Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pinterest Project #7

Summer weather is here and I have been trying to find things to drink other than soda. Yesterday I pulled up my recipe board on Pinterest and found a Pin to try.

The Recipe comes from TastyKitchen.com and can be found at this link. I changed it up just a bit so I wanted to make sure you could go back to the original. (Picture is from original site also.)

Sweet Thai Iced Tea

  • 8 cups Water                                            ( I ended up using 10 cups instead)
  • 1 cup Loose Thai Tea                              ( I used  1/2 cup  Chinese  Lychee Tea I brought back from China)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¾ cups Sweetened, Condensed Milk    ( One whole can)

*I don't know anything about Thai tea, but I had Chinese tea.  It's strong. There was no way I was going to use a whole cup of this loose tea in 8 cups of water. I recommend you know your teas strength and adjust accordingly. This is also why I increased the water amount.

Preparation Instructions

Note: If sweetened condensed milk is too sweet for you, you can use evaporated milk or cream instead and just sweeten the tea before adding the milk. If you are lactose intolerant, you can sweeten the tea with sugar and add soy milk instead. Just be sure to add the sugar after the tea has steeped. Agave nectar works just fine, too.
In a medium-sized pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the loose tea and vanilla and remove from heat. Be sure to stir so that all leaves have been submerged in the water. Allow to steep for about ten minutes.
Strain the tea in a pitcher using a mesh strainer and place in the fridge to cool. (If adding sugar, do so at this time and stir till sugar has dissolved. See note below.)
When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice to the top. Pour in the tea until the cup is 3/4 full of liquid. Add a few tablespoons of the sweetened condensed milk. Leave a straw or a spoon so that each person can mix it on their own.
Enjoy!
Note: If you are not using sweetened condensed milk, then I recommend you use about 1/2 cup of sugar, adding more to taste.
* I found adding the milk to each glass tedious and messy. At Hubs suggestion I just dumped the can into the whole pitcher and mixed it.  I also added an extra 6 cups of water to my tea leaves and increased my tea amount because they still had so much life left in the leaves. The whole can of milk went into the 16 cups of tea.

I probably won't make this again. It does taste good but its not GREAT. Love the vanilla in it...and I'm not a vanilla person. It is very close to Chai flavored. 
So do you have any summer drink recipes to share?



2 comments:

  1. I make fruit flavored water....or if I want the little soda fizz, I use seltzer water and juice concentrate.

    I also do iced coffee and chai tea for me, I just make a concentrate and can add whatever spices I wish. :)

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  2. This is so sweet! I will be so happy if you want to follow each other! What do u say? Kisses

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