Creamy Chai Latte

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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Every once in a while I feel the need to re-balance my body (most particularly after a rich food blow-out!), and start by making up a pot of this delicious, yet healthy Creamy Chai Latte (it’s also wonderful during the winter months to warm you up).

It’s rich in healing spices – the ones I’ve included are turmeric (an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant), ginger (an antioxidant, great for intestinal issues), cinnamon (an antioxidant; also anti-clotting, anti-microbial and blood sugar stabilizer), cayenne pepper (anti-bacterial, digestive aid, promotes heart health), and star anise (anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-bacterial). The recipe is inspired by Dr Sanjay Gupta’s Creamy Turmeric Tea (found on, however it’s very amenable to adapting, which I’ve done, adding a few extra components. Feel free to adapt for your own needs and tastes.



Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2 Servings


  • 1 cup almond milk or your own favourite type of milk
  • 1 cup purified water
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 or 2 star anise or you may prefer a couple of cardamom pods
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp honey or pure maple syrup or to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Turn down and simmer for about 5 minutes. If you’d like some latte-like froth on top (see image below), simply whisk it vigorously when you’re ready to serve.
  • Strain into two cups and enjoy!
Keyword Chai Latte
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About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


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    Ugh. I wish it wasn’t so hot right now so I could have one of these 🙁 It looks amazing! Lovely pictures! Pinned for later 🙂

    • Haha… we have the opposite issue – -1 degrees Celsius overnight, so one of this is a warm welcome right now!


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