Frozen Almond Spiced Chai

Frozen Spiced ChaiWhen I was eighteen I went to India for the first time, and I’ve been dying to go back ever since. It was so beautiful and colorful! It was in India that I had my first chai tea. When I got home I started making chai at home, and then all through my twenties it was my go-to coffee shop drink (did you know I used to think I didn’t like coffee? How things have changed!). Anyway, to this day I can’t drink a chai without mentally booking a trip to India (I need to book a trip for real). It’s a very cool, transportive flavor. 

Today I’m here teaming up with Almond Breeze to share a recipe for a frozen chai. It’s nice and spicy with a hint of almond—a perfect treat! 

Frozen Spiced Chai Frozen Spiced Chai, serves one.

1 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze Almondmilk
2 chai tea bags 
frozen yogurt
ground nutmeg
ground cinnamon
ground ginger 
cinnamon sticks (optional, for garnish)
pure vanilla extract
whipped cream
honey

Prep: The day before, freeze some Almond Breeze into ice cubes. I don’t know about you, but I think I almost always prefer almond milk to regular milk—especially in drinks. It just feels less heavy, and of course I love the added almond flavor. 

Frozen Spiced Chai An hour (or more) before making your shake, heat 1 cup Almond Breeze and let it cool in the fridge with 2 chai tea bags to infuse. 

In a blender, combine 1 cup infused Almond Breeze; 4 scoops frozen yogurt; 6 Almond Breeze ice cubes; 1 pinch each ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger; 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract; and 1 tablespoon honey. Blend to perfection! 

Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

Enjoy! 

Frozen Spiced Chai Frozen Spiced Chai xo! Elsie 

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with Stella, Imogen, and Norma from The Signature Collection and The Folk Collection

 

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Frozen Spiced Chai

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • frozen yogurt
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • cinnamon sticks optional, for garnish
  • pure vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • honey

Instructions

  1. Prep: The day before, freeze some almond milk into ice cubes. I don't know about you, but I think I almost always prefer almond milk to regular milk—especially in drinks. It just feels less heavy, and of course I love the added almond flavor.
  2. An hour (or more) before making your shake, heat 1 cup almond milk and let it cool in the fridge with 2 chai tea bags to infuse.
  3. In a blender, combine 1 cup infused Almond Breeze; 4 scoops frozen yogurt; 6 Almond Breeze ice cubes; 1 pinch each ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger; 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract; and 1 tablespoon honey. Blend to perfection!
  4. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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  • 5 stars
    I’m going in a few weeks and already LOVE chai!! Can’t wait to try it there… and this recipe.
    thanks for sharing with us..

  • This looks delicious! I love the idea of freezing the milk as ice cubes ahead of time — you could do that for lots of frozen drinks!

    Also, I love that glass! Do you mind sharing where you got them?

  • I’ve made almond milk ice cubes before and I’d recommend using them within the month. I used California Dreams brand. I suppose how long they stay fresh could vary from brand to brand.

  • I’m going in a few weeks and already LOVE chai!! Can’t wait to try it there… and this recipe.

    Where did you get those glasses!? LOVE THEM!! <3

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  • Yummyyy! Where can i purchase you book? I am from Brazil!
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  • Your drinks are always so amazing! I’m going to try this asap!

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  • This looks DIVINE!!!!

    As a breastfeeding mama I could totally get down with the chai-ness of this drink recipe!

    Thanks – and CHEERS!

  • So unfair. Here I am looking at all these great DIY ideas and now I’m thirsty for a frozen treat. And it’s much too late for leaving for the store, so I’ll have to work extra hard in the morning to deserve it for breakfast right?

  • This looks absolutely delicious! I’ll have to try it out 🙂

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  • Oh my, I’d love to visit India one day.. This Chai looks great, really a perfect treat. I gave up “regular” milk some time a go and only use Almond milk now, so I will definitely be giving this a go.

  • this looks delicious! i may need to try it sometime soon, before the weather gets too cold and all I want is warm drinks.
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  • Love that you’ve been to India! Which part? Me and my husband are from Austin, Texas but have lived in North India for the past 10 months. I could see how you’d be attracted to the culture here! So colorful and lively. Hope you get to come back!

