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Here’s How To Make A Boozy, Masala Chai Toddy

It’s all over—the holidays have been celebrated, the games have been played, and red carpets have been rolled up (for the most part). We’re officially entering that dark part of winter when the weather sucks and everyone’s down with a sickness; the only light at the end of the tunnel is knowing sweet spring is close enough to taste.

But, we can’t taste it just yet, so until we can, let’s try and keep spirits cheery by making the most of the season… aka, drink up! A little boost from a Masala Chai Toddy should do the trick. With a rich blend of aromatic spices and black tea, a touch of sweetness from condensed milk, and a few splashes of dark rum (for good health), it’s the perfect pick-me-up for this kind of spell.

Luckily the recipe is so easy a snowman could do it. Lipton’s Enticing Chai already contains many of the essential spices and herbs that make a Masala Chai—black tea, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, black pepper, and cloves. Simply brew and mix well with the milk, rum, and some crushed cardamom, and you’ll see yourself warming up in no time.


Photo by Marc Kharrat

Masala Chai Toddy

6 oz Lipton Enticing Chai tea

1 oz condensed milk

1 oz dark or Indian rum

Green cardamom pods

Cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

1) Brew Chai tea with crushed cardamom and let steep for 4-8 minutes.

2) Add the condensed milk, followed by the dark rum. Mix well.

3) Using a fine sieve strain the liquid into a glass. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and crushed cardamom.

Created in partnership with Lipton

Packaged Food

First Look at Trader Joe’s Paneer Masala-Filled Naan Bread


When Trader Joe’s announced they were releasing their new Paneer Masala Naan, our first instinct was to head to their website and see for ourselves how good it looked. Unfortunately, their product shots leave a little too much to the imagination, so we had to go and get our hands on some.


The Paneer Masala Naan is Trader Joe’s first filled Naan. Paneer Masala is made with a classic dough said to be formed in West India. Inside the dough is “paneer,” a type of Indian cheese. The naan is blended with Indian spices (masala), then stretched and cooked in a Tandoor oven. The paneer is combined with a variety of ingredients including: green chili, ginger, coriander, onion and masala.

They sell for about $2.29 at Trader Joe’s locations.

When you find TJ’s Paneer Masala Naan, it’s frozen and pretty much fully cooked. All that’s needed is an oven capable of hitting 400F and a couple of minutes for the Naan to reheat.

For something that’s been frozen, it actually tastes like it was freshly baked.