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Iced Chai Latte

This easy Iced Chai Latte recipe is lightly creamy and flavored with rich black tea, warm spices, and a touch of brown sugar. Poured over ice, it’s the perfect refreshing drink. For an extra boost of caffeine and flavor, just add a shot of espresso to make an iced dirty chai tea latte!

A tall, milky glass of iced chai latte is served on a white plate and garnished with cinnamon sticks and star anise.

Our daughters love a good Iced Chai Latte. So I challenged myself to create a homemade version that’d rival their store-bought favorites. After a number of trials and tweaks, and lots of iced chai tea latte drinking, Hatti and Tessa placed their stamp of approval on this recipe. This refreshing iced chai drink is lightly creamy and gorgeously flavored with black tea, spices, and brown sugar. I hope you enjoy every last drop!

Why We Love This Iced Chai

Our family thoroughly enjoys coffee and tea drinks, and we do a lot of experimenting to recreate our favorite store-bought drinks – such as a lavender latte, a cortadito, an iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso, the decadent mocha cookie crumble frappuccino, and the Starbucks copycat medicine ball tea. So we’re thrilled to now have this iced chai latte in our drink recipes, too! Here’s why we love it:

  • Quick & easy Starbucks copycat. Our girls have always liked the Starbucks iced chai latte, for its flavors and level of creaminess. So that was our benchmark in creating this homemade version. When there’s a jar of my easy chai concentrate stashed in the fridge, we can make an iced chai latte in less than 5 minutes!
  • Adaptable. You can make this recipe with different types of milk, including non-dairy milk. And you can play around with the sweetness and spices in the chai concentrate. Scroll down to the “Variations” section for more details.
  • Refreshing. Iced drinks are an extra delicious way to cool down on a hot summer day. But, really, we enjoy iced chai lattes all year long!
Ingredients needed for a chai latte are shown labeled in glass containers: chai concentrate, milk.

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you’ll need to make this drink recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredient amounts.

  • Chai concentrate – My homemade chai concentrate provides the perfect base for this recipe, with just the right amount of spice and sweetness. Plus, it makes enough for six iced chai tea lattes!
  • Milk – I like to use whole milk, but feel free to use whatever you personally like.
  • Chai spice – This is an optional way to finish the drink. You can find this spice mix included in my homemade chai concentrate recipe. But feel free to use a sprinkle of cinnamon or leave it off entirely. 

Can I Use Oatmilk?

Yes! Oatmilk is a great substitute for the whole milk in this iced chai tea. I like to use Chobani unsweetened “Extra Creamy Oatmilk” for both hot and cold drinks. Another good choice is Oat-ly “The Original – Full Fat” oatmilk. Both offer rich creaminess.

How to Make an Iced Dirty Chai Tea Latte?

It’s easy to turn an iced chai latte into an iced dirty chai tea latte. All you need is a shot of espresso. I reeeeeeally like this variation, and have included it in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Cinnamon sticks and star anise garnish tall glasses of iced chai latte.

How to Make an Iced Chai Tea Latte at Home

You will love how easy it is to make this chilled chai latte in your own kitchen! Just pour and stir. Find the detailed instructions in the recipe card lower down.

  • Assemble. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the chai concentrate.
  • Add milk. Pour the milk over the top, add a sprinkle of chai spice if desired, and give a little stir to combine. Enjoy!
A hand pours espresso into an iced chai latte.

Variations

Here are a few ways we like to play around with this iced chai latte recipe:

  • Add espresso. If you’re a coffee lover, add a shot of espresso (photo above) to create an iced dirty chai latte. My favorite variation!
  • Switch up the milk. You can make this recipe with any type of milk you prefer, including non-dairy milk. We make it most often with whole milk, but also like to use Chobani’s “extra creamy” oat milk.
  • Make it sweeter. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add some simple syrup, brown sugar sugar syrup, or cinnamon simple syrup.
  • Use store-bought chai concentrate. If you’re short on time or out of homemade chai concentrate, use your own favorite store-bought version in this drink. The flavor and sweetness will be different from my homemade concentrate, so you will need to play around with how much to add to your drink.
a mug of hot chai latte

Can I Make This a Hot Latte?

And one more variation for you, one that leaves out the ice – a hot chai latte! Just use a milk steamer to heat the milk – or heat the milk in the microwave or on the stovetop. If you want a frothy cap of milk, use a wand frother to whip some of the warmed milk – then pour it over the top of the drink.

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A tall glass of iced chai latte with another in the background.

Iced Chai Latte

Yield: 1
prep time: 5 minutes
total time: 5 minutes
This easy Iced Chai Latte recipe is lightly creamy and flavored with rich black tea, warm spices, and a touch of brown sugar. Poured over ice, it's the perfect refreshing drink. For an extra boost of caffeine and flavor, just add a shot of espresso to make an iced dirty chai tea latte!
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup chai concentrate
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • big pinch chai spice, optional (from the chai concentrate recipe – or use cinnamon)
  • 1 shot espresso, optional (if you want to make this an iced dirty chai tea latte)

Instructions

  • Fill a tall glass with ice and pour chai concentrate over the ice. If adding espresso (to make a dirty chai tea latte), stir it into the chai concentrate now.
  • Add the milk and top with a sprinkle of chai spice, if desired. Stir to combine and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 264kcal Carbohydrates: 40g Protein: 9g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 93mg Potassium: 574mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 12g Vitamin A: 414IU Vitamin C: 11mg Calcium: 532mg Iron: 9mg
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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