Low Fat Thai Iced Tea Recipe

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This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.

As spring takes hold, the art of the iced drink regains its importance. We want a cold drink in our hand and the sunshine on our face. After spending four months deprived of both, who can blame us?

So the ice gets poured into the cup, and then what? How about a drink that no one would ever expect outside of a restaurant? How about Thai Iced Tea? We all love it, and it’s so easy to make it yourself. Enjoy a cold glass of this herbal and vanilla sweet treat – the healthy way!

thai iced tea

Ingredients:

8 Cups Water

1.5 Cups Thai Tea Mix (Look for the Pantai brand at your local Asian market or order it online here)

¼ Cup Honey

¼ Cup Raw Cane Sugar

1 Can Low Fat Coconut Milk

Directions:

1. Add water and tea mix to a large pot. Let simmer for ten minutes.

2. Kill the heat and let the tea brew for another five minutes.

3. Using a fine strainer, pour the liquid into a pitcher and filter out the tea leaves.

thai iced tea

4. White the tea is still hot, stir in honey & sugar until both dissolve.

5. Set the tea aside or in the refrigerator to cool.

6. Meanwhile, blend together coconut milk to remove any chunky globs.

7. Fill a cup with ice, and pour the tea in to about the ¾ line.

thai iced tea

8. Top the drink off with coconut milk & a straw. Serve, and enjoy!

thai iced tea

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Comments

Ella Wild -May 8, 2014, 7:20AM

Oh Yummy! looks like a perfect pick me up! i really pushed it at yoga
class last night and could use a coffee.

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Megan Babin -May 8, 2014, 9:22AM

This looks so yummy! I think im gonna buy everything I need for this today.

LamentingLizzie -May 8, 2014, 9:31AM

This looks delicious. Weekend plans made!

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ChicTrends -May 8, 2014, 11:31AM

This looks absolutely delightful! Is it just as strong as Thai iced coffee?

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TamarackAndKhus -May 8, 2014, 2:59PM

Just thinking about making some Thai iced tea this morning…
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Naomi -May 8, 2014, 4:53PM

ChicTrends – good question! Thai tea is made with a green tea blend, so it will give you caffeine, but probably not as much as coffee.

Alicia -May 8, 2014, 5:00PM

lol the “thai tea” is just green tea with yellow 6

Terri -May 8, 2014, 8:08PM

Alicia, you’re right! I think I’ll skip the Fd & C Yellow Number 6 and make this with regular green tea.

M -May 9, 2014, 10:56AM

If you are willing to pay more, here is an alternative that is organic and does not have any artificial flavors: http://www.arborteas.com/organic-thai-iced-tea.html

Mallorie Owens -May 9, 2014, 4:44PM

This looks delicous! I’ve been going without my usual coffee this week and opting for tea…this sounds like the perfect weekend alternative. ♡

Megan -May 11, 2014, 3:32PM

Can’t wait to try this at home! Thai tea is one of my favorite treats. Instead of the Thai tea mix, I’m going to try the Thai tea bags I bought at Central Market.

Megan -May 11, 2014, 3:35PM

I mean World Market, not central market. Whoops! :)

patricia -June 25, 2014, 3:19PM

Pantai is indonesian word for beach. Just want to shout it out there hehe. And this looks heavenly! But I’d probably subtitute it with normal black tea though :)

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