I know it’s hot in parts of the United States right now, but I recently figured out how to make a Chai Latte and I can’t resist sharing.
The Chai Latte is a versatile drink. You can make them with whole or nonfat milk, and you can add more or less sugar and spices, depending on your taste. They are a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up, especially if you are on a diet–if you make the recipe the way I did, the drink only has 59 calories in it.
You could also make an Iced Chai Latte simply by adding some ice at the end.
This recipe uses foamed milk. I have an espresso machine, however you can make foamed milk using an inexpensive milk frother or through this method, which is essentially shaking the milk up in a jar and heating it up in the microwave.
How To Make A Chai Latte
(Makes one latte)
1 packet chai tea
2 sugar cubes or 2 tsp sugar
1/3 c milk (I used nonfat, but you can also use whole or 2% milk)
1/3 c boiling water
Spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. (optional)
Put the tea packet and two sugar cubes in the cup you are going to drink from. Boil the water and pour in the cup. Steep the tea until it is at the desired strength.
Meanwhile, foam the milk either with an espresso machine, milk frother, or the above mentioned jar method.
Carefully pour the milk into the cup. Sprinkle on spices if desired. Enjoy!