Chocolate Chai Tea
Recipe from Midwest Living

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom add spice to this cocoa-enhanced version of a popular tea and milk drink.


Chocolate Chai Tea

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Servings: 8 to 10
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2   cups 
    water
  • 4   teaspoons 
    premium loose Assam black tea or 4 black tea bags
  • 3/4  cup 
    sugar
  • 1/2  cup 
    unsweetened European-style (Dutch processed) cocoa powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8   cups 
    milk
  • 1   tablespoon 
    vanilla
  • 2   teaspoons 
    ground cinnamon
  • 2   teaspoons 
    ground nutmeg
  • 1   teaspoon 
    ground cardamom
  • 1   teaspoon 
    almond, orange, mint, or raspberry extract
  •  
    Whipped cream
  •  
    Ground nutmeg
Directions
1.
In a small saucepan, bring water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add loose tea or tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain brewed tea into a large saucepan; discard loose tea or tea bags.
2.
Stir sugar and cocoa powder into tea, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon, the 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, cardamom, and almond extract. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is heated through (do not boil). Remove from heat.
3.
To serve, pour hot mixture into warm mugs. Top each serving with whipped cream and additional nutmeg. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 254, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 34, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (IU) 583, vit. C (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 127, calcium (mg) 374, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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