Wednesday, July 13, 2011

300th Post and Iced Chai Tea!!!!

I started this blog almost 5 years ago and THIS is my 300th post!!!  I decided to celebrate by featuring my very first tutorial.  Some people can't live without their coffee or their chocolate.  My husband needs a shot of caffeine in the form of Coke within 45 minutes of waking up.  My drink of choice is Iced Chai Tea.  I love it so much that I would gladly give up all other food and drink as long as I could always have my Iced Chai Tea.  The problem is that they cost about 5 bucks a pop at your local coffee shop.  My weekly food budget doesn't allow for that sort of frivolty.  So, a few years ago I started watching very closely how the barista prepaired my drink of choice.  Now I can have an Iced Chai Tea whenever I want for a fraction of the price.

Here's what you start with.  A powder Chai Tea mix.  I like Mystic Chai which can be found at Sam's Club in either Spiced or Vanilla flavors.  I've also bought it off Amazon. You also need  milk, whipped topping (optional), water and ice (not shown), and container.  I found this container at Walmart and I like it because it has that gel stuff in it so you can freeze it in the freezer.  I love my Iced Chai frigid, not just cold.

First thing is to fill a mug with 1-2 ounces of water.

Boil the water in the microwave.  I just set mine for about a minute.

While your water is getting hot take a heaping scoop of your powder using the scoop provided in the can.

Pour it in your container.

Add enough of the hot water just to allow it to mix well.  It will be more of a syrup consistency.

Mix it up very well.

Like I said before, I love my Chai Tea frigid.  So, I put mine back in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to allow the syrup to get cold. 
That last step is completely optional, but I find it helpful so the syrup doesn't get too watered down when you add the ice.  So, next you want to add 3/4 - 1 cup of ice.

Pour in enough milk to your taste.  I like about 1 1/2 cups or so.

Mix it all up well.

Top with some whipped topping.


What a beautiful masterpiece!!!
Sometimes for a special treat my children even get to enjoy a taste.  BTW, Chai tea is NOT coffee, so don't judge me here :0)

I think they like it as well as I do.
Somewhat Simple


Joanie said...

Yum. I'll be right over!