I love the Himalayan Frappe at McCafé. The Thai tea flavour is deep and strong, the milk is thick and the blend is heavenly. This is probably the only drink I order at McDonald’s nowadays. It is not cheap though – a cup of blended frappe for more than six dollars means burning a big hole in a pocket. I wish I could have this drink right at home – every. single. day.
I had this drink especially frequently when I was pregnant with the little one. Perhaps that is why he is so hyperactive nowadays – he had a sugar overdose while he was trapped in my womb. He loves to throw our things into the toilet bowl and run out of the toilet laughing away. Nowadays, the little devil dashes out of the house when the door is opened for him, as if that’s the only opportunity for him to escape from our iron fists. He presses every switch and button he could find within his radar while nobody is looking and then walks away, coyly pretending that nothing has happened. He picks up my shoes at the doorstep of the school, throws them away from me and makes me walk for at least 100 meters with my bare feet. He throws his toy balls into my washbasin for no good reason and then dashes off shrieking with joy.
And that’s not all.
He’s a naughty little devil by nature. But I’m sure he loved the Thai tea frappe too, just that he didn’t have a way to express his liking yet. Perhaps I could bring him to McCafé once in a while next time to let both of us indulge in this lovely drink. If not, we could share a cuppa right at home too, with this simple recipe below.
- Red Thai tea leaves: 6 tsp
- Hot water: 2 cups
- Sugar: 8 tsp
- Milk: 1 cup
- Ice: 14 pieces
- Vanilla ice-cream: 4 scoops
- Place tea leaves in a cloth sachet. Steep in hot water for 5min till red and fragrant.
- Stir in sugar to dissolve. Leave to cool for 15min.
- Pour tea inside blender. Add milk, ice and 2 scoops of ice-cream into blender.
- Process till smooth. Serve with 1 scoop of ice-cream per glass and a dash of cinnamon powder on top.
- Turn the frappe into an even icier, chillier and brain-freezing beverage by reducing the hot water to a cup. Then add in 2-3 more tsp of sugar, and lastly, process in blender with 10 more pieces of ice. That is exactly what I’m going to do in my next experiment, what with my abundant stock of Thai tea leaves at home!
2 medium cups