Free Recipes, Seasonal

Homemade Gingerbread Chai Tea Latte + New Christmas Mug

Gingerbread Latte in Christmas Mug Starbucks is famous for their seasonal drinks. I admit they taste delicious; the only thing is they’re loaded with sugar, and even the “skinnies” are loaded with artificial sweeteners. Too much sugar will cause all kinds of side effects and problems…like weight gain, bloating, weakened immune system, headaches, fatigue, aging, wrinkles, etc, etc.

So, instead of the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte, which has 29g of sugar in just the tall 12oz with nonfat milk and whipped cream {and a 16oz has 37g!}, let’s make a super easy, much healthier recipe at home. I promise it’s just as delicious…even better;) 

What you need:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • ½ heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (use ¼ if you’d like it a little less gingery; ½ makes it pretty gingery!)
  • ½ tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • Chai tea bag (I used Yogi Chai Black)

What to do:

  1. Boil water in tea kettle. Place chai tea bag and hot water in a measuring cup so it’s easy to pour into your mug later on. Let tea bag steep for about 5-10 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
  2. Blend almond milk, cinnamon, ginger and maple syrup in Vitamix for 3-4 minutes, which makes the mixture hot. If you don’t have a Vitamix, no worries, just heat the mixture on the stove on medium heat.
  3. Pour the gingerbread mixture into your favorite holiday mug, filling the mug about ¾ full. Then fill the rest of the mug with the hot chai tea.
  4. You can play with more or less of the chai tea and mixture to see what you prefer.
  5. You can also just drink the warm gingerbread mix without the tea for a non-caffeinated yummy treat.
  6. {Optional} Top with whipped cream, cinnamon & gluten-free Gingerbread Men cookies!  For a healthier whipped cream option, you can whip up some homemade coconut or cashew whipped cream, or purchase rice whip.
Plus, I’m so excited to share with you the very first product of several I’ve been working on all related to love, health & faith! This new Christmas mug available for purchase!  And it’s now on SALE for $12.50!! Available in my new Etsy shop!  Click here for more info + to purchase!  Perfect for a gift, stocking stuffer or a special little gift just for you!  Christmas mug Christmas mug Cheers!! xoxo signature-silver