Keto Chai Latte Recipe – Tasty, yet Low-Carb


No matter whether you’re on a ketogenic diet or not, you’re going to love this delicious cozy beverage.

The keto chai latte recipe that I’m about to share with you is going to let you enjoy a sweet, creamy, and flavorful masala chai.

If you’re on a low-carb diet and you miss Starbucks’ satisfying chai latte, you should definitely try out this keto-friendly version.

Even though it’s sugar-free and contains only 3 net carbs (1 if made with almond milk), this DIY latte is still sweet and tasty.

Furthermore, because of its caffeine content and satiating ingredients, this bulletproof tea is going to elevate your energy levels well enough to keep you productive for quite a while.

On top of that its 100% vegan, so you won’t have to worry if you have an intolerance to dairy, or you’re trying to stick to a plant-based diet.

Without further ado, let’s continue with the recipe ingredients.

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’re going to need to make a keto chai latte:

  • Water – 8 to 10 fl. oz. (240 to 300 ml).

    I like pouring all the spices into a saucepan, filled with 10 fl. oz. (300 ml) of water.

    Since I bring it to a boil, the water will reduce its original volume to about 6-8 fl. oz. (or less depending on the amount of time I leave it on the heat).

    No matter if you make coffee or tea, always use either filtered or bottled water that you enjoy drinking pure.

    Avoid tap water and you’ll significantly increase the chances of making the best chai latte you’ve ever had.
  • Chai Latte Spices:

    • Ground Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon;
    • Ground Cloves – 1/4 teaspoon;
    • Ground Cardamom – 1/4 teaspoon;
    • Ground Ginger – 1/4 teaspoon;
    • Ground Nutmeg– 1/4 teaspoon;
    • Black Peppercorns – 4 or 5;
    • Star Anise – 1 or 2;

    The Chai Tea Concentrate that Starbucks baristas use to make their masala tea version contains all the aforementioned spices except for ground nutmeg.

    So if you’re trying to replicate the Starbucks Chai Latte’s flavor, feel free to skip the ground nutmeg.

    Furthermore, if you don’t have some of the spices listed above, use whatever you have at hand.

    I’d say that the last 3 on the list (nutmeg, peppercorns, star anise) are optional. They will pretty much take your DIY latte to the next level, but even without them, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious keto-friendly drink.


    Of course, you can use whole spices to make your homemade chai latte, but make sure you crush them well because this way they will release their flavor more easily.
  • Earl Grey or Black Tea – 1 tea bag or 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea.

    I usually make my masala tea with Earl Grey tea, as I think that the bergamot notes compliment all the other flavors excellently.

    Still, you can prepare your cozy beverage with black or oolong tea instead if you feel like doing so.

    This recipe component will add caffeine to the chai latte.

    The amount of caffeine per serving may vary depending on the type of tea and the amount you use.

    Nevertheless, an 8 oz (240 ml) chai latte serving usually contains around 40 mg to 60 mg of caffeine.
  • Almond or Full-fat Coconut milk – 4 fl. oz. (120 ml) of almond or 3 oz. (90 ml) of thick coconut milk

    If you’re on a ketogenic regimen, you’ve probably already included almond milk as part of your daily diet.

    It’s tasty plant-based milk that contains only a gram of carbohydrates per serving (8 oz or 240 ml).

    Furthermore, it goes well with this homemade keto-friendly chai latte.

    If I am to use almond milk, I add 4 fl. oz. (120 ml).

    This amount contains less than a gram of carbs. So if you want to make your homemade latte as low-carb as possible, opt for almond milk.

    With that being said, I prefer using 3 oz. (90 g) of full-fat coconut milk. It’s thick and creamy and makes my DIY chai latte more satiating and satisfying.

    Have in mind though, that if you do use it instead of almond milk, your chai latte will contain more carbohydrates.

    3 oz (90 g) of full-fat canned coconut milk will add around 3 grams of carbohydrates to your daily intake.

    So it’s good to take this into consideration when deciding which type of milk to pick for your chai latte.
  • MCT oil – 1 teaspoon.

    This is more of an optional ingredient that you can opt for if you want to make your latte bulletproof.

    I like adding a teaspoon of MCT oil when I need my chai latte to energize me better and keep me full and productive for a longer period.
  • Erythritol/Liquid Stevia (or both).

