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For when you are in the mood for pumpkin spice but it’s September and it’s still too hot and humid for hot tea lattes! Here is my refreshing and easy recipe for making iced pumpkin spice lattes infused with aromatic masala chai tea. It’s a great alternative to the popular coffee shop iced psl!
This recipe is easily adaptable to suit different dietary requirements with the option to use plant based milk and cream to make it dairy free or vegan. You can also use any sweetener of choice. I like smoky maple syrup in pumpkin spice latte recipes but feel free to use honey/agave/sugar syrup. You can also switch to decaf tea if you prefer.
Common Questions About Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Here are some commonly asked questions about making the best pumpkin spice recipes, creamy lattes and masala chai tea.
Can Pumpkin Spice Lattes be Made Iced?
Yes! This fall flavoued latte can absolutely be made with ice and it tastes delicious! Alternatively, if you prefer a hotter version, try this recipe for a warming pumpkin pie tea latte.
If you are in the mood for more warming fall time teas, you may also love this recipe for an apple and chai hot toddy. This hot tea toddy is made with warm sweet apple juice, added maple syrup and infused with masala chai. Add a dash of whisky/brandy or dark rum to make it tipsy. It’s the perfect winter warmer and great to make a big batch for bonfire parties.
Here’s another brilliantly refreshing fall tea recipe: Pumpkin Smoothie - made with chai tea.
What Milk is Best?
You can use any type of milk or milk alternative for this iced latte recipe. I love using plant based milks in my teas but feel free to use regular milk and cream instead. The non dairy milk options are endless, try almond, oat, coconut, soy, rice or hemp. Add a tablespoon of cream, coconut cream or other dairy free cream for extra indulgence. I love making this iced tea extra creamy but you can of course omit the cream and just use milk.
Read More: Which Non Dairy Milk is Best for Tea?
How to Mix the Pumpkin
To properly mix the pumpkin, I would recommend using a blender to combine the milk, cream, maple syrup and pumpkin puree before adding it to your iced masala chai. If you haven’t got a blender, you can use a handheld milk frother, or a mason jar with a lid and mix vigorously to ensure that no lumps remain.
You can use either canned pumpkin or make your own. Here is an easy recipe for pumpkin puree at home.
My Tips for Making This Pumpkin Latte
Steep it: It’s best to use strongly brewed aromatic masala chai tea. However, you can alternatively use strong black tea such as English breakfast or Assam, add a sprinkle of allspice or pumpkin spice mix to your milk mixture to incorporate the spiciness.
Cool it: Make your tea ahead of time and place in the fridge to keep it cool for your recipe. You can also make cold brewed iced tea by placing your tea bags or tea leaves in cold water and storing in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Sweeten it: I love the taste of smoky maple syrup with the flavours of pumpkin and chai but you can use any sweetener that your heart desires.
Blend it: The easiest way to make your sweetened pumpkin creamer is in the blender or by using an immersion blender. This way creates a smooth mixture that tastes amazing. As an alternative, you can use a handheld milk frother or mason jar with a lid and vigorously shake it.
Cream it: Use any type of milk and cream that takes your fancy; regular, almond, oat etc…
Top it: Add whipped cream, or coconut whipped cream, and a dusting of cinnamon to serve your iced tea lattes. Drizzle with this pumpkin spice syrup and make a big batch for all of your fall treats including hot teas, hot tea toddies, desserts and on french toast too yum!
Always add cake: Serve your creamy iced tea latte with something sweet and spicy just like these pumpkin spice crumble top muffins! These traditional English rock cakes are also perfectly paired with chai lattes.
How to Make an Iced Pumpkin Latte with Chai
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)
4 Teaspoons (or 4 Tea Bags) of Masala Chai
1/2 Cup (4fl oz) of Freshly Boiled Water
1.5 Cups of Milk (12fl oz) - Regular, Almond, Oat, Coconut etc…
2 Tablespoons of Cream - Regular, Coconut, Cashew etc…
4 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree
4 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup - Adjust to Taste
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
Whipped Cream - to Serve
Dusting of Cinnamon - to Serve
Firstly, strongly brew your chai in 1/2 cup of freshly boiled water and allow to steep for around 5 minutes before removing the tea bags or straining out the leaves. Set aside to cool completely.
Next, make your pumpkin cream by adding milk, cream, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a blender and combine until a smooth mixture has formed.
In large glasses, add lots of ice and top up with your cool spicy tea.
Add your pumpkin cream, top with whipped cream, a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy :)
Read More of my Iced Tea Latte Recipes
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (with Chai Tea!)
Sat. Fat (grams)7.3
Approx. nutritional values.
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