Fancy recreating one of those delicious ice teas you find in a Thai restaurant at home? Here's how.
Ingredients (serves one)
4 teaspoons Thai iced tea mix (you can find this in your local oriental supermarket or on Amazon)
1 cup water
Splash of cream
4 teaspoons sugar
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
6-7 ice cubes
Star anise (optional)
First, bring your water to a boil. Add your Thai tea mix to the allow the tea to steep for at least 5 minutes and strain. Use twice the amount of tea on the Thai ice tea instructions.. 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 stain your hands or clothing if you're not careful!
While your tea mix is still hot, add your sugar and stir. Allow the tea to cool and pour 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 flavour as the drink melts.
Mix until combined and the ice is broken into very small pieces. Adjust the ingredient amounts if needed and blend to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream and, if you’re feeling adventurous, some star anise.
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