I’m enjoying everything sweet about fall with Sweet’N Low® and sharing a spiked chai tea latte recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste
Yesterday as we were settling in for our nightly TV time, my husband brought me a fluffy blanket right out of the dryer.
As much as I love flip-flop weather and the long days of summer, I didn’t realize how much I’d missed fall until that moment. That toasty blanket was pure joy on a chilly day; I loved how it warmed my bones and relaxed me, all at the same time.
This spiked chia tea latte does the same thing, from the inside out.
It’s the perfect mug filler for an evening by the firepit. Or fill a Thermos and take it tailgating or hayriding.
You could make your own chai tea mix using spices and black tea, but I just used a couple of prepackaged chai tea bags to make this warm, fall cocktail. Why reinvent the wheel?
I do, however, recommend that you take the time to dry some orange slices to use in your tea. It adds a nice depth of flavor, and it’s a pretty garnish when you’re serving guests.
Just cut an orange into thin slices and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for two or three hours at 200 degrees, flipping occasionally. You won’t mind the oven being on that long now that fall temperatures are on their way.
Did I mention this is a sugar-free toddy, sweetened with zero-calorie Sweet’N Low® instead of sugar. Using Sweet’N Low® cuts down on the calories in this drink, which is a good thing since it’s spiked with bourbon or whiskey — your choice.
How much you add is also your choice!
Are you ready for the recipe?
- 2 cups milk
- 4 Chai tea bags
- 1½ ounces bourbon or whiskey
- 2 Sweet'N Low packets
- Dried orange slices
- Cinnamon sticks
- Heat milk in a saucepan or in the microwave until steaming.
- Add tea bags and steep for several minutes.
- Pour ¾ ounce of liquor into two mugs.
- Add a packet of Sweet'N Low to each mug and fill with steeped tea.
- Garnish each mug with a dried orange slice and a cinnamon stick.
I really wish my blog was scratch-and-sniff because this smells as amazing as it tastes!
Be sure to visit Sweet’N Low® for more seasonal drink recipes designed to help you enjoy the sweetness you love without the extra calories.
Did you know Sweet’N Low® partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters this summer? For every cup sampled on their #donthesitaste tour, Sweet’N Low® will be making a donation* to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help support their vision to help all children achieve success in life. (*Maximun donation of $49,000.)
Although the tour is coming to a close, you can still enter their #donthesitaste photo sweepstakes! The grand prize is valued at more than $1,300! Check out the gallery and official rules here.