When I was eighteen I went to India for the first time and I’ve been dying to go back ever since. It was so beautiful and colorful! It was in India that I had my first chai tea. When I got home I started making chai at home and then all through my twenties it was my go-to coffee shop drink (did you know I used to think I didn’t like coffee- how things have changed!). Anyway, to this day I can’t drink a chai without mentally booking a trip to India (I need to book a trip for real). It’s a very cool, transportive flavor.
Today I’m here teaming up with Almond Breeze to share a recipe for a frozen chai. It’s nice and spicy with a hint of almond—a perfect treat!
Frozen Spiced Chai, serves one
1 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze Almondmilk
2 Chai Tea Bags
Cinnamon Sticks (optional, for garnish)
Pure Vanilla Extract
Prep- The day before, freeze some Almond Breeze into ice cubes. I don’t know about you, but I think I almost always prefer almond milk to regular milk—especially in drinks. It just feels less heavy, and of course I love the added almond flavor.
An hour (or more) before making your shake heat 1 cup almond breeze and let it cool in the fridge with two chai tea bags to infuse.
In a blender combine 1 cup infused Almond Breeze, 4 scoops frozen yogurt, 6 Almond Breeze ice cubes, 1 pinch each ground nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon honey. Blend to perfection!
Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with Stella, Imogen and Norma from The Signature Collection and The Folk Collection.