Iced Chai Latte From Scratch.

This Iced Chai Latte is the best way to slowly welcome Fall! Cozy, sweet, and spiced to perfection, it will leave your house smelling like Fall! Our homemade version is so much better than the ones you get at coffee shops and is actually super simple to make!

So lately, we’ve been kinda obsessed with Iced Chai Lattes, and especially since Fall is right around the corner, *yay* we knew we had to remake a recipe better than an iced chai latte you get at a coffee shop! So, therefore, this recipe!

The Chai Concentrate:

Making your own homemade chai concentrate is SO much better than buying one. It’s fresher, better tasting, and just a bit healthier. And it’s super easy too. Here are the ingredients to make it:

Water

Cardamom pods, whole cloves, star anise, whole black peppercorns: Before simmering the tea, we crush these spices. Essentially what this does is brings out the flavor even more. So we highly recommend not skipping this step.

Cinnamon Sticks: The cinnamon sticks aren’t crushed with the other spices, but they are added later into the water. Using whole cinnamon sticks is a must for this recipe!

Orange peels: If you don’t have them, you can skip the orange peels. But we find that it gives the drink a little something extra.

Honey: Sugar should also work, but our favorites are honey and maple syrup.

Black tea bags: This is nothing special, we just used a basic black tea.

Vanilla extract: Another ingredient that we love adding to the concentrate.

Yet another thing we love about this chai concentrate is that you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge. And whenever you want an iced chai latte, you already will have the chai concentrate in the fridge. So convenient.

What does an Iced Chai Latte Taste Like:

It tastes like just what it is! Sweet warm chai, and milk. It’s refreshing, comforting, and basically just tastes like Fall.

Now to make your latte: start off with some ice. (We use mini ice cubes, which are SO CUTE). Next, add a 1:1 ratio of chai concentrate to milk. We recommend using whole milk because that would result in the best taste, but almost any milk should work. Finally, this step is optional but we topped the drink off with some homemade whipped cream, cinnamon, and star anise (for more cuteness).

Lastly, if you try this recipe, be sure to comment down below! Also tag us on instagram. We love seeing all of our recipes you make!

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Iced Chai Latte from Scratch.


  • Author: Corrigan Sisters
  • Total Time: 1 hr. + 10 mins.
  • Yield: 1 serving + 3 1/2 cups chai concentrate 1x

Description

This Iced Chai Latte is the best way to slowly welcome Fall! Cozy, sweet, and spiced to perfection, it will leave your house smelling like Fall! Our homemade version is so much better than the ones you get at coffee shops and is actually super simple to make!


Ingredients

Units Scale

For Chai Concentrate:

4 cups water

10 cardamom pods

15 whole cloves

4 whole star anise

18 whole black peppercorns

1/2 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

3 cinnamon sticks

2 1-inch strip orange peels

1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)

8 black tea bags

1 tsp. vanilla extract

For Serving:

1/2 cup homemade chai concentrate

1/2 cup milk (we recommend using whole milk)

whipped cream, optional


Instructions

1. Using a mortar and pestle, lightly break up the following spices: 10 cardamom pods, 15 whole cloves, 4 whole star anise, and 18 whole black peppercorns.

2. To a medium-sized saucepan, add 4 cups of water, the crushed spices, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger, 2 1-inch strip orange peels, and 1/2 cup of honey. Mix that together and bring it to a simmer. Remove from heat.

3. Once simmered, add in the 8 black tea bags and let that steep for 20 minutes to an hour.

4. Remove the tea bags and mix in 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

5. Pour the chai concentrate through a sieve into a tall glass jar and let that chill in the fridge until cold. It should take about 1 hour.

6: Assemble the drink: To a serving glass add in ice, then add 1/2 cup of the chai concentrate and 1/2 cup of milk. Finally top it of with whipped cream and enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins.
  • Chill Time: 1 hr.
  • Cook Time: 5 mins.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 glass
  • Calories: 125

Keywords: iced chai latte, chai, chai tea, iced drinks, fall drinks, fall recipes, iced tea