How To Make A Sugar-Free Dirty Chai Java Latte Recipe
Almost every person who tries a chai latte loves it.
The silkiness of the milk combined with the warmth and bite of the spices has nearly universal appeal.
Now, being a member of the coffee tribe, it’s expected that you’ve added a shot (or two) of espresso to this fine beverage before, haven’t you? If not, you are in for a delightful surprise.
Have you ever wanted to sit back and put your feet up, grab your favorite book or podcast and enjoy a dirty chai at home?
Well, you’re not alone.
The good news is – Sugar-free Dirty Chai Java Lattes are easy peasy to make.
Five minutes and you’ve got this magic elixir.
Isn’t life so much better when the good stuff is easy?
Sugar Free Dirty Chai Latte
Dirty Chai Lattes are a popular drink due to their warm and appealing flavor. The silkiness of the milk combined with the warmth and bite of the spices has nearly universal appeal. And the good news is that making it sugar-free is easy peasy!
- 7 oz milk
- 3/4 oz sugar-free chai tea concentrate (premium)
- 2 oz espresso (hot)
- 1 stick cinnamon
- ground cardamom or nutmeg (for garnish)
Make the espresso
Steam the milk
Warm up the chai concentrate
Pour the steamed milk into a mug, add the chai concentrate and the espresso
Stir it all up with the cinnamon stick
You can also use non-sugar-free chai tea concentrate.
You can use a strong drip coffee instead of espresso, but espresso is recommended.
How to Make a Sugar Free Dirty Chai Java Latte
This is a fairly straight forward recipe, and most likely you'll have all the ingredients at home already.
You can use non-sugar-free chai tea concentrate.
Most regular chai concentrates have quite a bit of sugar in them, so please check the ingredients.
A good brand that is readily available (including online) is Oregon Chai.
You can also use a strong drip coffee instead of espresso, but espresso is recommended. There is a different flavor profile with a good espresso that even a good, strong, non-espresso brew can’t quite match.
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Step #1. Get Dirty
Well, making espresso typically isn’t described as getting dirty, but for the purpose of this drink - it is the addition of the espresso that makes the drink dirty.
So there you go.
Make your espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine, there are many ways that you can make a cup of that rich, dark, liquid gold.
You can learn how here.
Step #2. Get Steamed
Steam your milk with the steam wand from your espresso machine (if you haven’t mastered steaming milk yet, here’s some help in that area).
Step #3. Get Warmed Up
This is a step that many people miss.
Warm up the chai concentrate if you can. This can either be done in the microwave (20 seconds or so) or in a saucepan on your stove.
You want it to be warm so it doesn’t cool the milk too much.
Having said that, Chai tea, and especially this sugar free dirty chai java latte is worth repeating again and again!
Step #4. Pour It On (Well, In)
Pour the steamed milk into your mug, add the chai concentrate and the espresso.
You likely know this, but without the espresso – this is just a Chai tea. Adding the espresso is what makes it dirty.
Step #5. Stir It Up
Stir it all up with your cinnamon stick (this is a small, but important step). The touch of cinnamon that this adds to the flavor profile is subtle, yet spectacular.
Step #6. Sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle
Garnish with ground cardamom or nutmeg or both.
Step #7. Chai, Chai, Chai!
Now you can grab that book or podcast, take a seat somewhere comfy and enjoy.
And – according to many health care professionals – chai tea has all kinds of health benefits.
So there’s that, too. If anyone gives you grief for sitting back with your feet up, tell them it’s doctor’s orders.
Sip Your Healthy Dirty Chai Java Latte!
Are you a sugar-free dirty chai java latte fan? Are you going to make this drink at home?
Let us know what you think of it in the comments.
And, if you have a chai-loving pal, please share this – we’d love to hear what they think too!