Lactose-free chai latte

Lactose-free chai latte

10 min
Yay, the simple goodness. Get ready to experience the cosy magic of our lactose-free chai latte. It is like a warm hug in a cup, blending spiced tea with creamy lactose-free milk to create a drink that will whisk you away to pure delight. So, grab your favourite mug, gather the ingredients, and get ready to indulge in the amazing flavours of this comforting drink.


  • Mix maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a small saucepan.
  • Add milk and tea bag and place the saucepan over low heat.
  • Heat while stirring for 5 minutes or until the mixture is warm.
  • Remove the tea bag and discard it. Whisk until it froths.
  • Pour into a mug and serve immediately.

To add a touch of creaminess to your chai latte, consider frothing the lactose-free milk. There are various methods to achieve this luxurious texture. You can use a milk frother or handheld frother for a professional touch. Alternatively, you can shake the milk vigorously in a closed container to create foam.

Questions about lactose-free chai latte

In the mood for a cosy and comforting drink? Look no further. Keep reading to get all the details about this wonderfully soothing and comforting lactose-free chai latte.

What tea to use for chai latte?
The traditional and common choices for chat latte are Assam or Darjeeling. They have a robust flavour that complements the spices and lactose-free milk beautifully. However, you can use whatever suits your preferences. Some might use milder black tea or even green tea for a lighter flavour. For a caffeine-free alternative, you can use rooibos. Experiment a bit and try out different tea types!
What is in a lactose-free chai latte?
Chai latte is all about the amazing flavours of chai tea. It is infused with a distinct taste of black tea leaves and aromatic spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. To make it smooth and creamy, lactose-free semi-skimmed milk is added, which helps to tone down the spices and allows the tea's fragrance to shine through. A touch of maple syrup is incorporated to add sweetness and enhance the spice blend. And for an extra kick of flavour, adding a splash of vanilla extract does the trick.
Does lactose-free chai latte have caffeine?
A lactose-free chai latte may contain caffeine, depending on the type of tea used to make the chai blend. Typically, black tea which naturally contains caffeine, is used as the base for chai tea. The exact caffeine content can vary depending on brewing time, the specific blend of tea used, and the strength of the tea infusion.


Arla® LactoFREE Milk semi-skimmed
250 ml
Maple syrup
1 tbsp
Vanilla extract
¼ tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 pinch
Ground nutmeg
1 pinch
Ground cloves
1 pinch
Chai tea bag

Enjoy a lactose-free chai latte

Savouring a warm and soothing drink is pure bliss. For those wanting to avoid lactose, this lactose-free chai latte is here to make the day. The delicious concoction brings together an aromatic chai tea, fragrant spices, and a creamy texture that is too good to resist. So, wrap yourself in a soft blanket, find a cosy spot, and let the comforting flavours of lactose-free chai latte envelop you in warmth and relaxation. It is the perfect companion for peaceful moments of indulgence.

Warm spices in a soft and creamy drink

The warm spices in a chai latte are what make it special. Cinnamon adds a hint of sweetness and a cosy feeling with its woody notes, while cloves, with their earthy and slightly spicy taste, give the drink a rich depth. Nutmeg adds warmth and sophistication to the mix with its subtle and nutty flavour, and, as the cherry on top, a little touch of vanilla extract adds a mild sweetness. Everything is, of course, rounded up by the creamy lactose-free milk.

Make sure to also check out our recipes for lactose-free latte macchiato and lactose-free hot chocolate.