I have been meaning to post this recipe for my homemade Chai Latte for sometime now! I had recorded the video of me making it this past summer when I was recovering from Covid (that’s when I fell in love with this tea!) Up until recently, I had not been a fan of teas. So after avoiding coffee for 8 months on AIP Elimination, I was delighted to be able to reintroduce coffee back into my life. I also regularly made chicory tea latte . But last year, when my female hormones started to go a bit crazy, I started experiencing some reactions with coffee. That’s when I decided to stop coffee completely. For a while organic decaf coffeee (Kicking Horse brand) was my favorite. Until Covid got me. For some reason, post-Covid, the taste of coffee suddenly was not very appealing to me and instead I started liking tea more. This was probably because when I was down with covid, the only thing I wanted to drink was hot liquids and as a consequence, I drank a lot of black teas, green teas and herbal teas!
This spiced chai latte was something I started making soon after recovering and it has now become my staple everyday drink! The best thing about this chai latte is that my husband and I both share the same ‘chai love’ now as he has always been an avid chai drinker all his life and I refused to give him company till now! So in a way we both are grateful to Covid 🙂
With the weather turning cold, now is the perfect time for warming beverages! So I thought it was perfect timing to post this recipe! Hope you can try it soon! I also made a video for step by step instructions so do watch and share with your friends too!
- ¾ cup filtered water
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- ½ inch piece of cinnamon stick (optional)
- 1 whole clove (optional)
- ¼ heaping tsp of ground ginger
- ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch or ⅛ tsp of ganthoda powder (optional)
- About 1 tsp of any black tea leaves
- ¼ cup coconut milk or any non dairy milk (use coconut milk for AIP)
- 1-2 tsp of maple syrup
- Add the water to a small saucepan and place on heat. Add the fresh ginger, whole spices (if adding) and the tea leaves and let come to a full boil. Next add the rest of the spices and the milk and let simmer for about 2 minutes on low heat. Turn heat off and strain into a cup. Serve immediately or add to a blender and blend for 10-15 seconds to get a frothy latte!