Do 3 ingredients still count as a recipe? I hope so, because I am beyond addicted to this drink. For a long time now I haven’t been able to drink coffee. It upsets my stomach, makes me super jittery, and if I have it past 10 am, I can still feel it in my system when I go to bed. No thanks. On one hand this is great – it saves me a ton of money on morning coffees and lattes. Downside? What to drink when I meet someone for “coffee”. What do I order?
A few weeks ago I met a coworker at little coffee shop in Manhattan and scanned the menu. Chai Lattes? Iced? And they had soy milk? Sold. What I was not expecting was the most delicious thing I had ever tasted. Suddenly, I was addicted to Chai and buying boxes of the stuff at the supermarket, and mixing myself Chai Lattes 2 to 3 times a day. I wish I was kidding.
I also started experimenting with Chai – and this little Frappe is the result. Perfect for the approaching warm weather, this iced drink has only 3 ingredients (and one of them is optional.) It is dangerously easy.
This drink is also great if you are short on time in the mornings (which I always am). I definitely never have time to brew coffee (and I don’t have one of those fancy coffee machines where you can program it to start brewing at a certain time.) This takes about 1 minute to make. Seriously. All you have to do is mix 6 ice cubes with some soy milk in a blender for about 20 seconds, pour it in a to-go cup and you are done. Have an extra 30 seconds? Top it with cinnamon. Done!There are two ways you can enjoy your chai tea. The simple way is to buy it pre-made, which I’ve been doing. It saves quite a bit of time. But, because I’m trying to cut extra sugar out of my diet (and prefer making things myself) I recently ordered some loose chai (along with some Matcha, yay!). It will take an extra step to brew the tea myself, but I’ll feel better about it. (It will also make it easier to turn it into an ice cream I have planned!) The only thing you have to do in advance is remember to pour some of the tea in an ice cube tray the night before you want it. While this is a super simple recipe, I’ve been enjoying it so much, I couldn’t not share it with you. Plus, I think it’s better to drink less coffee, and I think this gives you a waaayyyyy better alternative!
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- 6 Chai Tea Ice Cubes
- 1/3 cup Soy Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon to garnish (optional)
- Freeze the chai tea over night. Blend chai ice cubes and soy milk in the blender until smooth. Top with cinnamon.