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 (chai latte with espresso). 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 an iced chai latte for one using tea bags and my Keurig and I’m excited to share my recipe with you!
Disclaimer: This post contains links to products for making this recipe. If you use those links, I may earn a commission. Learn more here.Where is the Iced Chai Latte recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the Dirty Chai, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipes by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How to Make an Iced Chai Latte:
Step One: Make the Tea
Steep two chai tea bags in four ounces of 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.
Step Two: Make Espresso
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.
Step Three: Mix
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.
An Iced Chai Latte is so cool and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. I love the combination of chai tea and coffee!
Iced Chai Latte FAQs
1. Can I make this decaf?
Yes, but you will have to use decaf espresso and decaf chai.
2. Is there a way to make this dairy free? Yes, just switch out the milk for a milk alternative like almond, coconut or hemp milk.
3. How can I make this drink sugar free? Use a sugar substitute like Stevia or Truvia.
4. Can I make this to share? Of course! Just increase the servings, and pour in a pitcher of ice.
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