This cool, summery beverage one of my kids’ favs. Iced (Or Hot) Cinnamon Almond Milk Tea is one of my kids’ favs! The cold version is kind of like iced tea, but it’s caffeine-free and nutritious! The hot version is the perfect nourishing beverage in the Fall/Winter. Plus the organic cinnamon is great for preventing colds!
First, you make the cinnamon tea by adding 1-2 cinnamon sticks to 2 cups of water and simmering for 30 min. or so. (The longer it simmers, the stronger the tea becomes.) I use organic cinnamon sticks, so I know it is a chemical-free tea.
By the way, hot cinnamon tea makes an AWESOME cold remedy! It tastes yummy, and it really clears up stuffy nasal passages. It seems to have a two-fold effect actually. It clears up stuffy noses, but also dries up runny noses. Not sure how that works, but it’s pretty nifty! Hot cinnamon tea has become a staple cold remedy for us.
But I digress. . . we’re talking about ICED cinnamon tea today. . .
. . . with almond milk in it. Please use homemade almond milk! And read this post to find out why I ONLY USE AZURE STANDARD’S ALMONDS TO MAKE MY ALMOND MILK!
I decided to call this recipe ‘Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Tea’ because the ratio of almond milk to tea is at least 50/50.
After the hot cinnamon tea is made, stir in some local honey and combine with almond milk and ice. Pour over more ice and enjoy!
But if you’d like more detailed directions, here’s the recipe. . .
- 2 cups organic almond milk (highly recommend homemade!)
- 1-2 organic cinnamon sticks, broken into a few pieces (releases flavors)
- 3 organic whole cloves (optional)
- 2 cups water
- 4 T. organic or local/raw honey
- To make the organic cinnamon tea, add the cinnamon and cloves to the 2 cups of water and simmer on stove for 30-40 minutes. You will have about 1 c. of tea.
- Add the honey to the tea and stir until honey dissolves.
- Combine tea, almond milk, and ice.
- Serve in teal-colored cups. (optional)