February 28, 2015
Recently I have discovered that my body is not dealing too well with milk. But Indian chai latte is my personal comfort food – so what to do? Time for a chai latte update!
I found out that frothing up the coconut milk doesn’t work with all brands – actually I found only one where it really works. But than the selection is not too big here in Austria either. I admit that it looks really pretty with the foam on top – especially if you serve it to guests. But frothy or not – the tea will taste sweet, creamy and perfectly comforting.
COCONUT CHAI LATTE
_ combine water with cinnamon, star anise, cloves and cardamom pods [crushed with the back of a knife] in a saucepan
_ bring to a boil
_ simmer for at least 5 minutes [the longer you simmer – the stronger the flavor of the spices]
_ remove from heat and add the tea bags
_ steep for 5 minutes
_ meanwhile heat coconut milk with sugar
_ simmer softly until sugar is dissolved
_ strain tea through a fine meshed sieve
_ pour into two mugs
_ froth [or whisk] coconut milk until frothy
_ pour milk on top of the tea
_ serve immediately