(Real) Pumpkin Chai Latte


My oldest daughter is seriously pumpkin obsessed–every fall she goes wild with pumpkin foods and decorations.  Since she is also the queen of tea, I was not at all surprised when she announced she was going to learn to make Pumpkin Chai Latte. 

Pumpkin Chai Latte

Pumpkin Chai Latte

Chai is defined by Wikipedia as “a blend of black tea and herbs and spices, originating in India”.  It has a warm, rich and subtly exotic flavor that is delicious in any season.   I couldn’t wait to try a fall version!

Blend to create foamy Pumpkin Chai Latte

Blend to create foamy Pumpkin Chai Latte

I suggested that she start with my Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.  A simple and delicious coffee blender drink, I figured it would convert perfectly to a chai version!  Whirred up in a blender (start on low–blending hot liquids can be dangerous), either drink is every bit as foamy as something made by a barista!  Blended with real pumpkin, they are even loaded with nutrition. 

Foamy Pumpkin Chai Latte

Foamy Pumpkin Chai Latte

If you don’t have packaged chai handy, you can create your own with black tea and ordinary household spices.  Whole Foods recommends a blend of black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper & ginger that I tried and enjoyed (though it’s not quite as strong as I like mine). If you don’t have the whole form of some of these, substitute a pinch of the ground spice instead. 

Pumpkin Chai Latte with spices

Pumpkin Chai Latte with spices

My oldest has an October birthday and has always loved fall.  She is still famous for her teeny girl statement (picture a little squeaky voice), “Fall is the best time of my year.”  With its mellow weather, colorful ambiance, and bountiful harvests, I think it may the best time of many people’s year!

Warm pumpkin drinks can only make it better.  

Pumpkin Chai Latte
Serves 2
Pumpkin Chai Latte has a warm, rich and subtly exotic flavor with a healthy dose of pumpkin. Whirred in a blender, it's as foamy as one made by a barista!
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
115 calories
15 g
12 g
3 g
8 g
2 g
252 g
109 g
15 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 109mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 15g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup prepared chai (without milk or sweetener)
  2. 1 cup warm skim milk (dairy or your favoirite non-dairy)
  3. 2 T maple syrup or sugar
  4. 2 T canned pumpkin
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Start on low and blend to combine. Increase speed as desired to create foam.
  3. Enjoy
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  1. Pumpkin drinks are so popular these days. Sounds like your recipe is a real winner!

  2. I think this could work well as a husband-out-of-town drink, Beth 😉

  3. I love pumpkin drinks and never thought in making myself…thanks for the recipe Inger…this just perfect for the season!
    Have a wonderful week 🙂

    • I won’t tell you how many of these I’ve had in a single day Juliana–let’s just say I was able to skip a vegetable 🙂

  4. Sounds delicious Inger !! I love latte :))

  5. if i liked pumpkin, i’d make this immediately because chai is my absolute favorite fall drink. lovely idea!

  6. I need to make my own chai blend (I don’t drink tea or coffee) so that I can make this. It sounds absolutely amazing!

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