10-Minute Iced Prune Chai Latte
Try this iced prune chai latte recipe for a low-sugar option that’s perfectly sweet—even with no added sugar or sweetener! Natural sweetness & fiber from prune juice, comforting chai spices, and easy enough to make in 10 minutes. I’ll walk you through how to make a healthy iced chai tea latte with just prune juice, water, chai tea, & your choice of milk. Made even tastier paired with my prune & orange scones!
What is in an iced chai tea latte?
An iced chai tea latte is just brewed chai tea combined with milk over ice. Unlike a classic latte that’s made with espresso, a chai latte has no coffee in it & is made with tea instead. (Although you can add a shot of espresso to make a “dirty chai latte!”) You can really use any black tea you want to make a latte—I just love the warm, comforting flavor of chai spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.
Typically, chai lattes also have some added sugar for sweetness. Starbucks iced chai tea latte, for example, is made with their “Chai Tea Concentrate,” which is basically black tea, chai spices, & sugar. (42g in a Grande 16oz drink!) But instead of adding sugar, I wanted to make a lightened-up iced chai latte with prune juice for all-natural sweetness—and the combination works so well!
Healthy Iced Chai Tea Latte Ingredients
- Prune Juice. This is one of my favorite ways to add natural sweetness & fiber to smoothies and other digestion-friendly beverages. The prune juice flavor is pretty subtle in this homemade latte, but its fruity sweetness melds perfectly with the sweet, spiced flavors of chai tea. You could try this recipe with a different fruit juice (like orange juice) if you want, but I honestly think prune juice will taste the best.
- Water. I brewed my chai tea in a mixture of half prune juice & half water—so it’s not overly sweet & fruity, but just sweet enough. But if you’d rather make your own iced chai latte at home without prune juice, just nix the juice and use all water instead.
- Chai Tea. The warm, fragrant spices in chai tea are so comforting & nostalgic to me. My current favorite brand is Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice! But you can also make this recipe with any variety of black tea you prefer, like English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, etc.—most will pair nicely with prune juice.
- Milk of Choice. You can use any milk you want in your DIY chai latte—dairy or nondairy. Just be aware that some nondairy milks are sweetened or flavored, so check the label to find an option that works for you. My personal favorite is an iced chai oat latte!
How to Make an Iced Chai Tea Latte with Tea Bags & Prune Juice
- Boil Juice & Water. First, combine prune juice and water in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
- Steep Tea. Once boiling, add your chai tea bag (or any type of tea you want). Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Allow to Cool. After steeping, remove the tea bag and allow the brewed tea to cool slightly at room temperature, or let it chill in the fridge. (This is important if you want to make an iced chai latte, so your ice won’t melt. But feel free to skip if you want a hot latte.)
- Serve & Enjoy. Once cooled, serve prune chai tea over ice with your choice of milk!
Homemade Latte Flavor Variations
If a prune latte or a chai tea latte aren’t your style, you can use this same process to make your own custom latte at home with any tea (or coffee) you want—in all sorts of different flavors!
- For a classic iced chai latte recipe, skip the prune juice and steep your tea bag in water alone. After steeping, add ~1 Tbsp sugar, homemade simple syrup, or low-sugar simple syrup for sweetness.
- Make it an iced dirty chai latte by adding a shot of espresso with your cooled chai tea at the time of serving.
- For a vanilla chai tea latte, stir in ¼-½ tsp vanilla extract at the same time you add your tea bag to steep. Or whisk in 1 tsp cocoa powder to make a chocolate chai latte.
- Whip up a copycat Starbucks pistachio latte at home, and feel free to use black tea instead of espresso.
- Or try my iced sugar cookie latte recipe—which would be so tasty with chai tea!
Iced Prune Chai Latte (No Sugar Added)
- ½ cup prune juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 chai tea bag, (or black tea of choice)
- ¼ cup milk of choice
- In a saucepan over the stove, bring prune juice and water to a boil.
- Add chai tea bag, then remove pan from heat and steep tea for 5 minutes.
- Remove tea bag and allow brewed chai tea to cool slightly (at room temperature, or chill in the fridge).
- Serve cooled chai tea over ice with your choice of milk and enjoy!
- Yields 1 iced chai tea latte.
Nutrition Notes:*The nutrition will vary depending on the type of milk & the specific brand you use. Iced chai latte with unsweetened almond milk: 130 calories | 3g fat | 22.5g carbs | 2g fiber | 12g sugars | 2.5g protein
155mg sodium | 0mg cholesterol Iced chai latte with oat milk: 210 calories | 5g fat | 38g carbs | 4g fiber | 19g sugars | 3.5g protein
155mg sodium | 0mg cholesterol Iced chai latte with 2% milk: 220 calories | 5g fat | 35g carbs | 2g fiber | 24g sugars | 8.5g protein
150mg sodium | 20mg cholesterol