You are hot. You're sweating. No breeze brings cooling. The air is frozen. You reach for the glass, let the brown ice cubes strum a round and take the first, icy-cold sip. You are surprised by the unusual flavors. It is sweet in a pleasant way – but much less sweet than the limos, which should otherwise cool you down. You take another sip. The ice cubes slowly dissolve and reveal more and more of their taste. Somehow reminds of Christmas, you think. But somehow not. Spices … strong … harmonious … oriental … a hint of spice … a hint of almonds … invigorating. Ahhhhh … wonderful! The first glass is empty. More! Great way, you have a few Portiönchen more of your homemade, iced Almond Chai in the fridge.
Great for the optics: Whip the almond milk with a milk frother or a whisk cold (!), Until a fluffy foam is created and given as a velvety cushion on top of the almond chai.
And this is how it works – the recipe for 4 glasses:
0.75 liters of water bring to a boil in a pot, 5 tea bags Chai into the water and let soak for 15 minutes. Be sure to buy a chai without any flavorings, added sugar or other additives. Chai, which is offered as a powder, consists mostly of 80% sugar – with teabags you are usually right, but still take a look at the list of ingredients. A decent chai consists only of black tea and spices.
(If you like, experiment a bit and use more spices to taste.) I still have 1 star anise and 1 piece of chili put in the boiling water. Sharpness is a great thing in the heat.)
Remove the teabags and additional spices and allow the tea to cool. Fill in ice cube molds and let them freeze in the freezer compartment.
To serve, put a few of the chai ice cubes in a glass and use ice cold almond milk (e.g., from alpro). Almond milk goes well with chai and brings a great basic sweetness, which makes sugar & Co. superfluous. It has even fewer carbohydrates than normal cow milk (around 3 g) and is also ideal for vegans and people with lactose intolerance. Again, it's worth taking a look at the label: The taste should only come from the almonds and not from flavors etc.
Tip: The almond milk is also great to make yourself. Therefore 200 g of almonds Soak in cold water overnight. Drain the soaking water and add the almonds 1 liter of hot water in the mixer shredder until a white liquid is formed without pieces. Pour the pureed almonds through a strainer lined with a cheesecloth. Press out the mass remaining in the cloth well. The almond milk possibly with 1 tbsp agave syrup sweet and cold.