Just mix this Easy Keto Chai Tea Mix into a cup of brewed tea for an instant sweet, spicy, creamy chai! This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I love sweet, creamy, hot keto chai latte on a cold day. One year I even made instant chai tea latte mix and gave it as a gift to friends and relatives. It had powdered milk, powdered creamer, sugar, instant tea powder, and all the chai spices. I decided to give that recipe a makeover this week.
There isn't much that's more relaxing than enjoying a cup of keto chai tea latte at the end of the day. It gets rid of that winter chill and is so comforting. Even the kids will enjoy sipping on a warm mug of it. Now that I have adjusted the recipe, it's even more incredible. This has 0 carbs making it great for low carb, keto, and Trim Healthy Mama.
The secret ingredient in this keto chai latte is Heavy Cream Powder. That is how you can get it creamy without using artificial powdered products. Heavy cream powder is really just powdered milk like you see in the grocery store but with higher fat content. It is just powdered cream. If you don't mind a few more carbs subbing in whole milk powder is ok too.
I love this recipe and this is why:
- It's flavorful and perfectly spicy
- Fits a keto or low-carb diet
- Comforting and warm
- Super easy to make
- Makes a lovely gift
Ingredients in Keto Chai Tea Latte Mix
- heavy cream powder or coconut milk powder
Some of these spices are pricey and I don't use them very often which is why I buy whole spices instead of ground. You can just grind them as needed. They can last years and years that way. To be honest, I think my cardamon is about 5 years old and was still fragrant and spicy when freshly ground.
How to Make Chai Mix
Just stir together the ingredients. That's it!
Expert Tip: If you grind whole spices you may want to put them through a mesh strainer to remove any large pieces.
How To Serve Keto Chai Tea Latte Mix
I decided not to use instant tea mix in this recipe. It really isn't much harder to steep a couple of bags of tea. The benefits of doing it this way are: you can choose your favorite variety of black tea, it's cheaper, and it's less processed. I made this with Oolong tea bags, and it was amazing.
You will need to put 2 tea bags in a large mug and pour 12 ounces of boiling water on top. Allow the tea to sit and steep for a few minutes or until it's the strength you prefer.
Then mix in 3-4 teaspoons of the homemade keto chai tea mix and stir well. Then add in a drop or two of vanilla if desired and enjoy!
Easy Chai Tea Mix Variations
To make this a fuel pull, just leave out the heavy cream powder and add almond milk after you add the mix. Start with 1 tbsp of the mix and taste.
To make this chai tea latte dairy free just leave out the heavy cream powder and add a splash of coconut milk after you add the mix. Start with 1 tbsp of the mix and taste.
Or use coconut milk powder.
Can I Make This An Iced Keto Chai Tea Latte?
Yep! It's very important that you mix it with the boiling water as directed. Then let it cool down for several minutes. After it's cooled down, pour it over a glass that has been filled to the top with ice cubes. Depending on how hot the mixture is when you pour it on, the ice may melt quickly, so you may need to add more. If the ice melts, it will be a little watered down. To combat this, you may want to add another teaspoon of the mix to the water before you make the iced latte.
Another option is to blend ice along with the prepared mix until it's smooth and creamy. Add some whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon on top and enjoy.
Is Traditional Pre-Made Chai Tea Keto?
Yes, and no. You can buy tea bags that are flavored chai tea that does fit into a low-carb diet. However, there are many mixes you can buy that are not keto at all. Most have tons of added sugar and other processed ingredients that aren't low carb.
It's also important to note that if you head into a coffee shop and order a chai tea, it's almost certainly going to be loaded with sugars and other stuff you probably don't want. So, be mindful and ask them what the ingredients are before you start sipping away. Or stick to making it at home with this keto chai tea latte instead. Try this sugar-free Russian tea recipe too!
How Long Does The Mix Last?
The keto chai latte mix will actually last several months if you keep it airtight. A mason jar is a fantastic storage option for keeping the mix airtight, but any sealed container would work. You should store it in a cool, dry spot in your home, away from any sources of heat. It shouldn't be near the stove, oven, sunlight, or near the dishwasher.
Any kind of moisture will cause the mix to go bad very quickly. So keeping it dry is essential if you want to have it on hand.
Giving this as gifts? I made some cute little tags you can include. You can get a printable version for free and there are 5 per 8.5x11 page (I recommend printing on cardstock).
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ½ cup heavy cream powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp each ground allspice cardamon, cloves, nutmeg ***
- Whisk together all the ingredients.
- Pour 12 oz boiling water over 2 tea bags. Let steep until the desired strength is obtained. Stir in 3-4 tbsp instant chai tea mix. Add a few drops of vanilla if desired.
- To make this a fuel pull just leave out the heavy cream powder and add almond milk after you add the mix. Start with 1 tbsp of the mix and taste.
- To make this dairy free just leave out the heavy cream powder and add a splash of coconut milk after you add the mix. Start with 1 tbsp of the mix and taste.
Originally Published November 18, 2016. Revised and Republished December 19, 2020.
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