New American Plate Challenge

Iced Almond Chai

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Weekly Recipe
Serves 4 - 1 cup servings

Chai is spiced tea that will satisfy your urge for bold flavor.  Chai can be served hot or iced.  Use flavorful spices to boost your cancer protection from this fantastic beverage.


Ingredients

  • 3
    green cardamom pods, cracked
  • 1
    (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 2
    whole cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    anise seed
  • 1 Teaspoon
    black peppercorns
  • 3 Cups
    cold water
  • 3
    black tea bags
  • 3
    chai tea bags with black tea
  • 3 Cups
    boiling water
  • 1 1/3 Cup
    unsweetened almond milk, chilled
  • 8-10 Teaspoons
    agave syrup, preferably dark

Instructions

  1. For the chai, combine the cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, anise, and peppercorns in a medium saucepan. Add the water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Off the heat, add the black teabags, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags, squeezing them well. Pour the chai into a heat-proof jar and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Strain the chai when ready to use, and discard the spices.

  2. For ice cubes, in a heatproof measuring cup, pour the boiling water over the 3 chai tea bags and steep for 10 minutes. Divide the tea between two ice cube trays and cool to room temperature, then freeze into cubes.

  3. To serve, place 6 chai ice cubes in each of four 12-ounce glasses. Pour in 1/2 cup of the strained, chilled chai. Add 1/3 cup almond milk and sweeten to taste, using 2 to3 teaspoons agave syrup per serving.

Nutrition: Per serving: 60 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 13 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 50 mg sodium

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