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Starbucks Chai (Tea) Latte

This Starbucks Chai (Tea) Latte is my favorite afternoon pick-me-up. It only takes a few minutes to make and is the perfect combination of a sweet treat and a caffeine boost. Top it with whipped cream and extra cinnamon or enjoy it as is, either way it is delicious. Plus it is way better than Starbucks because you can customize it to your liking.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Drink & Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 latte
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Brianna May

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chai concentrate see Chai Concentrate Options section above*
  • ½ cup milk*
  • honey simple/maple/brown sugar syrup, or sugar, to taste*

Optional Garnish

  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
  • Combine hot or chilled chai concentrate with hot or cold milk.
  • Serve over ice or hot with whipped cream and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice on top.

Notes

Chai Concentrate: See the Chai Concentrate section above for different methods for making your own and store bought options for chai concentrate.  If you are using a store bought concentrate other than the Tazo brand or the ones mentioned above, be sure to check the concentrate to milk ratio. Some do not call for a 1:1 ratio. Follow the ratio on the packaging.
Milk: Any unsweetened milk or non-dairy milk, like almond, coconut, or oat milk, will work. 
Honey: The Starbucks chai concentrate contains honey. So to make this a true copycat Starbucks chai tea latte, I like to sweeten my unsweetened concentrate with honey. If you are using a sweetened concentrate, you will probably not need any more sweetener.
Make Ahead: You can make homemade chai concentrate in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
For a Starbucks copycat iced chai latte, make the chai concentrate ahead of time. You want the concentrate to have time to chill. I recommend making it at least one day in advance. It will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
For a hot chai latte, froth and warm the milk. The frothed milk makes the drink taste like a traditional latte. I also recommend warming up the concentrate for about 30 seconds in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 52mg | Sugar: 6g