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Chai Recipe

Chai Recipe

Chai (rhymes with "pie") is the word for tea in some parts of the world...but in India, it's a spiced milk tea that's becoming more popular in North America. This recipe is just as tasty as any coffee-house chai. —Peggy Fleming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 individual tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Sweetened whipped cream, ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, optional


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in milk. Return to a boil; boil for 1 minute, then strain. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour into mugs. Top each with whipped cream, cinnamon and a cinnamon stick if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 159 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.