BEFORE I WAS A COFFEE DRINKER, YES, I WASN'T ALWAYS A COFFEE DRINKER, I ACTUALLY THINK ON MINE AND ZACK'S FIRST DATE AT THE AGE OF 16 I TOLD HIM THAT I DIDN'T DRINK COFFEE, BUT WHEN I GREW UP I PROBABLY WOULD. CLEARLY MY MOTHER'S WORDS SPEWING RIGHT OUT OF ME. BUT ANWAYS, BEFORE I WAS A COFFEE DRINKER I LOVED CHAI LATTES, AND STILL DO TO THIS DAY. I'VE TRIED DONA CHAI AT A NUMBER OF COFFEE SHOPS IN BROOKLYN SO WHEN THEY WERE UP FOR WORKING TOGETHER on some recipes I WAS STOKED! THE RECIPES IN THIS POST ARE SUPER SIMPLE, BUT you really don't need much more than what they suggest on their bottle to make a good latte - just equal parts chai and milk. here are some easy step by step instructions:
iced chai latte
fill a cup with ice, you can either eyeball it like i did here or measure it out completely. you will just want to make sure you have close to equal parts chai and milk. feel free to substitute any other type of milk for cows milk! stir & drink. takes about two seconds! ;)
hot chai latte
again, you can measure if you want, or just eyeball it. I filled my mug first with my mixture just to get my amount right, and then placed a sauce pan on the stove and heated the mixture over medium heat for just a few minutes. if you happen to have an espresso machine with a working steam wand you can obviously use that instead. You want your latte to reach 140 degrees. remove from heat and pour into your mug. sprinkle with cinnamon and stir. enjoy!
if you happened to miss our last post with dona chai read it here. feel free to swap out your cookie cutter to make it a little less valentines day themed!
photography by amy frances.
this post was sponsored by dona chai.