Thursday, May 24, 2012

Would You Like to Chai It?

It's no secret that I often need a pickmeup during the day. Sometimes it's a snack, sometimes it's just a beloved ice cold Diet Coke, but other times I need a little something more. Enter: Starbucks Iced Chai
I'm actually drinking one as I type!

However, this little number can have a bit of a pricetag. While it's necessary sometimes, other times I can't just swing $4 unnecessarily for a drink that's gone in 5 minutes and sometimes, quite frankly, has a bit too much ice. (Take that Starbucks!)

So, I've started to make my own! Not how you'd think though. I don't really like the Chai concentrate that Starbucks sells, so instead I got the Walmart kind:
Often times, they even sell it in TWO-PACKS!

So basically the way it works is that you put ice in a big cup (or Tervis Water Bottle if you're!) add as much chai juice as you want--I do about a 1:1 ratio--and then top it off with milk. SO EASY right?!

Yes, so easy. And cheap. One box of chai concentrate runs you about $4 and makes about 6 drinks when you add the milk in with it. Not a bad deal right. Usually too, the twofer pack is around $7! That's more than 10 drinks plus the cost of milk and you will still run WAY less than anything Starbucks could come up with!

Do you chai? What's your go-to drink? (Sorry for all those coffee lovers, that's just not my game!)



SHF said...

I love chai lattes but I've never tried an iced one! Also, next time you get one from Starbucks ask for "light ice". You'll get less ice and more actual beverage!


Maria said...

Ooooh I want to try this! I've never tried an iced Chai lattee but this sounds so delicious!

Ashley said...

Chai from Starbucks is a perfect pick me up! I've never thought to make my own....I'll have to try this!

hEl said...

What a great idea! I also hate that when I order one of those, I pay $4 to finish it in 5 seconds.

rFe said...

I love chai lattes! I also like to switch it up every now and then and get an iced passion tea lemonade from Starbucks :) perfect summer drink!

Kaitlyn said...

Me too! I loooove Oregon Chai! Yummmmy!

Carrie said...

I was addicted to oregon chai in college too! haha :)