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Have You Ever Locked Your Keys In The Trunk? Here’s What to Make So It Never Happens Again!

Calling all Jewelry Makers:
I recently went to a Flamenco show in West Palm Beach in South East Florida. It was wonderful. I thought what better way to capture the night then make some paper beads from the theater programs of Playbill to use to make jewelry.

And, I also wanted a keychain bracelet. I was always digging around in my purse for the keys and it seemed like a fight to get them out of the pocket even with a keychain on it. When I first moved down here, I lived in a rental condo and they gave us keys on a keychain bracelet made from phone chord. I fell in love with the idea instantly.

So why not put these two things together right? I think lots of people could use a keychain bracelet. I knew someone who was late to an appointment because her keys fell in the trunk of her car as she was lifting her paper stack out of it. She was an hour late. She could have used one I’m sure. We’ve all been in situations like that, right?

I’m making a three part series that shows how to m…

How To Make Thai Iced Tea Even If You Use Less Fat and Sugar

Need a refreshment? Look no further then this low fat, low sugar recipe for Thai Iced Tea.


This drink gets me through a night of blogging, and it is even a good refreshing drink to relax with too. This Thai Iced Tea drink is great for diabetics!

(In my opinion. This is an opinion by a Type 2 Diabetic. If you have concerns please ask your doctor before trying this drink. In fact, there is no reason why you can't use an artificial sweetener instead of sugar. However, I explain more as to why I use raw sugar in my post.)


If you are a diabetic, like I am...



Sketchwriterjess' Thai Iced Tea. A refreshing, sweet drink for diabetics.
I’m sure you’ve been told thousands of times not to eat fat and sugar. I’ve decided that I don’t want to give up one of my favorite treats, Thai Iced Tea. The sweetened condensed milk contains fat and sugar, so I made my own condensed milk that is low fat and low sugar for my recipe for Thai Iced Tea. And again, artificial sweetener can be used, however, I prefer raw sugar. I figure it's better to have a little of the real thing, then a lot of artificial sweetener. It's just my opinion.

Here is the recipe for the low fat, low sugar condensed milk that I use in my Thai Iced tea plus the tea mix I use to make it.


Sketchwriterjess's Thai Iced Tea



Condensed Milk Mix


2 Tbsp. Powdered Dry Skim Milk plus

1 oz. Water plus

¼ tsp Canola Oil and

¼ tsp. – ½ tsp. Raw Sugar,

(Not brown sugar, White sugar, Brown Sugar, and Raw Sugar are the same calories, but Raw sugar feels different to me when I take it in, then regular white sugar or brown sugar. I think it's slower and I don't crash, that's just my opinion, your experience may vary and if you need advice on whether this drink is right for you, feel free to ask your doctor. Regular brown sugar is white sugar soaked in Molasses. Raw sugar has it's naturally processed molasses coating which contains vitamins and minerals, and adds a slight caramel flavor to the milk so this is my choice).



Tea Mix

3 grams Thai Iced Tea mix, (A mix that is in a large bag can be purchased at Asian Grocery Stores) or

3 grams Mix of Half and Half Black Tea and Ceylon Orange Tea, (This is what I like to use, it’s usually what I have on hand, I take Half of one tea bag and half of the other bag and mix them together and place them in the tea ball. The tea bags with tea in them  can be wrapped in wax paper and stored in a thick plastic Ziploc bag with the air squeezed out of it.) plus

4 oz. hot water

Optional Add in:

½ tsp. Vanilla Extract or ½ a Vanilla Bean, (if you are not using the Thai Iced Tea Mix), and/or
Raw Sugar to taste

To make Thai Iced Tea:


1. Steep Tea Leaves for 4 minutes in 4 oz. of Hot water in a coffee mug, either with tea bags, or with tea placed in a tea ball strainer.

2. After steeping, take out the tea bags or tea ball and add raw sugar and vanilla extract or vanilla bean if not using the Thai Iced Tea Mix. Thai Iced Tea Mix has Vanilla in it.

3. Fill up a 12 oz. glass of ice to the top. Take out 2 ice cubes and place in the coffee mug that contains the hot tea. Set aside.

4. In a measuring cup for liquid measure that can be heated in the microwave, place Dry Skim Milk into the measuring cup, Then fill up water to the 2 oz. mark.

5. Stir the Dry Milk and Water together until it becomes a liquid.

6. Heat the Milk in the Microwave for 20 seconds. Take cup out of microwave and stir in raw sugar until dissolved. Then stir in the Canola Oil. If you want it to be a little thicker, more oil can be added, I suggest only one additional ¼ tsp. of Oil be added, otherwise it will be greasy.

7. Pour The tea into the glass over ice. Take the mug and the glass and put them together so they make a V when the openings of each cup touch. i.e. both cups should be tilted toward each other before the tea is poured into the glass. This way the tea will not spill out of the mug.

8. Pour the Milk into the glass to blend with the tea.

9. Stir and sip.




(The milk will blend quickly, though it does not sit on top of the tea, it swirls around when it is stirred. The taste is there and the dry milk water mix makes a thicker milk then regular milk. The oil adds a little fat for smoothness).




Here is a recipe card of Sketchwriterjess' Thai Iced Tea for your convenience. Click on it and Save it to print:




Enjoy!


Have you ever made Thai Iced Tea at home? How do you make Thai Iced Tea? 






Comments

  1. If you've got a recipe to share, even if it's got lots of fat and sugar, because sometimes, I need to splurge, you can post a link to it in the comments down here. Also, comments on how you make Thai Iced Tea are welcome without any links posted too.

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    1. What I mean to say is, how can we make splurges in a healthy way. So post your favorite splurges in the comments and perhaps I can come up with a way to make a healthier version.

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