Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte Copycat

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Make your own Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte at home! It’s incredibly easy to make using just 3 ingredients, the same ones used at Starbucks. If you’re looking for an exact copy of the refreshing drink, this is it.

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte dopycat drink in a glass cup.

Recipe Highlights

  • A Starbucks recreation of the refreshing Iced Chai Tea Latte drink that’s quick and easy to make with just 3 ingredients (chai concentrate, milk, and ice) and comes together in about minute.
  • The secret to making the drink taste exactly like the one at Starbucks is using Tazo chai concentrate, the same brand that Starbucks uses.
  • Once you make this at home, you’ll wonder why you spent nearly $4 for a grande cup when you can make it for a fraction of the price.
  • Recipe makes a 16 ounce cup of iced chai latte, which is the exact size of a grande drink size.

If you’re looking for an iced chai latte recipe made from scratch, I’ve got that too! For more Starbucks copycat recipes, try Medicine Ball Tea and Iced Passion Tango Tea.

Ingredient Notes

  • Tazo Classic Chai Latte
    A black tea concentrate is made with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and vanilla. This is the same brand of chai concentrate that Starbucks uses at their stores.
  • Milk
    Starbucks makes their iced chai latte with 2% milk but you can use any kind of milk you like, including oat and almond.
  • Ice
    I like to use smaller ice cubes so that it chills the drink quicker, but not so small that they’ll completely water down the drink.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Two photo collage showing the steps to make Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte at home.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Pour chai concentrate and milk into a cup.
  2. Add ice.

Expert Tips

  • The Tazo chai concentrate is sweetened so no need to add any extra sugar, but if you do want it sweeter, add simple syrup since it’ll mix in with the drink the best.
  • Not all chai concentrates are the same since every company makes their own chai blend using a range of different spices so stick with the Tazo brand if you want it to taste like the one at Starbucks.
  • You can add ice first, then the chai concentrate and the milk, but if you want it perfectly mixed without stirring, put the chai concentrate and milk in first, then the ice.
  • Starbucks uses 4 ingredients to make their Iced Chai Tea Latte in store: Tazo chai concentrate, water, milk, and ice. The Tazo chai concentrate used at Starbucks locations is made with less water so it’s a lot more concentrated and stronger than the packaged Tazo chai concentrate sold in stores. They add extra water to dilute the chai concentrate when making the drink at the store.
  • A delicious way to customize this drink is to add brown sugar syrup and swap 2% milk with oat milk. Top it off with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam.

Questions You May Have

Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, there’s caffeine in black tea, which is used to make the chai concentrate.

What does iced chai tea latte taste like?

Because of the warming spices, you’ll get notes of cinnamon and cloves. The milk and sugar rounds out the flavor so it’s not too spicy.

What’s a dirty iced chai latte?

A drink is made dirty when espresso is added.

What does chai mean?

Chai translates to tea! So it’s actually wrong to say “chai tea” since you’re saying “tea tea.”

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte copycat drink in a cup.

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Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
A quick and easy recreation of the refreshing iced chai latte at Starbucks.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Pour chai concentrate and milk into a cup.
    Recipe makes 16 ounces which is 2 cups, (a Starbucks grande) so use a big enough glass for the drink.
  • Add ice.

NOTES

  • The Tazo Classic Chai Latte Concentrate is sweetened so no need to add any extra sugar, but if you do want it sweeter, add simple syrup since it’ll mix in with the drink the best.
  • Not all chai concentrates are the same since every company makes their own chai blend using a range of different spices so stick with the Tazo brand if you want it to taste like the one at Starbucks.
  • You can add ice first, then the chai concentrate and the milk, but if you want it perfectly mixed without stirring, put the chai concentrate and milk in first, then the ice.
  • Starbucks uses 4 ingredients to make their Iced Chai Tea Latte in store: Tazo chai concentrate, water, milk, and ice. The Tazo chai concentrate used at Starbucks locations is made with less water so it’s a lot more concentrated and stronger than the packaged Tazo chai concentrate sold in stores. They add extra water to dilute the chai concentrate when making the drink at the store.
  • Starbucks makes their iced chai latte with 2% milk but you can use any kind of milk you like, including oat and almond.
  • A delicious way to customize this drink is to add brown sugar syrup and swap 2% milk with oat milk. Top it off with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam.

NUTRITION

Calories: 139 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 209mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg
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1 thought on “Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte Copycat”

  1. If you want to make iced chai tea your own and save use Bigelow Tea Bags (2 to be exact). Boil 1/4 c. add 2 two tea bags let seep for 5 min. Add 1 tsp. of sugar to hot tea mix. Pour over milk add lots of ice. DELICIOUS AND CHEAP.

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