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Soy Chai Latte Recipe (With Expert Brewing Tips)

soy chai latte with cinnamon

Soy milk may not be as trendy as almond or coconut milk, but it has long been a staple of the dairy-free milk scene. And there is a great reason for that: soy milk has an excellent texture and a neutral flavor! Add in the health benefits, and you’ll be wondering why you’ve been bothering with any other type of milk.

We’ll show you how to make the soy chai latte of your dreams! All you need are a few simple ingredients, like soy milk, a great chai blend, and your favorite sweetener. This latte comes together in minutes and costs a whole lot less than the Starbucks version. Get ready for a tasty, creamy treat!

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soy chai latte with cinnamon

Simple Soy Chai Latte

Creamy, smooth, and full of interesting spices, the soy chai latte is a delicious vegan, dairy-free treat. Use a high-quality chai tea blend for the best results! We think you’ll be amazed by how well soy milk blends into this creamy drink.
4.67 stars from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Steep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 2 latte(s)
Calories 130 kcal


  • 2 large coffee mugs
  • Immersion blender (or milk steamer)
  • Spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Stovetop


  • 2 chai tea bags or loose leaf chai tea
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ¼ cups soy milk to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Cinnamon and cardamom optional


  • Make a strong cup of chai tea. Follow the instructions on your tea box, or steep the tea leaves in hot water for at least 7 minutes. Then remove the tea bag or filter out the loose tea.
  • In a saucepan, combine the chai tea with soy milk. You can use a little more or less milk depending on how creamy you like your chai. Heat over medium-low, stirring regularly.
  • Add your favorite sweetener and stir until it dissolves. We like to use agave, honey, or plain white sugar.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Use an immersion blender or milk steam wand to froth the chai latte.
  • Pour your soy chai latte into two large coffee mugs, spooning the milk foam on top. Then sprinkle with cinnamon and cardamom for a beautiful treat!


Calories: 130kcal
Keyword chai, non-dairy, soy chai latte, soy milk

Why use soy milk?

Soy milk is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy type of fat that is important for brain health. It’s also full of potassium, which supports your cardiovascular system and may help lower your blood pressure. But the main reason many people drink soy milk is that it’s lactose- and dairy-free, making it a good option for lactose-intolerant and vegan people.

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How does soy milk taste in chai?

Soy milk is rich and smooth, with a mild flavor that makes it very adaptable. It has a texture very similar to regular milk and froths exceptionally well. When we tried it in a homemade chai latte, we were impressed! Soy milk is more neutral than almond or coconut milk, which means you get to taste more of those delectable chai spice flavors.

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Homemade Soy Chai Lattes: Wrapping Up

Who knew that soybeans went so well with Indian spices? We hope you enjoy this easy, tasty soy chai latte recipe! Skip the dairy and pack a few omega-3 fatty acids into your morning. Chances are, you won’t even miss the regular milk.


Featured Image Credit By: Nipanan Lifestyle, Unsplash


Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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