Vegan Vanilla Masala Chai made with freshly homemade Coconut milk, whole spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger & flavored with vanilla.
You all know the real struggle I’ve been having with non-dairy milks in my morning coffee. The thickeners in store-bought non-dairy milks create a distinct variance in the texture of the coffee, and no one, and I mean no one, messes with my coffee. Pressing nut milks from scratch isn’t really a walk in the park, because of the multiple rounds of grinding, pressing and repeat, not to mention the fact that there is a real risk of faster spoilage since hands were used to press out the milk.
So when I discovered The NutraMilk, it seemed like an answer to my Vegan dreams! One machine, equipped to grind, press, strain and deliver just the finished product, mess-free and with absolute speed is one that I never imagined possible. I was on the verge of giving up my Vegan goals for the year and just call myself a ‘reducetarian’ instead. The NutraMilk dragged me right back onto my predetermined path.
I absolutely love how it makes large quantities in one batch (upto 2L of alternative milk and 3c of alternative butter) so I don’t have to extract every other day. And no hands (almost)!!! No more blend -> strain -> squeeze -> repeat.
And guess what? I can now enjoy my properly textured dairy-free coffee every morning! To say that I am exultant is a gross understatement!
Now that I had my coffee problems resolved, I looked around for the next big problem: tea. My mom once made tea on a particularly stormy evening with coconut milk and it was a huge hit! Of course, I was knocked out for a nap soon afterwards (am I the only one with drowsy after-effects to coconut milk?), but that was a tea I never forgot.
But I hadn’t tried to make dairy-free tea since then, but this seemed like a perfect time to bring back an old favorite. So with the first batch of coconut milk extracted from The NutraMilk, I set to recreating the beverage from memory with one tiny change. This would be a VEGAN Vanilla Masala Chai instead.
Steeping this tea is a very zen process. You first bring the water to a gentle simmer before adding the whole spices: Cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. Sometimes, I even throw in a star anise for a fragrant twist. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat back to a slow simmer and add the black tea. Let it steep for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to mingle and mate.
Strain the tea into a warmed glass and finally, the piece-de-resistance, dribble in the coconut milk to taste. Sweetened with coconut sugar and sipped on a cold winter’s day, the joy and the comfort that this tea can bring is unparalleled.
Lay back, wrap yourself in a cozy throw blanket, grab a good book, sit by the window and enjoy an afternoon of winter’s delight, with a glass of this VEGAN Vanilla Masala chai to warm you from the inside out, as the fragrances envelop you in a cocoon of headiness and transport you to a different world in a different time.
All of this could not have been made possible without the brilliant ease of The NutraMilk. Pre-order now through 12/8 and use NUTRAMILK50 for $50 off MSRP and receive a free bonus storage container! Units will ship at the end of November (while supplies last).