Sugar-Free Vegan Decaf Chocolate Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Chai tea and chai tea latte's have always been a favorite of mine, but I haven't had one in about a year and a half since I quit caffeine. And while you can buy chai tea bags for a low price, they don't have caffeine free options in many places. Chai lattes at supermarkets or coffee shops can be $2-5 which is a total rip off, full of sugar (20-50+ grams), fat (5-15+ grams) and chemicals. 

After finding a $1 container of Pumpkin Spice at a local discount store and trying it out in some protein smoothies, I was reminded of my old favorite chai tea. Pumpkin spice has cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves so it really covers all your bases for pennies. I decided I would try making my own with cheap and healthy ingredients with decaf black tea.

I made this beverage sugar-free (or very close to it, about 1 gram of sugar) and vegan by switching out milk or cream for my favorite new staple: unsweetened soy milk. Nothing bad in this chai tea, and with some protein and antioxidants to boot! Enjoy!

Makes: One 10-12 oz Cup

Time: 3 Minutes


- 8-10 oz filtered water
- 1 Decaf Black Tea Bag
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder (100% cacao)
- 2 oz unsweetened Silk soy milk
- 1/2 packet of stevia (optional)
- 1-2 drops vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 cinnamon stick for stirring (optional)


Boil 8-10 oz filtered water and add the decaf black tea bag. Steep tea for around 30 seconds then add the cocoa powder, pumpkin spice, and stevia granules / vanilla extract drop if desired. Steep and stir for another 30-60 seconds then add the unsweetened soy milk. Stir with a spoon or cinnamon stick! Drink now or you could throw in the fridge to pair with ice cubes the next day for iced chai tea latte. Drink up with delight!

I hope you enjoyed this free healthy homemade sugar-free vegan decaffeinated chocolate chai recipe on a frugal budget.

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