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Chai Latte from Scratch

Author: Jee Choe
A delicious chai latte made from scratch using a blend of tea and spices.
4.6 from 102 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Steep Time 10 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Drinks
Yield4 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

Chai Concentrate

Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS
 

MAKE CHAI CONCENTRATE

  • Crush and roughly chop star anise, cloves, and cardamom pods.
  • In a saucepan, add all ingredients for chai concentrate except for the vanilla extract.
    High quality water will make your tea taste better so use filtered water if you can.
  • Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
    Stir occasionally.
  • Strain out tea and spice solids.
  • Add vanilla extract.

HEAT MILK

  • Simmer milk on low on the stovetop until you see little bubbles form along the edges. Turn off heat.

MAKE WHIPPED CREAM

  • Whip together heavy cream and sugar.
    Use a handheld milk frother to whip heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Whisk the ingredients in a tall container so you're not making a mess.

ASSEMBLE DRINK

  • Into a mug, pour in the chai concentrate, then milk, and top with whipped cream.
    This recipe makes 4 servings so divide each part (chai concentrate, milk, whipped cream) into 4 cups.
    OPTIONAL: Garnish with ground cinnamon and a whole star anise.

NOTES

Instead of 2 tablespoons loose tea, use 4 tea sachets or 6 tea bags.

NUTRITION

Calories: 385 | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 1mg
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