I love chai tea, and lately I’ve been drinking it every morning. I seem to alternate between craving an iced chai latte and an iced coffee. It’s so much cheaper to make your own Homemade Chai Concentrate. Plus you also get to choose the sweetener you want to use and the kind of tea you’d like to use.
What Is a Chai Latte?
First off, chai is an Indian spiced tea, and the latte part is just the nondairy milk of your choice.
You can order one hot or iced and you can easily make it yourself.
Do I Need to Use Cardamom Pods or Seeds in My Chai?
This recipe is slightly adapted from the one in The Vegan Slow Cooker, but the only change is to use cardamom pods instead of the seeds. Why? I’ve been told they are hard to find and either works!
This week my batch is made with green tea, and I left it unsweetened since I’m using a sweetened vanilla creamer. Last week it was regular tea sweetened with stevia and monk fruit.
Can I Make Homemade Chai Concentrate in the Slow Cooker?
Today I’m sharing my chai recipe with preparations for making it on the stove-top or in the slow cooker. Just use the method that fits in best with your day.
I have exact amounts for you in the recipe, but I have to admit that often I throw mine together without measuring. Maybe I’m in the mood for more ginger or a stronger flavor of cardamom. So once you try the recipe, tweak it so it’s perfect for you.
What’s My Favorite Slow Cooker?
It changes from time to tome but right now I really like the Hamilton Beach Programmable Right Size Slow CookerHamilton Beach Programmable Right Size Slow Cooker.
If you are only going to have one slow cooker this is the one for you. You can cook in it as a 2, 4, or 6 quart slow cooker so it does it all!
My Favorite Way to Make Homemade Chai Concentrate?
Lately, I’ve been making my chai in my 4th burner pot. You can see a photo of it above. It’s stainless steel, has a basket that’s great to steam asparagus in or to can a super small batch of jam. It’s one of my favorite all-purpose pots.
We won’t use the basket for this recipe, but I had to let you know why I’m charmed by it. The lid is what works its magic with the chai concentrate recipe. There are two sizes of draining holes on the lid. For the chai, I just turn the smaller holes to the front and pour out the concentrate into the pitcher I will keep it in. But Can I Make Homemade Chai Concentrate in My Instant Pot?
Are you looking for a recipe to make Chai in your Instant pot? You can find The Best Instant Pot Chai Tea Concentrate on my other site, PlantBasedInstantPot.com.
You can also make this in your Instant Pot by watching the video below!