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.