My Homemade Iced Chai Latte


home made ice chai latte

I have been slapping this home made drink all over my Instagram so if your tired of me talking about it sorry not sorry.  80 degree weather call for a nice cold drink.  Few of my favorites are iced coffee with splash of oat milk and cinnamon, good old iced latte, a tonic or this beautiful ice chai latte.  People kept asking me what is a chai, listen Linda I didn't create this drink, although that would be pretty cool to lie about, so google it darling.  I have no idea where this drink came from but its very well known and popular here in the states.  I would describe it as a capirotada drink 🤣

Now before you come at me for being extra AF with all these ingredients; LOL! Yes, I know it has lot s of spices etc but a little handful of them will make you a large batch. As oppose to buying one for minimum of what $3.50/$4 x3 week etc.. do the math. you get it.  (I am trying to be positive here).
So get your pan out and let's make some chai shall we.

What You'll Need:
+ 5 cups of water
+ 5 Whole green cardamoms
+ 1Tsp Black pepper corns
+ 13 cloves
+ 3 star anise
+ 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
+ 1 Tsp ground ginger
+ 3 black tea bag 
+ 1 whole cinnamon stick =
+ 1 Tsp Vanilla extract (liquid or powder)
+ 4 cups of your preferred milk
+ * Maple syrup/sugar any sweetener of your choice

How I Make My Chai:

In a pot over medium heat add the 5 cups of water and place all the ingredients minus the sweeter and milk.  Once it boils I reduce the heat to low and let steep for 15-30 minutes.  Then add 4 cups of your milk of choice( my favorite almond coconut milk) plus sweetener; I like a mix between liquid stevia and maple syrup.  Turn it back to medium heat until it boils then reduce to low heat.  Let steep for 15-30 minutes.
Turn off the stove but leave it there to cool to room temperature.  Strain the drink then transfer to a glass container and keep in fridge for up to 5 days; if you even make it past one day, it's seriously that good.  Serve over a cup full of ice, sit back and enjoy.

home made chai latte



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