This wonderfully simple make ahead mix blend of cardamon, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and a hint of pepper will be an instant hit during the cold winter season.

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  • Instant Chai Tea

    Creating your own chai tea from scratch is very easy. Simply steep a mug of your favorite black tea and add 1-2 T of this delicious, fragrant make ahead spice blend.
    homemade chai teaYou'll Need:

    • 1 14-ounce can unsweetened condensed milk (low-fat or nonfat, if desired)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Pour the entire can of milk into a clean, dry jar. Add all the spices and cover tightly with a lid. Place in the refrigerator. The longer it stays refrigerated, the tastier it becomes.

    To use,
    stir the mixture, and scoop out 2 to 3 tablespoons directly into a cup of very strong, very hot black tea.

    Alternatively, to Make Creamy Iced Thai Chai

    Brew a Pot of Hot black tea or Thai Tea such as Pantai and let it cool completely. (Store this in the fridge until needed). Fill a glass with Ice, add tea to the middle of the glass, If using regular black tea Mix 2-3 Tbs of the Thai Chai Mix into the tea and fill the remainder of the glass with milk or half and half. If using Thai Tea, add 1 Tbs of mix, then fill with milk or half and half.

    Swirl once with a spoon and enjoy your delicious Creamy Iced Thai Chai!

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    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Simmmy's Avatar
      Simmmy -
      How long does this last in the fridge, before a new batch would need to be made ?
    1. dlozpi's Avatar
      dlozpi -
      Must try this.Sounds yummy!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simmmy View Post
      How long does this last in the fridge, before a new batch would need to be made ?
      Our experience has been 10-14 days, but it really tastes best after the first 24 hours so the flavors have time to unite.
    1. devy62's Avatar
      devy62 -
      Can't wait to try this!
    1. Gardenbeez's Avatar
      Gardenbeez -
      Great idea! I would have to use this fast because I lack refrigeration but I can imagine doing this when "the girls" come over for a visit.
    1. ajammes's Avatar
      ajammes -
      Have got to try this! I love iced chai but the stuff in the store is so expensive! I keep most of those spices on hand anyway. And the Asian market I go to carries Thai tea. It is delicious on its own.
    1. Forgiven's Avatar
      Forgiven -
      Wow ! I made it this am and I am enjoying it as I type. Great recipe...
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