Skip the coffee shop and make your own Vanilla Iced Chai Latte at home. It is refreshing, delicious, slightly sweet and can be made with any type of milk.
Homemade chai latte is so easy to make and customize, I can hardly call it a recipe. Here are the basic ingredients that you will need to make your own iced vanilla chai latte: Vanilla Chai , filtered water, maple syrup, almond, coconut or cashew milk.
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I used to think of chai latte as a treat and something that I wouldn’t make at home until I learned that the coffee shop versions have just as much sugar as a candy bar. That’s very disappointing because chai all by itself is pretty good for you with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, so why do they have to load it up with sugar?
Since I am the only one in my family that enjoys drinking an iced chai latte, I make individual servings of it, usually to go, and this Copenhagen Double Wall Glass Infuser Bottle from Grosche International is just perfect. I can steep the tea right in the bottle, then add some ice and nut milk and go. Plus, it has a nice little removable insulated sleeve that keeps my drinks hot or cold.
Chai is a tea that is typically made with black tea as a base and combined with any variation of spices which are usually cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, fennel, pepper, coriander and star anise. You can mix and match your own blend of chai at home by adding your choice of spices to black tea. Or you can buy pre-mixed chai from Grosche. They have several varieties to choose from and they all taste great both hot and cold.
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Here is how to Make an Individual Portion of Vanilla Iced Chai Latte
- Heat water on top of the stove
- Add the chai to steeper basket
- Pour the hot water over the chai and allow to steep for 8 to 10 minutes
- Stir in maple syrup
- Add ice and milk
Tips for making Iced Chai Latte
- Make a big batch of chai tea, add the maple syrup and store it in a pitcher in the fridge. Just before serving add the milk and enjoy!
- To avoid a watered down iced chai latte from the melting ice cubes, allow the chai to steep longer than you normally would for a stronger chai (12 to 15 minutes), or freeze the milk into ice cubes and chill your chai latte with milk ice cubes.
- Make ahead tip – steep the chai the night before, add the maple syrup and refrigerate. Pour in the milk the next morning and enjoy.
- Any kind of milk will do! My favorite is cashew milk or cow’s milk but whatever milk that you like to drink works!
- Leave out the ice for a warm vanilla chai latte
- Change it up! Make your iced chai latte with your favorite chai blend or try out these from Grosche International: Wellness Dawn Organic Turmeric Chai, Red Rubios Chai, or Kama Sutra Chai
Serving Suggestions for Iced Vanilla Chai Latte
Vanilla Iced chai latte is great to drink all by itself or enjoy it for breakfast or a snack:
- Banana Chocolate Walnut Overnight Oats
- Vegetable Breakfast Casserole
- Nutty Energy Bars
- Coconut Clusters