Thursday, September 20, 2018

Vegan Mofo 2018 Post 17: Swahili Ginger and Milk Tea

Give a hoot for sweet and spice and everything is a little nice.
Mozambique--the world's 36th largest country at over 300,000 square miles-- is in the Southeastern part of Africa with the Mozambique River separating it from Madagascar. The official language is Portuguese, but Swahili, Sena, and Makhuwa are also spoken.  In their tropical climate, they have 740 bird species, 200 mammals, and several endangered. Fortunately, there are protected rainforests, national parks, and frontier conservations. Since Portugal's 500 year rule, Mozambique's cuisine has been compromised. Ncima (a maize/corn porridge), rice, cassava are primary foods among cashew nuts, paprika, bay leaves, and coriander.
Sweet Swahili ginger milk tea is the beverage of choice-- the grownups having the caffeinated version while the children settled for decaf. The ginger is strong and aggressive, but the sugar and milk counteract the spice. It can be served hot or cold. The warmth, however, is as comforting as a classic old sweater and a good putdownable book. I found this recipe at Global Table Adventure.

Swahili Ginger Milk Tea Ingredients and Preparation

1 1/2 cup water
1/3 cup black tea
1/3 cup grated ginger (or 2 tablespoon ground)
1 cup almond milk
3 tablespoon sugar

Bring water to a boil. Add tea and ginger. While simmering, pour in the dairy free milk and sugar.


  1. Now that warm tea weather is here I will be trying this for sure!!

    1. Awesome!!! Thank you! Just a fair warning-- the ginger is fierce!

  2. I would love to try this once things cool down here. It looks really good.