A Dirty Chai Latte is a cool and refreshing combination of chai tea, milk, and espresso over ice. This recipe is great for an afternoon pick-me-up!
My sister works at a restaurant and she knows that I love chai tea so she mentioned to me recently that some of the diners order a dirty chai latte. I’ve never heard of such a thing and asked her how she makes it. She said that she mixes ready-made chai latte with whole milk and adds a shot of espresso. It is served over ice.
I wanted to try making one for myself, but I don’t have chai latte mix and I don’t have an espresso machine. I figured out how to make a dirty chai latte for one using tea bags and my Keurig and I’m excited to share my recipe with you!
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Steep two chai tea bags in four ounces hot water for about five minutes. I dispensed four ounces of hot water from my new Keurig 2.0, but you can heat water in the microwave if needed. I used my favorite chai tea called Stash Chai Spice Black Tea.
I don’t have an espresso machine so I used my Keurig. (If you do have an espresso machine, make one shot of espresso.) I used Cafe Bustelo espresso style k-cups that make the closest thing to espresso in a Keurig. I brewed the smallest size I could which is four ounces.
Put ice in a large cup, add the brewed tea, two tablespoons of espresso from the Keurig (or substitute strong coffee or one shot if made in an espresso machine). Add whole milk and a sprinkle of sugar and stir.
A Dirty Chai Latte is so cool and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. I love the combination of chai tea and coffee!
- 2 bags chai tea
- 4 ounces hot water
- 1 espresso style K-Cup or strong coffee or espresso
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 cup ice cubes
Steep two chai tea bags in 4 ounces hot water for five minutes. (You can use your Keurig to dispense the hot water.)
Make the espresso style K-Cup using the 4 ounce setting on your Keurig. (Or brew strong coffee.)
Put ice in a large cup, add the brewed tea, two tablespoons of espresso from the Keurig (or strong coffee or one shot if made in an espresso machine). Add whole milk and sugar.
Stir and enjoy.