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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

Decadent Chai Latte

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

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 7 cups
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:25 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

Bring first 8 ingredients and 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. 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.

Dark Chocolate Chai Latte: Stir 4 oz. chopped dark chocolate and 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon in with first 8 ingredients, stirring until chocolate is melted. Proceed with recipe as directed.

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