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Super Savings Saturday ~ Chai Tea

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I am not a coffee drinker, but I love Chai Tea Latte. Most everyone knows that to save money, you should make your own coffee at home. Well, what about a latte? How do you make one at home? Well, it’s really simple.

First I start with Chai Tea Latte concentrate, I mix 3/4 cup of concentrate and 3/4 cup milk in a measuring cup and heat it in the microwave for a few minutes.

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The trick to making it frothy is a whisk. I put the whisk in the measuring cup and twirl it between my hands, creating the froth.

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Most of the time I add a couple teaspoons of whipped topping.

At our local coffee shop, they serve the exact same brand that I buy. They charge about $4.20 for a medium and about $3.80 for a small. I occasionally go there, and have saved the cups to re-use.

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The container of concentrate that I buy at Kroger is $4.79, I know that sounds pricey, and it is, but I can get 6-7 days worth of drinks from 1 container. And if I’m lucky enough to be shopping at a Super Target, they usually carry it on sale for a little less than $3.00. We don’t have a Target near us, so when I get there, I usually stock up.

I am saving almost $25.00 per week on my special drink. This is the one thing I do splurge on, but I really enjoy it.

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Isn’t this coffee cozy great? I won it in a giveaway, one of my favorite things to do, from Frosted Treats Blog. Thanks so much, I love it!

Comments

  1. Charlene says:

    I love chai, it’s my favorite hot drink. I’ve seen these concentrates at the coffee shops, but have not notice them at the grocery store–I need to look! I do sometimes buy the International coffee instant chai latte–it’s not as good as the real thing, but it’s not too bad. I usually mix it half and half with instant hot chocolate to make choclate chai–it’s yummy!

  2. Brenda says:

    I just recently came across your blog, and I love it! We live in Southern Indiana and like you, I am looking for ways to save any way I can and find making things myself is A LOT cheaper and adds up fast!
    Great blog, I will be checking it out daily!
    Brenda

  3. Amy says:

    Yummy!! That looks great- I love a good chai tea myself. I really love that cozy though most of all :) Your blog is wonderful, Liz!!

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