Confession time: I used to LOVE a chai latte from Costa or Nero. Then I discovered how much sugar was in them (more than in a hot chocolate!) and overnight I stopped drinking them.
Since then I’ve been trying to recreate something which tastes just as good but without the nasties. Finally, after much trial and error, I think I’ve succeeded. In fact, it’s somewhere between a hot chocolate and a chai latte. Personally, I find the cinnamon provides enough sweetness, but if you’ve got a particularly sweet tooth then add some honey or fruit syrup like Sweet Freedom.
It’s the perfect drink to enjoy when you’re curled up on the sofa under a blanket.
Chocolate Chai Latte
Refined sugar free | Gluten free | Dairy free
Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cup
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Half a teaspoon mixed spice
- Half a teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup (250ml) almond milk
I mix all the ingredients in a blender first because I find that helps blend the powdered spices in, then heat it in a small pan. But if you don’t have a blender or just don’t want to get it out(!) simply add it to a pan and whisk in the spices and heat. Pour into a mug and serve. Tastes particularly good alongside my Banana Bread.