Thai Tea Frappe

Thai Tea Frappe abeautifulmess.com I can still remember the first time I ever tasted a Thai iced tea. My sister Rachel has always been a more adventurous foodie than I have, and years ago she took me to a local Thai restaurant back in Pittsburgh for a sister lunch where she ordered me a sip of absolute heaven in a glass. Ever since then, it’s impossible for me to step into a Thai restaurant without ordering myself one. And even though Todd and I always share our food with each other, I make him get his own. I thought the sweet and creamy nature of a Thai tea would make a perfect base for a blended frappe, and it turns out that I was right! Wanna make your own?

Thai Tea Frappe abeautifulmess.comThai Tea Frappe, serves one.

4 teaspoons Thai iced tea mix (if you have one, check your local Thai food market for a similar mix)
tea sock (or tea strainer)
1 cup water
splash half & half cream
4 teaspoons sugar
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
6-7 ice cubes
whipped cream

Thai Tea Frappe abeautifulmess.com First, bring your filtered water to a boil. Add your Thai tea mix to a tea sock (or directly to the water if you have a tea strainer), pour your hot water through the sock, and allow the tea to steep for at least 5 minutes. I doubled the strength of the tea, so if you’re using a different brand of tea mix, just make sure to double the amount of tea for one cup of water. Be careful not to spill the tea or touch the concentrate or wet tea leaves with your bare hands. It’s a really bright orange and will totally stain your hands or clothing if you’re not careful!

Thai Tea Frappe abeautifulmess.com While your tea mix is still hot, add your sugar into the tea and stir to dissolve the sugar. Allow the tea to cool and pour the tea into a blender, and add the cream, ice cream, and ice cubes to the blender. If you were thinking ahead, you could also make a batch of tea at regular strength and pour it into ice cube trays for your ice. This would add more intensity to the Thai tea flavor as the drink melts.

Mix until combined and the ice is broken into very small pieces. Adjust the ingredient amounts if needed and blend just to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream (or some beautiful star anise).


Thai Tea Frappe abeautifulmess.com You could definitely keep several servings of the tea/sugar mix in your fridge to pull out and make the process a lot faster whenever the craving hits you. If you haven’t had Thai tea before, this is a great introduction to the sweet and spice-filled flavor, and if you’re already crazy about it, then you’ll love this twist on the classic taste. Enjoy! xo. Laura

Thai Tea Frappe

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons Thai iced tea mix if you have one, check your local Thai food market for a similar mix
  • tea sock or tea strainer
  • 1 cup water
  • splash half & half cream
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 6-7 ice cubes
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. First, bring your filtered water to a boil. Add your Thai tea mix to a tea sock (or directly to the water if you have a tea strainer), pour your hot water through the sock, and allow the tea to steep for at least 5 minutes. I doubled the strength of the tea, so if you're using a different brand of tea mix, just make sure to double the amount of tea for one cup of water. Be careful not to spill the tea or touch the concentrate or wet tea leaves with your bare hands. It's a really bright orange and will totally stain your hands or clothing if you're not careful!
  2. While your tea mix is still hot, add your sugar into the tea and stir to dissolve the sugar. Allow the tea to cool and pour the tea into a blender, and add the cream, ice cream, and ice cubes to the blender. If you were thinking ahead, you could also make a batch of tea at regular strength and pour it into ice cube trays for your ice. This would add more intensity to the Thai tea flavor as the drink melts.
  3. Mix until combined and the ice is broken into very small pieces. Adjust the ingredient amounts if needed and blend just to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream (or some beautiful star anise).

Credits// Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.

  • We just made this and it was delicious! Unfortunately we do not have those amazing glasses. Does anyone know where i can find them? The drinking glass i mean, not the creamer (which i have already).

    Thank you!

  • Please tell me where you got the glass from????? Not the milk carton the glass!

  • I found the link to the drinking glass on another drink recipe they did. Hope everyone who asked about them, looks back for the link I’m posting! They’re soooo cute!

    http://www.westelm.com/products/cassiopeia-glassware-set-d1447/?cm_mmc=socialmedia-_-abeautifulmess-_-juice14-_-westelm

  • Where did you get those lovely tall glasses? I keep breaking my no-longer-made IKEA glasses and am looking for a new set…

  • The glasses this is served in are unreal, ladies! I love and need these in my life pronto. Mind sharing where you purchased them? They’re fab!

  • I love the geometric glass the thai tea is served in! Where is it from?

  • Love the cup you put the tea in and I NEED IT! please share where u got it 🙂

  • I have the cute creamer container, but I would love to have a set of the glasses the tea is in, where can I find them?

  • This looks amazing and I LOVE all of your styling pieces – super cute!

    xo
    Christa
    www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

  • This look delicious! I love Thai Iced Tea! Making it into a frappe, GENIUS!

    Iquo

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  • Oh my! Why have I never thought of this?!

    We love a good, cold glass of Thai tea. Especially when my husband makes one of his delicious Thai dishes (my favorite being a chicken soup perfect for cold or rainy days).

  • Where did you find the drinking glass? I’ve seen the creamer link but it’s too cute to pass up! Thanks!

  • Please, please where can I buy a glass like that? I’m in love with it!!! xoxo from Rome

  • ohhh I love a chai tea and this sounds lovely!

    Lulu xx

    www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • beautiful Pictures 🙂 think I´ll order it next time when I´m in a thainrestaurant 😀

  • It is so cute! You can get one here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Half-Pint-Creamer-Glass-Carton/dp/B0029SXDO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396970717&sr=8-1&keywords=glass+milk+creamer

    Laura 🙂

  • It was Thai Place in Shadyside (I love Shadyside) 🙂

    Laura

  • We have a local Thai food truck that serves Iced Thai Tea and every time I spot it I bring my car to a screeching halt to get one. And now a Thai Tea Frappe?! My day has been made.

