Chai Tea Latte
I made my favorite today, Chai Tea Latte. I’m a confessed addict of the Chai Tea Latte. My family can attest to it. In preschool last year, my 4 year old’s classroom did a Mother’s Day activity where the teachers asked the kids questions about their Moms. Aside from being 5 years old, 50 pounds (bless her) and my favorite tv show being commercials, my favorite drink was CHAI. Yes , my daughter knows me well. I was a little concerned she may respond with wine, as she did the previous year. It was awesome. (Can you hear the sarcasm?)
So, I use the slow cooker for this which makes it so simple. And, the bonus is that your house smells great the entire day. I will say, I had to make a special trip across the mountain to get the cardamom pods, they only sell the seeds in most stores. However, Whole Foods has them in their bulk, self-serve spice area.
I made my own sweetened condensed milk using Almond Milk for a dairy free Paleo Friendly treat. Here is the recipe.
Chai Spices in the Slow CookerYou're house is about to smell so good!
Black Tea Bags = caffeine and delicious-nessUse a red tea or decaf black tea for a decaffeinated version.
Add the sweetened condensed milk
Enjoy a delicious cup of tea.For added sweetness add some coconut palm sugar or a splash of honey.
20 cardamom pods, cracked and seeded (discard the seeds)
1 vanilla bean
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
20 whole cloves
4 whole peppercorns
3 cinnamon sticks
15 slices of fresh ginger
9 black tea bags
4 quarts of water
12 oz -16 oz "paleo friendly" sweetened condensed milk Make Your Own - Click here for the Recipe
- Add the water to slow cooker.
- Add cardamom pods, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, and cinnamon sticks.
- Cut the vanilla bean down the center and run the knife down the slit to remove the seeds. Add the seeds to the water as well as the pod.
- Turn slow cooker on high for 8 hours.
- Enjoy the delicious way your house smells.
- Add the 9 tea bags directly to the slow cooker. Steep about 5-6 minutes.
- Using a sieve or strainer (the holes should be very small), strain the mixture into a clean vessel.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Add the condensed milk. Stir to combine.
- Serve hot.
- Storage: Store in an airtight container for about a week.
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