Introduction: Caffeinated Chai: Iced or Hot

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Love coffee? Love chai? Let's combine them.

Why pay 3 or 4 dollars for a delicious chai coffee when you can make one at home in no time at all.

Step 1: What You Need

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about 2 cups of strong coffee
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
about 1/8 of ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick or an additional 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 c sugar to taste
1/2 c milk

Ice Tray (if making chilled)
Something to mix spices in
A big pot

Step 2: Brew Up the Coffee

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Make a strong cup of coffee, too watery and it'll be too sweet at the end. You want a good dark pot, it will get weaker by the end.

Step 3: Mix Together the Spices

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1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
about 1/8 of ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
and if not using the cinnamon stick add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Do not mix the sugar yet.

Step 4: Heat Everything Up and Enjoy

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Combine Coffee, cinnamon stick and spices in big pot over med-high heat. Add sugar slowly to taste.
Remember, chai is supposed to be sweet!
Now slowly add the milk and stir slowly. As soon as it starts to boil remove it from the heat.
Drink up!
If you want to try it iced, I suggest adding a scoop or so of vanilla ice cream and blending up some frozen cubes of this blend. The cubes don't even need to freeze all the way through, I let mine freeze for about an hour and a half and the centers were a little soft but it turned out fine.


kutz (author)2012-09-29

Half a cup of sugar is waaaaay too much, you want to taste just enough sweetness.... not drown in it ( i know it says to taste but just leave it at that)

It really is a great recipe though :)

jessyratfink (author)2012-01-22

This sounds great. :D

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