Weekend cooking – Thai Iced Tea (video)

It’s been a while since I’ve had one of these drinks but wow, it’s so tasty. Cold brewed iced coffee is hard to beat but this is right up there for summer drinks.

Just as parts of the US and Canada are roasting, we’re having a major heatwave over here as well. In the UK, there are reports that hundreds of people have already died from the heat and in France, temperatures are rising for the next few days.

I’ve certainly experienced hotter temperatures – southern Egypt in August comes to mind – but we’re just not used to much of this in Paris. Us having extreme heat is something like the southern US getting an inch of snow in the winter. When you’re not used to it or prepared for it, it’s not a lot of fun.

It’s still not nearly as bad as the heatwave from ten years ago but it’s still hot and places like northern France and the UK simply aren’t accustomed to this kind of heat. Few people have air conditioning because it’s not worth the investment for what may be a week or two of high temperatures so we just sort of melt and lay low and have a cold drink when it’s like this.

For those wanting the ingredients and directions, here’s what they posted on the YouTube page.



– Thai Tea Mix (1/2 Cup)
– Evaporated Milk (3 TBL)
– Water (4 Cups)
– Sugar (1/2 Cup)


– Bring 4 Cups of Water to a boil
– Add Tea mix and suga. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
– Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
– Filter through tea sock and cool in fridge for 30 minutes.
– Pour over ice, and add condensed milk.
– Enjoy. No seriously, enjoy. This one’s delicious.

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