Chai Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

Sara's Tiny Kitchen
by Sara's Tiny Kitchen
10 min

A great option for a mornings, afternoon pick-me-ups, or after dinner treats, this Starbucks Copycat Chai Latte needs only two ingredients and a few minutes to make. It’s full of warming spices that can be enjoyed hot or iced and is sure to make your day better!

I’ve never been a tea person. I’ve tried my whole life because there’s just something about tea that seems so sophisticated and fancy. I wanted to be sophisticated and fancy. Instead I’m almost always about that coffee life.

A few years ago though, I had a Starbucks gift card and decided to try something new - I asked the barista what she recommended, and she told me that Chai Lattes were her favorite, so I got one and I don’t want to sound dramatic, but my life was forever changed.

I don’t get them often and up until recently never tried to make them for myself, but when Covid put an end to Starbucks runs, I figured I needed to learn how to make them myself, and it literally could not be simpler.


Chai Latte (Starbucks Copycat)
Recipe details
  • 1  LATTE
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Chai Latte (Starbucks Copycat)
  • 6 ounces of Chai Concentrate (TAZO or Trader Joe's)
  • 6 ounces of milk (your choice, I use whole milk)
  • Whipped cream (optional for topping)
To Make Chai Latte (Starbucks Copycat)
Heat your chai concentrate in the microwave or in a small saucepan over the stove.
Heat and froth your milk either in a frother or by hand using the following method:
Pour milk into a mason jar, seal the lid tight, and shake shake shake the jar for a full minute, or until the milk has doubled in volume.
Remove the lid and microwave the milk for 30-45 seconds.
Pour the chai into a glass or mug and then pour the frothed milk in.
Top with whipped cream if desired.
  • Make an Iced Chai Latte: Stir together your chai concentrate and milk without warming it up and pour over ice. You can then froth a smaller amount of milk to pour over, or you could just top with whipped cream.  
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