Masala Chai latte

Easy Homemade Chai Latte

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Homemade Chai Latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 82 kcal

Homemade chai latte from scratch can be made easily and quickly with a ready-made homemade spice mix. Make a batch of the spice mix (masala) ahead of time and save for future cups of chai (tea).



Masala (Spice) Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Chai (Tea):

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 teaspoon pure cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black loose tea
  • 1/4 teaspoon masala (spice mix)


PART 1: Make the Masala Mix

  1. Grind masala spices in mortar & pestle or electric spice or coffee bean grinder.

  2. Measurements are for the ground spice, not the whole spice.
  3. Mix all the spice ingredients together.
  4. Place masala mix in a sealed glass spice jar.
  5. Label and save.

PART 2: Make The Chai Latte

  1. Pour all the chai ingredients into a spouted sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a slow boil and reduce, stirring continuously.

  3. Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes.

  4. Turn heat on again to warm up and stir well.
  5. Froth with an electric milk frother.
  6. Or do as in India and pour from a height of 12 inches to achieve the same effect!

  7. Strain into a cup and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

The spice (masala) mix itself is enough to yield about 60 cups of chai using 1/4 teaspoon per cup. Save in a glass spice jar. If you like a little more kick, you can increase the black pepper. I used a moderate amount of pepper in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Chai Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 2.5mg1%
Sodium 56.6mg2%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 16.4g5%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 16.1g18%
Protein 4.2g8%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.