I'm a total sucker for soy chai lattes and all manner of pudding, so I decided to combine them for a soy chai pudding which took a bit of fiddling to get the ratios just right for a single serving size (or rather a single serving size if I'm eating it).
And no worries! You don't have to pull out a pan and crank up the burners - it can all be done in the microwave which is perfect for any college kids stuck in their dorm room waiting out the recent blizzards and snow storms.
To make this, all you're going to need is chai tea, sugar, water, cornstarch, and soy milk. Pretty simple, right?
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Step 1: Chai Simple Syrup
All you need to do is:
Add ½ cup of sugar (or sugar alternative) and stir. You might want yours sweeter, but start with ½ cup and add more later.
If the sugar doesn't dissolve completely, throw it in the microwave to reheat a bit.
Step 2: Soy Chai Pudding
To make the pudding:
Screw on top and shake vigorously until combined.
Remove top and microwave for a couple minutes, stirring every 15 seconds or so. Be careful to not leave it unattended because it wants to boil over.
You’ll notice a change in texture very quickly, and the pudding is done when it leaves a thick coating on your spoon (or fork in my case).
Replace top and refrigerate until cool.