Chocolaty Chai Recipe

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tea bags containing black tea, such as orange pekoe, Darjeeling, English breakfast, or Lapsang souchong
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 cups reduced fat milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Frozen whipped nondairy dessert topping, thawed (optional)
  1. Pour the boiling water over tea bags in a large saucepan. Cover and let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture just comes to boiling. Stir in LACTAID(R) Reduced Fat Milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom; heat through. Do not boil.
  3. Pour into cups. If desired, top with a dollop of whipped topping.