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Monday, June 26, 2017

DIY Masala Chai Vegan Latte & Mix

Who knew finding a vegan masala chai latte mix would be so hard. I had no idea until I tried to find some. Since I had no luck finding any, I decided to do the homesteader thing and make my own. After going through many recipes, I finally came up with my own little concoction not that that was so hard. I am quite pleased too. The best part, I am saving a lot of money making my own mix and I can have a latte anytime. I bought all of my ingredients from an Indian grocery too. If you have an Indian grocery near you, I highly recommend going there to get your supplies. Everything is really inexpensive.

As I mentioned in the video, I prefer my latte strong. You can add 1/2 tsp of the mix if you do not like it strong. I also like mine peppery so you might want to cut back on that too when you first make it. By all means, adjust to your liking.

Let's get to it. Here is what you will need.
2 tbsp whole cardamom
2 1/2 tbsp whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1 tbsp ground pepper
1/2 cup ginger powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg

In fry pan on medium heat, toast the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not walk away from the pan or your spices will burn. When they are done, transfer to a large bowl and let cool. 

Add the pepper, ginger powder and nutmeg and stir to combine. I realize these things are already ground but this helps to ensure everything is mixed really well.

For the next part you will need a coffee grinder or a really good blender. If you are using a grinder, it's probably small so you will have to grind the mix in 3 or 4 increments. When you have completed the initial grinding, sift the mix to make sure there are no large pieces. If there are, put them back in the grinder and grind again. 

When the mix is complete, transfer to a mason jar for storage. Put the date on the jar so you know when you made it. 

It's time for a latte. You will need the following.
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup plant milk
1 tbsp loose tea
1/2 tsp of the mix

Put everything into a sauce pan and over medium heat, warm and let the tea steep. Strain into your favorite cup. You might need to add more milk. That's entirely up to you. Please enjoy!!!



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