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Vanilla Chai Tea

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

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
Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 8 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

Directions

  1. Place the first 5 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 heatproof 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.
To make ahead: Whipped cream can be made a couple of hours in advance; cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (with 2-1/2 tablespoons topping): 131 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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