This fragrant, spiced Indian-style iced masala chai will give you a good shake up. Masala chai is very popular around the world and trust me, there’s a good reason for that. The aroma from the spices, earthiness from the black tea and creaminess from the milk results in an amazing concoction that will tantalize your taste buds with every sip.
For me, I remember sweet chai time memories that take me back to my childhood where the whole family would get together and talk about the day. This is a cold brew adaption from my own grandmother’s very own recipe of masala chai. The hints from the cooked black tea with cardamom, ginger and a touch of rose water give it an amazing aroma and once the chai is cooled, the addition of milk and condensed milk, takes the decadent beverage to a whole new level.
Here are a couple of suggestions for how you can customize the recipe to your tastes and dietary needs:
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Masala Chai Concentrate
Resting time: 10 minutes
In a small pot, add water, black tea leaves, cardamom pods, rose water and grated ginger.
Cook on medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
In a jar/bowl, mix whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk.
Assembly: In a tall glass, add lots of ice cubes. Pour the masala chai concentrate and the milk concoction. Mix with a straw and enjoy.