Homemade Coconut Chai Tea Latte

TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 15 min
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced, optional
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1 cup whole or 2-percent milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened regular or low fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup loosely packed light brown muscovado sugar
recipe tools
  • COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

        

    Sign in

    All fields are required.

    E-mail Address:

    Password:

    Remember me on this computer

    Signing in

    Please enter your email address and we will send your password

    E-mail Address

    Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

    Not a member?

    Sign up for My Cooking Channel to share photos, show off your style, and connect to an enthusiastic and helpful community.

    It's free and easy.

  • Print Recipe

Directions

Lightly crush the peppercorns, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, and put in a medium saucepan. Add the ginger, if using. Add 6 cups cold water to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Let them steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, and let steep another 10 minutes.

Put the milks and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to simmer. Strain the tea mixture into the milk mixture and heat through for 1 minute. Whisk the mixture until frothy. Pour the tea into 4 mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

    

Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:

Password:

Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up for My Cooking Channel to share photos, show off your style, and connect to an enthusiastic and helpful community.

It's free and easy.

Review This Recipe

You must be logged in to review this recipe.

3

Newest Ratings and Reviews

Read all 5 reviews

  • on November 10, 2014

    Flag

    I steeped the spices in cheesecloth in the milk for about 20 minutes, then I put it in a glass jar and cooled it. The flavors are wonderful and I can add a lot or a little to my tea. This is great, and I have never liked chai tea.

    people found this review Helpful.
    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
  • on July 15, 2014

    Flag

    I have been making chai tea at home every morning for 30 years. I received the recipe from an Indian graduate student in the early 1970's and have loved it ever since. Bobby's version is very similar to what I was taught. This tastes similar to chai I had in India during a 3 month stay in the early 1970's.
    I heat milk, water (half and half or a higher ratio of milk if I want a creamier chai) and sugar first for a good few minutes, then add cinnamon stick, crushed cardamom seeds and fresh ginger root, cooking another 5-10 minutes. I then turn off the piping hot mixture and add the tea bags steeping until the color looks right (a beautiful carmel). I make it with decaf tea and my son loves it.

    I can't drink coconut milk because it does not agree with my stomach?? although I love coconut. Maybe it is the fat content. I use skim milk for almost everything. Bobby could add COCONUT SUGAR to sweeten the mixture available at Trader Joe's. It is natural and tastes like brown sugar.

    people found this review Helpful.
    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
  • on January 11, 2014

    Flag

    It was weak tasting at first but after sitting for about 30 minutes with cinnamon sticks it was really great. I also used star anise while simmering.

    people found this review Helpful.
    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Advertisement

On TV

*ALL TIMES EASTERN
ON AIR
NOW
TONIGHT
10:00
PM

what's hot

MasterChef Canada

Get Cooking Channel on your TV.