This week we have been getting plenty of rain which gives us nice, cool weather perfect for African Chai or Hot Cocoa. We have a spice here called Tea Masala that makes the chai soooooo good. I am already stocking up on it to take back with us on furlough, since I am so addicted to it. Drinking chai is my stress reliever (yes, I drink a lot of it), my comforting drink (especially when having a culture day), and my method of warming up (must be the pepper in it).
AFRICAN CHAI⅔-¾ cup sugar
5 tea bags
½ stick natural vanilla or 1 teaspoon real vanilla
2-3 teaspoons tea masala, optional
1 quart water (1 liter)
1 quart milk (1 liter)
In a 2-quart sauce pan, combine the sugar, tea bags, vanilla, tea masala, and water. Bring to a boil. Add milk and heat through.
Most of my children prefer hot cocoa. Of course, who can resist a cup when a couple of marshmallows are floating on top.
COCOA MIX4 cups powdered milk
¾ cup cocoa
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
Mix well. Store in airtight container.
TO USE: Pour about ¼ cup of mix into cup. Add hot water and stir.
Have a great weekend and enjoy a hot drink in your cool weather!