Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Photography: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Why, oh, why do restaurants take wonderful choices away? I understand when it comes to actual food items because it is best practice to use ingredients that are in season, but drinks??? If it sells, why take it away??? So, this past fall season I fell in love with the iced gingerbread oatmilk chai latte from one of the big chains. Seriously, love at first sip. To me, it is both refreshing and comforting. The problem with loving this drink so much is that they took it away with the winter menu changes. Boo. The thought of doing without the icy, yet warm flavors until next fall absolutely does not work for me, so, you know me, I had to create! Thus, my copycat version of Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai Latte was born! It is not exact, but it is equally delicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
I have a favorite coffee shop in Riverside, CA that I go to every single time I’m there, called Molino’s Coffee, which is right across from the Mission Inn. Molino’s has an uber cool vibe and, both, inside and outside seating. Of course, I love sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine, palm trees and a view of the Mission. Absolute Heaven. Anyway, Molino’s uses Monin syrups, which is where I discovered them.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR COPYCAT ICED GINGERBREAD OATMILK CHAI LATTE
Be sure to shake the Chai Tea Latte carton before using.
You can buy the gingerbread and other syrups at your local grocery store, or online.
My favorite syrups are Monin brand. You can find them on Amazon, but I seem to find them better priced straight from the source. You can find them here: Monin. They typically have free shipping with a $35.00 order. I am not affiliated with them, I just love the syrups.
If the recipe is too sweet for your taste, or not sweet enough, cut back a little on the syrups, or add a little more.
I generally start with a 20 ounce cup, then fill about 1/2 to 3/4 with ice. Next, I add the chai latte and syrups, then fill the rest with oatmilk. I leave just enough room to add the flavored foamy topping.
GROCERY LIST FOR COPYCAT ICED GINGERBREAD OATMILK CHAI LATTE
Tazo (or your favorite brand) Chai tea concentrate.
Pumpkin pie spice
OTHER RECIPES TO ENJOY
This Classic Macaroni Salad is good any time of the year and pairs with almost any dish.
Eggs Benedict is always a good idea, whether for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
If you have some left over steak, you could enjoy this latte with some Huevos Rancheros.
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PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
I use Monin brand syrups. Available at the Monin website or on Amazon.
COPYCAT ICED GINGERBREAD OATMILK CHAI LATTE
- FOR THE LATTE
- 1/2 cup Chai tea Latte concentrate I use Tazo
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Gingerbread syrup
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla syrup
- 1 cup Oatmilk or more
- FOR THE COLD FOAM
- 1/4 cup Whole milk
- 1 teaspoon Gingerbread syrup
- Pumpkin pie spice sprinkle on top
- Prefill a glass with ice.
- To the prefilled glass of ice, add the Chai tea latte concentrate.
- Next, add the gingerbread syrup and the vanilla syrup.
- Pour the oatmilk over the Chai tea and syrup mixture. Mix.
- To make the cold foam,froth the whole milk and the gingerbread syrup together with an electric frother, blender, processor, hand mixer, or simply use a jar with a lid and shake.
- Pour the frothed milk/cold foam over the drink.
- Top with a sprinkle of the pumpkin pie spice.
- Enjoy! It's so yummy!