So this recipe isn’t completely Paleo (you can thank the whipped cream and agave for that), but it is the best thing since sliced bread.
(Mmmm bread….. how I miss thee)
When life you hands you lemons, and really really tough weeks at work, I say make milkshakes. But not lemon milkshakes because that would be gross. Chocolate chai milkshakes with whipped cream. I thought about making whipped coco cream when I first got the idea for this recipe, but then I decided against it because all I could think about was fresh, real whipped cream. The kind you make with a hand mixer and vanilla extract and a smidge of agave, and proceed to eat by the spoonful. I was sold.
Let’s be honest, this milkshake is really just the topping to my whipped cream. But if dairy isn't your thing, simply replace the whipped cream with coconut cream and you're good to go.
Ps. I considered naming this The Mind Eraser because it really will make you forget how tough your week was.
Chocolate Chai Milkshake Recipe
1 chai tea bag
1 tsp each nutmeg, cinnamon, powdered ginger
1 1/2 c water
Chocolate coconut milk ice cream
8 oz heavy whipping cream (I used Organic Valley Pasture Rasied)
1 tsp agave or honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Brew Chai Tea Concentrate
- In a small sauce pan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil.
- With water boiling slightly, insert chai tea bag (wrap the string around the handle of your pot to keep away from the heat) along with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Simmer for 20 minutes or until water level reduces to approximately 1/3 cup. I just kept an eye on my tea until there was very little left in the pan and then measured it. If you end up with a little more or less than 1/3 cup that's OK.
- Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
Make Whipped Cream
- Pour all 8 oz of heavy whipping cream into a bowl. Add agave and vanilla.
- With a hand mixer, beat on low for about 1 minute. It is possible to over-mix your cream, so be really careful once your cream starts to fluff. I stopped my mixer every few seconds and lifted the beaters to check the consistency. You want it to be light and airy but not like butter.
- Pour chai tea into a measuring cup. Top off with enough almond milk to bring your to 1/2 cup total.
- In a blender, add 4 large scoops chocolate ice cream and chai/almond milk mixture. Blend.
- Top with whipped cream and cacao nibs if desired.
Then tease your husband by pretending to drink it all yourself.
But after some bribery and cajoling, agree to share.