I’ve recently come to really enjoy my Chai Tea. Maybe it’s the cold weather or possibly the pregnancy…but I love a mug of the warm and delicious beverage with the wonderful flavors of spices around mid-morning. It’s just enough to get me by until lunch and (along with my space heater) takes the chill off the bones in this beautiful 7 degree weather we’re getting in Chicago. (If I were in Florida with my parents this week, I’d probably whip up a glass of the mix with ice for an Iced Chai Tea, but…I’m not.)
I used the recipe from Amy’s blog, The Motherload, with a few minor changes that I will specify below.
There is something about making things like this homemade, having to by all the ingredients and mixing them together when it would save a lot of time (but probably not much money) just buying a mix from the grocery store. This is the one thing I really enjoy about baking and blogging. Enjoying the homemade results!
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla powdered non-dairy creamer
2 ½ cups white sugar (I used 1 1/2 cups)
1 ½ cups unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cardamom (I omitted)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
¼ tsp white pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor/blender and blend until it is a fine powder. This may need to be done in two or three separate batches. Add two-three tablespoons of mix to 8 ounces of hot water or milk. Enjoy!
Recipe from Amy at The Motherload