Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
A few years ago, I did a comparison between Starbucks Vanilla Chai Tea Lattes and Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Chai Lattes. Years later, Vanilla Chai is still one of my favorite hot drinks to enjoy. For just as many years, I’ve been trying to make Starbucks Vanilla Chai Tea Lattes at home. I’ve tried various recipes using different chai teas, vanilla chai mixes, and chai concentrates, but none of them seemed to come out just right. They didn’t have the same kick or the same strength. They were just missing something.
So finally, I decided, “Why reinvent the wheel?” As long as I can remember, Starbucks has been happy to sell me the various syrups and ingredients they use to make their clever caffeinated concoctions. I learned that when I discovered how to make Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.
Today, I stopped by the local ‘Bucks and picked up a box of their TAZO Chai Tea Latte concentrate. They also sell TAZO Chai Tea Latte Concentrate on the Starbucks online store. I already had a bottle of Vanilla Torani Syrup in my cupboards. If you don’t have vanilla syrup, Starbucks offers that and sugar-free vanilla syrup online for $9.95 as well. With milk already in the fridge, I had all the ingredients I needed to make a Starbucks Vanilla Chai Tea Latte.
I got home and promptly threw the ingredients into my Cocomotion (seriously, if you don’t have one of these, get one now. You will thank me.) If you don’t have a Cocomotion, you can either microwave in a microwave safe mug or heat it on the stove.