It is almost fall, that means it is time to make yourself a big container of chai mix. And you should probably make extras for family and friends. This is such a great gift to give.
You can also make this dairy free if you need.
I got the recipe from allrecipes.com and I adapted it to my taste.
In a large bowl, whisk together:
1c. Nonfat dry milk powder (you can use powdered rice milk, soy milk or rick milk) Let me know how it turns out if you substitute those in.
1c. Powdered non-dairy creamer
1c. French vanilla flavored non dairy creamer powder
2 1/2 c. Granulated sugar
1 1/2 c. Unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1 tsp. Ground all spice
1 tsp. Ground cloves
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Ground cardamom (this spice is pricey, but you don't want to skip it.)
In a food processor, blend 1 cup at a time until mix becomes a fine powder. Don't skip this step or the spices will clump in the hot water and not dissolve well. You can also use a blender.
I like 3tbsp in a mug of hot water but you can adjust the amounts depending on how you like it.
I also love it with a splash of half and half. I tend to think most hot drinks taste better with a splash of half and half.