Here is how to make the best warming autumn time tea latte ever! I present to you my easy step by step recipe for making pumpkin spice lattes (with chai tea) at home.
This recipe is easily adaptable to suit everyone with the option to use any milk of choice (regular or plant based) use any sweetener of choice (I like maple syrup) and either canned pumpkin puree or homemade.
As soon as September hits, it’s time for pumpkin spice everything! And my favourite recipe has to be this warming pumpkin spice tea latte! This outrageously tasty latte rivals that of Starbucks and Costa. I think it’s better than a coffee shop latte. Give it a try and see for yourself! Your home will smell amazing too, just like fall 🎃 Here’s how to make my easy pumpkin pie tea latte at home.
Common Pumpkin Latte Questions
Here’s some questions and answers all about pumpkin spice recipes, tea lattes and masala chai too.
What Spices Should I use in a Pumpkin Pie Latte?
Pumpkin pie spice is very similar to that of ‘all spice’. It is made using a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. This tea latte is made using masala chai. Masala chai is a wonderful aromatic wintery tea made with black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves and black peppercorns. Masala chai is perfect for autumn recipes. The ingredient in chai will vary from brand to brand so it’s a good idea to shop around and taste test lots of different teas.
If you love this aromatic pumpkin pie latte, you may also love this apple hot toddy made with chai tea.
Is Masala Chai Good to use in a Tea Latte?
I’m using black tea chai, or masala chai to be correct, in this pumpkin pie tea latte to add an intense sweet and spicy flavour. Making these will make your house smell divine guaranteed. We make a big batch of these pumpkin pie lattes at Halloween time while baking a batch of these masala chai infused pumpkin crumble top muffins.
Traditional chai is a wonderful comforting black tea blended with aromatic and warming spices. Sometimes it is referred to as black tea chai, however, this is incorrect. Chai means ‘tea’ and so when we say ‘black tea chai’ we are actually saying ‘black tea tea’. The correct name for this type of tea is ‘masala chai’ which means ‘spiced tea’.
What Does a Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Taste Like?
Pumpkin spice tea lattes taste just like autumn if you can imagine such a thing. The taste is similar to a chai latte but with extra richness and substance. A pumpkin spice tea latte tastes just like a pumpkin pie but in the form of a warm, creamy and indulgent tea latte. This latte is seriously good and I would recommend making a big batch to keep you going all day.
If you are in the mood for pumpkin spice but it’s still too hot and humid outside, make a delicious iced pumpkin spice latte. Made with aromatic chai tea, sweet smokey maple syrup, seasonal pumpkin and topped with whipped cream!
How Many Calories in a Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte?
The calorie content in a pumpkin spice tea latte will vary dependent on what ingredients you use such as type of milk or type of cream. For this pumpkin spice tea latte. I’m using almond milk, coconut cream and maple syrup. Based on these ingredients, 1 cup of my autumnal latte will contain around 149 calories, 8 grams of fat and 18 grams of sugar. Feel free to switch for regular, oat, soy or whatever milk and cream that takes your fancy. You can also use a zero calorie sweetener as an alternative to reduce the sugar content.
Can I Substitute Canned Pumpkin for Pumpkin Puree in this Tea Latte?
Yes, you can substitute canned pumpkin for pumpkin puree to save time. Some canned pumpkin puree may actually contain other golden squash vegetables such as butternut squash. You can make your own pumpkin puree from scratch if you fancy having a go, it’s a lot quicker than you think and you will only need two ingredients: a pumpkin and a pinch of salt.
Tips for Making my Pumpkin Pie Latte From Scratch
You can use canned or homemade pumpkin puree for this pumpkin pie latte recipe.
If you are making it dairy free or vegan, you can switch the cream for coconut cream or your favourite non dairy cream.
If you use coconut cream, you will need to refrigerate a can of full fat coconut for a minimum of 24 hours. Use the thick white cream that sits on top in the tin and save the coconut water for your next smoothie.
If you would like to make this a pumpkin pie tea toddy, add a dash of your favourite tipple at the end. I would recommend a shot of rum or brandy :)
How to Make my Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte Recipe
Making this pumpkin pie tea latte is easy to whip up in just a few minutes. Firstly, warm through your milk and add the tea. Allow the wonderful chai flavours and aromas to infuse for 5-10 minutes before removing the tea. Add the cream, sweetener, pumpkin puree and vanilla, combine with a stick blender. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with spices. Enjoy :)
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)
2 Heaped Teaspoons of Masala Chai (or 2 Tea Bags)
2 Cups (16fl oz) of Milk of Choice (Regular, Almond, Soy, Oat etc…)
1/4 Cup (4 Tablespoons) of Cream (or Coconut Cream)
2-4 Tablespoons of Honey, Agave or Maple Syrup
2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Pour the milk into the saucepan and warm though. Turn off the heat and add the masala chai. Allow to infuse for 5-10 minutes before removing the leaves or tea bags.
Next, add the cream, sweetener, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract, keep stirring to combine.
Blend the mixture with a stick blender until well combined and has a latte-like creamy texture.
Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon.
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Pumpkin Pie Tea Latte
- 2 Heaped Teaspoons of Masala Chai (or 2 Tea Bags)
- 2 Cups (16fl oz) of Milk of Choice (Regular, Almond, Soy, Oat etc…)
- 1/4 Cup (4 Tablespoons) of Cream (or Coconut Cream)
- 4 Tablespoons of Honey, Agave or Maple Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- Pour the milk into the saucepan and warm though. Turn off the heat and add the masala chai. Allow to infuse for 5-10 minutes before removing the leaves or tea bags.
- Next, add the cream, sweetener, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract, keep stirring to combine.
- Blend the mixture with a stick blender until well combined and has a latte-like creamy texture. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Sat. Fat (grams)4
Approx. nutritional values.
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