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Thai Tea Rootbeer Float

April  7, 2015
Author Notes

I love root beer but it is always too sweet for me. (Ditto the iced Thai tea I have had here.)Thai tea flavor reminds me a little of root beer, so i thought to combine the two,which has the effect of lessening the sweetness of the root beer, and not needing any sweetness in the tea! It's a very refreshing drink and lacks the guilt that comes with ice cream! —LE BEC FIN

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • Thai Tea
  • 1 tablespoon thai tea leaves(no dairy or sugar)
  • 1 cup whole or 2% milk, or Half and Half
  • Root Bear Float
  • 1 cup thai tea from above
  • 1 cup root beer
  • plenty of ice cubes
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Bring to boil milk or cream. Turn off heat. Add thai tea leaves. Cover and let steep a few hours. Strain through fine strainer and reserve thai tea.Chill til cold.
  2. To a glass or mug, add ice, root beer and thai tea. Stir well.

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