Lively Libations - [Torani] Chai Season!

Friday October 28, 2016 // By Multiple Authors

‘Tis the season of spending time with loved ones, baking indulgent treats, holiday shopping, and sipping chai lattes. Whether you’re trying to invent the perfect drink to entertain house guests, or create a festive brew for your coffee shop, below you will find many decadent chai tea ideas to warm up to. All recipes feature Torani Chai, which is available in a traditional concentrate or a spicy version. Both are shelf-stable until opened which makes for a great gift for the chai lover in your life, or to keep around until the first snowfall!

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Elys'e Salted Caramel Bourbon Chai Recipe using Torani Chai, Torani Caramel Sauce, and Torani Bourbon Caramel Syrup. Torani SyrupsElyse's Salted Caramel Bourbon Chai

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Need something to keep you warm while you are out and about shopping this holiday season? Try a Salted Caramel Bourbon Chai! This spin on your traditional chai will warm you up from the inside out. The creamy caramel and hint of bourbon is the perfect complement to this spicy chai. Top with a sea salt of your choice; I recommend a roasted salt to add even more warmth to your chilly shopping days.

Ingredients:
•  7 oz. Torani Spicy Chai
•  2 pumps or ½ oz. Torani Bourbon Caramel
•  7 oz. Steamed Milk
•  Torani Caramel Drizzle
•  Roasted Salt
•  Whipped Cream (Optional)

Directions: Combine the Torani Spicy Chai, Bourbon Caramel, and Steamed Milk in a 16 oz. mug. Top with Caramel Drizzle and salt. For a more decadent drink add whipped cream then add caramel drizzle and salt!

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Tia's Spiced Cranberry Cake Chai Recipes made with Torani Chai, Torani Cupcake, Torani Gingerbread, Torani Maple, Monin Cranberry, and Macadamia Alternative Milk - MilkadamiaTia's Spiced Cranberry Cake

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

When I was younger my grandmother would bring a spiced cranberry coffee cake over on Thanksgiving morning to have for breakfast. This drink was inspired by that cake. It’s got a little spice, a little sweetness, and a whole lot of goodness!! Macadamia Nut milk is preferred but almond milk can be used as well. Dairy will curdle because of the cranberries.

Ingredients:
•  ½ Pump Torani Cupcake Syrup
•  ½ Pump Torani Gingerbread Syrup
•  ½ Pump Torani Maple Syrup
•  1 Pumps Monin Cranberry Syrup
•  6 oz. of Torani Spicy Chai
•  6 oz. Milkadamia Milk (Do not use real Dairy)

Directions: Add all ingredients into a pitcher and steam together. Top with cinnamon and graham cracker crumbles.

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Tori's Branan Bread Chai made with Torani Chai, Torani Creme de Banana Syrup, and Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon SyrupTori's Banana Bread Chai

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Cozy up this fall with a bakery inspired chai latte. Notes of creamy banana and caramelized brown sugar are sure to invoke memories of your loved ones baking around the holidays.

Ingredients:
•  8 oz. of Torani Traditional Chai
•  2 Pumps or ½ oz. of Torani Creme de Banana Syrup
•  1 Pump or ¼ oz. of Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup
•  7 oz. Milk
•  Cinnamon Topping (optional)

Directions: Add banana and brown sugar syrup to desired cup, then steam milk and chai together in a steaming pitcher. Pour chai into your cup, then top with cinnamon powder and a cinnamon stick for extra holiday charm!

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Lizzy's Valencia Chai made with Torani Chai, Torani Dairy Friendly Orange Syrup, Torani Vanilla Syrup, Hollander Chocolate Sauce, and EspressoLizzy's Valencia Chai

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

There are few candies that come out around the holidays that I can’t get all year around. That being said, those chocolate oranges that come out around Christmas are irresistible for me! They are all I want in my stocking, and when the season comes around. I buy them by the bushel. So, why not put two of my favorite flavors together? Chocolate oranges and Chai? Yum!

Ingredients:
•  1 oz. Torani Dairy Friendly Orange Syrup
•  ¼ oz. Torani Vanilla Syrup
•  ½ - 1 oz. Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
•  6 oz. Torani Spicy Chai
•  5 - 6 oz. Steamed Milk
•  1 - 2 Shots Espresso (Optional)

Directions: Combine chai with Syrups and Sauces. Steam milk and add to the mixture, or steam altogether. Want to make it dirty? Add shots of espresso!

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Larissa's Cheescake Chai Smoothie made with Torani Chai, Torani Real Cream Frappe Base, Torani Cheesecake Syrup, and Torani ShortbreadLarissa's Cheesecake Chai Smoothie

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Nothing says “Holidays” quite like indulging with a rich and creamy cheesecake. This beverage takes all the silky notes of a cheesecake and whips it up, into a smoothie! C’mon, with the sweet spices of a chai blended perfectly with the decadence of your favorite dessert… Does it get any better?

Ingredients:
•  6 oz. Torani Traditional Chai
•  4 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
•  2 Pumps or ½ oz. Torani Cheesecake Syrup
•  1 Pump or ¼ oz. Torani Shortbread Syrup
•  Ice


Directions: Measure all ingredients and put them in your blender. Blend until smooth. Add your favorite fresh berries, chocolate sauce, or whipped cream for an extra treat.

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Dana's Red Velvet Chai made with Torani Chai, Cappuccine Red Velvet Powder, and you can add espressoDana's Red Velvet Chai

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

This adventurous take on a chocolate chai was inspired by a holiday staple - Red Velvet Cake. Red Velvet cake is a cocoa flavored cake, colored with beetroot or simply red food coloring. The color can range from a dark brown with a red hugh to a bright red! What a perfect drink for chai season!

Ingredients:
•  8 oz. Torani Traditional Chai
•  2 oz. Hot Water
•  2 Tbsp. Cappuccine Red Velvet Powder
•  4 oz. Steamed Milk

Directions: Combine Hot Water and Red Velvet Powder - Mix until dissolved completely. Add to Chai Concentrate then add Steamed Milk. Stir to ensure it is thoroughly mixed.

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Danielle's Macaron Chai made with Torani Traditional Chai, and Torani Coconut Syrup, Torani Almond Syrup, and Almond Whipped CreamDanielle's Macaron Chai

Yield: 1, 16oz. Drink

Be transported to a cozy Parisian cafe this holiday season with a Macaron chai. Hints of sweet coconut with a perfectly spiced filled chai and a dollop of almond whipped cream is just the ticket

Ingredients:
•  3 Pumps (¾ oz.) Torani Coconut syrup
•  1 Pump (¼ oz.) Torani Almond Syrup
•  7 oz. Torani Traditional Chai
•  6 oz. Milk
•  Almond Whipped Cream

Directions: Combine syrups, chai, and milk and steam all together. Pour into cup and top with as much almond whipped cream as you like!

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