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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

 Slow-Cooker Chai Tea
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
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours

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

  • Place the ginger, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks and peppercorns
  • on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and
  • tie with string to form a bag. Add spice bag and water to a 5- or
  • 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Add tea bags; cover and steep for 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.