Chai Tea Frappuccino

Starting morning with a cup of spiced chai tea, is breakfast ritual in my home that never gets old. Weekday or weekend, winters or summers, chai picks me up no matter what. 

In summers, when sun shines so bright, and temperature is in 3 digits... my mind and body debat between cold or hot cup of chai tea....  I still want my chai tea.. :)  so I decided to go for iced Chai Tea Frappuccino!

This recipe has all the flavor of masala chai latte that you get in coffee shops such as Starbucks but it is cleaner, homemade, and has distinct good flavor of chai tea.

You know?! I never like to order Chai Latte or Chai Tea Frappe (if coffee shop is selling one).

Why?

Few reasons:

1) The store versions are too heavy in spices!2) These lack the good aroma and chai tea flavor. 3) Are laden with spice flavored syrups instead of real deal.

Now, if you like to steep chai tea at home.. specially black chai tea... I bet you know how aromatic and flavorful it is? Somehow I find that flavor missing in those barista cups.

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time:
Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 2 Servings Serves: 2
Notes: No. of servings depends on serving size.

Ingredients

    Chai Tea Frappuccino

  • 2 Black Tea (tea bags, such as Tazo or English Breakfast)
  • 1 Cup Milk (2% or whole milk, as per preference )
  • 1 Cinnamon (stick)
  • 2 Cardamom (green small cardamom pods)
  • 1/2 Cup Water (plus 6-8 cubs of ice)
  • 2 tbsp Sugar (or use honey, adjust per taste)
  • Heavy Cream (whipped, for serving, optional)

Directions

  • 1. Bring 1/2 cup water to rolling boil with sugar, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and chai tea bags. Once start boiling, remove from heat and let cool completely. Discard spices and tea bags after 5 minutes, then let chai cool.
  • 2. Add steeped chai tea, milk, ice cubes to a powerful blender and blend for a few minutes to make sure ice has crushed and blended will with tea and milk. Pour into two glasses, garnish with whipping cream and powdered cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!
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Hope you are feeling better now, glad to see you back :) The frappuccino sounds wonderful!
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