Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thai Iced Tea

One of my very favorite drinks is Thai iced tea.  Something about the rich red color and the snowy swirl of milk just makes it feel special.  We made a big batch this week and it adapted quite nicely to being dairy-free.  The most challenging part of this recipe is going to an Asian market to find the tea.  I went to 99 Ranch Market and had to ask for help as the tea aisle was quite overwhelming.  Having conquered that, all you have to do is brew it according to the package directions and sweeten to taste.  If you have had Thai iced tea in a restaurant, you know they like to sweeten it quite a bit (think Southern sweet tea).  Then just chill, pour over ice, and add about 2-3 tablespoons of your milk alternative of choice.  I have tried it with coconut milk and with vanilla almond milk, and both were quite nice.  It was just the pick-me-up I needed at about 4 o'clock this afternoon.  Ahhh...summer.

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