dirty chai latte over ice


I love coffee, duh, we all love coffee right? Okay wrong my husband doesn't like coffee but you know what I say? Teach him how to make me coffee and then there is really more for me. :)

I love hot coffee in the morning and recently switched over to the Nespresso system after enjoying my snobby vintage La Pavoni manual press for years. Truthfully the Nespresso system is just so darn easy and SO yummy and I have been super happy with it thus far although it isn't exactly cheap at sixty cents per pod but I really love coffee, like I said and so I am willing to pay for the good stuff.

In the afternoon I like an iced shot over soy or almond milk but lately I have gone with the "dirty chai" instead. Its a little sweet and spicy and perfect for this ho hum time of year. Have you ever tried a dirty chai latte? It's basically a chai tea latte with a shot...making it, dirty. I say it makes it extra yum and um...lots more caffeine to get me through the crazy 4-6 o'clock hour...OK lets face it the entire rest of the evening including the bedtime routine. Phew I am exhausted just thinking about that!


To make a dirty chai latte simply fill your glass (or jar :)) with ice, add roughly 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of chai tea concentrate and about 1/3 cup of whatever milk you prefer. Then get all crazy with a shot of coffee...mm I think I might just make one for myself next.

Hope you are enjoying this Tuesday afternoon...good luck to those of you heading into the "witching hour" :)!

xoxo

37 comments:

  1. Looks so tasty! I love chai tea, and I am sure adding coffee makes it taste even better! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  2. I love Chai tea, this sounds delicious!! Thanks for the recipe ;)

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  3. Love your pretty drink photos, and wish I were there to have a dirty chai latte with you! Raising my own jar of iced coconut milk latte to you this afternoon--we've got this "witching hour", sister! :) xo

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    1. coconut milk latte sounds pretty amazing too this afternoon - hoping your evening goes smoothly! xoxo

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  4. i LOVE dirty chai's. love. kinda thinking i need one of those snobby coffee makers :)

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    1. ha! well I did love it but it takes quite a bit of prep and a top notch grinder (which I kept and love) the nespresso system is a pod system but the crema it produces is pretty much out of this world...I do love a good manual espresso machine though for the quality and tinkering ability!

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  5. Oh man! I want a Nespresso so bad! My sister has one and every time she makes me one I covet her machine a little more!

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    1. I KNOW - my sister was the one who first introduced me too and I could not stop thinking about it so I finally took the plunge but it helped that I could sell my old one to pay for the new...it is an investment!

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  6. Oh, yum! I want to go make this now!

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    1. :) it's always a good idea to have a little treat right?!

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  7. i just discovered Dirty Chais a few weeks ago at Two Tartes bakery in Georgetown - and I fell instantly in LOVE. I'm glad I can make my own :)

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    1. ooh I haven't been to two tartes I will have to check them out...I am sure a bakery item would make the chai even better!

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  8. I love my Nespresso too! Cheers :)

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    1. you have one too? I know soooo good!

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  9. that sounds absolutely divine!

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    1. it really is super yummy if you like chai tea and coffee!

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  10. um...seriously why didn't *I* think of this?!!
    what's wrong w. me? oh, maybe it's my six crazy kiddos {smile!}
    love Chai + love coffee = YUMMMMness!!!

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    1. ha - I didn't think of either, I stole it from the coffee shops around home...six kids wow how fun (and busy :))!,

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  11. Any tips on how to add the shot of coffee without a coffee machine at home? I just recently discovered Dirty Chais and LOVE them. Problem is, I only get them when I go to a coffee shop and I'd like to stop dropping money on drinks I could just make at home! :)

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    1. well hmmm...I wonder if it would be as yummy with drip coffee? you could experiment with making strong coffee or even a cold brew and storing it in the fridge and try a similar ratio to get the flavor right. That's of course if you like them cold...my first espresso machine was a thrift store purchase though and I found the manual online and had great luck with it after tinkering around. You can often find them for really cheap...the other thought would be instant espresso powder those make a yummy iced latte too..

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  12. Finally made the switch huh?! I miss my Nespresso so bad! That dirty chai looks divine. I'm learning that 'iced coffee' in NZ is made with ice cream. No joke and no good for the allergies! But guess that explains the $7 price tag! Saving my pennies for a new Pixie :)

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    1. ice cream? I did make the switch thanks to YOU - and I totally knew you were going to miss that thing when you moved it's just sooooo gooooood...miss you guys!

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  13. How neat! I've got to try that sometime, the dinner/after dinner routine with kids is crazy-beautiful & crazy & tiring! : ) Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. it's kind of survival of the fittest really :)

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  14. This drink was a college staple for me, as I was still getting into drinking actual coffee back then. At my school, it was called a Chai Bomb, which I think is an equally amazing name. This looks so delicious! That Nespresso thing is calling my name!!

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  15. Oh yes, I often sip on something while I do dinner prep/pick up the house/prepare for the evening. I haven't been crazy about dirty chais in the past but I should try again. The Nespresso sounds awesome!!

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    1. nespresso is seriously so good and so fast but an investment too but I do love mine...and just straight coffee is always a good idea especially if you aren't crazy about chai :)

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  16. Love the coffee photos! We make a "power chai" at our house... chai tea with a shot of espresso. We've got to make it thru some how :)

    Hope your "witching hour" is going well today!

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  17. YUM...I like chai just about any way I can get it...i'm going to try this way for sure! xo

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    1. oh you will love it I just know it!

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  18. holymoly. YUM. I love me some chai. About to pin- thinking I might have to try this soon! :)

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  19. oh yummy!
    i need to take the time to make this!
    what's your favorite chai? and where do you get it? :)
    xo

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  20. enjoying this RIGHT NOW thank you!! bring on the witching hour!!

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