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Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe
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Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe

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This warm chai is comfort in a cup. It’s extra special with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of ground allspice on top. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 8 individual tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • Ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup with 2 tablespoons topping equals 131 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl. With end of a wooden spoon handle, crush mixture until aromas are released. Add tea bags, honey and boiling water; steep, covered, 6 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat milk. Strain tea into a heat-proof pitcher; stir in milk and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Top servings with whipped cream; sprinkle with allspice. Yield: 6 servings.
To Make Ahead: Whipped cream can be made a couple of hours in advance; cover and refrigerate.
Originally published as Vanilla Chai Tea in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p84

Nutritional Facts

1 cup with 2 tablespoons topping equals 131 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

EXCELLENT HOT BEVERAGE. MY FRIEND FROM INDIA SAYS, IT'S PERFECT...MUST USE THE PEPPERCORNS FOR AUTHENTICITY.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

Loved it! I only had ground cardamom on hand so I substituted with 1/4 t. instead of 2 pods.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

Where can I purchase cardamom pods?

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

I had never heard of using peppercorns in Chai before. Maybe that was what I always missed when making mine....anyway, its delicous. Please give it a try. You won't be sorry!!

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