This post has been sponsored by Silk®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
In an exciting whirlpool of fun blog topics, this post is about work wives, milk alternatives (specifically in partnership with Silk® Oat Yeah™ Oatmilk, which you can pick up right at Safeway), and budgeting. Stay with me here, the treat for finishing is a delicious recipe for how to make an Oat Milk Chai Latte at home for not-a-million dollars!
A few weeks ago, my work wife left me. Now, this is great news for HER but sort of terrible news for me. Mary was the person who told me if my several online shopping deliveries per week consisted of keepers, made shareable bell pepper and cheese 4pm snacks, and was generally always interested in a walk around the block. She is ALSO the person who introduced me to a local coffee shop with the world’s best lattes—creamy, flavorful, just-sweet-enough hot drinks that totally hit the spot.
The problem? The latte is (no lie!) $8. There’s an upgrade charge for the size (8 oz is not the amount of tea I will ever want to purchase, honestly) and then an upgrade charge for using an alternative to milk. I know you’ve probably already done the math, but that’s FORTY AMERICAN DOLLARS A WEEK. On chai lattes. EEP
Thus, I was VERY drawn to learning more about this new Oat Yeah product. The same experience in an at-home version that I didn’t need to take out a second mortgage for? AND a great, recognizable brand like Silk that I could find at my local Safeway? I’m basically a barista now. Even better? Right now you can save on Oat Yeah Oatmilk at your local retailer!
Speaking of Safeway, I really appreciate the wide variety of items in store—it’s the biggest reason I shop there so often. I feel like there’s truly a product option for any diet, with lots of organic and natural products in stock in every department!
This latte is true to the original version: lots of yummy chai spice, creamy oat milk for a comforting cup, and easy to whip up in a few minutes. While I drink plenty of traditional milk, I just LIKE other dairy-esque plant-based alternatives like cashew milk and oat milk. They provide completely different flavors and textures! Oat Yeah is so creamy that it’s surprisingly vegan and nut-free. I used the Vanilla flavor for this recipe, but I also loved the Plain version for extra versatility. I think you could use either in this recipe!
- 8 oz boiling water
- 2 chai tea bags
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 8 oz Silk® Oat YeahTM Oatmilk (Vanilla or Plain flavor)
- Create a strong brew of chai tea by pouring 8 oz of boiling water over two chai tea bags. Allow to brew for at least five minutes.
- Stir in sugar until dissolved.
- Warm Oat Yeah Oatmilk in a small saucepan or milk frother.
- Pour Oat Yeah over your brewed chai tea.
Did you try it yet? Let me know what you think!