Homemade From Scratch Vanilla Chai Coffee Latte

In this rich, creamy spiced vanilla chai coffee recipe, coffee is mixed with a blend of vanilla, spices, and cream. Dashes of cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and pepper combine for a warm delicious drink, adding something new to your morning coffee.

Homemade Spiced Vanilla Chai Coffee Latte | From Scratch | Rocky Hedge Farm

What is Chai Coffee?

Chai is a very popular coffee shop drink. It can be made with a shot of espresso, chai concentrate mixture and steamed milk. These are often known as dirty chai drinks.

Chai is actually a tea from Indie and is generally made of a spiced tea blend that includes black tea mixed with strong spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. The spiced tea mixture is typically brewed with milk and sweetened with sugar or honey.

There is a huge variation in how chai drinks are made and the way that they taste. I have created my own homemade chai mix and I prefer mine mixed in with coffee for a warm delicious drink.

Homemade Spiced Vanilla Chai Coffee Latte Made From Scratch | Rocky Hedge Farm

Homemade Sugar Free Vanilla Chai Mix

3 tsp ground cardamom
3 tsp ground clove
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Mix all spice ingredients in a bowl, then transfer to a glass jar with an air tight lid.

How to Brew Spiced Vanilla Chai Coffee | Latte

There are a few different ways that you can make this vanilla chai coffee. I do not own a regular coffee pot but I do have the coffee drip stand and pour mason from Red Rooster Trading Company. I use a reusable coffee sock in my pour mason and I hand grind my coffee using the Camano Coffee Mill.

You can also make this chai coffee in a regular coffee pot by mixing the chai mixture inawith the ground coffee, then brew coffee as you normally would.

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Homemade Vanilla Spiced Chai Recipe

These directions are for a single serve coffee cup size. Adjust measurements according to the way you will make yours.

2 tsp Chai Mix - placed into a disposable teabag (if doing the pour over method)
2 tbsp Ground Coffee
3 tbsp heavy whipping cream or half-n-half
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Stevia or sweetener of choice
Dash of nutmeg

  1. Brew coffee either in a regular coffee pot with the chai mix mixed into the ground coffee or as shown above using a coffee drip stand and pour mason. If using the pour over method, put the chai mix into a disposable teabag and put it into the coffee mug to steep into the tea.

  2. While coffee and chai mix are brewing, heat the heavy whipping cream or half-n-half over medium heat, with the 1 tsp of vanilla and sweetener. Do not boil, just heat until near boiling.

  3. If you use the coffee drip stand method, remove the chai mix in the teabag and discard. If using a coffee pot, pour a hot cup of coffee.

  4. Pour the sweetened stove mixture over the top of the coffee and then garnish with nutmeg.

  5. Sip and Savor

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This drink has become my favorite for the winter season although I may find that I need an iced version come summer. I never imagined that this chai spice mixture mixed with coffee could taste so good but it does! I would love to know if you make this drink!

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Rocky Hedge Farm is a simple living blog sharing the journey of a family living in small town USA. A hang laundry on the line, cook from scratch kind of girl, living in a modular home that is being remodeled, Sarah writes about balancing life as a mother, wife, homemaker, and farm girl.

Located in rural Missouri, Sarah keeps the company of her husband, and four children. The days are filled with time spent in the garden, keeping house, working on DIY projects, checking on the bees, and spending time with her husband and their children.