On our date night, my husband and I go to this Chinese restaurant, and one of the drinks is a Thai Chai iced tea drink. I was looking forward to going there one night because I had a craving for this drink. Well, we went to another restaurant, but I figured out how I could make a drink like that at home.
I made the iced tea out of Coconut Thai Chai tea bags that I had. I used a stick blender to make the foam. I added stevia for the sweetener. But it wasn't exactly like the one in the restaurant, although it was good.
After reading an article today about the 10 worst coffee drinks in this country, I decided to get out my Mr. Coffee Cafe Frappe machine and make some coffee. It was not impressive, but it was ok.
I got this idea to try to make the Coconut Thai Chai iced tea in it. Here is a picture of it. It even has the foam on the top, just like the restaurant.
I used stevia for a sweetener as well, instead of sugar. Here is the recipe:
2 Coconut Thai Chai tea bags
Water to fill the reservoir in the machine
Ice filled to the max line
Liquid stevia, to taste
About 1/4 cup Half & Half
First, put a coffee filter in (make sure it is the right size for the machine). Tear open the tea bags and dump the contents into the coffee filter. Fill the reservoir in the machine to the max line (I have to be honest here. I didn't see the 'max line'). Fill the container with ice to the max line (should be visible on the container). Add the liquid stevia to the container. Add the Half & Half to the container. Turn the machine on (push the button on the left) and push the button in the middle. It takes a couple of minutes to warm up and complete the process.
Here is a picture and link to amazon, of the Cafe Frappe machine:
I got mine a couple of years ago. I actually bought two of them; one for home, and another one for our cabin in Georgia.
This is the tea that I used, but, in looking for the link, the indication is that this is currently unavailable. Rats. Anyway, there were other teas out there that may have been similar.
I love this stuff and hope it comes back on amazon.
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