Day 9: Hot Chocolate Chai Latte
During the holiday season, temps are down, and the warmth of a hot drink keeps the holiday spirit alive. Stay warm this festive season with this ultra-cozy hot chocolate chai latte!
When the flavors of our chocolate chai tea latte aren't rich enough - why not add more chocolate? This twist combines a chai latte recipe using our Chocolate Chai tea and substitutes the dairy for chocolate milk. The comforting and warming flavors of hot chocolate with spiced chai make a cuppa any chocolate lover will love!
What you'll need:
(Makes 2-4 servings)
- Loose leaf paper tea bags, or the Conflicted Iced Tea Brewer
- 32oz wide mouth mason jar (if not using the Conflicted Brewer)
- 3 tbsp loose-leaf Chocolate Chai tea (or any Chai tea!)
- 32oz filtered water
- 1-2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup of chocolate milk
- Chocolate syrup (to rim glass)
- Electric frother
- Ground cinnamon (to garnish)
- Heat 3 cups of water in a medium sized pot until 212 F
- Add 3 tbsp of Chocolate Chai tea (or any Chai tea) to Conflicted Iced Tea Brewer or disposable paper tea bag.
- If using a paper tea bag, place into the mouth of mason jar.
- Let steep for 6 minutes, then remove the infuser.
- Add 1-2 tbsp of sugar into hot brewed tea and stir until dissolved.
- Lightly place lid over mason jar or Conflicted Brewer and let the tea rest to bring the temperature to room temp. Be careful during this process as the jar is very hot. Make sure to not close the lid.
- Once the jar is at room temperature, close the lid to the jar or brewer and place in the fridge to cool for at least 2-4 hours.
- Once the tea as cooled, take the tea out of the fridge.
- Add chai concentrate to a 16oz cup.
- Heat up chocolate milk until steaming (do not boil).
- Pour steamed chocolate milk mixture into a tall container, being sure to leave extra room.
- Froth until desired foaminess.
- Pour chocolate milk into the chai and scoop the foam on top.
- Add a dash of cinnamon on top. Enjoy!
Tea concentrate will have a much stronger flavor than freshly brewed tea - the more you add, the stronger the chai flavor.
If you prefer a very hot Chai latte, add the tea concentrate to the milk/eggnog, and heat it up together until steaming. Then froth.
If you're looking for a caffeine-free option, try this recipe using our Rooibos Chai! Ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon dance over a nutty base of Rooibos tea.
Skip the rum for an alcohol-free warm and cozy latte that the whole family will love!
If you don't have a frother, heat the milk in the microwave or a pan and pulse a few times in a blender. You can also shake it in a mason jar - just be careful to not make the milk too hot.