Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Spice this up even further by adding 1 teaspoon each nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. You may choose to omit the French vanilla creamer, and use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead. To do so, mix the vanilla into the sugar, let it dry, then break the sugar into small lumps. Follow the same procedure as above. A quick, but very appreciative THANK YOU to the reviewers who aren't receiving zmail!
- 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
- 1 cup french vanilla-flavored non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
- 2 1⁄2 cups white sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsweetened instant tea
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
- To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.
- Store dry mixture in an airtight container.
This is pretty darn good! The only other chai I'd ever had the first time I made this, was the Tazo liquid concentrate. This is almost as good (why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars). I made some minor changes on my second batch - 1 1/2 cups creamer and 1/2 cup French Vanilla Creamer (I'm not real fond of vanilla) instead of 1 and 1, 1/2 tsp white pepper instead of 1/4 tsp. I used pumpkin pie spice (as I saw recommended elsewhere), and - most important - I added 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Voila! Mocha Chai!
I had Chai at the bakery/coffee shop down the street from me, and I was hooked. I wanted to be able to make it myself (budgets, you know). This mix is just terrific! Just the flavor I was looking for. I made 1/4 of a batch just to check the flavor without a huge investment. It was just what I was looking for. Even hubby (who hadn't had chai before) loved it. Thanks!
This is amazingly good. I received some as a Christmas present and have now made my own batch. I thought it seemed a bit weak for my tastes and so I added a tsp of allspice, 1/2 a tsp of white pepper and an additional 1/4 cup of instant tea. I also used splenda in place of the sugar and non fat creamers. Thank you for posting this.