Recipe: Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

 

Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate


“Venti 1/2 sweet Chai tea latte with Lactaid.”

That’s my favorite drink from Starbucks during the winter season. These days that drink costs me around $5.00 which is crazy. I love Starbucks but I’m finding the increased prices a bit much.

So what to do?

Well in the fall I made homemade pumpkin spice syrup so that I could make my own pumpkin spice tea lattes. Now I can make my own 1/2 sweet chai lattes in the comfort of my own home, and so can you! 🙂

This concentrate has very little brown sugar in it but feel free to increase the amount if you have a real sweet tooth.

This concentrate makes an excellent Christmas gift as well. Store it in a decorative glass jar.
Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

5 cups water

10 bags of black tea (earl grey, orange pekoe, or english breakfast)

2 cinnamon sticks

1 vanilla bean, sliced in half

1/2 cup brown sugar

12 whole cloves

9 cardamon pods

1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

3 star anise pods

1/2 tsp black peppercorns

8 corriander seeds

1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 Tbsp orange zest

1 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced

1 Tbsp honey

 

Instructions: In a large pot, bring water to a boil.

Add tea bags, spices, zest and ginger.

Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in honey and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.

Strain concentrate.

Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

Discard the spices.

Then pour concentrate into glass jars and keep in refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

Gluten Free Homemade Chai Concentrate

Use 1/4 cup of concentrate per large mug. I use a combination of milk, water and concentrate for my chai latte.

Yum! 🙂

 

 

 

2 comments add yours

  1. That’s my favourite drink at Starbucks too! (Except with soy.) I’ll definitely have to try this.

  2. Really easy to make, and is a great gift to make for others. I like that it is all fresh ingredients, with nothing artificial in it.

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