How to Make a Chai Tea Latte: 50¢ Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe With Only 100 Calories

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This Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe that will make you so happy!

You can finally enjoy a Starbucks drink at home for less than a dollar and only 100 calories!

Find out how to enjoy a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte recipe for 50 cents and only 100 calories!

If saving money and reducing calories are on your list of goals this year, this recipe is for you. You can keep money in your pocket and not feel so guilty about enjoying this homemade drink. 

I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love tea. I never used to go to Starbucks because I thought it was for coffee people only. Then, my sister told me about their Chai Tea Lattes and I was hooked. After about a year, I wanted to figure out how I could save money and calories and still get my chai fix. 

This latte would be so fun to serve during a get together too! You can see how easy I made it to set up a tea bar for any gathering you host!   

This recipe gives you the closest thing to a coffee shop level chai tea latte without the cost or calories. I have tried making this Starbucks Chai Tea Latte recipe with all kinds of products and teas and finally found the winning combination.

What Is A Chai Tea Latte & What’s In It?

A chai tea latte is just like a regular latte you would get in a coffee shop but instead of using espresso and steamed milk, the espresso is substituted with spiced tea instead. The name “chai” is the Hindi word for “tea”. The traditional ingredients of the spiced tea blend is black tea mixed with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. Chai tea becomes a latte when you add the steamed and frothed milk to it.

Looking for a way to save money and calories on your morning coffee runs? This recipe will show you how to enjoy a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte recipe for 50 cents and only 100 calories!

What Is Steamed & Frothed Milk? 

The process of steaming and frothing milk involves heating milk while simultaneously injecting air into it. The goal of steaming milk is to create a creamy milk with a rich, smooth taste. When the steamed milk is done, the top will have a layer of foam on it. 

What Kind Of Milk Can I Use To Make A Chai Tea Latte?

You can use any kind of milk you like in a chai tea latte. The higher the fat content in milk, the more froth you will get. I was trying to recreate the same drink I ordered at Starbucks for this recipe, so that is why I chose skim milk.

I would tell anyone trying this for the first time to use the milk they enjoy the most. You can always try it other ways, but start off with the milk you would normally drink. I use an electric milk frother to make the process easy. The one I use comes with different attachments you can use in the mixer. Depending on how you like your milk frothed will determine which attachment to use. 

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What do you need to make a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte?

Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe:

  1. Pour 3/4 cup Tazo Skinny Chai Tea concentrate into a microwave-safe mug.

  2. Place your mug in the microwave and heat for 1.5 – 2 minutes, depending on how hot you like your tea and your microwave strength.

  3. Froth 1/2 cup skim milk while your tea is in the microwave.

  4. Pour the frothed milk into the mug and stir. 



Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Recipe

How to make a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte at home for a fraction of the cost! Making this chai tea latte at home will cost less than $1 and is under 100 calories!

  • 3/4 c. Tazo Skinny Chai Latte
  • 1/2 c. Skim Milk
  1. Pour the 3/4 c. Tazo Skinny Chai Tea concentrate into a microwaveable-safe coffee mug and heat it for 1:50.

  2. While the tea is in the microwave, pour the 1/2 c. skim milk into the milk frother and turn it on. The milk will steam and froth for about 1 minute.

  3. Once both the tea and the milk are done, pour the milk into the tea and stir. That’s it!


A milk frother and the tea concentrate is required to make this chai tea latte recipe! 

If you like your tea stronger, add an extra tablespoon of concentrate or use less milk. 

This recipe uses skim milk, but you can use whatever milk preference you’d like. Calories and nutrition will vary as well as froth time. 

What is your favorite drink to order at your favorite coffee shop? Have you tried recreating it at home?


If you love Starbucks, but want to find a way to save money and calories when you enjoy your favorite drink, look no further. This homemade Starbucks Chai Tea Latte recipe costs 50¢ to make and only has 100 calories in it!

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