Iced Chai Tea with Caramel Almonds Cashew Milk. It's like experiencing chai tea with a summertime twist!
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Iced Chai Tea

Add some summer to your chai with this Vegan Iced Chai Tea with Caramel Almonds Cashew Milk. This recipe uses green tea and turmeric for a summertime taste!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Iced Chai Tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260kcal
Author Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water plus additional for refills
  • 1 nutmeg pod*
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom pods*
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice pods*
  • 1 teaspoon star anise seeds*
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric peeled and chopped
  • 3 green tea bags
  • 3 - 4 cups Caramel Almonds Cashews Nutchello

Instructions

  • Pour the water into a lidded jar, such as a large mason jar.
  • Place the nutmeg bean on a cutting board and use a nutcracker to gently press it open. Once open break it into chunks and place in the water.
  • Place the cinnamon stick in the water.
  • Gently press the cardamom pods with the nutcracker or the bottom of a cup to gently press them to open up a little. Add to the water. Repeat with the allspice pods.
  • Add the star anise seeds to the water.
  • Use the back side of a spoon to peel the skin off the ginger. Chop into chunks and add to the water.
  • Use the back side of a spoon to peel the skin off the turmeric root. Chop into chunks and add to the water.
  • Add the tea bags. Place the lid on the jar and either refrigerate or place in the sun to let simmer. I was enjoying a glass of Iced Chai Tea after the jar sat in the sun for only 20-25 minutes. If you choose to refrigerate your tea, it might take a little longer. I also continued refilling the jar with fresh water, up to 5 times!**
  • When you're ready serve, place ice in your glass, pour about 3/4 of the way with tea. Add a little sweetener if you'd like, but the Nutchello is subtly sweet too so you don't need a lot. Then add ¾ - 1 cup Caramel Almonds Nutchello.

Notes

* You can buy fresh/whole spices at places like farmer's markets, asian markets, and health food stores such as Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and Whole Foods. ** I refilled my mason jar up to 5 times. I replaced the green tea bags every couple of refills and I removed the cardamom pods after a couple of refills because their flavor became more "biting". I kept my jar with the lid on in the fridge in between uses to help preserve the chai flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.7mg