  • Thai tea and frapps are MY LIFE. Thank you so much for this recipe! It’s heavenly!

  • As good as that looks, I’m not a fan of Thai tea. However, my husband who travels to Thailand often for work likes it on the rare occasion we go out for Thai food. And that little glass container for the milk is super adorbs!

    XOXO,
    Erin
    www.thevaughnlife.us

  • I’ve never had one but my brother and sister in law went to Thailand and came back raving about them! I need to try them I guess.

  • My boyfriend and I always go to Thai restaurants wherever we are (it’s our favorite!) but I’ve never heard of Thai tea before! I’m gonna have to keep my eye out for it next time.

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • this looks so yummy! thanks for sharing.
    xo,
    Dana Kay
    http://danakay16.blogspot.com/

  • I have been brewing my own thai iced tea for years, after moving to a small town without a decent thai place nearby. I have altered my recipe over the years, but I have found that using palm sugar ( the kind that comes in little cakes) instead of ordinary white sugar really brings out the flavors of the tea and gives you that authentic taste! Just a thought to pass along….

  • Wow, I know this is recipes post, but I cannot stop staring at that geometric like glass you used! It looks so cool!

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  • I practically lived on Thai iced tea while I was in Thailand for a few months. It’s incredible, both black, and with condensed milk, which is traditionally how it is served! I haven’t found a place yet in North America that makes it quite the same, it’s always so much sweeter! I can’t wait to try this recipe, maybe it will be closer to what I’ve been looking for!
    xo

  • I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of Thai tea before. This sounds incredible Laura!

  • Well I don’t know that I would have tried it or like it, but then you went and added ice cream – it can’t taste bad if ice cream is in it right?

  • I love Thai Tea. The Thai’s (and me) usually make it with condensed milk. Do you have that in America? If you do you should try making it with that. You will love it even more.
    x

  • In case anyone is interested in Thai tea without the food colorings added, I get mine from Arbor Tea!

    (There’s probably nothing wrong with the coloring – it’s FDA approved and all of that, but if you prefer your Thai tea without it, it’s very good!)

  • this looks so delicious!
    i absolutely love thai tea 🙂

  • Laura, do you remember the name of the Thai place you went to in Pittsburgh? My friends are die hard Thai Gourmet (in Bloomfield) fans, but it’s always fun to try new places!

  • awesome idea laura dont know if i will try it. ohh and can i just say i love how you are married to todd from mute math. okay i am good

  • Thanks Laura! I think that’s just what I’ll do 🙂

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.thesecretsurprisinista.com

  • I’ve never seen anyone do this with tea before, only coffee. This looks yummy! Could I substitute the thai tea with something else? Say gree or orange black pekoe? Just curious because that’s what I have on hand right now. Thanks!

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.thesecretsurprisinista.com

  • I love Thai iced tea but only tried to make it once and it didn’t turn out. Thanks for giving the tea brand, now I can’t wait to try it! I think I also accidentally used condensed milk and it was no good.

    • Laura, please please help me find those glasses. They are gorgeous! They will complete my life

  • Oooooooh that looks super yummy. Looks like a nice treat to have after practice!

  • Wow this sounds AMAZING! Instead of Thai tea, I will use some Chai Tea. cant wait! 🙂

  • this looks delicious, definitely need to try! 🙂

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  • I love the sound of this…slightly complicated from what I would normally do…but..

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  • HI Michelle…I have the same glass container…SUPER CUTE!!!

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Novelty-Half-Pint-Creamer-Glass-Milk-Carton-Glass-Milk-Cup-Container-Free-Shipping/1328923220.html

  • Wow, yum! I’ll have to try this out. I love just about Thai everything so I can’t see myself not liking this!

  • This is incredibly brilliant! Yes, Thai iced tea is one of my faves and I rarely indulge. I would LOVE to serve this to company! What an unexpected treat! Thank you! Beautiful styling.

  • Ohhhh now I have a craving. I love Thai iced tea – can’t wait to try this out!!

  • Where can I get that little glass milk carton? I love it! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. I look forward to trying this. But, seriously, that milk carton!

  • What is in the Thai iced tea mix? Is it like instant coffee, only it’s instant tea? Are the ingredients in English? Thanks!

  • This sounds delicious and I definitely want to try it….BUT THOSE GLASSES? ALL OF THEM? I NEED THEM!?!??!?!?!

  • I have never tried Thai tea, and I don’t know if I can get it in the UK. I’ll have to go look for it, because I really want to try this recipe out. And I love that milk jug, it is just so damn cute!

  • I too love that glass! Full of character! Is it from a local thrift store? I also have not tried Thai tea, but am willing to try it now, since apparently its so good!

  • I love Thai food and I often go to Thai restaurants but I’ve never ever tried the iced tea – Now I have to! Can’t wait…

  • That looks so perfect for a Monday morning…wish someone would serve it to me in bed…having a hard time convincing myself of getting up, but this would be a good incentive.

  • yummm. looks delish!! Thanks for sharing.
    p.s. where is that adorable glass milk container from??

  • I’ve only had Thai tea once, but you’re right, it’s delicious! I wish we also had a Thai tea mix at a nearby store. Would definitely love to taste it again!

    xo Trisha

  • I’m not really a thai tea person (I’m generally allergic to it, sadly), but I adore the glass you used and the adorable milk pour-er! Beautiful photographic inspiration to start my day with, for sure. 🙂

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