Shake Your Way Back to School: Chai Latté Milkshake (Recipe)

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

Shake It Up with Johnny' Rockets.  What is your favourite kind of milkshake?
Shake It Up with Johnny’ Rockets. What is your favourite kind of milkshake?

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

Chai Mix
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.

As for the kids my daughter and her friend came up with these two shake recipes:  Cookies and Milkshake / Mochi Masterpiece.

Happy Back to School week and National Shake Month.

Fragrant Chai mix ingredients awaiting boiling water.
Fragrant Chai mix ingredients awaiting boiling water.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. 5starsmommy says:

    1. Now I want to go to #johnnyrockets
    2. I need a blender
    3. I am kitchen impaired
    4. Can I come to your place for one?


  2. Ok, ok, I see ice cream listed in the ingredients. I may have to try this!


  3. OMGOSH how I miss milkshakes (frappes). The lactose is not my friend anymore. Although I would like to try that chai mixture – yum 🙂


  4. laurynblakesley says:

    Seriously, this sounds amazing! I absolutely need to try this!


  5. Wow. I might have to try this with bourbon after the bus leaves tomorrow. OK, maybe this weekend!


  6. Pilar says:

    You had me at “bourbon.”


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