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DIY Chai

I while back, I posted about this yummy Chai mix. . .


Once I became totally and completely addicted, it disappeared!

Then, I discovered this . . .


at my local grocery store.  It's pretty great -- a liquid concentrate (in a recloseable box) that you mix with milk and heat.  (Or not.)  It's very tasty.  And easy.  But what I really liked about the other Chai mix was the "portability" factor.  I could keep some in my desk at work, and just mix in boiling water for a cup of chai latte whenever the mood struck.

A quick internet search yielded a simple recipe for powdered chai mix -- so I decided to give it a try. Maybe you'd be interested? 

I'll share!

First, gather your ingredients:


  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamon

Next, mix everything together in a big bowl.


Now, blend one cup of the mixture (at a time) in a food processor. . .


until the mixture is the consistency of fine powder.


(This doesn't take long.)

Then, store in an air-tight container.


To serve, stir 2 heaping tablespoons of the Chai mix. . .


into a mug of hot water . . . and enjoy!




*  I added extra ginger . . . in an attempt to get that fresh-from-the-temple flavor Tom loved when he drank Chai during a visit to the ISKCON Temple on Juhu Beach in Mumbai.



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Seems pretty simple and I like that you can customize it, too, as I often find chai to be too sweet.


This looks yummy! And there are only a couple ingrdients that I'd need to get...I think I'll try it!
Thanks! :D


Look at you figuring out how to make a drink you thought was unavailable. Good work!


I've tried more complicated recipe and didn't care for it too much...
This one looks easy AND yummy!
Thank you Kym!


I've been on a long search for a chai mix (or tea bags) that tastes like my favorite from a coffeehouse 300 miles from home, but I never thought to look for a recipe. Thanks for doing my thinking for me! This homemade chai may make doing taxes palatable!


I think I know what I'll be doing during the next blizzard this weekend! Thanks Kym!

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