Make this ultra cozy lavender chai latte at home with luscious style foam in just five minutes! You'll never go back to overpriced cafe versions like Starbucks and Dunkin after you taste it.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my lavender matcha latte!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Quick & Easy - This is great beginner friendly tea latte that you can make in just a few minutes with no fancy espresso maker or professional equipment.
Simple Ingredients - Just four ingredients and I've included plenty of alternative options so you can make this latte easy no matter what you're working with!
Coffeehouse Flavor at Home - the floral earthiness of naturally flavored lavender honey plays so well with all the warming spices of masala chai, like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Lavender Honey Syrup - I make a batch of this with just three ingredients to keep on deck for flavored lattes, cocktails, tea, and more. If you don't want to go the DIY route, I recommend buying this lavender-infused honey or vegan lavender syrup.
Instant Chai Powder is another ingredient I always have in the pantry and it makes unsweetened chai lattes in literally just two minutes. As an alternative to making the powder mix, you could get the flavor from chai tea bags or try Masala & Chai's chai concentrate.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Milk - Use whichever plant-based or dairy milk you like in this recipe, including evaporated milk but NOT buttermilk because the acidity will throw off the taste. Almond milk and oat milk are my go-to options and coconut milk works well, too.
Dirty Chai - Add instant espresso powder to make a dirty lavender chai with coffee.
Vanilla - I use vanilla extract here instead of sugar vanilla syrup so I can adjust the latte to my taste, which is typically less sweet but you can also use a drop of vanilla paste or go the syrup route and just dial back the lavender honey slightly.
Hot or Iced - Enjoy the lavender chai tea latte warm and cozy in a mug or pour over ice and sip through a straw for an iced lavender chai!
Add-ins - Feel free to mix in your protein powder, adaptogens, and whatever else you would typically add to a homemade latte.
How to Make a Chai Latte with Lavender
Step One: Add the lavender honey syrup, chai powder, and vanilla extract to steamed milk and froth to create foam.
Step Two: Pour the latte into a heat-safe mug.
Pro Tip: You can use a frothing wand, aka electric whisk to mix all the ingredients and create a fluffy layer of latte foam on top or pulse the mixture in a blender for similar effect.
Step Three: Garnish with a stem of dried lavender for aesthetic, if desired.
I'm a sucker for chai flavor and add it to so many different things like my creamy chai martini and even chai eggnog! And it's not just for drinks so get into my chai peanut butter cookies and chai spiced popcorn.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make this drink up to three days in ahead of time if you store it in the refrigerator. Just be sure to give it a shake or stir as some separation may occur.
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Vanilla Lavender Chai Latte
- 1 heat safe container or small saucepan
- 1 mug
- Heat milk to steaming (about 1 minute and 15 seconds in the microwave or four minutes on stovetop over medium heat).
- If using tea bags, allow them to steep in the milk for about five minutes then remove.
- Use a frothing wand or stir vigorously to dissolve instant chai powder, lavender honey syrup, and vanilla extract in steamed milk and create foam.
- Pour lavender chai latte into a mug and carefully enjoy warm.