NOTES: Liquid chai is available in many supermarkets and natural-foods stores.Prep and cook time: About 20 minutes, plus at least 6 hours to chill and freeze.

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Credit: Scott Peterson

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About 5 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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  • In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, stir chai tea and sugar until boiling. Remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate, cover, and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover; whisk to combine. Whisk in half-and-half and the cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. Cover and chill until cold, at least 3 hours or up to 1 day.

  • Freeze in an ice cream maker (at least 1 1/2-qt. capacity) according to manufacturer's instructions until machine stops or dasher is hard to turn. Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.

  • Nutritional analysis per 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; calories from fat 58%; protein 2.1g; fat 10g; saturated fat 5.5g; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 0.5g; sodium 10mg; cholesterol 6.7mg.