Easy Microwave Chai Latte

Chai LatteIt’s hard to believe that just two days ago I was happily sipping lemonade in the sunshine. The weather’s turned cold and gray now, and it’s time for a warmer beverage.

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!

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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.

That’s it!


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.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen Gardener says:

    Yum! I topped mine off with some cinnamon too. Thanks for the idea!

  2. M. R. says:

    Hm. Chai latte teabag? – I wonder if we have those Downunder .. I buy a rather large amount of the mixed spices at the beginning of winter and make my own; but I fear they go off every time I open the container. This I must look into. Try honey instead of sugar, and see if you don’t love it.

  3. dancingstar7718 says:

    Omg! Luv this! I messed up my tea until i read this!

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