Chocolate Chai Tea

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

Recipe from Midwest Living
Chocolate Chai Tea
8 to 10
25 mins
  • 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
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Cardamom is an aromatic spice that is a relative of ginger; it's what gives chai tea its distinctive flavor. The intense flavor comes from the seeds inside the pods-green is floral and eucalyptus-like, black is bold and smoky.

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.
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.
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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