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.
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.
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?
Ok, ok, I see ice cream listed in the ingredients. I may have to try this!
OMGOSH how I miss milkshakes (frappes). The lactose is not my friend anymore. Although I would like to try that chai mixture – yum 🙂
Seriously, this sounds amazing! I absolutely need to try this!
Wow. I might have to try this with bourbon after the bus leaves tomorrow. OK, maybe this weekend!
You had me at “bourbon.”