Homemade Chai Latte


4 servings
1 cup coarsely ground Italian roast, French roast or espresso coffee (2 to 2 ½ ounces)espresso coffee1
1 tablespoon ground cardamomground cardamom1
1 tablespoon ground cinnamonground cinnamon1
1 ½ teaspoons ground gingerground ginger1 ½
1 teaspoon ground allspiceground allspice1
½ teaspoon finely grated fresh peeled gingerfresh ginger½
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepperfreshly ground black pepper¼
1/8 teaspoon ground clovesground cloves1/8
Large pinch kosher saltkosher salt1
4 cups hot (not boiling) waterwater4
1 ½ cups nonfat milknonfat milk1 ½


In a 48-ounce French press coffee maker, combine the coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, grated ginger, pepper, cloves, salt and water. Place the lid on the coffee press with the plunger extended. Let the mixture brew for 4 minutes. Press down the plunger.

While the coffee mixture is brewing, whisk the nonfat milk in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat until very thick and foamy, 5 to 6 minutes.

cook's notes

The chai can also be made in a regular coffee maker. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup finely ground coffee, cardamom, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, grated ginger, cloves and salt until blended. Place an 8- to 12-cup-size coffee filter (for use i
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