Recipe Makeover: Your Favorite Frozen Caffeinated Drinks Made Healthier

3 Steps to Make DIY Frozen Coffee and Tea Drinks at Home

Green Tea Rice and Mint Cooler

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 3 teaspoons mint syrup
  • 2 cups ice cubes

In a medium saucepan, bring water and rice milk just to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add green tea bags and remove from heat. Let tea bags steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in mint syrup. Add liquid to a blender with two cups of ice cubes and blend until smooth and frothy.

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Vanilla Blended Ice Coffee

  • 2 cups coffee (cooled)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk of your choice
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

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Blended Masala Chai

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of ground black peppercorns
  • 2 cups ice cubes

In a medium saucepan, bring water and milk just to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add black tea bags and remove from heat. Let tea bags steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in vanilla syrup and spices. Add liquid to a blender with two cups of ice cubes and blend until smooth and frothy.

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About the Author

Sabrina Tillman Grotewold

Sabrina Tillman Grotewold is the former running editor for Active.com, and the creator of the Active Cookbook. She runs nearly every day, enjoys cooking and developing recipes, and taking her son for long walks in his stroller.

Sabrina Tillman Grotewold is the former running editor for Active.com, and the creator of the Active Cookbook. She runs nearly every day, enjoys cooking and developing recipes, and taking her son for long walks in his stroller.

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