Are you a coffee or tea person? Cause I’m both. I will gladly take all the caffeine. Please & thank you.
So yes, I love a good soy latte (or cappuccino 😍) and have an equal love for a chai tea latte.
January was budget month in our household. We tracked our spending, created budgets, and attempted to avoid frivolous spending. (We love the Mint app – what do you use??)
Part of the budget plan was eliminating my expensive Starbucks habit.
I was grabbing a latte before work on a daily basis. It was bad. So I challenged myself for the whole month of January. B
rew coffee at home politely ask my fiancé to make coffee, swap Starbucks for a homemade latte + drink the free office coffee…and we did it!
I got a handheld milk frother (less than $10!) to experiment with DIY lattes, and they’ve turned out surprisingly delicious. Even the fiancé loves these homemade almond milk chai lattes. Enjoy!
Almond Milk Chai Tea Latte
Recipe makes two lattes
2 cups cold water
2 black tea bags
3 tsp homemade chai spice mix
1 1/2 cup almond milk (or try out your favorite milk!)
3 tbsp pure maple syrup, separated
Optional: homemade whipped cream, pinch ground cinnamon, and star anise for topping
Make the chai tea: In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk the water and spices together over medium-high heat. Once the water reaches a boil, turn off the heat. Let the spices to steep for 5 minutes.
Turn the heat to medium-high until boiling, then turn off the heat. Add the black tea bags and 2 tbsp maple syrup. Allow the tea bags to steep in the water and spices for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer.
Make the lattes: In a medium-sized saucepan add your favorite milk, remaining 1 tbsp maple syrup, and pinch of cinnamon. Bring to a slight boil, stirring often. Once the sides of the milk begin to bubble, remove the from heat. Using a handheld milk frother, froth the milk. An immersion blender works too, just blend the milk until it’s frothy.
Split the chai tea into each mug. Slowly pour the warm, frothy milk over the tea. Top with some homemade whipped cream or sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and a star anise. Enjoy warm & stay cozy all winter long.