This creamy, soothing AIP Chai Latte is a quick, warming dairy-free coffee replacement drink. It has a lot of flavor from the rich spices and is slightly sweet, so it can be a lovely afternoon pick-me-up. Made in less than 10 min!

A Warm AIP Coffee Alternative

Fall and winter can be one of the harder times to do the AIP Diet because the cold temperatures often lead you to desire coffee.

It's pretty obvious why – coffee is warm. You are not.

However, there are loads of other warming drinks! And some delicious ones at that.

Like this AIP Chai Latte!

AIP Chai Latte in a white mug with a toaster pastry next to it

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AIP Chai Ingredients

This particular chai is creamy and soothing due to the rich nature of the spices used. Spices are pretty limited on the Autoimmune Protocol, but there are quite a few in this drink!

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The Included Ingredients

Coconut Milk – this dairy-free milk gives the drink its creamy texture (learn how to make coconut milk) If you cannot have coconut, tigernut milk would be a great replacement

Mace – an AIP-compliant alternative for nutmeg that comes from the outer red coating of the nutmeg plant. Tastes a lot like nutmeg!

Ginger – gives it a spicy kick and good for digestion

Cloves – a warming spice that is often used in fall and winter recipes

Vanilla Powder – this is optional, but made from ground vanilla pod and gives this drink a nice flavor

Maple Syrup – to add a tad bit of sweetness and maple flavor. You could of course replace with honey or coconut sugar or omit completely

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Alternative Ingredients

If you'd like, you could make this into a “coffee drink” by adding your favorite coffee-alternative like Chicory Dandelion Coffee or Coffig.

You could also add black tea as well – either simmer it with the coconut milk and other ingredients or add pre-brewed tea separately.

Another alternative is to use the whole form of each of the spices as well – simmering for 15 minutes using cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, fresh sliced ginger, and even a vanilla bean. Just remember to strain before drinking!

AIP Chai Latte Recipe

I hope you enjoy!

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AIP Chai Latte in a white mug with a toaster pastry in the background

AIP Chai Latte Recipe

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Drink, Beverage
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: AIP, Paleo, Dairy-free

Description

This creamy, soothing AIP Chai Latte is a warming dairy-free coffee replacement drink. It has a lot of flavor from the rich spices and is slightly sweet, so it can be a lovely afternoon pick-me-up. This version doesn't use tea or coffee, just a dairy-free milk and spices, but you could always add black tea, Coffig, or Chicory Dandelion Coffee.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut Milk (or Tigernut Milk)
  • 1/4 tsp Mace
  • 1/2 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cloves
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder (optional)

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients into a small saucepan, whisk together, and simmer until desired temperature. Whisk again to make it frothy and enjoy!


Keywords: AIP Diet, AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, Autoimmune Protocol, Paleo, Dairy free, coffee alternative, warm, sweet

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