Warm chai spices and cool vanilla ice cream are made for each other. Don't skimp on the secret ingredient!
Yield: 1large milkshake
4black chai tea bags
1 4-inchcinnamon stick
1pint2 cups vanilla ice cream
Ground cinnamon for topping
Pour milk into a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in ginger and cayenne. Add the tea bags and cinnamon stick, dunking to submerge. Heat, stirring occasionally, until steaming and just below a simmer, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in vanilla extract. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cinnamon stick.
Add ice cream to the pitcher of a blender and pour chai milk mixture over the top. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Serve.