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Thai Iced Tea

Refreshing, creamy, and bright orange in color, this Thai Iced Tea is easy to make at home and is exactly like the tea you get from your favorite Thai restaurant or on the streets of Bangkok. We like to keep a batch in the fridge in the summer, adding creamy sweetened condensed milk, to taste, just before we serve it.
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: iced tea, thai drink, Thai tea
Servings: 4
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00

Equipment

  • Saucepan or Tea Kettle

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Thai Tea Mix
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk, plus more to taste (divided, see note)
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan or tea kettle.
  • Remove saucepan or kettle from heat. Combine hot water with tea mix and sugar and stir to combine.
  • Cover and allow tea to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain tea and allow it to cool completely. (At this point you can transfer the tea to the refrigerator for up to a week.)
  • When you’re ready to serve, pour tea over ice. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, adding more or less depending on how sweet and creamy you’d like your tea.
  • Serve!

Notes

If you’ve had authentic Thai Iced Tea in Bangkok, there’s a good chance it was mixed with sweetened condensed milk. This super thick, rich milk adds a slightly creamy texture to the drink. Feel free to customize this step. We recommend starting with 1 Tbsp of sweetened condensed milk to each glass of tea. You can also use whole milk, half and half, or coconut milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. Just keep in mind that if you use one of these substitutes the tea won’t be quite as sweet (and won’t taste quite as authentic) as if you use sweetened condensed milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg