Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.27.14

Chai Latte

Chai Latte

This milky tea drink is flavored with aromatic spices that are calming to the stomach. It's a coffeehouse favorite that is easy to prepare at home.

A small seedpod, cardamom is a spice that is often used in baking and Indian cuisine. It is available in spice markets, specialty stores, and mail-order outlets.

Low-fat milk has less saturated fat than whole milk, without the thin consistency of nonfat milk.

Makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 15 minutes or less


  • 2/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 6 cardamon pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 (about 1 1/2 inches long) cinnamon stick
  • 14 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp granulated sugar


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the milk, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, and vanilla. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mug, combine the tea bag and boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the milk from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of the sugar until dissolved. Remove the tea bag and fill mug with strained hot milk mixture. Taste and add the remaining tablespoon sugar if needed.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 90, Total Fat 1 g, Total Carbohydrate 17 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 16 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 40 mg

Recipe from "What to Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society