Traditionally, Indian spices are brewed with black tea, boiled milk and sugar to make a warm and soothing drink that embodies the essence of relaxation on a cold autumn day. Many new vegans have mourned the loss of their beloved morning chai when they decide to switch to a plant-based diet. We wondered if it was possible to enjoy a hot “creamy” cup of goodness without the milk so we turned to five vegan bloggers who have mastered the art and science of dairy-free chai. The exact blend of ingredients for the perfect cup boils down to personal preference, but here are five vegan Masala Chai recipe tips for you to try at home.
"I dug into blogs of fellow vegans and made versions of Chai tea mostly with almond milk. I didn't like it. Personally, I like having a thicker chai tea which almond tea didn't provide. …A friend suggested to use the "SO DELICIOUS" French Vanilla Creamer. Bingo! The taste was richer, flavorful, the consistency was ..". Read more
"It’s hard for many people to imagine a day without chai and don’t think a vegan version is possible. This masala chai is very unlike the chai tea latte that one gets in Starbucks and the like, which has a very different spice mix …" Read more
"The prevalent advice out there is, “Just replace the milk with soy, rice, or almond milk!” Simple, right? Wrong... Do NOT boil the milk with the tea. I know, this runs counter to the very essence and soul of chai. But while boiling milk for long periods results in…" Read more
"For someone who is flexible with the taste, the recipe will work with a lot of other plant milks as well. For any milk you use, give it some time. Try it a couple of times instead of just once. It takes time to get used to the change. Sometimes just 1 or 2 tries and you find the one, and sometimes …." Read more
"Switch out the black tea with naturally caffeine-free rooibos tea so you can enjoy a masala chai at any time of the day. Not only is rooibos naturally caffeine-free, but it’s excellent for your digestion, and has a high amount of antioxidants.” Read more
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