Today was the first day since June that I did not wear my flip flops. That means only one thing: the cold weather is here.
Although yesterday was warm and sunny, today we will dip down to a low of 35 degrees! For me, this chilly weather calls for one of my favorite beverages: homemade chai. With just a few basic ingredients, this recipe is easy, delicious and inexpensive.
- 6 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cloves
- 1 inch ginger, sliced
- 8 pods cardamom
- 6 whole peppercorns
- 1 bag peppermint tea (or 1 tablespoon loose peppermint tea)
- Combine all ingredients in a pot and place on stove over medium heat
- Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 15 minutes
- Strain into mugs
- Serve piping hot with agave and almond milk (optional)
This recipe for homemade chai is simple and, on a cloudy day, very satisfying! Another vegan, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free beverage for a chilly day. Enjoy!