As you all know from my previous post on the Orange and Chai Spiced Cinnamon Rolls-I love all things Chai! Therefore, I’ve finally decided to upload my first drink recipe for you all and hopefully you will like it!
I know that a lot of the recipes I post are either only slightly modified and can be easily found on the internet so I’ve decided that I really need to step up my game and bring in more innovative ideas to my blog! So… are you ready for it? This is the Chai Tea Latte but not just any old Chai Tea Latte that you can get from Starbucks (though I always get mines there)… this recipe contains coffee jelly cubes! Yes, C-o-f-f-e-e J-e-l-l-y!! Aren’t you sick of over priced drinks and companies that steal away parts of your drink because they put in so much ice! *cough cough* Well, here is a proposed solution as to getting what your drink size is really worth! The coffee jelly cubes not only add flavour but also can act as ice cubes because they are cold and fresh out of the fridge! They compliment the Chai Tea Latte very well and I’m sure they will work very well with other drinks as well as being able to be a dessert on their own if you add a little cream to them-yum!
In addition, a new thing I’ve decided to add is the addition of gifs because don’t you just think the way that the milk and tea combine is so nice? This is rather new to me as I’ve never made gifs before but I hope you can give me some feedback on them because I may use them in future recipes that e.g. require a small animation as to how to knead certain types of dough etc.
This recipe is can be made with and without the coffee jelly though I think that the coffee jelly adds a really nice touch to it! Often when I go and order a Chai Tea Latte, you don’t have any coffee in it and it’s just the steamed milk with the chai spiced tea so… how is it a latte? The latte N-E-E-D-S the C-O-F-F-E-E (which i absolutely adore), therefore the coffee jelly adds the caffeine we need to start a monday morning!
So, here is the recipe
Chai Tea Latte
1 cup milk
1 cinnamon stick
1 and 1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 cardamom pods
1 tsp all spice
1 thin slice of fresh ginger
1 pot of black tea
1 vanilla pod
1 strongly brewed cup of coffee
1 tbsp of brown sugar (optional)
(I used starbucks via instant coffee stick for the vanilla flavour but it is entirely up to you)
1/2 a sachet of gelatin
Coffee Jelly: This needs to be made the day before and left to set overnight
Brew your cup of coffee and add in the brown sugar if necessary
In a loaf pan sized tray add your coffee mixture
Add the gelatin and stir this through and cover with clingfilm
Leave to chill in the fridge until set
Chai Tea Latte
Brew your favourite black tea and leave to cool to room temperature before placing it in the fridge. Do not leave it in the fridge to cool immediately unless you don’t mind if it turns cloudy.
In a saucepan add the milk and all the spices and the brown sugar and leave to simmer for 3-5 mins
Leave the milk to infuse and cool in the saucepan until at room temperature before straining through a fine seive to remove the spices and placing it in a container to chill in the fridge
When ready to serve, take out the coffee jelly and cut into cubes before removing out with a spatula. If the coffee jelly sticks place the tin in a large tray of shallow hot water which will allow the jelly cubes to be removed from the sides easily
Place a few jelly cubes into your cup/mug depending on the size of the cup
Pour in your chilled tea and then your chai spice infused milk
Props to Byron Talbott and Cooking With Dog