I have a serious obsession with chai tea lattes. I love the Tazo Skinny Chai concentrate mixed with unsweetened coconut milk and I could drink a gallon a day. I don’t, but I could.
When I started the Faster Way to Fat Loss, I gave up my chai lattes cold turkey and I wasn’t happy about it. I usually drank them in the morning (because I don’t like coffee), but when I started incorporating intermittent fasting, I couldn’t do that anymore. I would treat myself periodically to an afternoon chai, but there’s a lot of sugar, even in the skinny version, so I tried to keep the treats to a minimum.
I scoured the Internet looking for a homemade recipe, but honestly, most of them were terrible. I was very disappointed, but I kept trying and after a lot of trial and error I finally perfected an amazing concoction!
The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it Keto friendly by using erythritol instead of sugar, so if you are trying to keep your carbs to a minimum or avoid sugar, this is your new best friend!
- 2 cups unsweetened tea powder (you can get caffeinated or decaf)
- 1 12 oz package Swerve sweetener (or 1 1/2 cups sugar if you prefer)
- 1 Tbs cinnamon
- 2 tsp dried ground ginger
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds. Blending not only mixes everything well, but also helps break up the larger granules so it will dissolve more evenly in your milk. Store in an air tight container, such as a mason jar.
To make your tea, mix 2 heaping Tbs of chai mixture in 8 oz hot milk of your choice. As I mentioned above, my favorite is unsweetened coconut milk, but any milk will do! Stir well and sip sip!
Many of the chai recipes I found called for black pepper. I am personally not a huge fan of pepper, so I left it out of mine, but if you want a little more spice, you may try adding some pepper to your tea!