Dirty Chai Latte Starbucks(Complete Guide 2022)

What is dirty chai latte starbucks?

Espresso added with a normal Starbucks chai latte is known as a dirty chai latte. It is considered one of the best among low net carb and delicious beverages.

Starbucks chai latte is also similar to masala chai. Masala Chai is a popular tea beverage in India.

It is prepared by adding tea powder, spices, and sugar to hot boiled milk. Alternatively, you can replace tea powder with tea bags.

Dirty chai latte is a useful low-carb budget Starbucks drink. Also, the homemade Starbucks drink is easy to prepare.

What are the ingredients of dirty chai latte?

Dirty chai latte contains all ingredients of Starbucks chai latte and espresso(which makes it dirty). You need 7 major ingredients to make a dirty chai latte.

These are 1 cup of boiled milk, 1 tea bag, 1 shot of espresso, 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp cinnamon powder, and 1 tbsp of sliced ginger.

You can additionally use 1 tbsp of vanilla powder and black peppers also. These two ingredients will make the dirty chai latte Starbucks spicier.

How to order dirty chai latte starbucks?

You can order both a regular chai latte and a skinny version of a dirty chai latte. Furthermore, there are multiple ways you can follow for ordering a dirty version of a chai latte at Starbucks.

Here we have covered the most popular ways to order this delicious beverage.

Iced dirty chai latte: Ask the barista to provide an iced chai latte with 1 shot of espresso. Alternatively, you can ask to add 2 shots of espresso to make it a double iced chai latte.

Skinny chai tea latte(dirty version): It’s not difficult to order the skinny chai tea latte. Just order your barista to replace normal milk with fat-free milk and ask him to add sugar-free vanilla. Also, you can make this chai latte into a dirty version by adding 1 shot of espresso.

If you love an additional flavored version you can ask for these also:

  • Apple Brown Sugar Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Peppermint Syrup

To achieve a nutty flavor add hazelnut syrup or toffee nut syrup with your chai tea latte. Moreover, it’s also possible to get a raspberry tasted chai latte by adding raspberry syrup with it.

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How to prepare a similar latte to starbucks dirty chai latte?

You can easily prepare an alternative version of this delicious Starbucks beverage at home. The preparation is a combination of two phases. One is for chai latte preparation and the second one is conversion to a dirty chai latte.

To prepare the beverage you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:-

  1. Pour the raw milk into a pan
  2. Boil for 2 minutes until it starts steaming
  3. Pour the boiled milk into a heat-resistant bowl
  4. Mix cinnamon powder, sugar, and honey with the boiled milk
  5. Stir the mixture well
  6. Dip a tea bag in the mix for 2 minutes
  7. Remove the teabag
  8. Topped the beverage with sliced ginger
  9. Chai latte is ready now
  10. Add one shot of espresso with it
  11. Stir again for 1 minute until you get a brownish hue

Your homemade version of dirty chai latte Starbucks is ready to serve now. If the chai tea latte drink tastes strong you can mix the vanilla powder with it. Just make sure you can squeeze the coffee beans through the coffee filter before adding your drink if necessary.

You can drink this delicious chai latte half or full size!

What is the preparation time for dirty chai latte?

It will take only 6 minutes to prepare a perfect dirty chai latte. Dirty chai latte is a quick homemade Starbucks drink recipe.

The first phase of chai latte preparation takes 5 minutes. Conversion of chai latte to dirty chai latte Starbucks by adding espresso takes another 1 minute.

We suggest you prepare the espresso shot parallelly with boiling milk. This will save a minute of time and make the recipe quicker.

Actually, this is the idea is to save an additional 1 minute of time during dirty chai latte preparation.

What does a dirty chai latte taste like from Starbucks?

Dirty chai latte tastes the opposite of chai latte. Starbucks chai latte is a sweet tea flavored beverage compared to the traditional masala chai.

You will get sweet tea flavor in chai latte whereas dirty chai latte Starbucks tastes like strong coffee flavor.

The difference in taste occurs due to an added espresso shot. Chai latte flavor changes completely when 1 shot of espresso is mixed with the sweet tea.

The actual taste varies with the ingredients. If you add the vanilla powder with cinnamon you will get a spicy vanilla taste from the same drink.

Dirty chai latte starbucks price

Starbucks offer 4 types of serving size for a chai latte(1). These are short(8 fl oz), tall(12 fl oz), grande(16 fl oz), and venti(20 fl oz).

Dirty chai latte Starbucks is just a variation of a normal chai latte with added espresso. You will be charged according to your order size plus the additional espresso(2) of your order.

You can go through the following guide for cost estimation

  • Cinnamon chai latte of tall size costs $3.65
  • 1 Grande cinnamon chai latte is priced at $4.25
  • Cinnamon chai latte venti will charge $4.45
  • 1 Espresso shot costs $0.90
  • Regular or sugar-free flavor costs $0.50(optional)

Dirty chai latte starbucks nutrition values

Nutrition information differs from size to size and ingredients used during preparation. If you are looking for dirty chai latte Starbucks calories information let’s check its nutrition value.

  • Serving Size: 12 fl oz
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 2g

Is starbucks dirty chai latte keto?

No, the regular dirty chai latte is not keto. It uses honey and sugar which are not keto friendly. The normal dirty chai latte at Starbucks contains 42 grams of sugar which can easily break your ketosis.

Also, the chai latte is prepared with evaporated milk. Which is high in lactose and net carbs.  Lactose is well-known for blood sugar raising.

Honey, sugar, and evaporated milk may create an adverse effect on diabetics.

However, you can make Starbucks dirty chai latte keto by replacing some ingredients. Just replace normal milk with almond milk and ask them not to add sugars and honey to the drink.

Then the beverage will become a ketogenic tasty Starbucks drink. Also, this will not surge your budget as almond milk at Starbucks costs $0.60.

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Can I make chai latte caffeine free?

Starbucks chai latte is by default contains 95mg of caffeine for both hot and iced versions. But you can make your own version of caffeine-free chai latte.

We have already discussed the ingredients and preparation menu above. Just follow the steps from 1 to 9 and you will get a caffeine-free chai latte.

Starbucks dirty chai latte recipe

There are several alternative versions of Starbucks’ dirty chai latte recipe. It depends upon you. Starbucks has given multiple options to try.

You need to try these variations and go for which one most suits you.

Toppings that can be added with a chai latte

  • Cinnamon dolce sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar funnel cake
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Mocha drizzle
  • Spiced apple drizzle
  • Strawberry drizzle
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Whipped cream
  • Cold foam
  • Pumpkin cream cold foam
  • Salted caramel cream cold foam
  • Vanilla sweet cream cold foam

Dirty chai latte supported flavors

  • Apple brown sugar syrup
  • Brown sugar syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Funnel cake syrup
  • Hazelnut syrup
  • Peppermint syrup
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Sugar free vanilla syrup
  • Mocha sauce
  • Dark caramel sauce
  • Pumpkin sauce
  • White chocolate mocha sauce

Starbucks sweeteners that you can add with your chai latte

  • Sugar
  • Sugar in the raw
  • Honey
  • Splenda
  • Stevia in the raw
  • Classic syrup
  • Cane sugar (best for iced tea)
  • Honey blend

Also, you can replace the main ingredient or 4 pump(s) chai with matcha powder.