Nothing says fall like a warm drink full of fall flavors. This apple chai latte is the ultimate fall drink! It’s made in the crock pot and simmers to perfection while filling the house with the most amazing aroma. Grab your crock pot and let’s make this delicious apple chai latte today!
Yall know that I love a good chai recipe! Chai is one of my favorite teas and it is perfect for fall. The spices that are used in chai are so flavorful and give me all the sweater weather vibes. This apple chai latte is just the most fall version of any of the chai lattes.
What is an apple chai latte?
A classic chai latte is a combination of black tea and a number of spices such as allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and star of anise. These spices are intense, woodsy and full of fall flavor. This apple version uses real apples to create the ultimate fall drink. So it’s a classic chai latte with apple infused flavor.
Apple chai latte ingredients
One of the best parts about this fall drink recipe is that you don’t need a bunch of ingredients to make it. Heck, you probably have most of them on hand or can easily grab them from the grocery store. You will need:
- Chai tea bags – You can use any chai tea bags that you like. I love using the Tazo tea brand, as that’s the brand that Starbucks uses.
- An apple – You will need one large apple. You can use any apple variety that you’d like. I love using a sweeter apple for this recipe since the flavor gets infused into the tea.
- Sweetener – Feel free to use your favorite sweetener in this drink. Sugar works. Brown sugar gives it a great depth of flavor. Want to keep it low calorie or low carb? Use a keto sweetener instead.
- Milk – Any milk will work here. You can keep it dairy-free by using coconut or almond milk.
- Whipped cream – This is optional, but who doesn’t love a big dollop of whipped cream on top of their warm fall flavored drink?
How to make a chai latte in the crock pot
Not only do you only need a handful of ingredients to make this drink, but it’s also super easy to make too! It’s literally a set it and forget it type of drink. Oh, and it makes your whole house smell amazing!
Step 1 Add your ingredients – Place your water, chai tea bags and sliced apple in the Crock Pot. If you want to give this drink even more flavor, add some additional spices like cinnamon sticks or whole cloves.
Step 2 Cook – Turn the Crock Pot on high and allow to cook for 4 hours. This will give the tea enough time steep and become infused with the apple flavor.
Step 3 Serve – Remove the tea bags, stir everything together and pour into mugs. Add your sweetener to the chai and stir to combine. Pour in your milk and top with whipped cream.
How to make in the Instant Pot
This apple chai recipe is super easy to in your Instant Pot too! You need all of the same ingredients, but follow the directions below –
- Place the sliced apple, water and chai tea bags in the Instant Pot.
- Seal the lid and valve.
- Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
- Manually release the built up pressure.
- Remove the tea bags and serve.
How to make on the stove top
Don’t want to make this in your Crock Pot or Instant Pot? No worries! You can easily make this on the stove top in a large pot.
- Place the apple, tea bags and the water in a large pot on the stove top.
- Bring to a boil.
- Allow to boil for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
- Allow the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes and then remove the tea bags.
- Stir and serve in a mug.
Tips and tricks
This apple chai latte is an easy recipe, but I do have some tips to make it the best fall drink you’ve ever had.
- You can toss the tea bags directly into the water, or you can place them on the edge of the inner pot and put the lid on it. This way you don’t have the entire bag submerged.
- Wring out your tea bags into the Crock Pot to get all an even more intense flavor.
- You can cook this on low for 6 hours if you have more time.
- Add fresh whole spices to give this drink and even better flavor. Whole cloves (use only a few!), cinnamon sticks, and star anise make great additions. Be sure to remove them before serving.
- Feel free to add the sugar directly to the Crock Pot before you serve up the drink. I would start with 1 cup of sugar and adjust it to your preference.
- Make this recipe dairy free by using coconut or almond milk in your chai latte.
How to store leftovers
If you have any leftover apple chai, allow it to cool completely before placing it in a large mason jar with a lid. I love using the 1/2 gallon Ball mason jars. They are perfect for holding not only leftover chai latte, but for making homemade cold brew!
Other chai latte recipes to try
You know that I love a good chai latte by now. Some other recipes that I suggest you try are:
- 6 cups water
- 6 chai tea bags
- 1 large apple, sliced
- 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
- 1/2 cup milk
- whipped cream, optional
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Cholesterol: 14mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g
Other apple recipes to try:
We love apple around here, especially during the fall. Some of our favorite apple recipes are:
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