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Dirty Chai Latte

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Have you ever had a Dirty Chai Latte?

I know some people love black coffee, and some people don’t like them and can’t satisfy their caffeine requirement without lattes or cappuccinos.

If you like chai tea, hot drinks, or espresso drinks, then this is the recipe for you. Here we introduce you to Dirty Chai Latte which is a warming drink with a frothy foam on top that tastes like a hot cup of chai tea with an added flavor of latte.

You can enjoy this soothing coffee drink at Starbucks or prepare your own Dirty Chai Latte at home. This drink is easy to make with basic ingredients available in any kitchen pantry.

What is Dirty Chai Latte?

Traditionally masala chai is a milky and spiced tea from Indian cuisine, it is a combination of foamy steamed milk, Indian spices, and chai tea. When included a couple of espresso shots make a perfect cup of Dirty Chai Latte.

Indian-Spices

This latte is perfect for any time of the year. It’s sweet, spicy, and creamy all at the same time. For keeping it simple, a Dirty Chai Latte is a type of coffee drink that is mixed with masala chai, strongly brewed espresso with milk froth used as a topping.

How Does Dirty Chai Latte Taste?

Dirty chai latte has a strong and encouraging flavor given by the spices and herbs used in its making. The most prominent flavors in Dirty Chai latte are the intense aroma and warm flavor of cloves. The drink also gives a powerful fusion of sweet and bitter taste from the use of ginger, cinnamon powder, and cardamom.

What makes this drink special is the addition of strongly brewed coffee and frothed milk. Giving it a jolt of caffeine and all the richness of creamy milk at once.

How to Order Dirty Chai Latte at Starbucks?

For ordering a Dirty Chai Latte at Starbucks, tell the barista that you would like a Grande Chai Tea Latte with added double shots of strongly brewed espresso, topped off with milk froth.

How to Make Dirty Chai Latte?

Preparing your own dirty chai latte at home requires a couple of steps. First, you need to prepare Masala Chai or as the Asian like to call it Chai Tea.

Later, you need to add strongly brewed espresso and frothed milk, we recommend using a French Press to extract smooth and consistent espresso shots.

Make Masala Chai for Dirty Chai Latte

Ingredients

  • Dry Black Tea
  • Water
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom Powder
  • Black pepper
  • Nutmeg Powder
  • Crushed Cloves

Equipment Needed

  • A cattle
  • Stove

Masala Chai Recipe

Making masala chai is super easy to make at home, just take some dried black tea leaves and put them in water on the stove. Now add all the spices as mentioned in the ingredients. Let the tea leaves boil and as the mixture changes its color, remove it from the stove.

Chai Tea Extract For Dirty Chai Tea Latte

Your Masala Chai is ready!

Make Dirty Chai Latte

Ingredients

  • Masala Chai Extract
  • Whole Milk
  • Strong Espresso Shots

Equipment Needed

  • Saucepan
  • Coffee Mug
  • Milk Frother
  • A Stove

Dirty Chai Latte Recipe

  • Put whole milk in a saucepan, and heat it on a stove until bubbles are formed on the surface.
  • Use a milk frother to froth the milk.
  • Divide the frothed milk into two parts one for the latte other to prepare the topping.
  • Now, take a coffee mug and pour in masala chai, an espresso shot, and frothed milk. Mix it well.
  • Lastly, top the drink with milk froth foam giving it an appealing look.

This is how you prepare a homemade Dirty Chai Latte! It contains the richness of milk, the warmth of spices, and a fluffy topping that you will enjoy in this latte drink.

Final Thoughts | Dirty Chai Latte

Making a Dirty Chai Latte at home couldn’t be easier. You can whip up a batch in just a few minutes and have the perfect cup of warm-spiced, espresso goodness ready to stir in with steam milk.

We hope you enjoy it!

Dirty Chai Latte

A Dirty Chai Latte is a flavored latte, made with a blend of spices, espresso, and milk. It's a delicious, creamy, and caffeinated coffee drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dirty chai, dirty chai latte, dirty chai recipe, dirty chai tea latte, how to make a dirty chai latte, what is a dirty chai latte
Servings: 1
Calories: 289kcal

Equipment

  • A Milk Frother
  • Coffee mug
  • A saucepan
  • A Stove

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Masala Chai
  • 2 Cup Whole Milk (Use Oat Milk if Vegan)
  • 2 shot Brewed Espresso (Strong)

Instructions

  • Put 2 cups of whole milk in a saucepan, and heat it on a stove until bubbles are formed on the surface.
  • Use a milk frother to froth the milk.
  • Divide the frothed milk into two parts one for the latte other to prepare the topping.
  • Now, take a coffee mug and pour in 1 cup of masala chai, an espresso shot, and 1/2 cup of frothed milk. Mix it well.
  • Lastly, top the drink with milk froth foam giving it an appealing look.

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