Make this Easy Chai Tea Mix in minutes … it’s the first step to making an amazing homemade chai tea latte!
One of my favorite indulgences is a cup of steaming chai tea.
I prefer it spicy and not too sweet. Although I don’t indulge too often, sometimes I can’t resist popping into Starbucks for a treat!
I’ve tried making my own chai concentrate a number of times, and it never tasted quite right. Until I came across a delicious, Easy Chai Tea Mix recipe.
This homemade Chai Syrup is super simple to make, spicy, and has the perfect amount of sweetness.
Easy Chai Tea Mix
I’ve adapted this Easy Chai Tea Mix from Knitting Nurse.
Believe it or not, back in the day I used to have a knitting blog. I did a ton of knitting and had a ton of yarn (still do!), and I shared my projects on the internet. The blog is still up, so maybe you can find it … ha!
These days, I don’t do much knitting anymore (I always mean to pick it up again), but I still love this recipe I found on a knitting blog I used to read. It really couldn’t be simpler to make, and it’s just so good.
If you’ve ever wondered how to make a chai tea latte at home—without a lot of fuss—this is the recipe for you. I won’t claim this recipe is the most authentic way to make chai, but it sure does taste delish!
How to Make Easy Chai Tea Mix
This simple mix is the first step to creating a homemade chai tea latte, and it’s so simple to make!
The secret ingredient in this chai tea concentrate is sweetened condensed milk. It gives the tea a little body, adds sweetness, and is the perfect vehicle for all the flavorful spices.
All you need to do is mix the sweetened condensed milk with your spices: ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Feel free to adjust the amount of spices to your taste.
Now that you’ve made the homemade chai tea concentrate, it’s time to make your latte.
You’ll want to brew a strong cup of tea first. I usually use black or green tea. This time I used Earl Grey.
Feel free to experiment with other tea flavors though. I’ve used flavored teas to make homemade chai lattes in the past, and they were wonderful.
And recently, I had a rooibos chai latte at a coffee shop that was so amazing. Can’t wait to recreate that one at home, too!
How to Use the Chai Tea Concentrate
Simply add a heaping tablespoon of this Easy Chai Tea Mix into your hot tea (adding more or less, to taste). Then, mix well and enjoy!
You could even stir in a little melted chocolate along with the Chai Syrup for a chocolate chai. One of my fave coffee shops used to make those, and I loved them.
It’s also delicious in my Dirty Chai Latte recipe, which is perfect for those days when you need a little boost.
Give this Easy Chai Tea Mix a try … I think you’ll love it, too!
Easy Chai Tea Mix
- 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- Pour the condensed milk into a small bowl.
- Add spices to milk and stir until completely combined.
- To use, mix a heaping tablespoon of Chai Tea Mix into a cup of hot tea. Stir well and serve. Enjoy!
Love this Easy Chai Tea Mix?
Now that you know how to make this Easy Chai Tea Mix, it’s time to enjoy a homemade chai tea latte … yum!
By the way, if you like this recipe, make sure to check out my Sweet Cinnamon Milk Tea. It’s another favorite tea recipe of mine.
And you’d love my Dirty Chai Latte recipe, too!
What is your favorite coffee shop treat?