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Decadent Thai Iced Tea

Author: Jee Choe
A sweet and refreshing Thai iced tea recipe you can easily make at home.
4.7 from 78 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

Thai Iced Tea

Cream Froth Topping

INSTRUCTIONS
 

MAKE THAI TEA

  • Boil water.
    Bring water to a boil on the stovetop. If using an electric kettle with a temperature setting, set water temperature to 208°F. Use filtered water if possible.
  • Combine Thai tea mix, black tea, sugar, and hot water in a teapot. Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain tea solids and let tea cool for 30 minutes.

MAKE CREAM FROTH TOPPING

  • Combine sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk and freeze for 20 minutes.
    The milk mixture is ready when you see a crystallized layer forming around the sides.
  • Whip sweetened milk mixture.
    Use a handheld milk frother to whisk until the slightly frozen sweetened milk nearly doubles in volume.

ASSEMBLE DRINK

  • Divide each component into two cups.
    Into cups of ice, pour cooled down tea, and top with milk froth. Stir before drinking.

NOTES

  • There's a ton of sugar in a Thai iced tea. And if you try to cut down on it, it definitely won't taste as good. I made the recipe multiple times, with less sugar, but it just didn't taste the same as the ones in Thai restaurants.
  • The black tea isn't absolutely necessary since there is black tea in the Thai tea mix but adding it definitely made it taste better. 
  • To make the drink truly authentic, use crushed ice instead of ice cubes.
  • I've tried swapping out the evaporated milk with other kinds of milk but it didn't have the same restaurant-quality taste. Stick with the evaporated milk.
  • The Thai tea can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When you're ready to drink, just add in the condensed milk and evaporated milk.
  • The food coloring from the Thai tea mix stains LIKE CRAZY. If you spill even a drop, make sure you wipe it up quickly.

NUTRITION

Calories: 196 | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 268mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 1mg
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