This Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix is an easy way to enjoy your favorite latte right at home! Just add steamed or hot milk!
HOMEMADE VANILLA CHAI MIX
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Do you ever crave a sweet seasonal drink that’s not hot cocoa? Maybe you’re looking for something lighter to sip on, something with holiday spice, or something that’s just a little different. Well, a steaming mug of this spiced Vanilla Chai drink totally fits the bill!
This recipe makes a batch of powdered mix that’s easy to prepare, share, and store. Just whisk a few tablespoons of the mix with hot milk, and get ready to enjoy a mugful of seasonal goodness!
In this recipe, tea is blended with powdered vanilla creamer for a rich, smooth taste. Dashes of cardamom, white pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and clove combine for a warm seasonal spice that hits the spot on a cold morning.
You can drink Vanilla Chai any time of the day! Prepare it with caffeinated tea to give it a slight energy boost that’s more mild than coffee, or choose to keep it decaf. It’s warm and soothing in the morning and also makes a great afternoon pick-me-up, especially when paired with a biscotti or a slice of banana bread. Sometimes, I like to make a warm mug of this stuff after dinner, when I’m wrapped in a blanket with a good book. Because the powdered mix stores so well, you can make a big batch and keep it on hand for whenever you need it.
Use Vanilla Chai mix and Mason jars to make beautiful hostess gifts and party favors. This way, you won’t have to arrive at the party empty-handed, or worry about guests leaving without a memento! Sharing something special is always a thoughtful way to show your gratitude; because, without a doubt, this will be one of your favorite cold-weather recipes this winter.
Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix
- 1 cup dry milk powder
- 2 cups vanilla powdered coffee creamer
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant or iced tea powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
Add mix ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until a fine powder forms.
Add 2 tbsp (or more if desired) of mix to 8 ounces of steamed or hot milk. Stir until dissolved and top with a touch of cinnamon.
Additional Spices for more traditional flavor:
1/2 teaspoon ground star anise
1 teaspoon garam masala
If preferred, you can leave out the instant tea and add a tea bag to the hot milk to steep for a few minutes before stirring in the powder.
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