    Erythritol and liquid stevia are great keto-friendly sweeteners that are widely-spread sugar substitutes for bulletproof coffee or tea.

    Their flavor takes some getting used to, though.

    What I’ve found is that adding both – a few drops of liquid stevia and a teaspoon of erythritol, works best for me tastewise.

    To sweeten your keto chai latte, you can also use a low-carb sugar-free syrup. You can check out my guide on the best keto-friendly coffee syrups by clicking here.

As you can see, all of the aforementioned recipe ingredients are vegan, so this tasty low-carb latte is perfect for you if you’re on a plant-based diet.

That being said, let’s move on to the recipe directions.

How to make a Keto Chai Latte at Home

To make a Keto Chai latte, follow these steps:

  1. Pour the water and all of the spices into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
    How to make a keto chai latte - step 1
  2. Lower the heat and add a tea bag of Earl Grey tea. Let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. You can also turn the heat off while the tea is steeping.
    How to make a keto chai latte - step 2
  3. Turn the stove on medium heat and add the milk, MCT oil and sweeteners. Stir well and run the liquid through a sifter or a strainer. To filter the spices out better, you can run the liquid through cheesecloth.
  4. Mix the low-carb latte, froth it and pour it into a serving cup.
    How to make a keto chai latte - step 4

Here’s the keto chai latte served in a glass cup:
Homemade keto chai latte served in a glass cup
It’s made with full-fat coconut milk, so it contains around 3 net carbs. It’s totally worth having such a sweet and creamy latte treat while you’re on a ketogenic diet.

You will definitely love it, especially if you’re a fan of the Starbucks version.

I used a hand drink mixer for my homemade chai latte. It’s perfect for making bulletproof coffee and tea, as it mixes all the components very well. On top of that, it’s great for frothing too. So it will improve your DIY chai latte’s overall texture. In the following photo you see such a battery-operated frother by Zulay:

It’s pretty affordable and great in terms of performance. Click here to check out its price on Amazon.

With that being said, I’m pretty sure that you’re going to love your low-carb chai tea latte.

Whenever you feel like you want to relax and have a moment for yourself, make this cozy and flavorful masala chai and enjoy it to the fullest.

Related Recipe: How to make a Keto-friendly London Fog (Earl Grey Tea) Latte

Yield: 1 serving

Keto Chai Latte

Keto Chai Latte

A Flavorful Low-carb Chai Latte, perfect for anyone who's on a ketogenic diet. It contains only 3 net carbs if made with full-fat canned coconut milk. If you decide to use 4 fl. oz. of almond milk instead of thick coconut milk, your cozy drink will contain even fewer carbohydrates - around 1 net carb.

Ingredients

  • Water - 8 fl. oz. to 10 fl. oz. (240 to 300 milliliters)
  • Black/Oolong/Earl Grey Tea - 1 teabag/ 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea
  • Milk - either Almond (4 fl. oz., 120 milliliters) or Full-fat Canned Coconut milk (3 fl. oz., 90 milliliters)
  • MCT Oil - 1 teaspoon (optional, if you want your drink to be more satiating and energizing)
  • Erythritol (2 tsp)/Liquid Stevia (4-5 drops) (or both)

Chai Latte Spices

  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon;
  • Ground Cloves – 1/4 teaspoon;
  • Ground Cardamom – 1/4 teaspoon;
  • Ground Ginger – 1/4 teaspoon;
  • Ground Nutmeg– 1/4 teaspoon (optional);
  • Black Peppercorns – 4 or 5 (optional);
  • Star Anise – 1 (optional);

Instructions

  1. Pour the water and all the chai latte spices into a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add a tea bag to the hot spicy water.
  4. Lower the heat to a minimum or completely turn it off.
  5. Let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the teabag.
  7. Turn the stove on medium heat and add the milk, the sweeteners and the MCT oil.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Strain the liquid from the spices.
  10. Mix and froth.
  11. Pour your Low-carb Chai Latte into a cup.

Drop me a comment below if you have any questions or let me know what you think about this keto chai latte recipe.

I hope I managed to give you some useful tips and that I’ve made it easier for you to make such a tasty beverage at home.

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