On a cold day like today, I love to take the time to make something warm and comforting. Today, I decided to whip up homemade almond milk chai lattes…even though I’m constantly in a café, literally (I work as a barista, and I spend a lot of time at cafés working away on my computer). Warm beverages are pretty much my entire life. Here’s how you make ’em:
2 cups water
3 black tea bags
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Pinch of allspice
3 green cardamom pods
1/2 stick of cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup of almond milk
In a small pot, pour in the 2 cups of water, 3 tea bags, spices and sugar and bring the tea to a simmer for about 5 minutes. If you like your tea stronger or less strong, adjust how long you steep your tea. Strain your tea into a big cup, and go ahead and press down that extra black tea flavour from the tea bags.
After this, pour the almond milk in the pot, allowing it to get nice and hot but not scorching or boiling. Add the tea and simmer for a few minutes. If you want a nice frothiness to your latte, either blend up the mixture with an immersion blender or put some of it in a blender and whizz it up for around 30 seconds before pouring into your mug and serving.
Top off your latte with some a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!
Another great idea might be to go ahead and whisk in a hint of cocoa powder to the mixture for a chocolatey almond milk chai latte. Mmm.