Over the years, Dunkin Donuts’ has slowly added variety to its beverage menu. One of their popular fall beverage offerings is the chai tea latte. If you’re a chai tea fan, knowledge of this drink’s ingredients and caffeine content will help you know whether it’s for you or not.
Does Dunkin chai latte have caffeine?
Dunkin Donuts’ vanilla chai latte contains caffeine, though not as much as coffee-based drinks. A 10. oz Dunkin vanilla chai contains 54mg of caffeine, while a medium serving (14. oz) contains 80mg of caffeine. A large Dunkin vanilla chai (20. oz) is packed with 107mg of caffeine.
Note: According to Dunkin’s website, the calorie content information is only an approximation, and the actual caffeine content varies based on their steeping and brewing processes.
Does Dunkin have chai tea?
Dunkin Donuts sells chai tea lattes. You can order this beverage either hot or iced. The Dunkin chai latte is made by combining a chai tea blend, spices, and milk. The customer gets to pick the type of milk they prefer and can also opt for a sweetener.
The spice blend is a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. It also contains cane sugar as a sweetener. Meanwhile, the preservatives help to preserve the flavors of the various ingredients in the chai tea blend.
Is Dunkin chai latte sweetened?
Dunkin Donuts’ chai tea latte is made using a sweetened chai tea blend. The ingredient list includes cane sugar, a common sweetener in tea blends. The whipped cream topping also adds to the sweetness of the Dunkin chai latte.
A large serving of Dunkin chai latte contains 66 grams of sugar. Therefore, if you like sweetened beverages, the Dunkin Donuts chai latte is definitely for you.
Dunkin’ chai Latte ingredients/recipe?
i. Milk – whole milk or skim milk
ii. Chai tea syrup: includes brewed chai tea extract (water, black tea, chai spice), cane sugar, natural flavors, and preservatives
iii. Vanilla topping
You can make your version of Dunkin Donuts’ chai tea latte at home. Follow the recipe below:
i. First, prepare the chai tea syrup using sugar, water, chai tea blend, and vanilla extract. Mix one cup of sugar with one cup of water inside a saucepan. Then, stir and heat the mixture until it starts boiling to dissolve the sugar.
Next, turn the heat down and add 8 tablespoons of loose tea leaves (chai tea blend) to the mixture. Also, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ginger, ½ a teaspoon of cardamom, ½ a teaspoon of cloves, and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg. Give them a 10-minute steeping time for a concentrated flavor.
Turn off the heat and transfer the mix from the saucepan to a mason jar. As it cools down, add 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract to the mixture and stir to make chai syrup.
ii. Next, whole steam milk, skim milk, or coconut milk inside the microwave and make froth using a handheld frother.
iii. Pour the chai syrup into a cup and add the steamed milk and milk froth. Finally, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla powdered creamer to complete your own Dunkin Donuts chai tea latte.
Note: If you prefer an iced chai tea latte, add some ice cubes to the cup before adding the chai tea syrup and milk. You also don’t need to steam the milk.
What Does It Taste & Look Like?
Dunkin chai tea latte has a sweet, creamy, and subtly spicy taste. However, your drink will be less creamy if you opt for a chai latte made with coconut milk instead of skim milk or whole milk.
The spice blend contains cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, which add a wide range of notes. You can also top the drink off with Dunkin’s syrup swirl for added flavor. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the flavors that you may sense in Dunkin chai tea:
i. Cinnamon– adds a woody flavor with citrusy notes
ii. Cardamom– adds mint and peppery fragrances with citrusy notes
iii. Nutmeg– adds a nutty and warm complexity with hints of subtle sweetness
iv. Ginger– adds a peppery flavor coupled with intense spiciness
v. Cloves– adds subdued sweetness and warmth coupled with a mildly bitter aftertaste
i. Dunkin Donuts.com: Chai latte