I am an avid Starbucks Chai Latte drinker, but having them as often as I do was starting to add up (they are $3-$5 per drink!). Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole Starbucks experience and culture and really want to support their business, but it’s just not possible to go there every morning. So, I set out to perfect my DIY version and I nailed it!! Today I am going to share with you exactly how I do it, so you too can indulge at home and save yourself a lot of money!
Step 1: Purchase the liquid form of Tazo Chai Tea from Starbucks or Target (or any other retailer who carries it). It’s in the “tea/coffee” section and it’s in a cardboard box. It is sold as Original, Organic or Decaf which is actually better than Starbucks because they only offer the Original.
Step 2: (Optional) If you like a vanilla chai latte, visit your local Starbucks and purchase some of their vanilla or sugar-free vanilla syrup; they sell it in large and small bottles. Don’t try to use other syrup brands, it WILL NOT taste like a true Starbucks Latte. Trust me, this step is crucial!
Step 3: Purchase a Milk Frother of any kind. Don’t spend a lot of money on this, just get a cheap one from Amazon or something. I use the Aerolatte, but any brand should work.
Step 5: Heat this mixture up in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
Step 6: While the tea is heating up in the microwave, pour about 1/4 cup of milk into your coffee mug you are going to drink out of. Insert your frother into the milk, turn it on, and slowly move it up and down, keeping the frother in the milk the entire time. (Hint: cold milk froths best)
Step 7: When the tea, water and syrup are finished in the microwave, pour the hot mixture into the mug you will drink out of (which also contains the frothed milk). Your frothed milk will rise to the top and your gorgeous mixture of chai tea will sit below, just waiting for you to take your first sip.
So, there you go, the perfect homemade Starbucks Chai Latte. Give it a try and let me know what you think!Add to favorites