Homemade Spiced Chai

by Carmen on October 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

KitchenColorizedIf you know me personally you know that a day is not complete without a mug of this creamy drink!  It is the perfect companion with my Bible and some quiet time.

Spiced Chai

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French Vanilla non-dairy creamer
2-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea granules
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. each: ground cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice
1/8 t. white pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Blend the mixture, in small batches, in a food processor until the consistency of fine powder. Store in an air tight jar. Stir 3-4 heaping tablespoons into a mug of hot milk to serve.  Top with whipped cream!  Enjoy!  Mmm mmm…yummy!

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Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.  Colossians 3:2


Carmen is the love of her teacher/pastor husband of 20 years, and mother of 9 semi-picky eaters ages 18 to 11 months. Aside from homeschooling her children she likes to cook yummy and inexpensive meals in her family’s pre-Civil War farmhouse kitchen and with her family create hand painted wall art and goat milk soap for their Etsy shop. This is a far cry from their first week of marriage when her lack of cooking skills led to her husband’s stir fry every night. Thus began her journey on the road to being a keeper of the home. She is determined for her children to know the skills of home keeping and through her blog (Old House Homestead) intends to help people enjoy their kitchens one recipe at a time. Along with homeschooling and cooking, Carmen enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and crafting. Carmen can be found at http://www.oldhousehomestead.com and Facebook (Old House Homestead), on Etsy at http://www.OldHouseMercantile.Etsy.com, and on Instagram @oldhousehomestead.

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erin October 25, 2010

I love making and drinking chai like this at home, but I have the hardest time finding the instant tea granules. Where have you found it? I’ve looked everywhere! Perhaps grocery stores in my area just don’t carry it. As a substitute, I had the chai mix (without instant tea) to a cup full of hot water with a black tea bag and let it steep for a few minutes. It turns out well that way too.

Carmen at Old House Kitchen October 25, 2010

Try looking near the iced tea mixes.

Renee October 25, 2010

YUMMMMMM! Now I’m craving one of those! I have to go see if I have everything I need! Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe!!!

Amy October 25, 2010

OH my! Thanks for sharing this recipe! It sounds yummy! I will definitely have to give this a try!

Kasey October 26, 2010

Oh, I think I’ll make this for some Christmas gifts!

Melissa October 28, 2010

Kasey, I was thinking the same thing! =)

Marcie Fowler October 26, 2010

Thanks for sharing! My husband really likes Chai but, I’ve had trouble finding a good recipe.

Melissa October 26, 2010

The French vanilla non dairy creamer.. is that a liquid? Can’t wait to try it!

Carmen at Old House Kitchen October 26, 2010

You can get the French vanilla as a powder or liquid. I bought the liquid last week with a sale and coupon (ended up being free!!) so I just add a little bit (2 T.-ish) to my mug when I warm up the milk in the microwave.

Melissa October 28, 2010

Thank you, I found it! =)

clarissa October 26, 2010

This sounds so yummy. I can’t wait to try it. I too am a pastor’s wife of many years

Jo October 27, 2010

I love chai, but can you tell me what the non dairy creamers are? Is it like a powdered milk?

Melissa October 28, 2010

Yep it is like powdered milk… folks use it in their coffee instead of milk because it’s creamer more like .. well cream! LOL

Courtney October 27, 2010

I have just gotten Chai Tea tea bags added cream and a tablespoon or so of honey… it works too but I will check out this recipe 🙂

Melissa October 28, 2010

Just and FYI:
I made this today! YAY! I made some with milk as suggested but I also made it with boiling water and that was just fine. We found it a little sweet (well most of us did 😉 ) and I think I would double the spices because we are a spicy bunch! The mix made with milk seemed sweeter than w/ water.. ? LOL I have a daughter who loves chai, and I think this is just the ticket!

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