Easy Chai Frappuccino

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Chai frappuccino is a frozen drink made easy and delicious at home with just 5 ingredients. Sweet and so refreshing, it makes for a perfect summer treat!

Frozen chai lattes in cups with whipped cream, cinnamon, andstar anise

Homemade Chai Frappuccino

  • A chai frappuccino is a frozen drink made in a blender in seconds.
  • Chai is a drink made with black tea and spices.
  • It originated in India and the word chai means “tea.”
  • It’s sweet, creamy, and super refreshing.
  • Topped with decadent whipped cream.

3 SHORTCUTS to Make it Easy

  1. Chai Tea Bags
    Using a tea bag makes it easier to clean up since there’s no loose tea to strain.
  2. Sweetened Condensed Milk
    This one ingredient replaces sugar and milk. It comes in a can so keep a couple in the pantry for whenever you have a frappuccino craving.
  3. Handheld Milk Frother
    No need for a stand mixer to make whipped cream. Use a handheld milk frother and it’ll make 2 servings of perfect whipped cream in seconds with very little cleanup.

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Chai Frappuccino Ingredients

Chai Frappuccino IngredientS

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Easy Chai Frappuccino

How to Make Chai Frappuccinos

  1. Make tea
  2. Make whipped cream topping
  3. Blend
  4. Assemble drink

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1: Make tea

Boil water and steep tea.

An electric kettle with a temperature setting is great for boiling water quick. Set the water temperature to 190°F. If you’re boiling water on the stovetop, turn off the heat as soon as it starts to simmer.

Use filtered water if possible for a better tasting tea. I also use filtered water to make ice.

Tea Sommelier’s Tip: I’m usually all for loose tea but for drinks where the tea is used with other ingredients, stick with tea sachets or tea bags — there’s no need to get the highest quality tea.

2: Make whipped cream topping

Whip together heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk in a tall container using a handheld milk frother until you get medium peaks. Set aside.

3: Blend

Blend tea, ice, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Use the blender tamper tool since it’ll make the frappuccino smoother.

4: Assemble drink

Each serving goes into a 17 oz cup. A Starbucks grande is 16 oz.

Spoon on the whipped cream.

Optional: Sprinkle on a little ground cinnamon and add a star anise as garnish.

Serve with a straw and drink immediately.

Chai Frappuccino Tips

  • Not all chai tastes the same. Every tea company sells their own chai blend made up of different spices.
  • Use the blender tamper tool — it’ll make a big difference in how smooth it turns out.
  • For a caramel chai flavor, replace the sweetened condensed milk with the same amount of dulce de leche.
  • Whipped cream can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.

Questions You May Have

Can I use loose chai tea or chai tea sachets?

Replace 4 chai tea bags with 2 tablespoons of loose chai tea or 4 chai tea sachets.

Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, there’s caffeine in black tea.

Is chai the same thing as masala chai?

Yes. In the US, we just shorten masala chai as just chai.

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Chai Frappuccino

Author: Jee Choe
A frozen chai drink made easy and delicious at home with just 5 ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

Frozen Chai Latte

Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS
 

MAKE TEA

  • Boil water.
    An electric kettle with a temperature setting is great for boiling water quick. Set the water temperature to 190°F. If you’re boiling water on the stovetop, turn off the heat as soon as it starts to simmer.
  • Steep tea for 5 minutes.
    Steep chai tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.

MAKE WHIPPED CREAM

  • Whip together heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk.
    Combine heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk in a tall container (it’ll double in volume). Whip using a handheld milk frother until you get medium peaks. Set aside.

BLEND

  • Blend tea, ice, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
    Use the blender tamper tool since it’ll make your frappuccino smoother.

ASSEMBLE DRINK

  • Pour frozen Chai into two cups.
  • Top with whipped cream.
    Optional: Sprinkle on a little ground cinnamon and add a star anise as garnish.
    Serve with a straw and drink immediately.

NUTRITION

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 193mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 981IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 173mg
Keyword chai, chai latte, chai with milk
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