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So I’m all about the hot drinks right now because even though I’m chilling it in Virginia where it’s a good 20 degrees warmer than it is in Michigan I’m headed home to the mitten state tomorrow and temps in the 40s. Shudders. So I will definitely need this recipe. My friend Whitney from WhitBit’s Indian Kitchen is here sharing a Chai Hot Chocolate that will totally keep you warm all winter long!

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Chai hot chocolate is a spicy twist on tea and hot cocoa and perfect to keep you warm this winter!

Hi, Cook. Craft. Love. readers! My name is Whitney and I’m so excited to be here with you guys today 🙂 I love fall. I am also mildly fond of winter, if only for the assorted drinks, foods, and sweets that are associated with it. Both fall and winter have one of my favorite drinks in common: hot chocolate. Give me all of the hot chocolate drinks.  White hot chocolate, dark hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate, you name it. I want it. I’ll drink it.

I have a very special hot chocolate drink for you today, chai hot chocolate. It’s similar to Mexican hot chocolate, except it has a little tea and a little more spice. I absolutely love it and I’m sure you will, too. Especially if you love chai. Chai hot chocolate is especially good on rainy or cold days. It will warm you up instantly. Pair it with a piping hot samosa, some biscotti, or your favorite cookie and you’ll be all set!

Chai hot chocolate is a spicy twist on tea and hot cocoa and perfect to keep you warm this winter!

And if you’re in the mood for other hot drinks try Meaghan’s white hot chocolate! And then go out and make this. You won’t be sorry. Thanks again for having me here today! See you soon 😉

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Excuse me while I run out to make this like right now. Because it looks ahhh-may-zing. Seriously. Thanks again to Whitney for stopping by today! Make sure you check her out and sign up for her newsletter so you get all the delicious in your email inbox. And she loves to party on Facebook and Pinterest!

Chai hot chocolate is a spicy twist on tea and hot cocoa and perfect to keep you warm this winter!

Chai Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Chai hot chocolate is a spicy twist on tea and hot cocoa and perfect to keep you warm this winter!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp loose black tea
  • 1/4 cup chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, add the water and spices. Bring it to a low boil. Add the tea. Simmer for one minute. Add the milk. Bring to a boil. Simmer for one minute.
  2. Remove from heat, and the liquid to another pot while straining the loose tea.
  3. Stir in the chocolate until it is melted.

 

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Hillary Reeves

Monday 7th of December 2015

I just love Whitney! The two of you are going to have to teach me the trick for photographing drinks sometime. I have NEVER gotten it right. This looks gorgeous.

Meaghan

Monday 7th of December 2015

I love Whitney, too! And she can teach us both because I have some interesting looking ones on the blog :P

~Meaghan

Paige @ Where Latin MeetsLagniappe

Friday 4th of December 2015

I love chai flavor, and I can only imagine how yummy this hot chocolate would be with chai! So perfect for a cold day:):)

Meaghan

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Absoluuuutely. I've never made my own chai before but this is the perfect excuse to start :)

~Meaghan

Brian Jones

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

This sounds like my wifes dream come true, chocolate and tea... I have a feeling I may have to break this out when in need of brownie points :D

Meaghan

Sunday 6th of December 2015

It's always good to have some recipes in the arsenal ;)

~Meaghan

Whitney @ That Square Plate

Monday 30th of November 2015

I love all the hot chocolate too! I need to try this one soon, it looks SO good!

Meaghan

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Doesn't it?! I'm excited to combine that little spice of chai with creamy rich chocolate :)

~Meaghan

Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

Monday 30th of November 2015

Yay... I need this. I love chai! I think I have everything except the black tea, maybe. I feel like I used the last bit we had. BUT I will restock soon because this is a definite snow-day recipe!

Meaghan

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Absolutely! I've never made my own chai but there is no time like the present!

~Meaghan