How to Make Vanilla Chai Mix

Are you in the mood for more traditional nice hot drink? Try Vanilla Chai Mix this time that is an appetizing blend numerous ground spices. It is a wonderful recipe to complement the traditional black tea. You can make your Vanilla Chai Mix extra special with a spoonful fresh whipped cream on the top or by sprinkling some finely ground allspice. YUM!

Preparation Time: 20 – 25 minutes
Serving Size: 06 persons
Utensils: Mortar and pestle, mixing bowl, kettle, small clean saucepan, large heat proof pitcher, six cups or mugs

Ingredients:

– 8 whole peppercorns
– ½ teaspoon whole allspice
– 2 cardamom pods
– 1 cinnamon stick (about 3 inches)
– 4 whole cloves
– 8 individual tea bags
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 4 cups water
– 2 cups milk
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– ½ cup heavy whipping cream
– 1 ½ teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
– Ground allspice

Instructions

  • 1

    Place 8 whole peppercorns in a large mortar and top with half a teaspoon of whole allspice, 2 cardamom pods, 1 large cinnamon stick and 4 whole cloves.

  • 2

    Now use the mortar’s pestle to crush the mixture for few minutes until the aroma is released and it forms a fine powdered mixture.

  • 3

    Pour this powdered mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside, placing a plate at the top to cover it.

  • 4

    Decant 4 cups of water into a kettle and bring it to a boil.

  • 5

    Once simmering, remove the kettle from the heat and carefully pour the boiling water into the bowl - containing the ground allspice mixture.

  • 6

    Now place 8 teabags into the boiling water and add in 1 tablespoon of honey.

  • 7

    Now cover the bowl and let the tea bags steep for 5 to 6 minutes.

  • 8

    For the meantime, pick a small clean saucepan and pour 2 large cups of milk into it and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce the stove’s heat to medium-low range and let the milk simmer for 3 minutes.

  • 9

    Until the milk is simmering, strain the tea into a large heat proof pitcher and top with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

  • 10

    Take away the boiling milk from heat and pour it into the heat proof pitcher. Use a large spoon to stir it until the milk mixes well with the tea.

  • 11

    In a small mixing bowl, blend half cup of heavy whipping cream and one and half cup of confectioners' sugar until it forms a rich mixture with soft peaks.

  • 12

    Now pour the tea into six cups or mugs, dividing equally.

  • 13

    Add a dollop of whipped cream at the top of each Vanilla Chai Mix and dust with the remaining ground allspice.

  • 14

    Serve warm and enjoy lip-smacking sips.

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