Friday, December 10, 2010

Creamy Spiced Chai Mix

I am a coffee lover.  Through and through.  Morning, afternoon, and evening.  Sometimes in between.  My dear friend Carmen over at Old House Kitchen is a chai lover.  For her, coffee, not so much.  There is seldom a day that goes by when she isn't running to her kitchen to make up a cup of creamy chai as an afternoon pick-her-up.  Sometimes, she even goes overboard and has a cup in the morning and the afternoon!  So, I decided that I would try it her way.  Switch up the all-time-favorite vanilla latte for a cup of chai.  But only every once in awhile.  I'll be hard-pressed to ever fall out of love with my delighful vanilla latte or my steamy cup of morning coffee. 

I'll be honest with you....I really like this chai. It is kind of addicting.  But I did kind of run around like a crazy person gathering all the ingredients for it.  Here and there for dry creamer, cardamom, and powdered milk.   But it was ok.  It was simple.  However, if you are more inclined to indulge without the hassle of making it, you can buy it from Old House Mercantile--Carmen would love to send you some!

Creamy Spiced Chai Mix
Source:  Old House Kitchen

1 cup dry powered milk
1 cup powdered creamer, plain
1 cup powdered creamer, vanilla
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup instant tea granules
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. EACH ground cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice
1/8 tsp. white pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until it becomes a fine powder.

Add 4 tsp. to 1 1/2 cups warm/hot milk.

Grab a book or magazine, prop your feet up, and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I have made this and me and all of my kids thoroughly enjoy it! :)


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