Monday, October 5, 2015

#handcraftededibles: Masala Chai Spice Blend + Coconut Masala Chai Tea {Dairy-Free}


In an effort to make all of my holiday gifts this year, I invited some of my favorite foodie bloggers to share recipes for hand-crated edibles. Over the course of the next twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes from libations (last week's theme) to cookie platters and everything in between. Hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.


This week, we're sharing our favorite homemade spice blends and, perhaps, ways to use them.

Thanks to these gals and their sensational spice blends!

Next week, check back for our recipes for special diets; dishes that may be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, or nut-free. Or check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

Masala Chai Spice Blend 

While I am both a coffee and tea drinker, the other three Manns love their tea. The Precise Kitchen Elf loves roasted rice tea; the Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf plucks mint from his herb garden and pours hot water over it. And my Love really loves chai. I decided to share a giftable chai tea spice blend...and a recipe for making a dairy-free chai.


Ingredients
  • 1 T ground nutmeg
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 T ground cardamom
  • 1 t ground pepper
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • 1/2 t ground fennel seeds
  • 1/2 t ground mace
  • 1/2 t vanilla bean powder

Procedure
Mix all the spices together well. Use a small funnel to get the spice blend into giftable jars.

I'll share my jar labels later in this series


Coconut Masala Chai Tea 
{Dairy-Free}

Ingredients makes 2 
  • 1 C coconut milk
  • 1 C water
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 3 T loose black tea leaves (or three tea bags)
  • 1 to 2 T masala chai spice blend, depending on taste preference

Procedure
Mix the coconut milk and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Add in the honey, tea, and spice blend. Whisk to mix well. Heat at a low simmer, again, and hold at a simmer for approximately 4 to 6 minutes. Taste the tea and add more honey or spices to your preference. Pour through a strainer (to remove the tea leaves) and serve immediately.

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3 comments:

  1. I LOVE CHAI! Never knew it was so easy to make at home.

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  2. Great recipe Cam....Chai is such a comforting flavor.

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  3. Yumm!! This would be such a lovely gift in a tea themed basket. I can almost smell it through the screen. :)

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