Homemade Vanilla Chai Lattes

I make these lattes all year round but they are exceptionally tasty on a rainy Saturday in my bed with the sounds of the wind chimes coming from my porch in the background. All of these things are happening as I type this post, BTW. I use vanilla soy milk in mine because if read this post you will remember how much I love vanilla soy milk. You can use regular, skim or low-fat milk too. I don’t have any special equipment to make these lattes so I whisk the milk constantly as it’s boiling to get that frothy effect. These lattes are easy, delicious, and don’t cost a latte to make.

What you need:

1-2 chai black tea bags. I like to use two tea bags for extra flavor. Feel free to use only one.  I also use Stash chai tea bags. You can use any brand of chai tea but these are very inexpensive at Marc’s and best of all they are available in decaf. I’ve never been able to find decaf chai tea before.
1 cup milk or vanilla soy milk.
1/4 cup hot water
A hint of Cinnamon (optional)
A hint of All spice (optional)
A hint of Whipped cream or cool whip (optional)
A hint of vanilla
Sugar / honey (optional)


What you need to do:

Boil about 1/4 cup of water
Place tea bags and boiled water in mug (basically make your tea as you would regularly)
Meanwhile, boil the milk with the optional spices listed above and vanilla
Whisk well and constantly
Pour the milk over your water and tea
Add sugar or honey to taste
Stir and top with whipped topping and cinnamon if desired.

Now grab a blanket, a good book, and share this post with others so they too can enjoy a delicious warm drink this fall!
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