A little sweet, a lot spiced, and topped with cloud-like frothed (or warmed) milk, a chai latte is black tea steeped with milk as well as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and often black pepper, fennel, and ginger. Traditionally sweetened with a bit of honey, the chai lattes available widely in the Western world tend to be cloying with syrups and artificial flavors that don’t honor the Indian art of steeping the tea with whole spices. To find a Primal and Primal-keto version, forego the coffee house line and make your own at home.
What Is a Dirty Chai Latte?
A dirty chai latte is the beautiful marriage of a chai latte spiked with a shot (or two) of espresso. If you have an espresso machine at home, simply add a shot or two of espresso to the recipe below. We used instant espresso powder and recently boiled water to make our dirty chai latte as simple as possible—no espresso machine or stovetop espresso maker necessary. We did use a milk frother to add volume to the almond milk, but you can also simply heat up the milk you’d like to use, or you can use a handheld mixer to whip air into your milk. The point is to use what you have on hand at home. Note: We used almond milk, but this recipe would also be delicious with coconut milk. If you’re not dairy-free, feel free to use whole milk.