One of my favorite winter drinks is the chai latte. I used to have them only in coffee shops. That frothy goodness didn’t seem like something I could whip up at home. But I was wrong! With a little experimentation, I found a super-easy way to make a chai latte in the microwave, dirtying no more dishes than a mug and a single spoon. The recipe is so delicious that my husband and stepdaughter now request chai lattes all the time–and so simple that I’ve taught them how to make their own!
Easy Microwave Chai Latte
Fill a microwave-safe mug one-third full with water. Microwave for 40 seconds.
Add a chai tea bag. (Chai tea bags contain black tea as well as spices such as cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. I use the STASH brand. Of course, you could also experiment with mixing your own spices, but for this recipe, I’m keeping things simple.) Let the tea bag steep for a minute or so. Then remove it and, if you like, set it aside to use a second time.
Now fill the mug the rest of the way with milk. Whole milk will make the creamiest chai. Return to the microwave for a minute and a half.
Stir in 1-1/2 Tbsp. sugar or however much tastes good to you. Use honey if you prefer.
If you have a little extra time and want to add something special to your chai, check out my post Real Whipped Cream in 5 Minutes.