Thursday, August 9, 2012

Iced Coconut Chai

This is a combination of three different recipes on this blog. It also happens to be a favorite of mine.

A little info about chai and why you should drink it! {posted from my previous post:simple chai}:

"Besides being absolutely delicious, Chai is also a multi-tasker! The Ginger helps to increase circulation and aid in digestion (great for nausea) as well as being detoxifying. Cloves can help relieve stomach or tooth pain and strengthen the immune system, killing intestinal parasites. Cardamom helps relieve gas and can be soothing for bronchial problems. Black Peppercorns has antibacterial properties. Cinnamon also aids digestion when stagnant and can be great for indigestion and cramping (Nursing Mothers be careful of cinnamon as it can be the culprit for acid reflux in little ones). It is also can help fight fungal, bacterial, and parasitic infections. "
What you'll need for Iced Coconut Chai:

Coconut Milk (or it can be any non-dairy milk - I've also used homemade rice milk and nut milks)
Simple Chai Concentrate (or brew a strong cup of your own chai tea)
Homemade Coconut Extract (see notes below for store-bought)
Handful of Ice

Optional: Honey or Stevia Extract (make your own, recipe HERE)

In a large glass I added one cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup water (or extra milk) and 1/2 cup chai tea concentrate (you won't need the water if not using concentrate). Add 2 teaspoons coconut extract*. Stir. Add handful of ice. VOILA!

*If using store-bought coconut extract, use only 1/4-1/2 tspn otherwise you will get one coconut-Y drink!

I drank this today while editing two wedding photoshoots. So love this combination!

This has been shared on Allergy FreeWednesday, Wellness Weekends, Lifeologia


  1. these looks so deliciously flavorful, quenching & perfect!

  2. Super refreshing!! :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here:
    Thanks, Cindy


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