  • Oh my goodness gracious! I *need* to make this. Thanks for sharing! It looks delicious!!

  • I visited India as a teenager as well, and it was an amazing experience. We were working all day, and the chair breaks were such a treat! After tasting that though, and living in Dubai where chai was also common (lots of Indian culture there), nothing in the US seems strong enough. Chai lattes are delicious, but it doesn’t hit the spot in the same way. In India it’s SPICY! And usually with Rainbow (evaporated) milk, haha. I’m experimenting with more recipes though, and usually just up the spices a lot. This iced version looks delicious!

  • I LOVE chai. This is such a gorgeous twist on it, I’ll be whipping these up for cosy autumn evenings indoors! Brilliant post ^_^ www.inkandnonsense.blogspot.co.uk

  • This looks delicious!! I can’t wait to try it out!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  • This looks delicious! Also, it would be great as a vegan treat (I’m not vegan, but I do try to incorporate some vegan dishes into my diet!) with vegan ice cream (so delicious is really good) and using maple syrup instead of honey!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Love love love Chai Tea but never had a frozen almond one. In fact don’t even know where to buy Almond milk in the UK? but will look out for it for sure.

  • I agree, I have to try it too:-)
    Love this blog and all the great ideas:-)

    Maybe also try this lovely cake for the drink:
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    Enjoy the weekend
    Heidi

  • This sounds and looks amazing! I do love the flavour of chai so this is a great summer version x

  • I love chai tea, my sister show me few weeks ago, mmmm!
    i am not sure if i could get all the ingredients in my little city ; )

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  • That foesnt just sounds yummy its looks super nice as well! Love chai tea so this is definitely something for me!

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  • I love the idea of making almond milk ice cubes. We’re still in Winter here, so I’ll have to save this for a less rainy day.

  • Wow – this sounds and looks so delicious! Will definitely put some almond milk into the freezer today and have it with breakfast tomorrow 🙂 plus I love the glass you put it in; very cool and geometrical looking
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  • Oh my my – Chai is also my go-to coffee shop drink. This one looks like the perfect summer spin on it – Delicious! PS. LOVE THAT CUP!

  • oh. my. gosh. yum!! i can’t wait to try this one this weekend 🙂

  • That looks soooo good! A bit of work to make, lol, but seems like it would be worth it!! I will have to try this one day soon… Thanks for sharing. Never would’ve thought of how to make this otherwise!

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  • mmm, that looks so good! I’ve never tried chai before, but after seeing this, I’ll def give it a shot. xoxo

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  • My mom loves frozen chai! Now I can make one at home. She’s not a big fan of almond milk though, would this work the same with regular milk?

  • I am from India, and chai is HUGE there..my parents can’t do without them every morning and evening.. people drink more tea than coffee there.. This looks yum, frozen almond milk is fun!

    xo

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  • This sounds amazing! Anything with almond milk is delicious in my book. My favorite coffee shop makes almond milk lattes that are to die for. This sounds like the frozen version!

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  • This looks so good! I tried chai for the first time a couple years back (i know right?! – so good!). I definitely need to try make it myself.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    xo April Everyday

  • This is awesome! As a side note, I think it would be super cool if you made a post sometime about traveling through India. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a lot but India is still on my list and I’d love to hear your experience.

  • This looks SO good! The perfect treat for this long weekend. I hope you guys have lovely Labor Day weekend! 🙂

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  • Oh my goodness, this looks SO GOOD. I have to try it! (with a sub for the yogurt because I can’t have dairy)

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  • Yum! How long will the almond milk ice cubes keep in the freezer? I’d like to make a bunch to have on hand for frozen drinks.

  • My mouth is watering for some of this! It looks absolutely delicious.

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  • I am a nanny for a baby whose mom and grandma are from India and the gram makes 100% homemade chai tea all the time. She grinds all the spaces by hand and everything. It’s my favorite drink EVER!

  • I love this, looks great, I’ve got everything at home to make this going to try it asap 🙂

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