Monday, April 29, 2013

Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Copycat (Low Carb option available)

Oh that delicious Chai Tea!  First off I'm gonna tell you something.  You may already know, some people don't and are surprised to find out that Starbucks add water to their chai lattes.  I was told this insider tip by one of my Starbucks friends years ago in Seattle (home of the orig Starbucks).   You get around this by ordering a "no water chai" when you are at Starbucks..  Unless you like water in yours then don't even mention it. lol.  I don't like water in mine.  

Ok, to make a chai latte like at Starbucks, you: 
  1. Go to your grocery store and purchase TAZO Chai Latte Concentrate (liquid).  TAZO is the only brand Starbucks uses.  
  2. After you buy this gem, mix 3/4 Chai with 1/4 Milk. 
  3. You can heat it on the stove, or in the microwave, or steam it if you have an espresso machine.  
  4. Add a bit of water if you want it EXACT to Starbucks lol.  
I add cinnamon to mine, as you can see.  :)

Now for the REALLY GOOD NEWS!  A Sugar Free LOW CARB option!!  

Yes, this means low carbers can finally enjoy a chai tea.  mmmm.   

Same instructions as above but you have to buy Oregon brand Sugar Free Chai Latte Concentrate (liquid).  Tazo does NOT offer a sugar free version. Boo.  The second modification is that you have to use Heavy Whipping Cream (0 carbs) OR Heavy Cream (1 carb per 2 tbsp), OR Half & Half (idk the carbs on that) INSTEAD of milk.  Milk has mucho carbs/sugar.  Then top with cinnamon.  I do add a bit of water when doing the low carb version because the whipping cream is so creamy the water doesn't bother me

This hot tasty drink go perfectly with Caramel Apple Pie Cookies or warm Caramel Dumplings.


  1. I was searching all over the internet for a low carb chai latte recipe and I finally found it! thank you so much I really appreciate it!!!

    1. No problem! Glad you could make use of it. Believe it or not i actually prefer the low carb version over the other because the ratio of concentrate used use is alot seems alot stronger than the Tazo.

  2. They say they dont use the stuff you get in stores but it is tazo

  3. I did buy the Tazo brand but for some reason it is not as spicy as the Starbucks one and I did not add water to mine. :( I tried to do it with only a little ice so it wouldn't be watery and it's still really bland(mild) you know hat I mean? I wanna know if they add extra ginger? Pepper? I don't know but I like the spice!! Lol my brother sugested to make a ginger simple syrup and add that but that would make it sweeter and I don't want it sweeter just spicier. Can you give me any suggestions? Thank you so much!!

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