Chocolate Chai

Chai (rhymes with tie), the centuries old spiced milk-and-tea drink with roots throughout the mid-East, has maintained worldwide popularity -- in coffee shops, tea houses, and homes. This chocolate version is a taste variation from the original and makes enough to serve several guests.

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Makes:
8 servings
Start to Finish:
15 mins
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Chocolate Chai

Ingredients
4
tea bags containing black tea, such as orange pekoe, Darjeeling, English breakfast, or Lapsang souchong
2
cups boiling water
3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
8
cups milk
1
tablespoon vanilla
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
2
teaspoons ground nutmeg
 
Whipped cream
 
Additional ground nutmeg
 
Candy canes (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour the boiling water over tea bags in a large saucepan. Cover and let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar and cocoa powder. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture comes to boiling. Stir in milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; heat through. Do not boil. Pour into cups. Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with nutmeg. If desired, insert candy canes for stirrers. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate Chai)
    Per serving:
  • 249 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 29 mg chol.,
  • 127 mg sodium,
  • 33 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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