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This homemade chai latte is the perfect alternative to an expensive coffee house drink!

This homemade chai latte is the perfect alternative to an expensive coffee house drink!

On the off chance I step inside a Starbucks I order a vanilla bean frappuccino. Since I’m not a coffee drinker that nixes over half the menu for me and the sweet frozen goodness of a frap does it for me nearly every time. But every once in awhile I want something warm to drink that isn’t hot chocolate {unless it’s fall and then I’m all about that caramel apple cider}. So during a client meeting on a cool morning earlier this month I ordered a chai latte on a whim. And after my first sip I was reminded how much I adore chai lattes.

So much so that I went out and bought a box of chai tea bags from my favorite brand. I’ve tried the bags steeped in both water and milk and both yielded different results. Then I came across this recipe and decided to take her advice but with a twist, since I wanted to use my tea bags and not some loose spices. I must say her maple syrup idea was pretty genius! It added a level of flavor that I just wasn’t getting with raw sugar.

This homemade chai latte is the perfect alternative to an expensive coffee house drink!

Depending on your desired level of creaminess you can steep the bags in just milk or do a half milk/half water combo. Play around with it and find what you like! The full milk recipe is my jam and I will definitely be making this over and over again. I definitely recommend making this in a pot over the stove and not in the microwave. I tried the microwave a couple times and it was just really hard to keep the milk at a good temperature to completely steep the bags. Go stove or go home!

Depending on how you like it you can top your latte with a dash of cinnamon {my preference} or with a bit of whipped cream {my mom’s preference}.

This homemade chai latte is the perfect alternative to an expensive coffee house drink!

Meaghan

This homemade chai latte is the perfect alternative to a hot, comforting coffee house drink!

Chai Latte

Yield: 1 serving
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 10 oz whole milk
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup*
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small pot over a medium heat add milk and heat until milk is bubbling around the edges.
  2. Add tea bag and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in maple syrup and cinnamon and serve hot.

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Mary * Goodie Godmother

Thursday 10th of November 2016

Love the idea of sweetening this with maple syrup. Chai tea is one of my personal favorite warm drinks!

Meaghan

Monday 14th of November 2016

I don't like it with granulated sugar or honey, the maple syrup makes it!

~Meaghan