If you thought that ice cream was a thing for the summer, there’s great news: it can be a winter treat too. A new recipe from Delish combines the flavors of spicy chai with ice cream and rum.
That’s the other way to make milkshakes perfect for the wintertime: just add some booze.
The recipe for Boozy Chai Milkshakes comes just in time for the turning of the seasons. And we have no complaints about it. Is there anything better than enjoying a creamy, spicy treat with a little spike to it?
To make the milkshakes, you’ll need a few simple ingredients.
The main ingredients are vanilla ice cream, Rumchata, ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. For the garnish, you’ll need some whipped cream, caramel sauce, and cinnamon sticks. It’s the perfect combination of summer and winter flavors.
Okay, so there’s not technically chai tea in the milkshake but it has all the spices used to flavor chai. So, it’s no wonder the combo is reminiscent of the aromatic tea!
Combine eight big scoops of vanilla ice cream and one-fourth a cup of Rumchata.
Add a half teaspoon each of spices in a blender. Blend until combined. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and cinnamon sticks.
Sure, it might be cold, but that rum will warm you right up!
People love the idea of a winter drink that’s still a little cold. They also love the combination of these classic spices. Chai has been around for centuries and if you’ve ever tried it, it’s not hard to guess why.
“Love it,” said one commenter. “I will mix mine with ice cream and milk and Rumchata and spices then I will drink that through a straw, wake me in four hours with coffee and an aspirin…”
According to the Teatulia website, chai refers to a blend of spices combined with tea.
Recipes vary from region to region. But one thing’s certain — it’s been around for a long time.
“Chai is steeped in a rich history,” says the website. “The name ‘chai’ is actually the Hindi word for ‘tea’, which was derived from ‘cha’, the Chinese word for ‘tea’. In this case, the Hindi term chai means a mix of spices steeped into a tea-like beverage. Recipes for chai vary across continents, cultures, towns and families. But the traditional ingredients of a spiced tea blend usually include black tea mixed with strong spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. The spiced tea mixture is typically brewed strong with milk and sweetened with sugar or honey.”
It doesn’t matter that ancient versions didn’t look exactly like modern ones.
They probably didn’t include alcohol. But that doesn’t mean we can’t adapt flavors from every age for a delicious drink!
You won’t worry about the authenticity of your chai while sipping on a boozy milkshake this winter. Just kick back, relax, and enjoy.
1 1/2 pt. vanilla ice cream
1/4 c. Rumchata
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for serving
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Large pinch ground cloves
Blend ice cream, Rumchata, and spices. Pour into glasses and garnish.
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