Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

OK tonight I was going to post about homemade pop tarts but as I was making them I realized it was a 2 day process! I got half of it done and the rest will be completed tomorrow morning. I am documenting everything so I can make a big post about it tomorrow! Well that left tonight with nothing to post until I saw at the very bottom of my cooking board a tiny pin from when I started pinning a year ago.

The Pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/72057662758213519/

I am a HUGE fan of Starbucks Chai Tea Latte (nonfat, no water, with  toffee nut flavoring…or pumpkin in the fall please! 😉 ). But it got to the point where I was an unemployed, single mother who went to school full time. I had no money and no time for my Starbucks fix…until I got the idea of making it at home. I didn’t know if it was possible so I asked the Barista at a Starbucks in Target and she told me to buy the Tazo Chai Tea Concentrate and mix equal amounts milk and concentrate. I asked how to incorporate the flavoring and she said buy some syrup, like Torani, and add it in. Well I tried this and yuck!! Then i got the idea to use flavored coffee creamer! So I tinkered with my recipe and I came up with this:

3/4 cup Tazo Chai Tea Concentrate

1/4 cup flavored creamer

1/2 cup milk

Ingredients

Ingredients

Mix well in either a saucepan or a glass measuring cup. If you used a saucepan then heat on the stove until it is your preferred temperature. If you used a glass measuring cup place in microwave and heat until desired temperature.

Ready to heat!

Ready to heat!

Once hot pour in mug and enjoy!

Ready to drink!

Ready to drink!

Tips from me:

#1 I do the 3/4 cup since it fills my standard size coffee cups, I used a bigger one this time since it was clear and easier to see when photographed. If you use a bigger cup increase the ingredients to 1 cup mix, 3/4 cup milk, and 1/4 creamer.

#2 I do not have a way to steam milk like they do at Starbucks so this will taste slightly different then theirs. But it’s close enough to give me my fix without paying $5 a cup!

Now that I have a better paying job I do on occasion splurge at Starbucks but this gets me by! It also has helped since I moved out a big city for work to a small town and the nearest Starbucks in about an hour away!

 

Happy Pinning!

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