Chai Latte used to be my guilty pleasure. I’d drink it everywhere and anywhere. Until I found out how strongly sugar influences my hormonal acne. Bummer! Since then I’ve been sticking with a low GI diet (well, mostly) and my beloved Chai Latte was a thing of the past. But then I found out how to make a super quick and easy low carb Chai Tea Latte at home. It took some time and a little testing, but now have a low carb Chai Tea Latte recipe I am ready to share with you. I hope you enjoy it!

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How to make your own Chai Spice Mix

First, you’ll make the spice mix. It’s the most important thing in the recipe, after all! So get into your spice shelf and collect all that spicy, warming goodness!

What you need for your low carb chai tea mix

You’ll need quite a few spices for this mix. For that reason, I decided to use powdered and ground instead of fresh ones. This way, I can even prepare a bigger batch and store it in an airtight container. But I am jumping ahead.

These are the ingredients you’ll collect for your very own homemade chai mix:

Throwing all the spices of the spice mix into a white bowl
Later on, you’ll also need the following ingredients, so make sure you have these handy as well:

  • 8 tea bags or 1/2 cup loose black tea or herbal tea
  • up to 6 cups of plant milk of choice (see below!)
  • 6 cups of water

Using this much will leave you with a pitcher full of spicy chai, which then you can top off with the milk. Enough for the whole family, basically!

Which low carb milk can you use?

If you’ve been on a low carb or even keto diet, you’ll know that whole milk is not low carb. In order to get a low carb chai latte, you can pick any of the following plant milk, in their unsweetened version.

  • Coconut Milk: 1 gram of carbohydrate
  • Almond Milk: 2 grams of carbohydrate
  • Flax Milk: 1 gram of carbohydrate
  • Hemp Milk: 1 gram of carbohydrate
  • Cashew Milk: 1 gram of carbohydrate

How to make your low carb chai latte

Alright, now that you got all your spices, let’s get to work.

  1. Mix all of your spices together.
  2. Put the chai spice mix in a wide pot with the water. I like to leave the spices in a tea infuser like this one*, to make straining easier. This is especially important if you go for fresh ingredients instead of powder.
  3. Bring the mix to a boil and let it simmer at medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Now add your tea bags and brew it as long as you usually do with your black tea. Preferences can vary wildly here, I learned when watching my husband make tea… I would never sleep again if I did it like him. But to each their own.
  5. Then you can fill your tea into a pitcher. I like to strain the mix again at this point to make sure I don’t get spice pieces in my chai latte later.
  6. Fill a cup with half chai, half plant milk. To get a nice, hot chai latte, you might want to warm up the milk before! And because this recipe comes without any sweetener, you might want to vary the levels of milk. But don’t go below 50/50. I tried.

Storing your homemade low carb chai

You can store the chai in the fridge for up to a week. But, a solution I like even better, is to freeze it in cubes and just quickly make myself a hot cup in the microwave when I feel like it. Because sometimes you just quickly need a Chai Tea Latte quickly, without the wait!

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Chai latte doesn't need to be sugary. In fact, it can be really healthy. This simple low carb chai tea latte recipe is quick to make and let's you enjoy your very own homemade chai latte in no time!

Trying to stay low carb or even in ketosis but missing the good old chai latte? I got the solution for you! This easy recipe for a homemade low carb chai tea latte will give you the enjoyment of a healthy chai latte without the sugar!

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