How to make Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Mix at Home

Creamy and hot vanilla chai tea latte is just what you need in your cup on a cold day. You can make it caffeinated OR decaffeinated, too!

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A latte from scratch!

This is easily one of our favorite drinks! Our kids love this recipe or really any hot drink that they can think might be like mom’s coffee. And since we have more cold months than warm, it’s nice to have a multitude of hot drink options. Our hot cocoa drink is certainly top 5, but this recipe is one they have come to love even more!

This year, the kids wanted to share with our teachers and school staff. So we saved up our ice cream buckets and make a triple batch to keep in the teacher’s lounge. Our teachers and our school staff deserve it!

We love that this recipe is so easy to jar and share! Heading to a holiday gathering grab a jar for the host. Thank your mailman, bus driver, daycare folks etc. I think you get the picture!

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What is a Vanilla Chai Tea Latte?

A Vanilla Chai Tea Latte is a delicious drink (especially for those with a soft spot for holiday flavors!) with notes of vanilla, gingerbread, and pumpkin. Chai spices are made up of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anise, and cloves. To harness these flavors, we throw together a flavorful mix of ground cloves, instant tea, sugar, vanilla powdered creamer, powdered non-dairy creamer, dry milk powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Caffeinated or Decaffeinated, that is the question.

I almost grabbed the wrong jar of unsweetened ice tea at the store. I was like what’s the real difference, as I’m holding both jars in my hands. AH HA! you can either mix up a little kick into your tea, or choose the decaf (which I did for my kids!) I labeled my jar different from the kids! Having a decaf mix also makes this a perfect dessert or after-dinner drink!

My farmer doesn’t do coffee and needs to cut back on the soda. He loves this drink too and it gives him a little dose of caffeine to keep him going.

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Storing your Mix

For those of you who read the blogs you know how much I love my quality storing jars! These little snap jars are the best in our home and to fill up with Vanilla Chai Latte Mix or our homemade hot cocoa mix and give as gifts. They are so versatile and can be used for so many things. It’s worth having a dozen or so of these around the home.

Why you’ll love having your own Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Mix

  • You can easily make this an iced vanilla chai latte: just throw in some ice cubes!
  • Use your milk of choice, it’s up to you! Whole milk, coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc.
  • With this drink, your favorite coffee shop might just become your own house!

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How to make Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Mix


  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup french vanilla powdered creamer
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea (you can choose either caffeinated or decaffeinated)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  • Mix all ingredients together and add to jars.
  • Mix 2-3 tbsp. with 1 cup of hot water or steamed milk
  • Add your own fixings: whipped cream, etc. and kick back, put your feet up and sip your new dreamy vanilla chai tea latte!

Printable Recipe Card

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Vanilla Chai Latte Mix

Enjoy our families favorite warm drink! This Vanilla Chai Tea Latte is a hit! Enjoy this flavorful drink that's a nice alternative to coffee, hot cocoa etc.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks


  • 1 Storing Jar (or jars if you are sharing this recipe!)


  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup french vanilla powdered creamer
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea you can choose either caffeinated or decaffeinated
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  • Mix all ingredients together and add to jars.
  • Mix 2-3 tbsp. with 1 cup of hot water or steamed milk
  • Add your own fixings: whipped cream, etc. and kick back, put your feet up and sip your new dreamy vanilla chai tea latte!
Keyword homemade latte powder mix, latte mix, vanilla chai tea latte, vanilla latte

Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Latte: The Video!

Questions people are asking about Homemade Vanilla Chai Lattes

What’s in a Dirty Chai Latte?
If you want an extra caffeine boost, you can add a shot or two of espresso to your mix to make it a dirty chai latte.
Is a Vanilla Chai Tea Latte good for you?
While I’m no medical expert, having tea in your drink is known to be better for you: it helps digestion and also has antioxidants so I’ll take that!

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  1. Becca Miller says:

    5 stars
    Are there printables gift tags for the Vanilla Chia Tea Latte recipe?


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