It’s not just enjoyable in a mug!
Chai, with its aromatic blend of spices, and rich comforting flavours, has long been a favorite beverage for tea enthusiasts. However, chai can be more than just a drink; it can serve as a versatile ingredient to infuse unique flavours into various dishes and beverages. Let’s explore 10 creative ways to incorporate chai into your home and kitchen, elevating your culinary experiences to new heights.
Chai-Infused Baked Goods
I think it’s safe to say that we ALL love baked goods, especially when they are infused with spice! We love how our chai enhances any recipe you have up your sleeve, plus baked goods are the easy way to incorporate the warm chai flavour.
Our Vegan Coconut Apple Crumble is a great beginner recipe for those wanting something comforting to whip up for friends and family, or if you just need to use up your old apples (can also be swapped with peaches or pears…sky’s the limit!)
If you love rice pudding, this Chai-Spiced Indian Pudding is going to be the golden ticket. Not only is it nourishing, but it is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a comforting breakfast or a delicious dessert!
And if you are looking for the perfect Christmas treat, look no further than our Chai Gingerbread Cookies! Festive, fun and fabulous! Use this recipe to create fun shapes, gingerbread houses and more! Wonderful in any hamper and guaranteed to be a hit over the holiday season.
Thirsty? If not, you will be! These popular cocktails are getting cheeky with the addition of chai. Love your White Russians? Why not spice them up with a combination of vanilla-chai syrup to create our signature Chai-Spiced White Russian cocktail?
Fancy something less sweet (and a tad more bitter!), try our Chai Sbagliato! Perfect for any picnic, easy to whip up and an absolute go-to over the summer months.
Bake-Free Chai Goodies
In the heat of the summer, the idea of turning on the oven may be a tad unwelcoming, so let’s dabble with some bake-free goodies! Rich (but light!) our Chai Chocolate Mousse, courtesy of Holly Nash from Paradise Pantry, is both a delish and inspiring recipe, perfect for a little sweet snack…but remember to share!
If you are after a quick energy-boosting smoothie, our Chai-Nana Breakfast Smoothie is your perfect accomplice. Sprinkled with antioxidant filled chia seeds, and using our ready to use Chai Baking Spice, you will be looking forward to mornings from now on!
And if you are after more inspiring bake-free breakfast ideas, try our Oat & Quinoa Porridge with Fresh Chai Spiced Pear. Perfect for any chilly morning or as a warm hug in the late afternoon. Top it with some honey, chopped almonds, and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a satisfying start to your day.
Savoury Chai-Infused Meals
When people think of chai, they most often think of the beverage, however, we are here to proclaim to the world that chai loves ALL dishes - including savory ones. Check out our Spiced Chickpea Salad, marinated in delicious savory spices and perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
As you can see, there are limitless options to incorporating chai into your daily recipes. Chai really has no limits, so grab your spices and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that showcases the extraordinary potential of this beloved tea blend.
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Love, Calmer Chai