Vanilla Pecan Milk Chai Lattes

Homemade pecan milk is so delicious and easy to make! This dairy free nut milk creates the perfect fall vegan chai latte.

Vanilla Pecan Milk Chai Lattes

So, by now you all know that I don’t drink regular milk. I do enjoy cheese occasionally, and I love greek yogurt, but regular milk… no matter if it’s just a little, it’s just not my thing (although, my entire family loves it and I’m totally fine with that – to each their own!).

Suffice it to say that I’ve been drinking, baking with, and altogether enjoying non-dairy milk for years, but I had yet to discover how lovely and delicious homemade PECAN milk is until now. This post is in partnership with Pure Leaf Tea Home Brewed Teas because their Chai Tea + homemade pecan milk = perfection. The spices in the tea – cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and spicy black pepper – work so well with my creamy homemade pecan milk. The milk is deliciously nutty from the pecans and sweetened lightly with maple syrup and vanilla. I’m really trying to embrace fall this year, in case you can’t tell 🙂

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I know, homemade nut milks seem fussy, but this pecan milk takes only a few minutes of actual work – I promise. I soaked my pecans for an hour or so, blended them with water, a touch of maple syrup, vanilla and a bit of cinnamon…

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… strained it, and that’s it! Soak, blend, and strain! Store it in the fridge until you’re ready to make chai lattes. To make the lattes, heat up the pecan milk and steep it with Pure Leaf Home Brewed Chai Tea.

Take your latte, sit by a window, and enjoy a chilly fall day at home 🙂

Vanilla Pecan Milk Chai Lattes

To help enjoy fall to it’s fullest we’re giving away $50 Gift Cards for Pure Leaf Tea to 5 lucky readers. Leave a comment below telling me how you like to enjoy tea in the fall!

Winners will be chosen at random, the giveaway ends on December 5th and is available to U.S. and Canadian Residents.

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Vanilla Pecan Milk Chai Lattes

for the pecan milk: (makes about 4 latte servings)
  • 1 cup raw pecans, soaked for at least 1 hour
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
for each latte:
  1. Make the pecan milk: Drain and rinse the pecans and add them to a blender with fresh filtered water, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place a nut milk bag (or cheesecloth or use a fine mesh strainer) in a large bowl and pour the liquid from the blender into the bag. Twist and squeeze the bag to strain as much liquid through as you can. Pour the strained pecan milk into a 33 ounce bottle and chill until ready to use.
  3. Make the lattes: For each serving, place one pyramid tea bag in a mug. Pour 8 ounces of boiling pecan milk over the tea bag and let steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Squeeze bag and remove. Dust with cinnamon, if desired.

This post was created in partnership with Pure Leaf.


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  1. Belinda from Blue%20Zones%20trail

    I love Chai tea and this latte sounds amazing.

  2. Alena

    Having tea is best in the mornings for me. You wake up, there is no need to rush, you walk outside if it isn’t too chilly , grab a cozy blanket and enjoy fall leaves, crisp air, maybe a good book .. and tea, of course !

  3. Reilly

    I love my tea HOT in the fall! After a summer of all sorts of iced teas, warm tea is so welcomed. I keep a kettle on my classroom and my students always try to guess what type of tea I am drinking on any given day due to the scents in the room.

  4. Kathy Gallo

    I really love drinking tea rather than coffee! I generally drink tea when I sit to study every night! It helps me to concentrate on my study! I can’t give your recipe to a try! Going to make it tonight. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  5. Tricia Berkow

    My pecan milk separated after I put it in the fridge…is that normal? Water on the bottom and pecan mixture on top

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      It’s normal since there aren’t any added stabilizers – just give it a shake before you pour!

  6. Debbie

    This is a very creative recipe. I never thought about pecan milk.

  7. Lexi from

    This is so perfect!!! I love all things chai 🙂

  8. Milen from

    It` amazing! I want to try it!

  9. Hannah from

    I drink tea by the gallon all year round, but in fall, I definitely go heavier on the spices. Just a pinch of ginger, cinnamon, or nutmeg can utterly transform the plainest of tea leaves.

  10. Jennifer

    Mmmm I enjoy all kinds of tea and can’t wait to make this pecan milk.

  11. I enjoy tea in the afternoon waiting for my kids to come back home. Peppermint, or green tea with lemon…either give me a little lift and provide a moment of pause so I can be most present for those important moments at home.

  12. Megan

    In the fall I like to enjoy my tea after a chilly walk outside. I love it strong with lots of spice 🙂

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