Looking for a cool, dreamy, and creamy spiced frappe to sip on?
This chai tea frappe recipe, made with Plum Deluxe’s Full Moon chai, will send you over-the-moon!
No time to waste, let’s get blending!
How to Make a Tea Concentrate
This chai tea frappe calls for a tea concentrate base. This is what will give your drink that boldly desired flavor you crave as you’re sipping it down. Wondering how to achieve this? Let’s walk through the steps—it’s as easy as one, two, three!
When making a tea concentrate it’s really pretty straightforward, you simply need to double, or triple, the amount of tea you’re adding to the water. You will still steep for the same amount of time, but you will increase the amount of tea added. This will allow for your tea to create a much stronger flavor, without creating bitterness by steeping longer.
You can make tea concentrates in larger batches as well, and store them in your refrigerator for future use. Simply heat your desired amount of water, double or triple your Plum Deluxe tea, steep for the appropriate amount of time, then strain. Once it’s cooled, place it in an airtight container (I recommended a glass jar and lid), and place it in your refrigerator. It’ll last about a week.
Change It Up: Chai Tea Frappe Variations
If using Full Moon chai isn’t quite what you’re feeling, that is a-okay!
The beauty of this recipe is that it can be totally customizable with a simple swap of the tea concentrate!
Feeling like going on a bit of a tropical vacay? Uplifting Coconut chai will do the trick! This tea, which is a classic masala chai with fresh coconut, is rejuvenating, spirited, spiced, and perfect for a little pick-me-up and getaway!
Feel free to substitute the whole milk for coconut milk for an extra bit of tropical fun!
Another option is our Stargazer Caramel Maté chai. Maté tea is known as the beverage of friendship in South America—this drink may well become your new BFF after you’ve tried it! Made with all the spices we’ve come to love from a chai, this one also incorporates orange peel and caramel extract.
For a fun twist on flavor, try substituting the vanilla cappuccino powder for a caramel one and really draw out this flavor!
Yummy Whipped Cream
You’re more than welcome to use any store-bought version you’d like for whipped cream for this recipe, but (in my humble opinion), nothing beats homemade whipped cream! It’s so easy to make and so delicious! Here’s what you need to know to make your very own!
Whipped Cream Recipe
- 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
Make sure your mixing bowl is free from any residue by using a small amount of vinegar and wiping your bowl clean (don’t worry, you won’t taste it).
Start by chilling your mixing bowl for 20 minutes in the freezer first. This helps to set the whipped cream when mixing.
Next, attach your whisk attachment to your mixer and whip all ingredients on medium-high speed until peaks begin to form. This happens around the 3-4 minute mark.
You may use a piping bag to pipe it on top of your drink, or you may spoon some on. To store, place in an airtight container in your fridge for up to four days. *Some deflating may occur
Chai Tea Frappe Recipe
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 teaspoons Full Moon chai
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/3 cup whole milk *can substitute a milk alternative
- 2 heaping Tablespoons powdered cappuccino mix, Vanilla, or similar
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon *Optional for topping
Heat water and steep tea (according to directions) to create your tea concentrate. Place your tea in the refrigerator to cool, until cold. *You may do this the night before
After the tea concentrate has cooled, add concentrate, milk, ice, and cappuccino powder to your blender. Blend until smooth, on high.
Pour your chai tea frappe into a glass and top it off with your whipped cream, and if you choose, cinnamon.
*Recipe makes about a 12-ounce drink