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how to make chai hot chocolate

Chai Hot Chocolate


  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Spice up your your holidays with this recipe for chai hot chocolate! Full of all the spicy goodness of chai tea and the extra flavor of rich chocolate.


Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate pieces or chips (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 10 cardamom pods, coarsely cracked (and if you can’t find these, don’t give up! Just use a little cardamom powder, or some extra allspice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice, cracked
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (yes pepper! ┬áDon’t skip it!)
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 quarter-size slices fresh ginger plus 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup chilled whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, and ginger slices in medium saucepan. Bring almost to simmer, whisking frequently. Remove from heat; cover and steep 10 minutes. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk cream, remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar, grated ginger, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in medium bowl to peaks. Add more sugar to taste if not sweet enough for your taste.
  3. Strain hot chocolate. Ladle into 6 mugs. Top each with a swirl of ginger cream.