Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Iced Chai Tea Latte (simple/healthy Starbucks copycat)

Starbucks drive-through is a wonderful place where caffeinated dreams come true.  It can also get kind of expensive.  When I'm ready to work in my studio, I often like to have a little caffeine bump to boost my creativity and get me feeling motivated, so I've been making this creamy knock-off version of my favorite iced chai latte.  (It's already in the 80's during the day here in Texas, so iced drinks are the only thing I'm craving!)  It cures what ails me, takes less time and money than hitting the drive-through, and even better -- it's way healthier than the Starbucks version.  Score!!

Starbucks Iced Chai Latte (healthy) copycat

Iced Chai Latte (healthy Starbucks copycat recipe)
makes 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 bag Stash Double Spice Chai tea (local friends -- you can find this at HEB)
1 good squeeze clover honey
approx. 1 cup milk of your choice (I used vanilla cashew milk today)


Place teabag in mug or measuring cup with a good squeeze of honey.  Add approximately 1/2 cup boiling water.  Allow it to steep for 5 minutes.
Starbucks Iced Chai Latte (healthy) copycat

Remove teabag.  Fill a tall glass with ice and add concentrated tea/honey mixture.  Top up with milk of your choice.
Starbucks Iced Chai Latte (healthy) copycat
Milk bottle with stopper from IKEA

...And if you want, a good hefty cloud of whipped cream (with grated nutmeg, of course!)  (To keep this completely vegan, check out this coconut whipped cream recipe here.)
Starbucks Iced Chai Latte (healthy) copycat

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