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Sweeten up your afternoon with a cup of chai. Stash this mix in your cupboard for a quick made-to-order cup
Combine all of the ingredients except the ginger in a bowl and crush coarsely in a mortar in manageable batches. If you don’t have a mortar, use a rolling pin, or even easier, pulse briefly in a coffee grinder. Just don’t overdo it—you want pieces, not powder. Stir in the ground ginger and store in an airtight jar.
For one cup of chai: combine 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon chai mix, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in a Pyrex measuring cup and nuke in the microwave for about 30 seconds, until hot. Let steep for 5 to 10 minutes while you brew the tea. Fill a mug halfway with the tea, and strain the infused milk into the cup. Adjust the amounts of milk and sugar to your preference. Can also be served over ice.
A sweet and tangy mint syrup served with shredded Persian cucumber over ice is just the refreshing drink you need to beat the heat!
This recipe makes about 1 gallon of syrup. You’ll have plenty left over to give away as a great homemade gift.
1 tablespoon is enough for an 8oz glass of the julep.
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