Indian Chai Iced Coffee

"Garam masala is the combination of Indian spices that is so popular in regional cuisines of India and in its famous chai tea. However, we've discovered it's even more delicious in coffee. If your coffee vendor carries Mysore, India's most famous bean, sample it with this wonderful recipe. The 2 hrs cook time is chill time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • In a saucepan, add ginger, cloves, anise and cardamom to the cups of water.
  • Break the cinnamon stick and add it to the mixture.
  • Heat over medium heat until the water boils, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the coffee, stir, and let steep, off the heat, for about 5 minutes.
  • Using a fine meshed filter or cheesecloth, pour the coffee through and into a bowl.
  • Pour the strained coffee into a clean saucepan and add the honey, sugar and milk and heat almost to boiling then remove the pan from the heat, pour into a heat-proof pitcher, cool then refrigerate until it is chilled, about 2 hours.
  • To serve, add ice to squat glasses, pour on the chai coffee, and enjoy. Recipes easily doubles.

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  1. Dienia B.
    wow lots of flavor try this
  2. Sharon123
    Just realized I didn't review this. Enjoyed warm and cold. A treat, thanks! I used decaf coffee.
  3. Artandkitchen
    Mmhh... I confess that I coundn't wait 2 hours (step 6). So I placed the coffee in the freezer and after 30 minutes it was cold enough and I could proceed.<br/>I prepared this delish only for me, <br/>Thanks a lot for all your wonderful and genial coffee recipes and variations!
  4. Outta Here
    This needs 10 stars! The flavors in this really make your taste buds stand up and take notice. It makes small servings (I used 4 oz. cups) but it is so rich and strong, you don't need much. I only made 2 servings, but given that it is a tad labor intensive, I will make the full amount next time and store it for later use. I also think this would be great served hot in the winter. Made for Comfort Cafe Summer 2009.
  5. Baby Kato
    Anna you truly are the Coffee Queen. This is so good. I think its even better than chai tea. The spices are wonderful with this cold, dark, strong coffee. A perfect blending of coffee, spices, milk and sweetness. This ice cold treat will be enjoyed in the winter as well as the summer, can't help myself. Thanks so much for sharing another winner.



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