Chai Tea Latte Recipe – a perfectly sweet afternoon treat!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Chai: who doesn’t love that little spice of chai tea – love that flavor!
- Afternoon Treat: chai tea lattes are great afternoon pick-me-up!
- Dairy-Free: we suggest using an almond milk or even a coconut milk, but if you like using regular milk, that work too – do what is best for you!
What is a Chai Tea Latte
A chai tea latte is a cup off chai tea (made with a tea bag or with a homemade spice mix) that is usually mixed with a sweetener of your choice and then a frothed milk on top.
What You Will Need
- hot water: this is what your tea bag will steep in.
- chai tea bag: use whatever brand want!
- vanilla extract: this adds a tiny bit of sweetness and that lovely vanilla flavor.
- maple syrup: this is our sweetener of choice. Feel free to omit or use something else if you prefer!
- coconut milk: coconut milk has a higher fat content than most dairy-free milks and, as a result, froths a lot better.
- unsweetened almond milk: we use this to thin out the coconut milk just a little bit!
Do I Need a Chai Spice Mix
Nope – not for this recipe! We just stick with a simple tea bag. If you are looking for a good Homemade Chai Spice Mix here is one I recommend!
Nut Milk Substitutions
We recommend a combination of coconut milk + unsweetened almond milk because that is what we have had the best results with when it comes to frothing. But, if you frequently use another kind of milk (non-dairy or otherwise) then please feel free to use that! Things people have found to work are: oat milk, cashew milk or soy milk!
Sweeteners + Toppings
- Sweeteners: we recommend maple syrup, but honey or date syrup work well too!
- Toppings: I love topping my chai tea latte with whipped almond milk every once in a while for at treat!
How to Make a Chai Tea Latte
To make a chai tea latte you simply make a cup of chai tea using your favorite brand, add in some vanilla extract and sweetener and then top it off with some frothed milk!
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Chai Tea Latte
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 1 latte 1x
- Category: Tea
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
Chai Tea Latte – A perfectly sweet afternoon treat!
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 chai tea bag (feel free to use a homemade spice blend if you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1–2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3/4 cup coconut milk*
- 2–3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- Add water to a small saucepan.
- Bring to a simmer and then remove from heat and add tea bag. Let steep.
- Once done steeping remove the tea bag and add in vanilla extract and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
- Meanwhile, add coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk to your frother and froth.
- Pour tea into your favorite mug and then pour the frothed milk on top.
- Skip the Saucepan: you can obviously make the cup of tea however you want – I personally prefer heating my water up in a saucepan – but if you want to warm up your water in the microwave or using a Keurig or similar device, that works too!
- *Coconut milk: you can really use any nondairy milk that you have success frothing – this coconut milk works amazing – it is perfectly thick and froths up so nicely! And of course, if you aren’t dairy-free then feel free to use regular milk (whole milk works best).
- Unsweetened Almondmilk – I add this is to water down the coconut milk just a tiny bit – you can also use oat milk here or cashew milk too!
- Maple Syrup: feel free to omit the sweetener if you want. You could also sub in honey or any other sweetener you prefer.
- Frother: I have had this frother for well over a year and really like it. If you don’t have a frother you can always use a handheld one instead – the results are quite as good, but it will get the job done in a pinch!
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Penny Thomas says
I can’t wait to try this recipe! What is it that you have sprinkled on top that makes it look so pretty? Is it a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg?
Hi Penny! Yup – you can do cinnamon and/or nutmeg! Enjoy!
Penny Thomas says
Thank you so much. So the Chai Spice Mix you provided a link to is to actually make your own chai tea? You just put it in a fold-over tea bag along with the Tazo tea bag or with any kind of tea bag?
Yup so if you decide to make your own chai spice mix then you wouldn’t need to use a Tazo tea bag – the homemade spice mix would be instead of that. But the homemade spice isn’t sweetened so you would add the remaining ingredients and follow the rest of the directions. Hope that helps!
Penny Thomas says
This sounds so good!! I’ve been wanting to drink iced chai tea lattes often this spring and need to find a healthier alternative!! What brand chat tea do you buy? I love Starbucks’ and usually do a 1/3 ratio so it isn’t quite as sweet, but it also means it isn’t quite as flavorful. I do not like Caribou’s (loyal Starbucks fan here), but I guess that means I’m picky! I’m in MPLS too, so whatever recommendations you have I’d love to try!
Hi, Sabrina!! For this recipe I used the Tazo brand and I LOVED it! You can find them at Target! You could easily make this an iced version by simply pouring it over ice and I bet it would be amazing – actually I think I might try that as the weather is really warming up around here!!