Vegan Soy Chai Tea Latte

This dairy free, vegan soy chai tea latte is packed full of ginger, cardamom and black tea flavor. Why spend money at the store when you can make it at home?

This dairy free, vegan soy chai tea latte is packed full of ginger, cardamom and black tea flavor. Why spend money at the store when you can make it at home?

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

A few years ago I went on an interview for a personal assistant job. I thought I was ready for a change and figured a new job would be a good place to start.

I left one cool fall day for the interview and when I pulled into the driveway I was met by a spunky lady who welcomed me into her house with a big mug of freshly made chai tea. I had had chai tea before but nothing like what she had made. It was slightly sweet and had the best ginger burn. She told me she made it every morning and poured it into 3 different sized mugs. A small one for at first and then 2 progressively larger mugs. That way each mug was still hot by the time she got to it.

Pretty genius in my opinion.

This dairy free, vegan soy chai tea latte is packed full of ginger, cardamom and black tea flavor. Why spend money at the store when you can make it at home?

I ended up not getting the job but a few months after my interview I sent her an email asking her if she would mind sharing her chai latte recipe. I felt a little odd asking for a recipe from a lady who didn’t hire me but I went for it. Luckily she emailed me back a few days later and was happy to share.

This vegan soy chai tea latte version is changed just slightly to use Silk unsweetened soy milk instead of whole milk. I’m certainly not anti-dairy but I do like to change things up now and again. It’s a fun change that I find works most of the time. This delicious latte was just as delicious as the one I had on my interview and it’s dairy free.

Basically, this is my new rainy day treat.

This dairy free, vegan soy chai tea latte is packed full of ginger, cardamom and black tea flavor. Why spend money at the store when you can make it at home?

Looking for more warm winter drinks? Try my Traditional Irish CoffeeOrange Hot Chocolate or my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.

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Vegan Soy Chai Tea Latte

This dairy free, vegan soy chai tea latte is packed full of ginger, cardamom and black tea flavor. Why spend money at the store when you can make it at home?

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 inches ginger root, grated
  • 4 crushed green cardamom pods
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 3 black tea bags
  • 1-2 cups Silk unsweetened soy milk

Directions:

In a small sauce pan add water, maple syrup, grated ginger, cardamom pods, peppercorns and black tea bags.

Bring to a boil, drop the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Replace the lost water with soy milk and raise the heat to high. Bring it to a boil and remove from the heat just before it boils over.

Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer (or strainer lined with cheesecloth) and serve piping hot.

 

6 Responses to “Vegan Soy Chai Tea Latte”

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — September 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Glad you got the recipe!! This is exactly what I want today. . it’s 54 degrees here in Wisconsin!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — September 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

    love seeing these warm beverages..

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    naomi — September 12, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Love this vegan alternative! And it’s so EASY to make.

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    Lilly Sue — September 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Wow, this sounds delicious! I love Chai but it is so expensive to buy out (and not always as good) and you’re right, it is better at home 🙂 I am going to try this recipe. Thanks!

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    Carolyn — September 14, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Wish I could leave a comment through Tap, but it never lets me! Anyhoo…this almost tempts me to try vegan 😉

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    Meseidy — September 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Perfect drink to curl up with this Fall!

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