Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Iced Chai

My Mom makes amazing chai.  I wanted a recipe for an iced version, and this is what the two of us came up with.
Iced Chai
8 cups of water
12 tsps. black loose tea
1/2 cup honey
1 stick of cinnamon
1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled and rough chopped
4 whole cardamon pods

First put the ginger in a saucepan and mash it up slightly with the back of a wooden spoon. Put the remaining ingredients except the tea in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Turn the heat down and add the tea, simmer for 3 minutes.  Remove from the heat and strain into a heat proof pitcher.  Chill until cool.  When ready to serve put equal parts milk and chai in a cup. If you like add ice as well.  If you are planning on sipping over a longer period of time you may want to omit the ice as it dilutes the drink.  You can keep this in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Source: Young Adventures

xoxo
Rachel

6 comments:

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

Yay! Thank you! This sounds much easier than the iced cofee and I'll bet it makes your house smell delicious while it's simmering too.

You were absolutely right about the coffee...my husband loves it but I find it a bit too strong for my taste. This chai sounds perfect!

Mary said...

I, too, love chai tea, but never thought to make my own version of it. I am obviously lazy and use premixed. Your version sounds delicious and I really must give it a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Mary said...

I'm not sure if my original comment made it through. I just wanted you to know I really like this recipe and will give it a try soon. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jill said...

Good timing, Rachel. With the heat expected for tomorrow...you can stay cool with the iced chai!

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

sounds so yummy! maybe i can pull it off sometime soon- hope you are having a great summer with the family- i posted a "sea turtle" study that they might like! (we just love sea turtles)

RC Reese said...

That sounds really cool and yummy! Perfect for a hot summer day! Thank you!

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