Summer: Vintage 2008
I wrote this dairy-free Thai Iced Tea recipe way back in 2008! During that time we were in the middle of our little league baseball tournament (quarterfinals), playing to see if we could advance to the semis. My older son was playing first base, while the little one was bat boy.
Little League Baseball Tournament
Things were getting quite competitive and the team we faced next, the Nationals, was known as the meanest in the league. We’d played them twice and lost so this was our last chance to make a comeback.
Fast Forward, They’re All Grown Up!
Now, 11 years later, the boys are 19 and 20, and just finished their freshman and sophomore years in college respectively.
Thai Iced Tea Recipe
It doesn’t matter how old you are! Summer is the perfect time for baseball and healthy, sugar-free, iced tea. While I generally salivate at the thought of Thai iced tea, I haven’t ever had the privilege of consuming one. This sweet, thick gooey drink usually consists of black tea, sugar, and condensed milk (more sugar). I like caffeine-free drinks, and don’t consume sugar or much dairy, so this drink hasn’t been an option for me. Until I created this ultra-healthy Thai Iced Tea recipe!
Thai Iced Tea
- 2 tablespoons loose rooibos
- 2 cups boiling water
- ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
- 12 drops stevia
- 20 ice cubes
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- Place loose tea in a 2 cup measuring cup
- Pour hot water over tea, add almond extract, stevia and steep for 15 minutes
- Place ice cubes in 2 large glasses
- Strain tea into glasses
- Pour in coconut milk
Caffeine-Free Homemade Iced Tea Recipe
Thai Iced Tea makes an ideal dessert drink for summer as it’s cool and satiating. Back in the day the boys and I made a lot of these after dinner. My little one used heavy cream in place of the coconut milk, while the older one and I made ours using the recipe above. It’s been a bit, but I think it’s time to make another round!
Thai Tea Set says
Love this drink! Thanks for detailed recipe.
As a big fan of Thai Tea and an employee of a Tea chain, I can’t tell you how excited I am to try your recipe. Thank you!
Barbara Robbins says
Hi, I just purchased your book on almond flour. I thought it was going to be good for diabetics, but I found a problem.Although the recipes are low in carbs and high in fiber, they are very high in calories and fat.For example: “Pecan-Raisin Bread” per slice there are 282 cals, 21g fat, 17 carbs, 6 fiber, and 8 prtn. The agave nector and the grapeseed oil seem high in calories. Do you have any suggestions on how I can lower the fat and calories? Substitues, ect.. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I’ve purchased all the ingredients, baking pan, and book. I’d love to be able to use them.
Barbara, you might have better luck asking these questions over at Elana’s forums…
You can eat/burn carbs or fat, Elena’s recipes tend toward fat burning. Look into a keto diet, and you can eat all the calories you want.
The ingredients seems like it would taste great, but how it looks…If I don’t like how something looks then I will not taste it. But I’ll give this one a try.
This was delicious! I so enjoy your site! I feel less and less like I have to be in a “food prison” in order to feel good. Thank you so much!
Thanks Kari! I love that term, “food prison,” glad you are on your way out.
I purchase my nuts at the health food store in town. It’s called Vitamin Cottage.
I think my spices are mostly Frontier and Simply Organic brands.
Sorry to hear about the nut allergies.
Janet Freidberg says
Where do you buy your cashews and other nuts? I have had reactions to walnuts and other nuts (I get extremely tired). Sometimes they cause cold sores if I eat too man. I always wonder if there could be a trace of gluten on them. Also, what brand of chili powder and mustard powder do you recommend?
Thanks so much.
Pat Sribhud says
Thank you so much for your commend and your effort.
Thai tea is the main ingredient for making Thai iced tea. The tea has very distinctive aroma, mild and it does not contain star anise or cardamon and other spices as many claimed.
We are the only tea maker that produce premium Thai tea leaf without adding food color. My new shipment will arrive in NY toward the end of October, I will send you sample of our organic tea to try. Best regards,
Pat -That does sound old fashioned, I love it. Although I don’t drink black tea, your product smells amazing. I will give some samples out to friends who do caffeine and let you know how they like it.
Pat Sribhud says
Your are welcome.
Please try it, see if you like it. This tea bag is made from tea plant that grown in Thailand and hand processed. My factory is still small. We do everything manually. Kind of old fashion, isn’t it?