Chai Spice Latte

This chai is a delicious warming hug in a mug filled with tasty ingredients.

The recipe is a blend of dried spices so that you can make up a small jar to have on hand whenever you need a warming drink that’s caffeine-free but hits that afternoon dip in energy levels or post dinner hankering for dessert.

The quality of the spices will impact the quality of your chai so do your best to get some good ones. You could also use whole spices and grind in a spice mill.

Serve with a Little Bird Organics Chocolate Good Macaroons.

Chai Spice Mix Ingredients

26g ground cinnamon (3 tbsp + 1 tsp)

18g ground cardamom (2 tbsp + 1 tsp)

16g ginger powder (2 tbsp)

8g ground fennel (1 tbsp)

7g black pepper (2 tsp)

4g ground clove (1 ½ tsp)

5g ground nutmeg (2 tsp)

1g kashmiri chilli powder (¾ tsp)

60g coconut sugar (1/3 cup)

8g turmeric powder (1 tbsp)

5g vanilla powder (2 tsp)

Chai Spice Latte

5g (1 heaped tsp) chai spice mix

¼-½ cup boiling water

½ - ¾ cup plant-based milk (oat or almond work well)

coconut sugar (optional)

ground cinnamon (optional)

Chai Spice Mix Method

  1. Place all chai spice ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Alternatively, grind in a spice mill if you’re using any whole spices – this can be a nice thing to do even if you are using powders to help make the coconut sugar finer and thoroughly mix the spices together.
  2. Sieve the mixture and store in an airtight jar for 6-12 months depending on the shelf life of your spices.

Chai Spice Latte Method

Latte Method Note: Depending on how milky you want your latte, use ¾ cup milk and 1/4 cup water, or for a lighter option use ¾ cup water and ¼ cup milk.

  1. Place measure of chai spice powder in a cup with 1/4-1/2 cup of boiling water (alternatively you could use brewed rooibos or black tea).
  2. Steam or heat your milk of choice and pour over your chai. Top with a sprinkle of coconut sugar and cinnamon, if using. Serve with a chocolate macaroon and enjoy.