If you're looking for a refreshing cold drink, this healthy iced chai latte might be exactly what you need. It's easy to make and deliciously creamy without feeling too heavy. I love to make it with almond milk or oat milk, but you can use your favorite.
Starbucks iced chai latte has become a popular summer drink, and with this recipe you can easily make it at home.
In fact, this is an incredibly easy beverage to make from scratch, as it only requires 2 ingredients plus optional ice cubes.
Why you'll love it
- Really easy to make
- Refreshing iced tea recipe
- Perfect for summer or winter
- Only 3 ingredients, including ice cubes!
- Use your favorite milk
- Dairy free, gluten free, keto, low carb, and vegan latte recipe
Chai concentrate: For optimal results, you should use chai concentrate instead of chai tea bags. It's a concentrated liquid with a strong chai flavor. This is what Starbucks and all other coffee shops use! You can buy chai concentrate in most large supermarkets.
Ice cubes: Optional to serve, but ice cubes makes the drink a lot cooler.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
Making iced chai tea at home is easier than you'd think! Simply combine milk, ice cubes and chai concentrate in a large glass. Use a spoon or straw to stir the ingredients until they are evenly incorporated.
You can vary the amount of chai concentrate. Most concentrates should be mixed in a 4:1 ratio or 3:1 ratio with milk. Check the package instructions on the concentrate you use.
This cold tea latte recipe can also be customized. Add sweetener, or any flavors like caramel syrup or vanilla extract if you like.
- Always use chai concentrate rather than tea bags, as it has a much stronger flavor.
- Experiment with using different types of milk, and various chai to milk ratios until you find your favorite.
- I find that it's easier to mix the milk and chai first, and then add ice cubes last. This helps me get the right ratio every time.
- If you don't have access to chai concentrate, you can make your own by using chai tea bags, and brewing it really strong. Allow the tea to chill before you add milk.
Serve iced chai latte as a refreshing beverage for breakfast, or any time of the day. If you want to pair it with some snacks, these are some of my favorite choices:
- Banana Carrot Muffins
- Healthy Banana Bread with Blueberries
- Banana Protein Pancakes
- Air Fryer Baked Apples
- Norwegian Apple Cake
Various types of milk: Different types of milk will affect the flavor a lot. Try skim milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk, and discover your favorite.
Added flavor: Try adding some caramel syrup or cinnamon, or use flavored chocolate or vanilla milk for a different flavor.
Extra sweet: Add some honey, sugar, or your favorite sweetener to taste. You can also use sweetened milk.
Keto friendly: Use keto friendly milk, like almond milk. Most chai concentrates are filled with sweeteners. If you can't find one that's keto friendly, you can make your own by brewing very strong chai.
Vegan chai latte: Use vegan or non dairy milk, such as oat milk or almond milk. Make sure that the chai concentrate is certified vegan as well.
You can store leftover iced chai latte in the fridge for up to 2 days. Keep in mind that ice cubes will melt if you have added them.
As this drink is so easy to make, I like to just keep chai concentrate and milk in the refrigerator, and combine them into a beverage when I'm ready to drink it.
Frequently asked questions
No. Iced chai lattes are made with milk and chai, which is tea.
Chai is a flavorful and aromatic tea made with a variety of spices, like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anise and cloves. It tastes really nice and comforting.
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Iced Chai Latte
- ¼ cup chai concentrate
- 1 cup almond milk (or any other milk)
- ice cubes
- Combine the ingredients in a glass, and stir with a straw or spoon or incorporate them evenly.
- Adjust the amount of chai or milk to suit your preferences.
- Store leftover iced chai latte in the fridge for up to 2 days. I like to keep the chai concentrate and milk separate, and pour them over ice cubes when I feel like making a drink.