I loved going backpacking as a youngster, and I still remember cool, early mornings, when my mom and dad would be building a fire to make us breakfast with our camping cookware. They'd make maple cinnamon oatmeal and rich hot chocolate, which I would always fail to let cool before sipping. My parents have always been all about being prepared, so they never failed to have all the right tools for making our camp meals out on the trail.

It is summertime in Colorado, which for me, means being outside as much as possible. We like to play outside, eat outside, and adventure outside whenever we get the chance. I don't know about you, but sometimes I just want to whip up a yummylicious drink while out exploring. So that's just what I did. You don't always have to head to your neighborhood coffee shop in order to sip on a tasty chai. You can create something equally delicious even when out and about on your adventures. We were heading out for an afternoon last week, so I threw all of the ingredients I needed in my Stanley Adventure Cooler and we hurried up to the overlook as an afternoon Colorado thunderstorm was rolling in.

- 1 scoop (3 tablespoons) of chai mix
- 2 oz. hot water
- 8 oz. ice
- 2 oz. cold water or milk
- Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
- Stanley Adventure Cooler

1. Mix 1 scoop of chai mix (mine is from Trader Joes!) with 2oz. of hot water. When camping, you can use your handy adventure cook set to boil water. Stir chai + hot water thoroughly to dissolve.
2. Pour over 8 oz. of ice.
3. Add 2 oz. of cold water or milk.
4. Enjoy!

Do you love the outdoors? What kinds of delicious drinks are you creating this summer? Keep your ingredients cool with the Stanley Adventure Cooler. This baby will keep your things cool for up to 27 hours (mind blown) and is plenty spacious enough to carry what you need for this chai tea latte recipe! :)
Samantha@Elah Tree said...

This is so fun! Ya'll are so cute!

Emily Anne said...

This is fabulous! I love chai lattes!!


Elizabeth Mayberry said...

Chai and Cookie Butter. Oh Trader Joe's, you've done it again!

Stacia said...

These photo are so fun! I love thunderstorms even if they do get in the way of outdoor plans.

Amy said...

first of all i love that you started this with the word "youngster" BAHAHA sooo good
that chai tea mix looks delightful - i've actually never seen it in powder form!
AND the stanley items = on point friend.
(also those pics of you and beth...I WANT TO BE THERE!)
I'm already scouting plane tickets for next year!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hahaha thanks. Sometimes my southernisms come out. ;)
Ahhhh. We are excited for when you get to come visit!!!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Me too. :) I love to be inside with a good book when the thunderstorms roll in.

Meg McIlvaine said...

The only two things you need in life! ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks girl!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Samwise. :) Can't wait until we all get to take pics together one day!

Susannah said...

Sounds tasty!!! I'll remember this next time I go camping!

Robyn Hinkle said...

My brother absolutely love chia tea lattes! I think it's about time I gave it a try haha.

abby - little city adventures said...

mmmm chai tea has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember!

taylor said...

i love chai too!! i think this is SUCH a cute idea for a cute BFF date. The product looks really sturdy and reliable, too. Cool!

ashortblonde said...

Yum! I love chai tea lattes. I've never tried the mix at TJ's but I like everything I get from there so I can't imagine I wouldn't like it!