Monday, February 8, 2010

Chai Concentrate

oh my...I am so so so so so so SO stoked about this latest recipe. I love reading the angrychicken blog, the author is Amy Karol and she lives in portland. Anyways, I saw a post she had for a chai concentrate and decided to give it a go. Its so simple, just sweetened condensed milk, spices and voila. I used an old jam jar that had a tight lid. It keeps in the fridge for six months!! Makes about 28 cups of tea and is so friggin' delicious. The perfect sweetness, spice, and cream....sometimes, just for fun, I add a splash of cream to make it super decadent. Here you go!

Chai Concentrate
makes 28 cups

•1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
•1 teaspoon granulated sugar
•1 teaspoon ground cardamom
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
•1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Empty condensed milk into a jar or plastic container with tight-fitting lid. Stir in the sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Store in refrigerator.

To use: Brew a cup of strong black tea, such as Assam, then add two heaping teaspoons of concentrate or more to taste. Stir well until concentrate has fully melted.

To give: Pour into small jars with lids and tie with an attractive bow, or wrap the jar first. Attach a tag with instructions to keep the mix refrigerated and how to use it.

To keep: Store in refrigerator for up to 6 months.


Anne of Alamo said...

oh oh we are chai fanatics...this is gonna be on the shopping list this payday!

Lacy said...

I made this tonight....SO GOOD!!!
Tastes just like Dutch Bros. Thanks lady :)

Patti said...

hope you are busy having a baby and that's why you're not posting much :)