I love making myself some delicious treats and warming drinks in the cold winter months. I've experimented for years with Chai recipes and have found a beautiful one that I make that even my boys love to drink. You end up making a concentrate (unsweetened) that can last in the fridge for a couple months, that you can just add to your water/milk mixture, adding honey, warm up and VOILA, it's delicious...
Click on the link below to download the recipe and enjoy warming yourself up this season!
Deliciously Warming Chai
3 tsp cinnamon, ground
2 tsp cardamon, ground
2 tsp dried ginger root (chopped up fresh ginger root can be used)
2 tsp dried orange peel
2 tsp dried astragalus root (for great immune support)
1 tsp whole black peppercorns
1 tsp whole cloves
1 whole cinnamon stick
Put 8 cups water in a pot and add all ingredients above. Allow
mixture to simmer for 2-3 hours. Pass through strainer when finished.
This becomes your chai concentrate and will last in the fridge for 2-3
To make your chai:
Simmer 1 cup of water, 1 cup of whole milk (or any milk substitute), 6
Tbsp of Chai mixture from above (or more if you want it
stronger), 2 tea bags of your favourite black tea, and 1-2 tsp of honey
to taste. Allow mixture to simmer for 10 minutes. Enjoy!