I love Starbucks, and I’ll be the first to admit it. Oddly enough, I don’t drink coffee. Ever. I can’t stand the taste of it, not even a little. My Starbucks drink of choice is a Chai Tea Latte. In the winter, I prefer it hot, but during the summer or warm weather (even unseasonably warm weather like we are having now), I can drink an Iced Chai Tea Latte multiple times per day, every day of the week. My budget, however, doesn’t feel the same. At $4.65 a pop, visiting Starbucks that many times is a bit rich for my blood. Last summer, I experimented and was able to replicate the Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte at home – and it was perfect! While you’re here, make sure to stop by and check out 10 other Starbucks Copycat Recipes you should be trying right now!
- Ice Cubes
- Milk – you can use regular milk (I use non-fat) or if you have dietary restrictions, Almond milk or Soy milk works just as well
- Chai Tea Concentrate – there are many different brands and versions of this available. I prefer the Tazo Chai Tea Latte Concentrate. You can find this on Amazon, but it’s very likely also in your Target or local grocery store.
Step 1: Add Chai Tea Concentrate
So much of going to Starbucks is the experience, so when I make my own Iced Chai Tea Latte, I usually do so in one of those large and heavy plastic cups with a lid. I did have a Starbucks one but it had a mishap in the dishwasher sometime last year. I usually fill my cup about a quarter of the way full with the Chai Tea Latte Concentrate. I like my drink to be a little light, so you may want to add a little bit more to yours, depending on your taste.
Step 2: Add Ice
I add ice to my cup almost to the top. It makes the cup look fuller than it actually is and also keeps the drink cold as it melts.
Step 3: Add milk
Pour your milk over the ice pretty much to the top of the cup and stir to make sure everything combined well.
Drink up and enjoy, relishing both the delicious drink AND the fact that you just saved yourself the $4.65 you would have spent at Starbucks!!
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