Make your own homemade iced chai tea latte recipe with this easy recipe as flavor full as my Iced Mocha latte or the one at Starbucks coffee.
The iced chai latte is made with chai concentrate, and masala spices and served with ice cubes and milk, it's a perfect drink for this summer.
If you already love the traditional Indian chai tea latte recipe, this delicious spicy and sweet drink. Then you won't be able to resist this copycat Starbucks iced chai tea latte version.
The iced chai latte is a very popular drink for its slightly spicy chai tea flavor and is served with ice cubes. It is made of black tea concentrate infused with masala chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
The warm spices are sweetened with natural sugar such as maple syrup or honey to which we also add milk, such as dairy milk or plant-based milk, which brings a creamy and softer texture.
The iced chai latte is very easy to make at home and as good as the one you can buy in coffee shops. First of all, we prepare a chai tea concentrate with chai tea bags or black tea bags with some spices.
Then serve it in a tall glass of ice cubes or in a chai latte frappe with crushed ice. And in addition to the multiple benefits of spices for the body, it is perfect for refreshing during hot summer days.
Ingredients and substitutions
These are the ingredients needed and possible substitutions to make an iced chai latte recipe at home, scroll down to see the quantities in the recipe card.
Chai concentrate: As in the chai lattes regular recipes, a chai tea concentrate is made with only black tea bags and infused with masala spices like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves and other more intense spices.
Milk: You can use cow's milk or if like me you prefer dairy free milk like, oat milk, coconut milk or try my homemade almond milk recipe ready in just 10 minutes.
Ice cubes: Use large ice cubes or for a chai tea latte frappe version you can use crushed ice by blending the ice cubes in a blender.
Sugar and vanilla: Essential to sweeten the taste of spices and tea and to flavor your drink. I use a natural sugar like maple syrup that you can replace with honey or the sugar of your choice.
Find the quantities and all the instructions in the recipe card below in this page
How to make Iced Chai Tea Latte
- In a saucepan place the black tea bags with spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and star anise.
- Also, add the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Pour the water into the saucepan and heat on a low heat for a few minutes then let it infuse a bit.
- Pour the mixture into a small jar through a sieve to remove the tea bags and spices.
- Let cool completely in the refrigerator.
Tip: Prepare the chai tea concentrate in big batches and store it in your fridge in a jar with a lid or in a glass bottle.
Combine milk and chai concentrate
- Fill a glass with ice cubes or crushed ice.
- Add the tea concentrate first.
- Then add your cold milk and enjoy!
How to make Dirty Chai latte
The dirty chai latte is a version of the chai latte with black coffee added. This recipe of iced chai latte is not made with black coffee but only with black tea.
But you can simply add a shot of cold espresso to make the Dirty Chai latte version and get a little caffeine in your drink
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on the tea you use, if you use black tea then yes it contains a small amount of caffeine.
Yes you can make this recipe with only black tea bags or chai tea bags without adding the spices.
Any milk can be used to make this drink dairy or a non dairy milk, it's up to your preference. Cow's milk will bring a creamier texture, or use almond milk, oat milk etc.
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