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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. 6, 2015

"Really liked it. I am so happy for the Internet that we can look up these recipes like this one."

MY REVIEW
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?"

MY REVIEW
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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