Iced chai tea latte.
Is there anything better?
I've recently discovered iced chai tea lattes (I know, I'm really late to the party) but they are probably my new all-time favourite drink.
By probably, I mean definitely.
Good timing as well! The sunshine is out and these are the perfect summer treat.
These are sure to delight your senses in many ways - the smell, the taste...
That creamy spicy flavour is like no other!
Almost everyone I know starts their day with a cup of coffee. This is a much healthier and tastier summer swap! So give it a try.
You know how much I love sharing simple and easy recipes. Well step this way as this recipe will save you money (in your face Starbucks) and it tastes so delightfully beautiful.
2 Rooibos Tea bags or loose tea leaves (I like Roboois as it's a lovely caffeine alternative but do feel free to use black tea!)
5 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick [or 3 tsps ground cinnamon]
2 slice ginger
5 whole cloves
2 tsps mixed spice
Coconut milk (alternatively use unsweetened almond milk)
If you like a bit of sweetness, add in 2 tsps coconut palm sugar/ date syrup/maple syrup
Combine all the ingredients and two cups of water into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the syrup and stir around. Turn off the heat and let the spices do their thing in for another 15 minutes. Strain into a separate bowl and let it cool down.
To make one large glass, add a handful of ice, 6 teaspoons of the above mixture and enough milk to fill up your glass. Mix well and drink immediately.
[Psssst, extra tip! Pour your leftover chai mixture into ice cube trays and freeze them to give your next iced chai tea latte an even better taste!]
It's so much easier, much cheaper AND way more refreshing than anything you'll find at a coffee shop. Pinky promise.