Thursday, April 5, 2007
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom**Cardamom powder is very expensive. If you have a coffee bean grinder, buy the w hole seeds (much cheaper) and grind them to a powder yourself)
Mix the vanilla into the sugar, let it dry, then break the sugar into small lumps.
In a large bow l, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, sugar - vanilla mixture, and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.
You can spice it up even further by adding 1 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.