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Keto Dirty Chai Frappe

Keto Dirty Chai Frappe

Dirty chai recipe & content provided by Joshua Weissman

Most frappe drinks you’ll find at your local cafe are caffeinated sugar bombs in disguise — but this dirty chai is the perfect homemade alternative. All you need is a few spices, some coffee and tea, coconut milk, and ice to make a coffee shop-worthy drink at a fraction of the price.

Related: Keto Anti-Inflammatory Spiced Chai Latte

For the best dirty chai, make sure you use high-quality spices and tea bags. Ground spices are particularly prone to mold, so get the freshest organic ones you can (or very high-quality ground varieties). To avoid spoilage, you should use spices quickly or discard them after a few months. You’ll be able to taste the difference.

This dirty chai recipe is full of flavor, lightly sweetened, and comes together in a snap — it’s a keto iced coffee alternative that everyone can enjoy. Serve it with a slice of white chocolate raspberry keto cake or a double chocolate chip cookie for an afternoon snack that satisfies.

This frappe-style dirty chai is a cool and creamy way to enjoy warm spices and deep coffee flavor -- all with no dairy or sugar.

Keto Dirty Chai Frappe

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (BPA-free)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1 star anise
  • 1.4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup cold black coffee or cold-brewed coffee (recipe)
  • 2 1/2 cups ice
  • Stevia, MitoSweet, birch xylitol, or non-GMO erythritol to taste

Instructions:

  1. Begin by preparing chai tea: In a saucepan over medium heat, add coconut milk and all spices and heat until steaming. Once hot, turn off the heat, and allow chai to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the solid spices out of the chai tea through a mesh strainer into a medium sized glass bowl. Mix together the strained chai tea and the cold coffee. This should cool the mixture down to roughly room temperature.
  3. Place the dirty chai mixture in fridge for a few minutes, or until cold.
  4. Pour dirty chai mixture into a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Taste and add sweetener, if desired. Serve in a chilled glass.

Serves: 2-3

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 184
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugars: 2.7g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 0g
  • Net Carbs: 2.6g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Potassium: 210mg
  • Calcium: 13mg
  • Iron: 1mg

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