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Copycat Recipe: Tastes Just Like Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Chai

Copycat Recipe: Tastes Just Like Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Chai

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So, I’m so excited about today’s post! Because I’ve finally figured out how to make Vanilla Chai tea that tastes JUST like Dunkin’ Donuts! I have 2 DD’s within 2 miles of my house, and I’m a frequent there for iced coffee. But my friend introduced me to the Vanilla Chai and I thought it was divine.

I did some serious research around the internet and couldn’t come up with the recipe anywhere. There are spiced chai teas out there that did prove helpful. But they were watery compared to Dunkin’s sugary creamy goodness. {You see, the kids and I HAD to go to DD’s to buy a couple— okay maybe more than a couple—so that I could taste test mine with the real thing side by side. I had to. It wouldn’t have been scientific not to. It was, like part of the process. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. :)}

I was able to “sleuth” out that DD’s version is a powder, has 8 {gasp!} grams of fat, contains milk, tea, sugar and spices. I also got some help from some very helpful ladies on Facebook, so thank you!

So, here’s the deal. This tastes JUST like Dunkin Donuts. I hope that it saves you lots of money and doesn’t add inches to your hips! 😉 Enjoy!

Vanilla Chai Tea

To make the bulk spice mix combine:

1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea granules (find it in jars near the Lipton instant iced tea. Except you want unsweetened. I use Walmart brand.)

2 t. ground ginger

2 t. ground cinnamon

1 t. ground cloves

1 t. ground cardamom

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/2 t. all spice

2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 c dry French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer

1 c. powdered non-dairy creamer

Mix well and store in a covered plastic container or Mason Jar with cute tag. :)

To make a Vanilla Chai heat 8 oz milk in the microwave until hot. Then,

Add 2 T of the spice mix. Stir well. Froth, using a hand wisk or by pouring the tea from one cup to another several times (do this over the sink! lol–ask me how I know!) This thickens and froths the drink and makes it the consistency of DD’s. ENJOY!

***These will make great Christmas gifts! You could put the mix in mason jars with cute tags and instructions for brewing the milk/tea! I’m already making some to ship to my girls in college! :)

****You can blend this in a mixer, to ensure that it dissolves better, but trust, me–>You want to use a blender/mixer with a GLASS canister. I used my Ninja with a plastic “grinding bowl” and it totally scratched and ruined it. USE glass!!

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