The best way to warm up on cold mornings is with a hot chai latte! This easy vegan chai latte mix can be made ahead of time for a quick pick me up that can be ready in only a few minutes. To make a cup, simply add two or three spoonfuls of the
The transition from summer to fall seems like it happened overnight.
One day it was 90 degrees sunny, the next day it was cool, rainy, and the trees had begun to change color.
While I’m sad that summer is over I pretty excited about fall.
There’s nothing I like more than to sit on my deck on a fall morning with a cup of hot chai. Maybe it’s just me, but I think there is some kind of magical combination of holding the warm mug between my hands while sipping the rich creamy tea full of warming spices.
What Is Chai?
Chai literally means tea. So to say “chai tea” is kinda redundant.
There are endless chai variations, but typically it’s a black tea made with whole milk, sugar, and a combination of spices. Traditional spices include cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon but other spices like fennel or pepper can also be added.
How Do You Make Chai Vegan?
To make chai vegan you just need to omit the milk. You can do this by replacing it with non-dairy milk like almond milk or simply with water, but you’ll lose a lot of the richness. To keep it creamy replace some or all of your liquid with coconut milk. For this instant mix, I used powdered coconut milk.
What Is Powdered Coconut Milk?
Powdered coconut milk is just like it sounds, it’s a powder made by dehydrating coconut milk. To reconstitute it simply add hot or cold water, although it works a lot better with hot water. You can find it at health food stores or online. There are also a few verities available at Asian markets, although they typically contain other ingredients, sometimes even dairy.
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Instant Vegan Chai Tea Mix
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 4 mins
- Yield: 15
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Instant Mix
- Cuisine: vegan
An easy and delicious vegan spiced tea mix.
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
- Add two to three spoonfuls (or to taste) to 8oz hot water and stir.
- Serving Size: 15
- Calories: 124
- Fat: 5.7
- Carbohydrates: 19
- Protein: 1
Keywords: Vegan, Chai, Tea, Gift
Leigh Suznovich says
Oh wow, I love chai tea and this looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!
This looks so good! Chai is my favorite.
Mary Jane says
This is such a great idea! I’ve never heard of powdered coconut milk before…but now I’ll be on the hunt for it 🙂 I love a good chai in the morning…even more than coffee! Thanks for sharing.
Amazing. What a great idea! I love this!
Definitely gonna try this
I was searching for chai tea mix and came up with your blog post Bearplate. I love chai tea and I have recently gone vegan, so this is perfect. Thank you so much. Looking forward to read all your recipes.
I tried this with trivia and it was too bitter. I will try it with sugar!
The ratios are off. I got all the recommended ingredients and mixed exactly according to the recipe. This turned out bland and not creamy at all. I had to triple the amount of spices and double the coconut powder to get something that resembled chai. I would recommend blending the finished product in a blender cause the coconut chunks do not dissolve in hot water and just float on top. Unsightly but they taste fine. I like the idea of this dry vegan instant chai but I’m going to have to keep tweaking. I’ll get some ground allspice to add as well.
This will be my third time making this recipe. I love using it as Christmas gifts! To make it creamy enough I have found that I must use a certain brand of coconut milk powder (Kate Naturals organic coconut milk powder which contains tapioca maltodextrin and Acacia gum. I also like to use a base of oat milk when I add my powder to get it even more creamy. This recipe is great and I love the hint of cardamom. you will want to use a coffee grinder of Ninja style smoothie cup blender to get the coconut powder to break down enough to disolve well. LOVE this! Also I have made it without the pudding, but it does add that vanilla vibe.