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Iced Chai Latte

This Iced Chai Latte is the perfect refreshing tea latte. Simple chai tea, foamed milk & simple syrup - easy to make & delicious!
Course Coffee Break, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American, Coffee Shop, Starbucks, Tea
Keyword Chai Latte, Iced Chai Latte
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 283kcal
Author Chrissie

Equipment

  • Mason Jar
  • Electric or hand-held milk frother
  • Tea pot (or equivalent)

Ingredients

For the simple syrup (makes 1/2 cup syrup):

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • 3-4 whole allspice

For the tea:

  • 1 cup hot water (approximately 2 oz)
  • 2 chai tea bags (or equivalent loose-leaf tea)

For the foamed milk:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup (recipe above) (substitute Maple Syrup or a few drops of Stevia, if desired)

For serving:

  • ice cubes
  • cinnamon for topping (optional)

Instructions

For the simple syrup:

  • Add the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves and allspice to a pot over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let the mixture sit and cool to room temperature, and remove the whole spices before adding the syrup to a jar or bottle.

For the chai tea:

  • Steep the chai tea bags in the hot water until strongly brewed (about 5-10 minutes).

For the foamed milk:

  • Add the milk to a mason jar and shake very well to froth. Froth with a hand-held milk frother, if desired.
  • If you'd like a warm latte, heat the milk in a pot and froth with a hand-held frother.
  • Alternatively, froth the cold milk in an electric milk frother (if you have one) on the cold setting (or the hot setting if you'd like a warm latte), or simply shake the mason jar very well until everything is combined and a small layer of foam appears on the top of the milk.

To serve:

  • Pour the milk (over ice, if desired) into each glass or mug. Add 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup to each glass or mug.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the tea over the milk into each mug or glass.
  • Top each latte with any leftover foam and sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).

Notes

The simple syrup recipe makes 8 tablespoons of simple syrup (or 1/2 cup), so feel free to add a little extra simple syrup to each serving depending on your tastes, or substitute with maple syrup if desired.
To make this recipe low carb/keto, simply replace the simple syrup with a few drops of liquid stevia.
For a warm latte, simple skip the ice and heat the milk in a pot on the stove just to a simmer, or in the microwave, before frothing. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 1mg