Spiced Chai Latte

 
 
Well, it finally got cold around here too, and it’s just the right time for hot drinks. I have a spiced chai latte today, and later in the week I’ll show you an awesome coffee also. I’ve made this spiced chai latte a few times already because it’s so flavorful and interesting, but doesn’t have any weird chemical-y taste that you can sometimes get with commercial flavors. This isn’t a tough recipe, but it does require some weird (read: expensive) ingredients that aren’t always easy to find in stores. It’s best with all the spices listed, but if you can’t find cardamom and star anise, go ahead and use extra cinnamon and ginger; it won’t taste the same, but it’ll still be good. 
 
Spiced Chai Latte
Serves 8
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66 calories
16 g
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152 g
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16 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
152g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 ½ cups water
  2. 1 stick cinnamon
  3. 1 piece fresh ginger (~2 inches long)
  4. 7 whole cardamom pods
  5. 2 whole star anise pods
  6. 10 whole cloves
  7. ¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  8. ½ teaspoons nutmeg
  9. 1 teaspoon orange zest
  10. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon honey
  12. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  13. 10 black tea bags
  14. almond milk
Instructions
  1. Spiced chai concentrate: In a large pot, bring 4 1/2 cups of water to a boil. In the mean time, roughly chop the ginger and add it to the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the tea bags and almond milk. Bring the whole concoction to a boil and then turn off the heat. Add the tea bags and steep them for about 30 seconds, then discard. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Once cool, strain the liquid into a bottle or ball jar and store in the fridge; it lasts up to 2 weeks.
  2. For the latte: Mix 1 part chai concentrate with 1 part almond milk. Heat in the microwave and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Yields about 1 quart chai concentrate
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
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calories
66
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protein
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carbs
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