Not really a tea at all, this refreshing drink hits the spot on a sweltering day. The milk gives it a bit of creaminess, but the water makes it refreshing. It's also a great addition to milkshakes or smoothies.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4–6
- 3 ounces blanched almonds
- 2 ounces pumpkin seeds
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- ¼–½ cup sugar
Process the almonds, pumpkin seeds, cardamom, and half of the water in a blender or food processor until the solids are finely ground.
Strain the almond water through cheesecloth (or a clean Handi Wipe) into a container. Using the back of a spoon, press the solids to remove as much moisture as possible.
Return the almond mixture to the blender and add the remaining water. Process until thoroughly combined.
Strain this liquid into the container.
Stir the milk into the almond water. Add sugar to taste.
Serve over crushed ice.