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This Gingerbread Chai Latte is a cozy holiday tea latte that tastes like Christmas in a mug. This recipe can be made with chai tea bags or chai concentrate and can easily be turned into a copycat recipe of Starbucks’ Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai Latte.
This gingerbread one adds an extra holiday feel and is perfect for sipping on around a warm fireplace.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy — This recipe is simple and easy to make, using only a few basic ingredients.
- Hot or Cold — You can choose whether you want to serve this drink hot or cold - it tastes delicious both ways!
- Dairy-Free Option — Easily turn this drink into a dairy-free latte by using almond milk or oat milk instead of cow’s milk.
- Starbucks’ Copycat — If you are looking for a recipe for Starbucks gingerbread chai oat milk latte, there are instructions below for a close copycat.
- Chai Tea Concentrate: Chai tea concentrate is sold in a box — I use Tazo chai concentrate. You can use chai tea bags instead and steep your own strong chai tea. If you are using chai tea bags, mix in a spoonful of sugar to taste since chai tea concentrate is much sweeter than brewed tea.
- Gingerbread Syrup: You can make your own gingerbread syrup at home, but it is much easier to use a store bought one. I use Monin’s gingerbread syrup, but you can use any brand you prefer.
- Milk: Use whatever type of milk you like. You can use a non-dairy milk instead, such as oat milk or almond milk, but make sure to use the “barista” version so it will froth up well.
How To Make A Gingerbread Chai Tea Latte
Step 1: Mix the gingerbread syrup into the chai tea concentrate until smooth.
Step 2: Use an electric frother to froth and warm the milk. Pour the frothed milk on top of the chai tea concentrate.
- Add the syrup to the frother. If you are using an electric frother, try adding the gingerbread syrup to the frother and froth it with the milk instead of stirring it into the chai concentrate. This will disperse the gingerbread flavor more evenly throughout the drink. This will not work as well if you are not using an electric frother since the syrup can affect how well the milk froths.
- Warm the chai concentrate. I find that generally the electric frother warms the milk up enough to also warm the chai concentrate, however for a really hot drink, heat the chai tea concentrate in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds before adding the frothed milk.
- Make it an iced latte. This gingerbread chai latte tastes delicious as an iced latte! For an iced drink, chill the chai tea after brewing it, use the “cold froth” setting on your electric frother, and serve the drink over ice.
This recipe is very similar to Starbucks’ Iced Oatmilk Gingerbread Latte. For a close copycat, use Tazo Chai Tea Concentrate instead of brewed chai tea and use oat milk instead of cow’s milk. Use the “cold froth” setting on your electric frother and serve the drink over ice.
An electric frother will always give the best results for at home coffee drinks. A second best option is to use a mini handheld frother or an electric hand mixer to froth up the milk. If you don’t have either of those gadgets, froth the milk by shaking it vigorously in a mason jar.