Since discovering that I have a lactose sensitivity at the beginning of the year, I have been drinking milk alternatives. Realising this was one of the biggest motivations to start this blog, it was a platform for me to share new recipes that dont involve all the ingredients I can’t have anymore. Almond Breeze SA was kind enough to send me a beautiful package that promotes their amazing new Barista Blend Almond Milk. It is rich and frothy and makes me so excited as that was one attribute of milk that I miss. I love rich frothy creamy style night caps and this is the perfect alternative for me.
Whats more is that it is Soy Free which is great as I have been trying to steer clear of Soy. 2016 has been a body restart I would say, and Almond Breeze definitely helps with that!
I have perfected my chai latte, its my favourite drink and I have it way too often, but with Almond Breeze its completely guilt free 🙂
- 2 Cups (500ml) water
- 2 English/Black Tea Bags
- 3 whole Cloves
- 1 tsp (5ml) Cinnamon, ground
- ½ tsp (2.5ml) Ginger, ground
- 3 Cardamom pods, slightly crushed
- ½ tsp (2.5ml) Nutmeg, ground
- ½ tsp (2.5ml) Allspice, ground
- 2 Tbsp (30ml) raw honey
- 1 Cup (250ml) Barista Blend Almond Milk
- Extra raw Honey
- Extra ground cinnamon
- For the chai tea: In a medium saucepan, bring the water and spices to a boil while whisking regularly.
- Once the water has reached a boil, turn off the heat and allow the spices to steep in the water for 5 minutes.
- Turn the heat back on and add the tea bags and honey.
- Return to a low heat.
- Allow the tea bags to steep in the water and spices for 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and strain the tea through a fine mesh sieve.
- Reserve ½ cup of chai tea for the latte.
- Store the rest of the chai tea in the fridge up to two weeks for freshness.
- For the latte: In a medium-size saucepan, bring the almond milk, honey, and pinch of cinnamon to a slight boil, stirring often.
- Remove the pan from heat and using a milk frother, blend the milk until it’s frothy.
- Pour ½ cup of chai tea in a mug.
- Slowly add the warm, frothy milk to the tea.
- Sprinkle the top of the chai latte with an extra pinch of cinnamon, if desired.
- Serve warm.
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