It’s rainy here and I’m home on the couch with a headache, so I made myself a chai latte. I learned to make these because Andy loves them and I wanted to be able to make him something he likes when I make myself coffee. It turns out I like these so well I make them for myself now a lot too.
Most people make chai lattes by making spiced tea and then adding milk and sugar. I use tea bags because it’s easier and I’m just not that picky about my chai. I tried adding milk and sugar to my chai made with water, but I generally only have skim milk in the house and I was ending up with a thin, unexciting latte. And Andy wouldn’t drink them. Plus, heating the milk was an extra step, or you ended up with a cold latte.
I started to wonder what would happen if I just put my tea bag directly in hot milk. Turns out, it’s delicious and so much easier than my old method. Even Andy approves.
- 8 oz skim milk
- 1 bag spiced chai (my favorite is Lipton Spiced Chai)
- 1-2 teaspoons sugar