Are you a chai latte lover like me? A few years back I used to buy chai syrup at our local grocer and make it at home, but in recent years I noticed you can no longer purchase it locally.
Fast forward to this summer… I’ve been craving chais and iced chai lattes so I decided to take the bull by the horns and attempt a DIY recipe. Scary! But after few tries, by George I think I’ve got it! It could be considered slightly healthier than store bought due to the fact that the syrup is really only 3 ingredients – and you can substitute the brown sugar for a natural sugar substitute should you desire. I’m not exactly sure how it would compare, but you could experiment and let us know if you do!
Here is the recipe for you to try – I hope you enjoy this delicious and low cost alternative.😁
* 4 cups water;
* 10 chai tea bags (I used Higgins and Burke, but you could use any);
* 1 cup brown sugar.
Bring the 4 cups of water to boil, remove from burner and put the 10 teabags in. Let steep for 15 minutes. Remove the teabags and squeeze out excess tea. Replace on the burner and once again bring to a boil, add the 1 cup brown sugar – boil for another 3 minutes stirring constantly. Reduce heat to simmer and reduce for 10-15 minutes. Let the syrup cool, put it in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 10 days!
To make the latte:
* heat 1 cup of 2% milk and put aside;
* heat 6-8 tablespoons of the chai syrup;
* froth the heated milk an add to the chai syrup;
*(optional) add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top.
1 serving is just under the 300 cal mark, which isn’t that bad for a treat!
Delish! You could even try it cold over ice for a hot day treat! Please leave a note to let me know how you liked it 😁
Yours in health and happiness,