Chai Vanilla Milkshake recipe

Chai is simply Hindi for ‘tea’ but has become synonymous with the delicious Indian drink made by brewing tea with spices and milk.


  • 1ltr/1¾pt whole milk
  • 75g/3oz light muscovado sugar
  • 2 PureTea Black Ceylon teabags
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream


Put 800ml/27fl oz of the milk in a saucepan with the sugar, teabags, vanilla pod, cinnamon, cardamom pods and allspice and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes then turn off the heat, cover and leave for 10 minutes. Discard the teabags and strain into ice cube trays. Freeze.

Place 4 tall glasses in then freezer.

To serve, put the ice cubes in a blender with the remaining milk and the ice cream then blend until smooth and pour into the 4 glasses.