Frozen Chai

Chai is an invigorating spiced tea drunk by porters on rigorous treks in the mountains of Nepal.
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  • One 4-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons loose jasmine tea or 6 tea bags
  • 1 cup skim milk


  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the ginger with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Stir in the honey. Place the tea or tea bags in the liquid and steep for 3 minutes.

  3. Add the skim milk and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, strain, and chill in an ice bath. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's
    instructions. Alternatively, pour into a shallow freezer-proof pan and freeze for 2 hours. Break up the chai with a fork and refreeze for 2 hours.

  4. Spoon into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Refreeze for 1 hour more. The chai will have the consistency of shaved ice.

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