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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea Recipe

Slow-Cooker Chai Tea Recipe

The sweet and spicy aroma that wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks is wonderful. —Crystal Jo Burns, Iliff, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 ounces fresh gingerroot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 25 whole cloves
  • 15 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 3-1/2 quarts water
  • 8 individual black tea bags
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  • 1. Place the first five ingredients on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add spice bag and water to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8 hours.
  • 2. Add tea bags; cover and steep 3-5 minutes. Discard tea bags and spice bag. Stir in milk; heat through. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 114 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.