Indian Chai Iced Coffee

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Garam masala is the combination of Indian spices that is so popular in regional cuisines of India and in its famous chai tea. However, we've discovered it's even more delicious in coffee. If your coffee vendor carries Mysore, India's most famous bean, sample it with this wonderful recipe. The recipe asks for 2 hrs chill time.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
cold mineral water
5 slice
fresh ginger (thin slices, peeled then sliced)
12
whole cloves
1
cinnamon stick
1 tsp
anise seed
1/4 tsp
ground cardamom or 3 whole cardamom pods, crushed
2 Tbsp
fine ground coffee (mysore or your own favorite)
1 c
whole milk
2 Tbsp
jaggery or 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp
buckwheat honey or 2 tablespoons other strong honey
ice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a saucepan, add ginger, cloves, anise and cardamom to the cups of water.
2
Break up the cinnamon stick and add it to the mixture.
3
Heat over medium heat until the water boils, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.
4
Add the coffee, stir, and let steep, off the heat, for about 5 minutes.
5
Using a fine meshed filter or cheesecloth, pour the coffee through and into a bowl.
6
Pour the strained coffee into a clean saucepan and add the honey, sugar and milk and heat almost to boiling then remove the pan from the heat, pour into a heat-proof pitcher, cool then refrigerate until it is chilled, about 2 hours.
7
To serve, add ice to squat glasses, pour on the chai coffee, and enjoy. Recipes easily doubles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy