Guys, It's fall! Once fall hits, I feel my mind go into a totally different state. Instead of my summer brain that wants to lay in the sun and hang out with the trees, it kicks into the fall feels and I just want to spend all my time baking things and smelling cozy food aromas. Lighting a candle, listening to my fall playlist, and making delicious things is heaven. To start the season off I made a home made chai. Prepare yourself though, you will need every fall spice in the books. The best part is that you might already have most of them but if you have to buy these spices, they will last you so long.
It's really important to source your spices organic because your purchase is a vote for healthy soils. They use no pesticides, fertilizers or toxins and you are supporting the well being of workers, the environment, and ourselves.
I also chose an alternative to dairy milk because I want to lighten my footprint and by opting out of animal products, we can lighten the load of methane and carbon being emitted and not to mention - giving the earth a break from all the water usage and other resources getting used up by that industry. So yay! Here it is!!
Easy Vegan Home Made Chai
serving size: 3-5 people or will last a week in your fridge for yourself!
2 cans full fat organic coconut milk
3-4 cups of water (depending on creaminess preference)
3-4 Tbsp of organic assam black tea
1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
2 cinnamon sticks (or just add 1 more TBSPN cinnamon powder)
1 Tbsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp cardamom
2 Tbsp black peppercorn
2 full star anise pieces
10-15 strands of saffron
5 cut coins of fresh ginger
1/4 cup-1/2 cup coconut sugar depending on sweetness preference
1. Literally throw it altogether and have it all boil for a few minutes then stir.
2. Adjust to simmer and leave it for 30 minutes to an hour. I left it for an hour just so it would be extra flavorful.
3. Strain out the chunks.
4. Serve hot or let it cool, pop it in your fridge and take it out for a nice iced chai!!