Dark Chocolate Chai Latte

Chai is an Indian spiced tea. This rich version is a wonderful complement to a thick slice of Sweet Potato Pound Cake.


Makes 7 cups
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes


4 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
4 ounces chopped dark chocolate
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced
6 cardamom pods
1 star anise
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
4 regular-size black tea bags


Bring first 10 ingredients and 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until chocolate is melted. Add tea bags; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a heatproof pitcher, discarding solids. Serve warm or chilled over ice.