Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte #BrunchWeek

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Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte

Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte – Save money and make this Starbucks copycat recipe at home! Made with just a few simple ingredients and it tastes delicious!

Welcome to #BrunchWeek! I’m so excited to be participating for my second year and there are some great recipes lined up this week! Make sure you read to the bottom to check out all of the other amazing recipes today plus there is a giveaway going on.  For more info, click HERE and you can enter below!

For my fourth and final recipe for #BrunchWeek, I decided to add another entry to my Starbucks Copycat recipe collection which have been our most popular recipes here at Snacks and Sips! So for this recipe, I am taking on Starbucks classic chai tea latte recipe.  For my version, you just need 3 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes.  This recipe is an alternative way of making a chai latte at home, usually people make them by using chai concentrate and combining that with milk.  I like this version better because it allows you to control the sugar and it is WAY cheaper overall than spending $4 on a little jug of chai concentrate that only makes a few drinks.

Now if you are obsessed with chai flavored everything like I am, make sure to check out my Chai Latte Dip, Chai Scones, and Chai Coffee Cake Muffins!

Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Common questions about making a chai tea latte

What is a chai latte made of?

Chai lattes are usually made with water, milk, and black tea with chai spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, and star anise.  Most chai tea bags will some variation of those spices in it so as long as you get that type of tea, you should be good.  Sometimes chai tea bags will have additional flavors in it such as vanilla listed.

Do chai lattes have caffeine in them?

Yes, chai lattes have caffeine in them since they are made with black tea leaves.

How much sugar is in a chai tea latte?

Usually chai tea lattes from places like Starbucks are pretty sweet but if you make it home, you can adjust the amount of sugar in the drink.  If you want just a lightly sweetened tea then only use about 1-2 teaspoons honey, adding more to taste.  Alternatively, you can use a different sweetener that fits into your diet better than honey but fair warning, that may effect the taste.

Are chai lattes dairy-free?

This chai tea latte recipe can be made dairy-free by using a dairy-free milk such as

  • Soy
  • Almond
  • Oat
  • Coconut
  • Cashew

These will each impact the taste a bit so I usually try to use the most neutral tasting non-dairy milk.  Depending on which milk you choose, it may or may not froth well.  So far, I have only tested frothing soy milk and it worked great using an immersion blender.

Are chai lattes vegan?

Chai tea lattes can be made vegan very easily.  With this recipe, use a non-dairy milk (listed above) and instead of honey, use a vegan sweetener such as pure maple syrup.

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Starbucks Chai Latte

Yield: 2 servings

Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte

Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte
Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte - Save money and make this Starbucks copycat recipe at home! Made with just a few simple ingredients and it tastes delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add in tea bag and seep for 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add in the milk and honey, reducing the heat to medium and warming the milk.
  3. Using a frother or immersion blender, blend until frothy (optional).
  4. Transfer to cups and serve topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

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    Mary
    April 26, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Your recipe was going to be my new ‘at home’ chai but you don’t say how much water to boil to steep the tea bags. Please could you let me know? I love Chai Latte and would like to have a healthier one than Starbucks but don’t want to make it incorrectly and hate it. 🙂

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    Mynda
    April 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Aloha! Chai tea lattes from Starbucks are one of my favorites. How much water did you use to steep the tea bags in? Mahalo!

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