This Vegan Chai Latter recipe was originally published in December 2018 and updated in October 2019
A creamy hot drink becomes my go-to 4:00pm snack as soon as the weather begins to turn colder every year. I try to avoid too much caffeine in the afternoon, but I always crave something warm and soothing around that time of day. This Dairy Free Vegan Chai Latte is one of my favorites and is perfect to sit down with for a quiet moment in the afternoon. I’ll add that it’s best savored while looking out the window on a gorgeous fall or winter day.
This vegan chai latte is made without dairy and contains no caffeine, but it still feels a little bit energizing. During the colder months, there’s really nothing better than the smell of chai spices. The spice blend used in chai drinks is both warming and grounding, and they’re all wonderful for digestion as well.
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Easy Vegan Chai Latte
- 6 oz hot water
- 1/2 cup milk (I like cashew, hemp or almond)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)
- Bring about 6 oz of water to an almost boil. While the water is heating, place the cashew milk, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and honey or maple syrup (if using) into a blender.
- Carefully add the very hot water to the blender and blend on low speed, gradually working up to medium low, and blending until the vegan chai latte is creamy and frothy.
- Optional: you can also add adaptogens or mushroom powders to this vegan chai latte, if you'd like. Some that I enjoy adding are reishi mushroom powder which may help your body adapt to stress and benefit your immune system, chaga mushroom powder which has many antioxidants and may also support immune system and pearl powder which may support radiant skin and natural collagen production. If I were using these I'd add one or two at a time so as to not affect the creaminess of the drink too much.