When it comes to cozy hot beverages, I normally prefer to drink coffee and fun espresso lattes from the "local" Dazbog or Starbucks coffee shops. But lately, in a valiant effort to cut back on my caffeine consumption, I've been dabbling in a new area: chai lattes.
Which, I suppose is still a caffeinated drink but it's not nearly as much as a cup of coffee. Or, the 2-3 cups of coffee I have been drinking daily because baby Harper is still not a great sleeper (at nearly 10 months old) and I'm trying to finally finish the ole B.A. which means I'm up late most nights doing homework.
But back when I made the pumpkin chai cookies, I had to buy a container of chai concentrate. It just so happens that the kind I randomly picked out is the same kind Starbucks uses to make their chai lattes. And after staring at it in my fridge for a few days, I decided it was time to try chai once again and I've found a chai "latte" that I love!
All you need is four ingredients: tazo chai concentrate, whole milk, nutella (or a knockoff) and your creamer of choice. I used my homemade all-natural caramel coffee creamer.
Just microwave 2/3 cup chai concentrate with 2/3 cup milk for 1 minute. Add a tablespoon creamer and a tablespoon of nutella.
Done! So quick and easy.
I love the spicy chai flavors, especially cinnamon, that go along with the creamy chocolate and hazelnut goodness. It's the perfect afternoon pick-me-up or evening post-dinner indulgence.
Chocolate Hazelnut Chai Latte
2/3 cup chai concentrate
2/3 cup whole milk (or use 2% or skim if you must)
1 tbsp. caramel coffee creamer
1 tbsp. nutella
Combine chai concentrate and milk in a microwave-safe mug. Heat in your microwave for 60-90 seconds. Stir in coffee creamer and nutella. Enjoy!