Spiced Chai Mix Recipe

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Spiced Chai Mix Recipe
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Spiced Chai Mix Recipe

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4.5 30 28
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One Christmas, my sister-in-law mixed up this drink for our family gathering. I asked for the recipe and have been enjoying it's warm, spicy flavor ever since. It tastes great with a warm blanket and a good book! —Dee Falk, Stromsburg, Nebraska
Featured In: Chai Recipes
MAKES:
26 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
26 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened instant tea
  • 3/4 cup vanilla powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • OPTIONAL GARNISH:
  • Whipped cream

Directions

In a food processor, combine all dry ingredients; cover and process until powdery. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
To prepare 1 serving: Dissolve 3 tablespoons of mix in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir well. Dollop with whipped cream if desired. Yield: about 5 cups mix (26 servings).
Originally published as Spiced Chai Mix in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p59

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons: 114 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened instant tea
  • 3/4 cup vanilla powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • OPTIONAL GARNISH:
  • Whipped cream
  1. In a food processor, combine all dry ingredients; cover and process until powdery. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. To prepare 1 serving: Dissolve 3 tablespoons of mix in 3/4 cup boiling water; stir well. Dollop with whipped cream if desired. Yield: about 5 cups mix (26 servings).
Originally published as Spiced Chai Mix in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p59

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Jenisl User ID: 6929561 207950
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"This is a great snowy day drink! I just used a little more nutmeg and cinnamon because I love those flavors a lot, but the recipe, as is, is DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing!"

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kims9ers2003 User ID: 2193929 88549
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Used real lowfat milk and chai tea bags, really good"

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goroush12 User ID: 7483501 159086
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Can you substitute something in place of sugar like stevia if so how much ?"

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polovick User ID: 3901081 155663
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"Have been making it for years and love it!"

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rarelycook User ID: 6781421 110452
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"This tasted pretty good, but the cardamom is a little pricey. The worst thing about this recipe is that the powdered milk would not dissolve. There was always a glob of it in the bottom of the cup even when I stirred it the entire time I was drinking. If they could improve powdered milk, I would love this recipe."

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meyerdo User ID: 220566 163558
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Love it!! For those of you asking about unsweetened instant tea - it took me awhile but I found it in one of my local Wal-Marts. I used it all up but think it was Nestea brand but could have been Lipton. Not all of my local Wal-Marts had it but keep looking. Hopefully you will find it. My husband uses the instant tea for making use Russian Tea and now I will use it for this Chai recipe."

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teachems2002 User ID: 2512091 142273
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"can't find unsweetened instant tea--can anyone help?"

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 159085
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I'm thinking you could leave the sugar out & use a sweetened mix. One without lemon. I was looking on-line to see if I could find a brand, but I'm not coming up with one."

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CWeeks User ID: 6405757 88542
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I am struggling to find the unsweetened instant tea... can there be a substitution?"

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Norene Faucett User ID: 1197508 63864
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"This is very tasty! My sis-in-law and I love it. It is great as is, but to make it a little healthier, we cut the sugar down & replace half or more of the sugar with Splenda. You could experiment with that - to get the combo that works best for your taste buds. Now we don't feel so guilty drinking this yummy hot drink. I'm thinking a splash of bourbon or rum on a wintery chilly night might also be an idea...."

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