Since I’m slowly getting into the holiday spirit, I thought I’d be the perfect time for me to share a warming recipe that might get you to jump into the bandwagon as well – sorry, to all the Grinches out there!
This Chai latte is comforting, festive and you can even experiment with your favourite spices. Although it doesn’t have much nutritional value, your body won’t hate you for having one or two – especially since most Chai’s are saturated with sugar, dairy and calories.
So if you’re a Chai lover or a Chai-virgin, then do give this recipe a try! It doesn’t take very long to make, it’s pretty tasty and apparently Chai lattes are meant to be an aphrodisiac (do as you please with this information) J
Here’s what you need to get started:
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- Fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 720ml water
- 240ml almond milk
- 2 English tea bags
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Put the water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Add in the grated ginger, along with all the spices and stir while heating up.
- Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and allow to steep for about 15 minutes or until the liquid takes on the flavour of the spices.
- Return the saucepan to the head and boil.
- Add the tea bags, stir and then remove from the heat.
- Allow to brew for about 6 minutes (or longer, if you want the tea flavour to be strong).
- Use a sieve to strain the tea into a separate saucepan and then discard the tea bags and any spice residue.
- Mix in the honey and almond milk and then return to a medium heat.
- Serve after 5 – 6 minutes.
Notes: If you have a milk frother, froth the milk before putting adding it in. Let the tea cool down before putting into an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to 6 days.