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Amsterdam Hippie Soymilk Chai

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Normally Chai has tea in it, but this beverage doesn't miss it at all. When I lived in Holland, this drink was a staple in the diet of a bunch of hippies who lived in and around a squatted building known as 'De Elf.' Sadly, the building was closed a year after I left the country, but if you combine the taste of this drink with the smell of musky smoke and Nag Champa incense, you're halfway to recreating the atmosphere. Enjoy..."
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30 m servings 154
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 (1 cup) servings)


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  1. In a saucepan over high heat, bring the soymilk to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Stir in the ginger, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sweeten to taste with brown sugar. Strain the mixture into another pot; serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 154 calories; 4.4 20.6 8.2 0 128 Full nutrition

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Great chai!! Very flavorful. You could add black or green tea if you'd like, but this is great without it. I added one vanilla bean, sliced into 2" lengths, but next time I may just use vanill...

This is fantastic. I used vanilla soy milk, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 2 tsp ground cardamom, I shredded the ginger in my food processor and wrapped it in cheesecloth. I used 4 cinnamon sticks and a...

I love this healthy and fun drink! It's simple to make and warm you up very well. I used garam masala for those spices because that's what I had (garam masala contains cinnamon, clove, and cardo...

Yum...this was a really good recipe. I actually had some masala chai on hand, so I just threw it in and brewed it up along with the rest of the ingredients, which added even more flavor. Now I...

Thank you for this recipe! I used 1 qt water and 1 qt soymilk, and used honey instead of sugar. It's great to be able to make chai without the tea. Yum.

This is probably going to be my comfort drink for the rest of my life. Simply delicious. I have tons of fresh spices, but I've never considered using them in a drink! I used vanilla soymilk, and...

I make this all of the time. I use vanilla soymilk, and I don't use any sugar. I am very generous with the spices and with the length of cooking time. The result is a very flavorful drink, an...

yummy. I changed it a lot though. I actually did add a bag of chai tea since I had it and was missing cardamom. I added some splenda instead of the brown sugar but I dont even think it needed i...

So delicious! Expensive to make but so worth it! Love the name and the story behind it too. Next time I think I will try vanilla soymilk to make it a little sweeter, but Blue Agave sweetener wor...