One of the great things about Ryon is he always has coffee ready in the morning. [Always.] We are coffee lovers in the Grant house [the adults anyways] and its how we start our mornings. Throughout the day sometimes as well. And I like good coffee. You know, the have to wait in line and promise your kids cake pops kind. After ordering an iced chai latte one afternoon I decided to ask Dr. Google – what’s in this stuff that makes it so good anyways? And his answer was two little magical ingredients and a pinch of love.
This has to be one of the easiest recipes that I have ever shared. But its coffee, so its also one of my favorites. All you need to make your own iced chai latte is chai tea [I used Tazo brand] and milk. Yup. Seriously. That’s all you need. Once I found that out I felt silly paying 3 plus bucks for one of these bad boys. Here is the quick tutorial on how to make your own. [And save a whopping 3 bucks.]
I made a whole pitcher of chai tea and just added my milk when I was ready for a latte. So to make a pitcher I boiled 8 cups of water on the stove top and added 8 chai tea bags. I let them seep for about 30 minutes and then removed them. I poured the cool chai tea mix into a pitcher and put in the fridge overnight. [Note – you can add more or less chai tea bags to your boiling water depending on how strong you want it flavored.] Don’t forget to add your pinch of love.
The next morning I filled my glass half way with the cold chai tea mix and then topped it off with almond milk and ice. I stirred it around and enjoyed my first iced chai latte in my jammies. [And crazy bed head.] I really liked the drink before but I loved it after my first sip. Being able to make my own anytime for a fraction of the cost just rocks. Cafe coffee for pennies? That my friends, is some good coffee.
- 8 Chai Tea Bags
- 8 Cups of Water
- Milk (to taste)
- Boil your water and add the tea bags.
- Let them seep for about 30 minutes.
- Remove the bags and let the tea cool before adding it to a pitcher.
- Let chill in the fridge overnight.
- Pour half a glass of the chai mix and top with your milk.
- Add ice, stir and enjoy!
- This makes one pitcher of chai tea mix. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week. When you are ready for a latte - simply add your milk and enjoy!
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