Thai Iced Tea

Course : Desserts
Serves: 1
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1/2 cup thai tea
3 cups water
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk or half-and-half

Preparation / Directions:

Place the tea in a bag of muslin or other fine cloth. Bring the water to a rapid boil, pour it over the tea, and let it steep for 3 min. Pour the liquid back through the tea 5 or 6 times until it is a deep orange color and is flavored strongly. Strain the tea well, pressing out all the liquid that you can. Add the sweetened condensed milk to the warm liquid and mix it well. Allow the mixture to cool to room temp. Just before serving, fill each glass with cracked ice and fill it half to three quarters full of tea. Add evaporated milk or half-and-half to fill the glass, and stir well. Variation: If you prefer a darker colored and stronger flavored tea, substitute 3/4 cup granulated sugar for the sweetened condensed milk. The recipe for Thai coffee is exactly the same as above except you use 1/3 cup of Thai coffee in place of the tea. note: Thai tea is packed in 1 lb. cellophane packets; it has the texture somewhat like instant coffee and a faint vanilla aroma.


Nutritional Information:

1273 Calories (kcal); 35g Total Fat; (23% calories from fat); 31g Protein; 216g Carbohydrate; 135mg Cholesterol; 525mg Sodium

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