The cooler days of Fall are approaching fast, in fact some feel they are already here.  A nice warm chai latte can take the edge off of the cooler nights, or an iced version can cool you off on the warmer days.  Here is a recipe to create your own mix to have on hand, or give as a gift.  Complimented with a bit of Coffee Mate’s Vanilla Chai Spice cream and it’s heaven in a cup.

1 c. nonfat dry milk powder

1 c. powdered non-dairy creamer

1 c. french vanilla powdered non-dairy creamer

2 1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 1/2 c. unsweetened instant tea

2 t. ground ginger

2 t. ground cinnamon

1 t. ground cloves

1 t. ground cardamom

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Feel free to blend to a powder in a food processor, although all ingredients do dissolve in water so this is not necessary.  Stir 2- 3 heaping tablespoons into a mug of hot water.  Add cream if desired.  Enjoy!

Stacy Swann is a mom of two, wife of one and a freelance writer and blogger living in Brighton.  She worked in the world of Detroit advertising for over 12 years before starting her own Rights Clearance business.  You can contact Stacy at swanngirlz(at)gmail(dot)com andfollow her on twitter @swanngirlz.

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