I’m a pretty frequent coffee drinker, but when I want to change it up, I always turn to chai tea.
In the world of chai there are hundreds of choices. I’ve sampled my fair share and have fallen in love with David Rio Chai Mix. There are quite a few flavors in this particular line, but, if you’re looking for a recommendation of where to start, I say begin with Tiger Spice. It’s creamy, a little sweet, and a lot delicious! In the winter it’s seriously the coziest drink to mix up in the morning or late at night once the littles are in bed.
Here in lies the problem though. During the summer, I don’t want a piping hot drink. I want something iced. Iced chai is easy breezy to make if you’re working with a liquid chai, but David Rio is a powder and doesn’t mix well when cold. So, what to do, what to do?
I spent some time experimenting and have finally discovered how to turn my favorite chai powder into a smooth, iced version. Yay!
- 2 tablespoons chai powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
- Another 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
Heat 1/4 cup milk in a saucepan. Whisk the chai powder into the hot milk. Really go to town, make sure it all dissolves and thoroughly mixes into the milk. Add remaining 3/4 cup of milk. Stir and pour over ice.