There is nothing quite like a hot cup of keto chai tea to get you through a busy workday. And, this masala chai tea is extra special since it is low-carb, keto-friendly, and is made with a low-carb sugar substitute!
There are few teas quite as satisfying as chai tea. It is one that most people enjoy, even if they aren’t usually a tea drinker!
Every once in a while, I will get a craving for a strong cup of chai tea, especially if it is feeling a little chilly outside. It is the perfect thing to warm you up inside and help you relax on a busy day or to wind down at night.
This keto chai tea is a simple and low-carb recipe that you can easily make at home when you're craving a special drink.
Note: Not really into chai? Consider trying this iced matcha green tea or this bulletproof tea!
This low-carb chai tea recipe is made with ingredients that fit your keto lifestyle while still maintaining the delicious flavors of chai tea.
Masala Spice Mix
The spice blend gives the tea that traditional spiced flavor that almost everyone loves. It contains ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and more and is available in my store here.
Coconut Or Almond Milk
Use your favorite milk alternative to add to the recipe. I suggest either coconut or almond milk as they result in the rich creaminess you'd expect with a chai tea drink.
The sugar substitute helps make this keto chai tea taste like the real thing without being too heavy in carbs.
My favorite to use is monk fruit sweetener as it tastes the closest to traditional sugar in my opinion.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- For a very flavorful masala chai tea, try adding in additional spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
- If you want a stronger tea, you can brew it for a few minutes longer to extract even more flavor.
- You can froth your milk with an immersion blender or a normal blender for a fancy keto masala chai. You could also whisk it by hand to froth it up.
- If you want to have this delicious chai tea on hand, you can always make it ahead of time. It will last in the fridge for up to two days.
Making keto chai tea at home is very simple and won't take much time at all. All of the ingredients and steps to make are in the recipe card below.
Add Dry Ingredients
First, place loose leaf tea, spice blend, and sweetener into a teapot or tea infuser. This would be the time to add extra spices suggested in the quick tips above if you choose to use any.
Pour In Water And Milk
Heat your water and coconut or almond milk and pour over the tea ingredients.
Allow To Steep
This is the longest part of the process, but it's only 3-5 minutes (or more for a stronger tea.) Steep everything until the liquid has darkened in color and become fragrant.
All you need to do is pour the tea through a strainer and into your cup! Now it's time to enjoy your chai masala tea right inside your home!
You can add additional toppings or spices if you'd like to add some variety to your cup.
️ Serving suggestions
This low-carb keto chai tea is perfect to have alongside your breakfast in the morning. Try the sweet drink alongside the savory sausage egg casserole! Or, enjoy this tea on its own as an afternoon pick-me-up.
You can also top your tea with spices like nutmeg or cinnamon. To make it extra fun, you could put some sugar-free marshmallows on top. Or, a dollop of keto whipped cream would be delicious as well!
This keto chai masala tea a great sweet treat that can help curb your sweet tooth cravings during the day.
Here are some of the most popular questions we get about this spice tea.
Is chai tea keto?
Chai tea can certainly be keto-friendly if it is made with a few adjustments. To make it low-carb, you will need to replace cow's milk with another milk option. You'll also need to find a replacement for sugar to reduce carbs.
What’s the difference between chai tea vs masala tea vs chai latte?
Masala means spice, and chai means tea. All of these drinks by either name are very similar.
By definition, chai tea is simply black tea and milk. Masala tea, however, contains those same ingredients but has spices added as well.
What is referred to as a chai latte is very similar to a masala tea, only it is much sweeter and usually made with syrup.
Can I make this keto chai tea iced?
You can certainly adapt this keto chai tea to make it iced instead of hot. Chai tea makes a delicious cold tea as well as hot, depending on your personal preference.
All you will need to do is let the tea become chilled after brewing and straining, then add in some ice.
This low-carb chai tea recipe is perfect for anyone following a low-carb or keto diet. It is just like a traditional cup of rich chai without all of the unnecessary carbs.
You can easily whip up this keto chai masala tea any time of the day for a fancy Starbucks drink made in your own home - for half the price!
If you enjoyed this keto chai tea recipe, here are some more easy keto drink recipes to enjoy next. These are some of our favorites!
- Chocolate Keto Frosty Shake is a Wendy’s frosty knock-off that tastes just as good while being keto-friendly and low-carb.
- Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Drink is a copycat version of the original Starbucks drink but made low-carb so that you can still enjoy this treat.
- Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe is a delicious coffee recipe full of healthy fats to get you up and going in the morning.
- Homemade Keto Shamrock Shake is the perfect drink to enjoy on St. Patrick's day without breaking your keto diet.
- Sugar-Free Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe is an indulgent cup of creamy hot chocolate that you can enjoy on your keto diet without having to use any sugar.
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Keto Chai Tea
- 1 teaspoon loose leaf black tea or bag
- 1 ½ teaspoon chai masala spice blend
- ½ cup almond milk or coconut milk, warmed
- 1 teaspoon low carb sugar substitute optional
- 1 cup hot water
- Place loose leaf tea, chai masala spice blend, and sweetener (if using) in the basket of a teapot or in a tea filter bag.
- Pour hot water and warmed almond milk over. Allow to sit for 3 to 5 minutes to brew the tea then serve into tea cup. Sprinkle on additional spices if desired.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [calories] => 14 [carbohydrates] => 1 [protein] => 1 [fat] => 1 [saturated_fat] => 1 [sodium] => 88 [potassium] => 11 [fiber] => 1 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 4 [vitamin_c] => 1 [calcium] => 89 [iron] => 1 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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I love chai tea. It's a daily thing for me, but I skip the black tea, only using the spices - so good!! I would like to try yours with almond milk!
Masala chai is one of my favorites! Thanks for this!
Why are you calling this beverage “Chai Masala Tea”? It gives the impression that you don’t know what you are saying! Well, that’s because you don’t know what you saying! “Tea Spiced Tea”? Chai is not different from tea! Chai is the word use in most of the Indian Subcontinent for tea. Therefore chai and tea are exactly the same thing! The difference is in the language! Just in case, the word “masala” (in India) is a mixture of specific spices for specific dishes and/or beverages. This means that there’s a huge variety of masalas that correspond to an equally huge variety of preparations. Actually many “masalas” are also prepared for some medicinal purposes.
Many in the US refer to the spiced hot beverage as Chai Masala Tea or Chai Tea. But I appreciate your input with the correction on how it should be referred to.