword pumpkin chai latte, pumpkin spice chai latte
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Recipe Rating




Hayley

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Pumpkin chai latte turned out so good for us! I used homemade pumpkin puree, perfect for fall. I know I'll be having again and again this fall season.

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 23rd of October 2023

So happy to hear it worked out well with homemade puree as well. Thanks, Hayley!

Claire

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

This pumpkin chai latte was so good and the perfect way to use up that leftover pumpkin puree I had on hand. I'll definitely be making this all fall long!

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Thanks, Claire :)

Loreto and Nicoletta

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

This is exactly what we need right now with the temperatures falling. We love all the spices and richness with the pumpkin puree and all. Added bonus the frothy creamy milk. We are sold! ❤️ 😍

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Get ready for the warm drinks! Glad you love the recipe.

Sean

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

It is the time of year for chai tea for me and this was a perfect way to start my Sunday morning.

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 23rd of October 2023

That's great to hear, Sean. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Tammy

Friday 20th of October 2023

Ooh this sounds absolutely delightful and comforting especially on a cold afternoon like today. I think I'll go make a cup of this right now :D

Easy Homemade Life

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Thanks, Tammy. Comforting is a great description for this cup!

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