Savor the taste of fall, any time of the year, with this easy, homemade Iced Chai Latte with Pumpkin Cold Foam Recipe. It’s ready in minutes, cheaper than Starbucks’, and the ultimate cozy drink for the fall season.
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It’s finally pumpkin season!!
But, I have to admit… I’ve been using this pumpkin cream cold foam on my iced coffee all summer.
It’s THAT good.
Adding it on an iced chai latte is the perfect fall drink recipe.
The combination of warm spices, real pumpkin flavor, and spicy chai is autumn in a glass. So much so that you’ll want to drink this seasonal drink in a cozy sweater under falling leaves. 😂
An iced chai latte with pumpkin cold foam is, simply, an iced chai tea latte topped with a decadent layer of delicious pumpkin cream cold foam that cascades into the flavorful drink.
This latte recipe may sound a little fancy, but it’s INCREDIBLY easy to make a homemade version of this secret menu drink with five simple ingredients - chai concentrate, cold milk, ice cubes, heavy cream, and pumpkin sauce.
The fastest and easiest way to get all that chai flavor into your latte is to use a chai tea concentrate from the grocery store.
This Tazo Classic Chai Concentrate tastes very similar to the one that Starbucks uses in their chai lattes.
To read more about that and different store-bought chai concentrates, check out this Iced Chai Latte Recipe.
You could also make (and use) a homemade chai concentrate with chai tea bags instead of buying one.
A great recipe for a big batch, that you can use all week long, is included in this How to Make Chai Concentrate from Tea Bags post.
If it’s your first time making an iced chai latte with pumpkin cold foam at home, you can simply make one serving of chai concentrate by combining two chai black tea bags and a half cup of hot water in a mason jar, mug, or heat-resistant glass.
Seep for 3-4 minutes, remove the tea bags, and allow the strongly brewed tea to cool. You can even put it in the fridge.
A chilled tea with prevent the ice cubes and pumpkin foam from melting later.
Milk of Choice
Add your favorite kind of milk to the prepared (or store-bought) chai concentrate.
I always recommend using whole milk or oat milk for a creamy latte.
Unsweetened almond milk is a great option if you’re counting calories.
Heavy Whipping Cream
Heavy cream is the key to making cold foam, especially like a local coffee shop.
Cold heavy cream creates the best foam.
After frothing, this foam tends to hold its shape longer on top of the drink before cascading down into it.
Pumpkin Spice Sauce
My absolute favorite way to make pumpkin cold foam is with this homemade pumpkin sauce for coffee recipe.
It tastes better than Starbucks.
It’s also incredibly easy to make a batch then use it all week for super quick pumpkin cold foam on chai drinks, cold brew coffee, and more.
Simply combine water, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan.
For more detailed instructions, check out the recipe card in How to Make Pumpkin Sauce for Coffee.
Is it necessary to use a milk frother for the cold foam?
But, if you do not have a milk frother, you can put the ingredients into a cold mason jar, secure the airtight lid, and shake vigorously until the mixture thickens and becomes a foam.
It won’t produce cold foam that is as thick as the one made with a milk frother, but it still works.
Another option is to add the heavy cream and pumpkin sauce to a small blender and mix. Just be careful not to over-whip the foam - it’ll become liquid again.
Can I make this drink ahead of time and store it?
You can definitely make a chai latte, without ice, a day or two before consuming it.
Store it in an airtight container, like one of these mason jar drinking glasses with lids, in the fridge.
I recommend making the pumpkin cold foam right before using it though.
You could mix the heavy cream and pumpkin sauce in an airtight container and store that in the fridge. But, please wait to froth it until right before enjoying (and putting it on your prepared latte).
If you put the pumpkin cold foam on the prepared chai latte and store the completed drink in the fridge, the two layers will mix together and you will no longer have cold foam or the chance to froth it back into foam.
How many calories are in a chai tea latte with pumpkin foam?
It depends on which kind of milk, chai concentrate, and pumpkin sauce you choose to use to make this iced chai latte with pumpkin cold foam recipe.
Most of the calories are from the heavy cream (1/4 cup is 204 calories).
For less calories, you could make less pumpkin cold foam by cutting the amounts of heavy cream and pumpkin sauce, as listed in the recipe card below, in half.
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Iced Chai Latte with Pumpkin Cold Foam Recipe
- 1/2 cup Ice Cubes optional
- 1/2 cup Chai Concentrate*
- 1/2 cup Milk of choice
Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
- 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Sauce
- If using ice, add ice cubes to your tall drinking glass.
- Pour chai concentrate over the ice in the glass.
- Add milk and stir.
- In another glass, combine the heavy cream and pumpkin sauce.
- Froth, preferably with a handheld milk frother**, until fluffy, thick, and almost double in size.
- Slowly pour the thickened pumpkin cream cold foam on top of the iced chai latte.