Love hot cocoa and chai?
Now you can have the best of both worlds — when the two are married in a cup!
As the weather cools, I love to wrap my hands around a mug of a tea, coffee, or hot cocoa. Sometimes I enjoy all three in a day — no judging right? 😉
This chai hot cocoa has been my hot drink of choice lately.
Often beverages get a bad rap because of the overly sweet versions that are full of sugar and little else. Crafting a drink from scratch means you choose what's in it. Then it can be truly good for you!
Ceylon cinnamon, clove, and allspice swirl in the air and add a fun, fall-inspired twist to hot cocoa.
Steaming milk and cocoa powder + warm Indian spices = chai hot cocoa.
Chai Hot Cocoa
Makes 2 servings.
- 2 cups raw milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
- 1/2 cup chai tea concentrate (or two chai tea bags in a cup of hot water)
- 1/4 cup raw honey, maple syrup, or cinnamon infused syrup
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
- Vanilla Maple Whipped Cream (optional)
If you are not making chai concentrate then prepare your bags of chai tea.
Mix the honey/maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a small bowl to make a paste.
Gently warm the milk over low heat (If you are using raw milk do not heat above 110 degrees). Mix the chai, cocoa paste, and milk. For fun you can use a milk frother and spoon the milk into the chai and cocoa mixture.
Pour into two mugs, top with whipped cream if desired.
How do you like this twist on chai?
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