the year’s last day

unrelated Christmas morning picture…we gave the children our old dining room table cut down to their size!

this morning, on the last day of the year, i thought i’d tackle one of our unfinished Christmas projests–making instant chai tea.  here’s the recipe we used.

  • 1 c dry milk
  • 1 c instant creamer
  • 1 c instant vanilla creamer
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 1/2  c instant tea
  • 2 t ginger
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 t cardamom

mix all in a big bowl.  then use a food processor to grind it all (1 cup at a time!) into a powder.  add 2 T to a cup of hot water.

while the ingredients were out and the bowls already dirty, i decided to mix up a batch of hot cocoa as well.

  • 2 c powdered milk
  • 3/4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c instant creamer
  • 1/8 t salt

mix it all and store in a cool, dry place.  add 3 T to a mug of hot water.

i’ve got loads of fresh cardamom, if you think you might want to make a batch.  i’d be happy to send it along to you!

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  1. Yum. I can’t seem to find your e-mail from your post to my blog, so if you wouldn’t mind e-mailing me your address I can get that pirate pack in the mail to you sometime this week. You can find me at caideey at yahoo dot com, or the e-mail I used to post here, either will work.

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