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A rich and creamy keto chai tea recipe that is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. A sugar-free version of the classic Indian chai tea that we all love.
This recipe allows you to make a pitcher of chai tea. Perfect for sharing or saving.
- 7 cups of filtered water
- 3 1/2 cups unsweetened keto milk
- 3 Tbsp granulated keto sweetener (more or less to taste)
- 6 bags of black tea (18 grams loose)
- 7 Cardamom pods, coarsely grind
- 2 - 3" cinnamon sticks (1 tsp finely ground cinnamon)
- 2" of fresh ginger, sliced
- 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp star anise, coarsely grind
- 1/2 tsp peppercorn, coarsely grind
- 1/2 tsp cloves, coarsely grind
Kitchen Gadgets Needed
- Large pot with lid
- Pitcher or teapot
- Mixing spoon
- In a small bowl blend together all of the chai spices. Once mixed, add the spices to a large pot.
- Add the tea ingredients to the same large pot, bring the mixture to a boil with Medium-high heat. Stirring occasionally.
- Once the tea begins to boil cover the pot, remove it from the heat and let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain into a teapot for hot tea or pour into a pitcher and place into the refrigerator for iced chai.
- Thicken with heavy whipping cream. (optional)
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that iced chai tea is one of my favorite drinks.
I was first introduced to chai tea, while working in an Indian restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii. A place called India Cafe that seriously made the best Indian food I ever ate!
Since then chai has been life.
When I started keto I quickly realized that I had to make a keto-friendly version of chai tea for myself.
I truly hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you have any concerns here are some helpful hints.
Helpful hints to making keto chai tea
1. The sweetener
Instead of adding the sweetener while making the chai tea, let people add it in their own cups. This is great for people who are really watching their intake of sweets. The spices in chai should be cut with a bit of sweetness for a true chai taste.
2. The milk
My favorite milk is Macadamia milk. I use it in any drink recipe that requires a touch of keto-friendly milk. It does create more of a thinner chai mix, but I love the flavor combination.
To achieve a really creamy chai use full fat coconut milk. The texture is amazingly close to real chai tea. Just keep in mind you will get a coconut flavor to it, which is great if you enjoy coconut!
To make a nut-free chai tea use hemp milk.
3. Steeping time
The longer chai steeps the stronger the spices will be. Play around with steeping times, to find your perfect chai strength.
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