This pumpkin spice chai latte recipe is made in a large batch, making it perfect to serve at any fall party or event. This drink will be your new go-to for any time you host guests.
It’s perfect for an autumn brunch, a non-alcoholic Halloween beverage, or even something to serve to overnight guests on Thanksgiving morning.
Why this drink works
The spices in chai and pumpkin spice are very similar. The cinnamon, ginger, and cloves all overlap, and the other spices in each blend well together.
Making this pumpkin spice chai as a large batch is the perfect way to make this for a party or as a ready-made drink for you in the morning. It’s super versatile– you can make it cold and serve in a punch bowl, or keep it warm in a slow cooker.
I already took it to one party and it was a runaway hit!
This drink is made with just four ingredients, which means it’s simple and quick to make!
- Milk (I used almond milk, but dairy milk or oat milk will also work.)
- Tazo classic chai latte concentrate (or try it decaf!)
- Pumpkin spice syrup
How are chai and pumpkin spice the same?
First, chai is typically a black tea blend where pumpkin spice is simply a flavor or syrup. But, the spices to flavor each are very similar. Cinnamon is key to both, and both usually include ginger and cloves. Chai will often have cardamom, black pepper, and star anise which is not included in pumpkin spice.
Can I use a different chai concentrate?
I’ve only tested it with the Tazo classic chai latte concentrate, so that’s the one I can attest to. The flavor profile of pumpkins spice should work well with any type of chai concentrate though. The proportions of other ingredients may need to be adjusted based on how watered down another chai concentrate is.
How do I serve this hot?
My suggestion for serving this drink hot for a party or event is to put it in a slow cooker on low. Put out some mugs and a ladle and allow guests to serve themselves. I also suggest the option to add whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
How do I serve this cold?
Once you mix the ingredients together, leave it in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or add ice. You can then serve it out of a pitcher or punch bowl, or leave it out for your guests to serve themselves.
Is this drink alcohol-free?
This drink does not include alcohol which is one reason why I love to serve it at parties! It makes an amazing, versatile option for those guests who do not want to drink. Many people in my family are sober so it is always important to me to have options.
Does this beverage have caffeine?
Yes, chai includes caffeine, but you can purchase a concentrate that is caffeine-free.
Is this recipe dairy-free?
Yes, you can easily make it dairy-free by using the suggested almond milk instead of dairy milk.
Large Batch Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
- 3 1/2 cups almond milk (dairy milk or oat milk will also work)
- 2 1/4 cups Tazo classic chai latte mix
- 1 cup pumpkin spice syrup
- 1/4 cup vanilla
- Add all ingredients together and stir.
- Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Will stay good for five days in fridge.
- To drink cold, serve over ice.
- To drink hot, heat over the stovetop or put on low in a slow cooker.
- Makes 60 ounces.
- You can also purchase pre-made pumpkin spice syrup.