Hot Amarula Thai Tea: A Delicious Hot Cocktail Treat

In Thailand, you will see small coffee/ tea shops selling Thai tea sprinkled all around. Thai tea is a mix of tea leaves, vanilla and spices like star anise. This orangey colored tea is usually mixed with sugar and condensed milk, and served cold or hot.

In this recipe, we replace the sugar and the milk with a shot of rich and creamy Amarula. This cream liqueur, made from the Marula fruit, is a South African success story. Sweet, creamy, and vibrantly fruity on the palate, with notes of caramel, peppery spice, and a hint of citrus, it has an irresistible taste all its own.

Taken from, here’s the recipe of Hot Amarula Thai Tea, a delicious hot cocktail treat to warm you up:


  • 1 cup Thai tea
  • 8 oz Amarula Cream Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk, frothed
  • Whole star anise pods or cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. Bring 4 cups water to a simmer a medium saucepan then turn down the heat and add the Thai tea. Steep for up to 20 minutes over low heat. Strain to remove all of the tea leaves.
  2. Pour the warm tea into 4 heatproof 12-ounce mugs. Add 2 ounces of Amarula to each cup.
  3. Top with frothed milk and garnish with star anise or a cinnamon stick.


If you can't find Thai tea mix, substitute 4 plain black teabags, and steep with a cinnamon stick, half a vanilla bean and a few star anise pods.


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