In this homemade from scratch Vanilla Chai Coffee Latte, coffee is mixed with a blend of vanilla, spices, and cream. Dashes of cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and pepper combine for a warm delicious drink, adding something new to your morning coffee.
What is Chai Coffee?
Chai is a very popular coffee shop drink. It can be made with a shot of espresso, chai concentrate mixture, and steamed milk. These are often known as dirty chai drinks.
Chai is actually a tea from Indie and is generally made of a spiced tea blend that includes black tea mixed with strong spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, and black peppercorns. The spiced tea mixture is typically brewed with milk and sweetened with sugar or honey.
There is a huge variation in how chai drinks are made and the way that they taste. I have created my own homemade chai mix and I prefer mine mixed in with coffee for a warm delicious drink.
Homemade Sugar-Free Vanilla Chai Mix
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Mix all spice ingredients in a bowl, then transfer to a glass jar with an airtight lid.
How to Brew Spiced Vanilla Chai Coffee | Latte
There are a few different ways that you can make this homemade from scratch vanilla chai coffee latte. I do not own a regular coffee pot but I do have the coffee drip stand and pour mason from Red Rooster Trading Company. I use a reusable coffee sock in my pour mason and I hand grind my coffee using the Camano Coffee Mill.
You can also make this chai coffee in a regular coffee pot by mixing the chai mixture in with the ground coffee, then brew coffee as you normally would.
Homemade Vanilla Spiced Chai Coffee Latte Recipe
These directions are for a single-serve coffee cup size. Adjust measurements according to the way you will make yours.
2 tsp Chai Mix – placed into a disposable teabag (if doing the pour-over method)
2 tbsp Ground Coffee
3 tbsp heavy whipping cream or half-n-half
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Stevia or sweetener of choice
Dash of nutmeg
Brew coffee either in a regular coffee pot with the chai mix mixed into the ground coffee or as shown above using a coffee drip stand and pour mason. If using the pour-over method, place the chai mix into a disposable tea bag and put it into the coffee mug to steep into the tea.
While coffee and chai mix are brewing, heat the heavy whipping cream or half-n-half over medium heat, with the 1 tsp of vanilla and sweetener. Do not boil, just heat until near-boiling.
If you use the coffee drip stand method, remove the chai mix in the tea bag and discard. If using a coffee pot, pour a hot cup of coffee.
Pour the sweetened stove mixture over the top of the coffee and then garnish with nutmeg.
Sip and Savor
This drink has become my favorite for the winter season although I may find that I need an iced version come summer. I never imagined that this chai spice mixture mixed with coffee could taste so good but it does! I would love to know if you make this drink!