Do you love picking up a sweet iced chai latte from your favorite coffee shop? Me too! But guess what – you can make this homemade iced chai latte – Starbucks copycat version – at home! I love chai tea latte recipes and I am excited to share this super easy version with you.
One of the great things about Ryon is he always has coffee ready in the morning. [Always.] We are coffee lovers in the Grant house [the adults anyways] and its how we start our mornings. Throughout the day sometimes as well. And I like good coffee. You know, the have to wait in line and promise your kids cake pops kind of coffee. After ordering an iced chai latte one afternoon I decided to ask Dr. Google – what’s in this stuff that makes it so good anyways? And his answer was two little magical ingredients and a pinch of love.
The easiest iced chai latte recipe –
This has to be one of the easiest copycat coffee drink recipes that I have ever shared. But its caffeine, so its also one of my favorites. All you need to make your own iced chai latte is chai tea [I used Tazo brand] and milk. Yup. Seriously. That’s all you need. Once I found that out I felt silly paying 3 plus bucks for one of these bad boys. Here is the quick tutorial on how to make your own. [And save a whopping 3 bucks.]
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How to make iced chai lattes at home
I made a whole pitcher of chai tea and just added my milk when I was ready for a latte. So to make a pitcher I boiled 8 cups of water on the stove top and added 8 chai tea bags. I let them seep for about 30 minutes and then removed them. I poured the cool chai tea mix into a pitcher and put in the fridge overnight. [Note – you can add more or less chai tea bags to your boiling water depending on how strong you want it flavored.] Don’t forget to add your pinch of love.
The next morning I filled my glass half way with the cold chai tea mix and then topped it off with almond milk and ice. I stirred it around and enjoyed my first iced chai latte in my jammies. [And crazy bed head.] I really liked the drink before but I loved it after my first sip. Being able to make my own anytime for a fraction of the cost just rocks. Cafe coffee for pennies? That my friends, is some good coffee.
FAQs about this iced chai latte – Starbucks copycat recipe
-What brand of tea do you use?
I use the Tazo chai tea brand tea bags. You can use any type of chai tea that you prefer. If you’d like you can also buy the Tazo chai concentrate and just add milk for an easier recipe.
-Is this sweetened?
No, it’s unsweet. Feel free to add sugar or vanilla syrup to your drink. I used a sweetened vanilla almond milk.
-Is this a coffee drink?
Nope! It’s black tea! In fact chai means tea.
Iced Chai Latte
- 8 Chai Tea Bags
- 8 Cups of Water
- Milk (to taste)
This makes one pitcher of chai tea mix. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week. When you are ready for a latte - simply add your milk and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Cholesterol: 20mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 12gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g
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I love this recipe and make it all the time. I decided to update the pictures one day and share them with yall. Also, if you want to know even more about chai tea lattes and want extra recipes, check out my chai page. It’s full of chai goodness!
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I am so excited for this! My chai is all ready for tomorrow. The Starbucks Iced Chai Lattes are so good but SO expensive! Thanks for sharing! Nice website!!
Awesome! Hope you enjoy Adelaide!
I must be living under a rock, because I’ve never had Chai tea. 🙁
Is it an acquired taste?
I may just have to try it.
Its got a little bit of a bite to it that normal tea doesn’t have.. but it’s very good! I hope you try it soon!
It’s kind of funny seeing people say ‘chai is more flavourful than normal tea’ when chai literally means tea. Tea comes from Asia, so of course Asians were the first people to brew tea and they called it ‘chai.’ Spiced chai (like the ones they make in Starbucks for the chai lattes) is supposed to be called masala chai. That’s what it’s known as in India and Afghanistan as they brew their tea with spices and that’s where Starbucks get the recipe from. so calling it masala chai much more sense than calling it chai tea. 🙂
Ohhh I did not know that! Thank you so much for sharing!
This is not coffee, it’s tea.
nathan braunfeld says
Shelly Jones says
It’s both a pet peeve and comical when people say “ Chai Tea” since Chai means Tea.
Huh – I did not know that. Thank you for pointing it out!
I love this! So great to be able to enjoy a Starbucks favorite without having to leave the house OR spend the extra money!
Agreed! Two of my favorite things! Thanks Whitney!
This sounds like a great way, but to make your life easier, buy the Tazo Chai concentrate. It’s literally the same thing used at Starbucks! I used to buy it all the time before working there and it saved me a bunch of money. 🙂
Yup! I mention that in the post. It does come out cheaper to make your own, but the concentrate is a great option too!
I just tried chai latte last year…super late, I know, but I’m in love with it and now I can make this at the comfort of my home. Oh yay!
Yay! So nice to be able to make it at home!
Thank you for sharing this! Finally I can make my fav from Starbucks without spending that $5+ for a Venti. I add some Starbucks Vanilla syrup that I bought from Walmart. Perfecto! 🙂 my delicious iced chai with vanilla!
That sounds amazing! So glad you like it!