October 26, 2011

At Home Barista :: Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Something about the crisp cool weather of fall makes me need a warm drink to get through the day.  I am not a very big coffee or tea drinker but once the weather starts changing I start becoming a holiday warm drink addict. 


A couple of reasons why I do not get my daily fix of Starbucks is because it costs money and I do not like to drink my calories.  So in order to fulfill my holiday warm drink need, I decided to try making my own low calorie drink at home. 



Vanilla Chai Tea Latte:

1. Steep chai tea bag in hot water

2. Add 40 calorie Almond Breeze {lowest calorie milk alternative out there}

3. Add a few pumps of sugar free vanilla Torani syrup

4. I also added a little Splenda so it was extra sweet and delicious!

5. Mix it all up and add ingredients to taste for a delicious cool weather drink!

And in case you were wondering, this is what I was wearing...a cute apron I won over at Fab Brunette...I felt very barista-ish...


And what I had on under my apron...clearance Coke shirt from Target, Old Soul Studios spoon tag necklace, VS Pink Skirt, J Crew headband, Polka Dot Bungalow camera strap...


And just so you can get an idea of how much I-L O V E Torani syrups...we recently just picked up some new flavors...black cherry, coconut, and pumpkin pie!  Yum...I put them in everything!  Smoothies, milkshakes, oatmeal, mocktails {like black cherry vanilla diet 7-up}, you name it!  We also have cool pumps like they do at the coffee shops {much easier than pouring}! 


I also store all my tea bags and hot cocoa packets in a little basket.  Whenever we have guests over it is super easy to just pull the basket out...already looks cute and welcomes guests to pick out their own drink.

 
Do you make your own drinks at home?






9 comments:

  1. I love my coffee! I do need to start making more of my own yummy coffee drinks at home to save some $$$. Im going to try this out. I love vanilla. Its my fav.

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  2. Yes we make our own coffee at home. I should say my H makes our coffee at home..ha..I am awful at it! But, he is great and I love waking up to some of his yummy coffee. But still, nothing beats the occasional coffee shop trip!

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  3. Yum!!
    I'm definitely going to try this!
    Sounds so good. I make my iced coffee every morning, b/c I too do not want to spend money and calories on a starbucks!
    I SOOOO need to find these syrups!

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  4. I make mochas at home a lot, but lately I haven't seen my mocha powder at Starbucks (the only kind I've found that tastes right). So I've been hoarding it. ;) Great photos!!!!

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  5. I haven't tried making any of the fancy drinks at home. I love the caramel macchito though (cold) so I need to figure it out ;)

    Love your graphics you did on this post :)

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  6. did you buy them on amazon? I think I saw them at vons or target for a little less (I think)

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  7. by the way, excellent idea to save bucks. I need to buy a new espresso machine

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  8. Are you kidding me...I LOVE tea! Totally make-my-own-@-home!

    BTW: Good Earth makes a Vanilla Chai Tea AND a Cocoa Chai Tea which are both yummy!

    MY favorite secret ingredient in tea: nutmeg!! Tea is one of the MAIN reasons I LOVE this season.

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  9. That looks super yummy! I used to get the occasional chai latte at Starbucks, before I realized how much sugar they have (and they're $$, of course).

    I love your basket of tea bags. We have a bunch of loose leaf tea in tins, and I'm still trying to figure out some cute, portable way to store those. I have our tea bags in a little bamboo box, which I love, but it's such a small part of our full selection. Please share any ideas you have for the tins! :-)

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