I am such a huge fan of the Starbucks chai tea latte, but it’s too expensive to pay coffee shop prices on a daily basis. This homemade version tastes almost exactly the same and costs significantly less.
Iced chai tea latte made with Tazo chai concentrate can be done all year long and is filled with the same chai spices you know and love from the Starbucks store chains… but for a fraction of the cost. It is such a popular drink to get during the summer months. I hope you try this Starbucks copycat recipe.
By the way, the word chai means tea. So, you really don’t have to say chai tea. You can just say chai latte.
I like to make chai latte recipe at home using simple ingredients because it is the perfect drink to have as a pick-me-up. If you want to make it a “dirty” chai, simply add a shot of espresso! It’s that simple.
At home, you can also control the amount of sugar you put in. I like less sugar and avoid adding in extra vanilla syrup. Consider adding in a dash of vanilla extract if you’d like to indulge without the calories.
Here’s exactly what you need to make a dirty chai tea latte at home:
- Tazo Organic Chai, Spiced Black Tea Latte Concentrate, 32-Ounce Containers (Pack of 6) . — you have to buy this one to make the value worth it. I will talk about that more in a second.
- Your cup of coffee of choice – I am not here to tell you how to choose coffee
- Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar – I am super boring and get reduced sugar (blah I know)
How To Make Chai Tea Starbucks Latte (Dirty)
Make a cup of coffee and set it aside so it can cool a bit. You can do this first thing when you wake up or even the night before and put it in the fridge.
Then, fill another mug halfway with ice and pour half a cup of the Tazo chai tea concentrate in. For the rest of the mug, evenly split between the coffee and your almond milk – equal parts.
Some people like to use a milk frother, but I personally don’t need this step. The best part about this easy recipe is… keeping it easy. I don’t need frothy milk in the morning. I just need the whole spices and strong chai flavor that I’m craving.
As I continue to drink my chai tea latte and the liquids begin to dwindle, I add a little more ice and a little more coffee from my original mug. So, eventually, I get to drink my entire coffee as the hour progresses. I save almost $7 a day by not purchasing this from Starbucks every day. I was getting a Venti with Almond milk and a single shot. Are you kidding me? A Starbucks chai latte is a delicious drink but it will drink your bank account.
Tips and Variations:
- Consider adding a cinnamon stick to incorporate natural flavors. You could also add a dash of cinnamon.
- If you want to make this a hot drink, warm everything up in a small saucepan.
- Stock up on the pre-made concentrates when they are on sale. They have a long lasting shelf life. If you are a member of BJS or COSTCO, check if they stock up. You can really save big.
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- Tazo Organic Chai, Spiced Black Tea Latte Concentrate
- Your cup of coffee of choice
- Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar
- Make a cup of coffee and set it aside to cool.
- Then, fill another mug halfway with ice and pour half a cup of the Tazo chai tea in.
- For the rest of the mug, evenly split between the coffee and your almond milk.