Earlier this summer I attended Blogger Bash in NYC and Johnny Rockets challenged attendees to “Shake it Up” and come up with a Milkshake recipe of our own to help kick of National Shake Month. Fall is in the air, and the flavours of chai just seemed to make sense to me. As I was testing recipes even the kids got bitten by the shake snake and they developed recipes of their own. There is a little caffeine in this shake, but the flavours are still very kid friendly
Chai Latté Shake
2 large shakes or 4 small tea time shakes
1 1/2 cups of boiling hot water
1 cinnamon stuck
3 cardamom pods
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 TBSP of granulated sugar
2 tsp of loose black tea in an infuser or 1 tea bag (I used Assam)
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
In a bowl or large teacup add the following: sliced ginger,cardamom pods gently crushed with your fingers or the back of a spoon, and the black tea. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of boiling hot water. Let it steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabag and let the mixture cool preferably over night. Once the mixture is cool you can make your milkshake.
Shake it Up
In a blender or milkshake mixer add the cooled chai mix and one pint of ice cream. Blend. Pour and enjoy!
Shake it Up a Notch
Add 1 oz of Bourbon for a grown up nightcap/dessert.
Happy Back to School week and National Shake Month.