I am finally back in New York after three weekends away and it feels so good. Seriously. I love traveling and doing fun things on the weekends but sometimes you just need a moment to relax. I'm already looking forward to the weekend (even though it's only Wednesday) and am hoping to do some baking and maybe spend a day in Greenpoint checking out all of the cute shops and food places I've been hearing about lately.
For the past couple of years, I have made a summer bucket list. Unfortunately, they are rarely ever completed and usually I only check only two or three things off my list. Arg! This summer to save myself the stress, I decided to do away with my summer bucket list and just focus on enjoying myself and being more in the moment. However, I do want to finally make it to the Rockaways one weekend and go to Tacoway Beach. If this doesn't happen, I will be severely disappointed in myself. Does anyone have any fun plans for the summer?
When I was in Cape Cod a couple weeks ago we went to Sunbird in Orleans for the first time and I indulged in a Thai iced tea - mainly because I hadn't had it before and I saw two people in line ahead of me order it and immediately fell in love with all of the swirling happening in the glass. It tasted a bit like boba (probably not the most traditional kind) but I was intrigued and wanted to create it at hope. After doing some online research and practicing a few times, I came up with this recipe which has just a hint of sweetness, but still has a strong black tea flavor. It's super easy to make and perfect for a hot summer afternoon!
In two tall glasses, add in a couple spoonfuls of sweetened condensed milk. Add ice on top, pour in tea, leaving a bit of room at the top, and add a splash of half & half! Swirl and top with a wedge of fresh lime.
Thai Iced Tea
- 2 cups black tea, cold
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 6-8 ice cubes
- splash of half and half
- lime slices