Spiced Vanilla Chai Latte – Progressively Perfect: Virtual Dinner Party blog hop


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Hi there blog hoppers!  If you are stopping by from the Progressively perfect dinner party — Welcome!  When all of the participating bloggers started chatting about out virtual dinner – I immediately wanted to do an after dinner coffee drink. I LOVE, one, love, did I mention love, a yummy latte.  Not a surprise.  Amiright?

Going along with the theme for *tonights* virtual dinner—Hot and Cold—Jeff and I decided {since he really the braun behind most latte’s} to make a Spiced Vanilla Chai Latte – infused with a bit of orange and cayenne pepper for just the right amount of kick!  This is sure to impress your guests after a wonderfully made dinner!

For your after dinner coffee I present:

:Spiced Vanilla Chai Latte:    :Makes 6 {12oz} cups:

The Team Players

1 c. Water

2 Black Tea Bags

1 Cinnamon Stick

Dash {!~1/4 tsp}  Cardamom/Nutmeg/Ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp Vanilla syrup

2 tbsp Honey

1/4 c. Raw Cane Sugar

1 Orange

18 oz.{~ 2 c.} brewed espresso

3 c. Milk

Combine: Water | Tea | Cinnamon Stick 

In a saucepan, bring to boil.  As soon as it starts to boil remove from heat.  Take tea bags and cinnamon stick out.


Add: Honey | Sugar | All Spices | Vanilla Syrup 

{see recipe for homemade vanilla syrup HERE}

Bring tea mixture back to boil.  Remove after sugar dissolves.

This is your Vanilla Chai Latte Chai-Concentrate.

Cut Orange into quarters.  Squeeze half of a quarter into each coffee mug.  Add about 2-3 oz Vanilla Chai Concentrate to each mug.

Brew extra strong coffee.  This can be done either by auto-pod coffee makers like Kuerig, or an espresso maker.  Just be sure you are not brewing regular coffee.

Froth milk.  This can be done easily for a large group by heating milk on the stove and using a hand blender.  DO NOT ALLOW MILK TO BOIL – boiling the milk will ruin it and create a slimy film…yuck!  You can also use a milk frother.

Add 6-8 oz frothed milk to each mug.  Enough to fill mug to the top.

Garnish with orange peel.  Wanna know a secret?  We literally peeled almost an entire orange trying to get the perfect looking orange garnish.  I am not going to pretend I can make super pretty garnishes.  Nope.  I can say I try – for presentation purposes.  It was funny between the 2 of us trying to see who can make the prettiest orange peel garnish!

If  you want you can omit the garnish.  I do not think anyone would really care ;-)

See my post on Coffee Chop Jargon HERE, if your interested in the difference between a

latte | cappuccino | macchiato | cafe americano | coffee.

You can join the dinner party by hopping through the rest of the posts.

All around a complete super satisfying, virtual dinner if I do say so.

  To get the full Progressively Perfect Virtual Dinner Party blog hop experience, click the links below in order:





Coffee, Tea & Dessert

Late Night

Decorations, Outfits and Music

Hope you have as much fun reading through the party as we did planning it!

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  1. Linda @ GGG

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