Thai iced tea is a delicious, creamy and refreshing beverage. We’ve made a vegan version using coconut milk. It’s healthier and only requires 5 ingredients!
There are so many street food stalls here in Thailand, even inside the malls, it’s amazing! They sell all kinds of Thai dishes and beverages, which are delicious and SO inexpensive.
When we arrived to Chiang Mai, we saw so many Thai people drinking a bright orange drink, so after searching online I found out it was an iced tea beverage.
The classic recipe is made with Thai black tea, but any other black tea will do. Fortunately, we found some in our apartment (the most popular brand here in Thailand, yay!), so we used it to make our own version (you can see the one we used in the picture below).
Thai iced tea is also made with evaporated and condensed milk, so it’s not vegan, but we used full-fat coconut milk instead because it’s so creamy.
Thai coconut milk is THE BEST plant milk I’ve ever tried. It’s so rich and thick and is made with just coconut and water. Besides, coconut milk is healthier than cow’s milk, although any other plant milk is okay (the creamier, the better). We also used cane sugar instead of white sugar, but feel free to use the sweetener you have on hand.
This tea is so orange because is made with artificial food coloring, which it’s something we don’t eat on a daily basis, but being one of the most popular drinks in Thailand, we wanted to try it and sharing the recipe with you guys. We will use regular black tea next time.
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- 2 tbsp black tea, we used Thai black tea
- 1 and 1/2 cups boiling water (375 ml)
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (125 ml)
- 2 tbsp cane, coconut or brown sugar
- Ice cubes
- Place the black tea and water in a bowl and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
- Strain the tea, then mix it with the coconut milk and sugar until well combined.
- Add some iced cubes to a couple of glasses and pour the tea mixture.
- Best when fresh, keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge (without the ice cubes) for 1 or 2 days.
- We used Thai tea, but any black tea is okay.
- Feel free to use any sweetener or plant milk you prefer.
- Try the tea before serving and add more sugar or sweetener if needed.
- Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
- Calories: 154
- Sugar: 9.7 g
- Sodium: 18 mg
- Fat: 12 g
- Saturated Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 10.9 g
- Protein: 1 g