Homemade Chai Tea Latte Recipe

A sweet, spicy Chai Tea Latte is one of my favorite coffee shop drinks year around--but especially during fall and winter months.  I actually crave them when I have a sore throat or feel a little less than healthy-happy-mom-like.  For nearly two years, the girls took a dance class that shared a parking lot with an awesome coffee shop--that served a delicious Chai Tea Latte.  While I love the coffee shop's version of my favorite drink--I thought that it would do both my spirit and my coffee budget good if I could create a homemade chai tea latte.  It's still a work in progess--and the spices are certainly subject to taste!

Ingredients for a Chai Tea Latte
  • 1 c. Skim Milk
  • 1 c. Water
  • 2 Teabags (I use whatever strong tea I happen to be drinking at the time!)
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Liquid French Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • Whipped Topping, if desired

Instructions for a Chai Tea Latte
  • Add the milk, water and tea bags to a small saucepan.  Bring to boil over medium heat.  Remove from heat immediately to avoid boiling over or scorching the milk. Certainly--if you have access to a steamer or prefer to brew your tea in a kitchen coffee maker--feel free.
  • Steep the tea mixture for five-seven minutes.
  • Add the spices.  Add the Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Nutmeg and Brown Sugar.  Whisk to combine.
  • Heat the tea mixture to boiling again and quickly remove from heat.
  • Stir in the French Vanilla creamer, and strain into coffee mugs to avoid settled spices in the final drink.
  • Top with Whipped Topping if desired and serve
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