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Chai Latte

This Chai Latte is hot, made from scratch, the perfect amount of spice, and topped with a sweet whipped cream topping. It is delicious and a must try!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chai latte
Servings: 2
Calories: 364kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon loose black tea
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups milk (any kind)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  • In a small saucepan on low heat, add in the water, black tea, brown sugar, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and black peppercorns.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Strain and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Warm the milk by simmering on the stovetop in a small saucepan or heating in the microwave until heated through.
  • In a small bowl, combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar with a hand mixer or immersion blender on low until soft peaks form.
  • Assemble the chai latte by pouring the dividing the spice mixture into two cups. Add the hot milk evenly to both cups.
  • Top with the whipped cream. Garnish with a sprinkle with additional cinnamon and star anise if you prefer.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 0.3mg