Well good morning folks! yet another autumn day is upon us, although isn’t yet cold here in California. I thought about recipes and what would be useful to people wanting to keep it simple in the mornings and also a bit more festive… So here is what we got! Chocolate Spiced Chai.
I was mixing and playing with some new Chai tea that I have at home while also thinking about the vibrant smells of cocoa and cinnamon. The thought then came to mix them up and see what it would create… and I was pleasantly surprised with the finished cup of warm Chocolate Chai tea with hints of Cinnamon.
Here’s the recipe:
• 1 cup ( or small mug ) full of freshly brewed Chai tea ( either cold or hot works)
• 1/4 of a cup of milk or Half and Half.
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon of Cocoa powder ( this can vary depending on how much chocolate flavor you want. )
• Optional, 1 teaspoon of sugar or stevia.
So, I begin with mixing in all the pieces to the tea base, you can then add the milk or Half and Half. Next, I pour the mixture into a small pot and bring it to a very low simmer, just so the cocoa can melt into the milk and tea. Here is where you can choose if you would like to make this a hot or cold drink.
Next, I carefully pour it into the mug and add some decorations or cinnamon sticks just to make it more festive and autumnal!
If you guys try this out be sure to share it and tag me on Instagram: @IrmaSophia. I would love to know how it turned out for you!