Making homemade drink mixes, such as this Homemade Chai Tea Mix, is fun and a pleasure to give away. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s way less expensive than the store-bought variety.
Having a jar of this Homemade Chai Tea Mix on hand is helpful when you have unexpected guests and want to serve them something a bit out of the ordinary. Shall I move on to the recipe now?
Homemade Chai Tea Mix
Ingredients: Makes approximately 9 cups of the mix
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-¾ cups unsweetened instant iced tea
- 1-½ cups dry hazelnut nondairy creamer
- 1-½ cups dry nondairy creamer
- 2-½ cups powdered milk
- 1 cup packed fresh dark brown sugar
- 2-½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1-½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1-½ teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1-½ teaspoons ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Sift the powdered sugar to remove any lumps. If needed, grind the brown sugar with the spices in a food processor to a fine texture and to remove any hard chunks. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until everything it’s completely blended. Using a canning funnel, fill 4 or so pint jars with the Homemade Chai Tea Mix, label with instructions and store the jars in your pantry. The mix will last up to 6 months.
Notes: I say it quite often; always use the freshest ingredients you can. Brown sugar can harden at times, thus the need to grind it to a finer consistency. Re-grinding the spices in a coffee or spice grinder to a fine powder helps to illuminate large hard pieces that are often present. Best yet, to make this recipe even easier, you can place all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor to grind the brown sugar and spices and to quickly combine everything together. I’ve mixed the ingredients both ways and both work just fine. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you desire.
That’s it, easy-peasy and when you make it you’ll have a delightful new beverage mix to enjoy and share whenever you wish. When you place a jar of this Homemade Chai Tea Mix along with a jar of Homemade Hot Spice Tea Mix and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix in a gift bag, you have a heart-warming present for any occasion, especially for those cold nights when a hot beverage is so welcome.
Time for a drink…
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