Skinny Recipe: Thai Iced Tea
Posted by Caitlin Norton
Bring the taste of Thailand to your home with this refreshing and sweet Thai iced tea. It’s the perfect complement to a hot summer day, or a hot dish. Normally this drink calls for lots of sugar and condensed sweetened milk. I’ve lightened it up by replacing the condensed milk with evaporated milk and the sugar with Monk Fruit. Instead of the usual 135 calories per serving, this recipe is only 40 calories. Enjoy!
Makes 2 servings
2 cups water
1 2-inch cinnamon stick
2 blades star anise
2 Assam tea bags
6 packets Monk Fruit In The Raw™
4 tablespoons evaporated milk
2 6- to 7-inch cinnamon sticks, optional, for garnish
In a covered saucepan, bring the water and spices to a boil, then set aside to steep for 10 minutes. Return the pot to the heat and bring the spiced liquid back to a boil. Off the heat, add the tea bags, cover, and steep for 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags and spices. Pour the spiced tea into a heatproof container and cool to room temperature. Cover and chill the tea until cold, 4 to 24 hours.
To serve, fill 2 tall 12-ounce glasses 3/4 full with ice cubes. Divide the chilled tea between the two glasses. Using a tablespoon, gently float 2 tablespoons of the evaporated milk over the tea. If desired, garnish with the cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately, without stirring.