Indian Chai Tea or Smoothie

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 4 mins

No need to pay coffeehouse prices when it's this easy to make the classic Indian sweet and spicy tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat water to boiling.
  2. Add tea bags; reduce heat.
  3. Simmer 2 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  6. Heat to boiling.
  7. Stir with wire whisk to foam milk.
  8. Pour into cups.
  9. Variation: For refreshing Chai Tea Smoothies, refrigerate mixture until cold.
  10. Pour Chai Tea into blender container, and add 1 cup crushed ice.
  11. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.


Most Helpful

Thanks Dancer, I have only recently discovered Chai tea and this one tastes great and used ingredients I already had. I had this hot and cold and it was delicious both ways. I used 1% fat milk. Will make this again!

dale! July 04, 2003

This was very warm and comforting! I used vanilla soy milk in place of the milk, and it turned out great. I will definitely play with the ingredients, though, because it didn't taste quite like a real chai to me. I think I might try taking out the nutmeg and using cloves and cardomom instead. Still, this was delicious, and I can't wait to try it again... especially as a smoothie! Update: I've made this again using cloves in place of the nutmeg, and personally I thought it was much better!

Kree August 25, 2003

I had this as a cold smoothie although it was more like a cold chai latte since my ice cubes weren't completely frozen. I had to add a lot more honey to make it sweet enough. The spices were hard to detect but I still enjoyed it over more ice. 4 stars for how I changed it but still I wouldn't call it Indian chai just cold tea latte. I used allspice in a lesser amount in place of nutmeg because we do not consume intoxicants and homemade almond milk to be lactose free.

UmmBinat February 13, 2012

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