Chai Tea Mix
A friend who sells Tastefully Simple (love those Oh My! Chai packets!) sent this recipe link to me...and I am addicted! What I like the most is, no matter how I've "customized" this recipe, it always turns out great!
I started with the recipe as listed and, thanks to all of the reviewers who commented about the amount of sugar being too high, I cut that down to 1 1/2 cups. I also used decaf instant tea, since that's what we prefer.
The first batch was great, but we wanted it a touch sweeter. So, for the next batch, I upped the sugar to 1 3/4 cups and it turned out perfect!
Initially, we mixed it with water (as suggested). While it was good, we wanted a creamier "latte" factor from our chai. So we used soy milk instead, and it turned out SO yummy!
Finally, we've recently eliminated dairy due to some family food sensitivities. So... I had to try to modify it yet again.
This time, I completely left out the powdered milk...with much concern that we'd lose the "latte" factor once again.
Today, I used cold almond milk, a couple of scoops of powder and about 4 ice cubes and put it all in a blender. It was FABULOUS!
I am so happy to still have a recipe that meets our dietary choices and tastes like the real deal. When I shared some with my hubby, he said he couldn't tell the difference between what I had made and the expensive brews at any coffee/tea shop.
This recipe rocks! :)
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May 22, 2011