Friday, December 25, 2015

Chai Tea Latte Mix

I love Chai Tea and I got hooked on the instant mixes when I lived in Washington and everyone drink Oregon Chai and has the mixes everywhere they have hot chocolate packs.

The mixes are pretty hard to find here - if not impossible, so here is the recipe to make your own.

Chai Tea Mix


1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea (This is going to be Instant Ice Tea - watch out for Lemon!) 

2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom (Spring for the cardamom, it is expensive, but it makes it so so good)

You can spice it up even further by adding 1 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.

In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.

(To make it super fancy -  Put it in a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder. but in my mind, this is a completely unnecessary step)

To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.