It’s not really fall until you’ve had the first PSCL of the season, right? That’s a pumpkin spice chai latte, similar to it’s ever so popular pumpkin spice latte but with the spices and flavors of a chai latte! It’s delicious, comforting and the perfect fall drink. Let me show you how to make this Starbucks copycat drink today.
Of course during the fall months I love all things pumpkin. The more pumpkin the better! That goes for home decor, desserts and even my drinks. Seriously, give me all the pumpkin!
So naturally I wanted to combine two of my favorite things – chai drinks and pumpkin. That’s how the pumpkin spice chai latte was created. My obsessive love for fall and a good chai drink.
What is a pumpkin spice chai latte?
This DIY coffee drink is a combination of a chai latte and a pumpkin spice latte. It combines the earthy flavors of chai with the smooth texture of homemade pumpkin sauce to make one delicious drink.
Pumpkin spice chai latte ingredients
This recipe is super easy and one that you can make at home over and over again. (And over and over! It’s really that good.) You just need a few ingredients to get started. You will need:
- chai tea
- pumpkin sauce or syrup
- half and half, or milk of choice
- whipped cream
- pumpkin pie spice
Chai tea – You want to start with a good chai tea. I love the Tazo brand chai tea bags and use it almost exclusively at home. You can also use the chai latte concentrate to make this drink even easier! Just be sure to adjust your pumpkin syrup if your chai is already sweet.
Pumpkin sauce – Next you need a good pumpkin sauce or syrup. I love using my homemade pumpkin sauce, which is super easy to make and great to have on hand during pumpkin spice season.
Another option is to purchase pumpkin syrup. Torani has a yummy pumpkin spice syrup that works great with this copycat recipe. You can also try Torani’s pumpkin sauce or this sugar free pumpkin spice syrup.
Milk – I like use half and half with my pumpkin chai latte but feel free to use whatever milk you prefer. Regular, almond and coconut milk work great in this recipe.
Whipped cream – Top with homemade whipped cream or store bought and sprinkle some pumpkin spice and you are all set.
How to make a pumpkin spice chai latte
Once you have all your ingredients you will also need to grab a sauce pan, spoon and coffee mug.
Step 1 – Add the chai tea bags and water to the sauce pan. Brew and allow to steep for 5 minutes. If using concentrate, add to the sauce pan and heat up.
Step 2 – Add your pumpkin sauce or syrup to your mug. Pour in the chai from the sauce pan and stir together.
Step 3 – Add your milk to the pumpkin chai and topped with whipped cream. Sprinkle on a dash of pumpkin spice.
Can I use chai concentrate?
Yup! You sure can! I would just watch the sweetness as some of them have sugar already added.
How do I make a regular chai latte?
It’s super simple! All you need is chai tea bags, sweetener of your choosing and milk. Here is a full recipe on how to make a chai latte.
My favorite is an iced chai latte but my apple chai latte comes in a close second! (It’s made in the crock pot!)
Other pumpkin drinks to try:
- Pumpkin spice latte – Starbucks copycat version
- Pumpkin spice shake – healthier version
- Pumpkin spice iced coffee
Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
A festive twist on the classic PSL. You are going to love this pumpkin spice chai latte!
- 1 chai tea bag
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin sauce or syrup
- 1/4 cup of milk
- whipped cream, optional
- pumpkin pie spice, optional
- Bring the water and tea bag to boil. Turn off heat and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag.
- Add pumpkin sauce or syrup to a mug. Pour in warm tea.
- Add milk of choice.
- Top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
Can you chai tea concentrate instead of steeping tea.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 3gSugar: 42gProtein: 4g
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Shannon (@DEsUnion) says
I adore pumpkin too! During the month of October I roast, puree, and freeze a couple pumpkins a week to last the year. I am going to have to try adding the chai lattee mix. I use this recipe to make my own pumpkin coffee creamer http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2011/09/real-pumpkin-spice-steamer-dairysoy.html
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Oh my! That sounds amazing! I’ll have to try that version as well! Thanks for sharing!
Shannon (@DEsUnion) says
So very welcome!
Domestic Engineer’s Union
Yum! That looks so delicious! Pinned for sure and I’ll have to try it just as soon as we get some cooler weather.
Thanks Tessa! Yea, I drank mine in 90 plus degree weather. It was still good.. just TOO hot! lol.
Deonna Wade says
This sounds sooo good. I already did my grocery shopping for the week but I might be headed back to get these ingredients! Yummy!
Its worth the trip! Let me know if you try it! 🙂
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
Oh my, Kelley! This looks delightful. Now, for a possible stupid question…where does one buy chai latte mix?!
Starbucks! Ha! I thought I mentioned that. Ooops. I was so excited to post the recipe! But Starbucks has it for 5 a container, so not bad!
Sherri Osborn says
This sounds so tasty, I can hardly wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
My pleasure! Let me know if you make it 🙂
Sounds yummy! Maybe a silly question…but isn’t chai a tea drink… I don’t think there’s any coffee in it? 🙂
It is a tea! But I used a chai latte mix – so there was some coffee in there somewhere. 😉
Even in a chai latte mix there is no coffee, not even in the Starbucks one. Latte doesn’t mean coffee. What we call a latte is actually a shortened version of caffè latte which means “milk coffee”. So latte actually means milk. Just wanted to clarify for anyone who may be trying to avoid coffee. This is a coffee free beverage, so enjoy!
Good to know. Thanks! 🙂
Hi! What a great idea, to mix the 2 flavors! I just did a post on each, pumpkin and a vanilla chai!
YUM! Heading over to check it out now!
Mmmm… just like how I make it.
SO yummy! SO affordable!
(Take that, Starbucks!)
Candy @ Candypolooza says
Tea, coffee… hot drink. It’s delicious! Thanks for sharing Kelley!!
My pleasure! Its delish either way 🙂
Katie @ Made to be a Momma says
This looks soo yummy! I can’t wait to try this! PINNED! I would love to have you share this at my link party!http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/09/homemade-by-you-66.html Following you via facebook! 🙂
Thanks so much Katie! Ill try and stop by this week!
Sounds delicious! And much easier (and cheaper) than going to Starbucks. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com
Thanks Becca! Ill try to stop by this week 🙂
This makes me want fall to be here NOW!!! Yum!
Right?! Im so ready!
This looks mouthwatering!! I wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup! You can see it here…http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/30-delicious-hot-chocolate-recipes. 🙂
Thanks Marti! Ill stop by and check it out!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I saw this lovely latte at Six Sister’s Stuff link party and I must say, my morning coffee is looking a bit sad today. I will for sure be making this latte soon!
I hope you enjoy it Jen! Its one of my all time favorites! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