Ahhhhh, comforting ! A nice warm cup of drinking chocolate with chai spice! Perfect for a cozy fall, or winter evening!!
2 cups organic, vanilla almond milk, sweetened. (Or my nut milk recipe here- plus adding 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract – or, one vanilla bean-sliced open, and seeds removed into milk. And 2 Tablespoons of cane or coconut sugar per quart )
2 Tablespoons Dutch processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon DYI chai spice (see recipe below)
Place all ingredients in a medium size sauce pan. Bring to a rolling boil and whisk until spices and cocoa powder have dissolved.
Reduce heat and let simmer for 3-5 minutes until flavors have combine.
Homemade Chai Mix
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground ginger
Combine spices together. Mix well to combine. Store in an airtight spice container.
This is one of the most alluring and luxurious drinking chocolate recipes on the planet!
1- 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 -1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 cups white chocolate chips
1 vanilla bean, split or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4-6 whole cardamom pods
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground clove
Marshmallows, for garnish ( see my recipe here )
Cinnamon or peppermint sticks
Brandy or Cognac optional
In a small saucepan, combine the coconut milk and heat, keep warm. In a medium saucepan, combine the cream and whole milk, cardamon pods and vanilla bean split open seeds removed into cream. Bring to a simmer.
Add the white chocolate and remove from the heat. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the white chocolate is melted; whisk until smooth. Add additional spices to taste. Adjust flavors.
Pour strained drinking chocolate into warmed mugs and spoon some of the heated coconut milk on top. Garnish with the marshmallows and additional ground cinnamon.
Serve piping hot with a peppermint , cinnamon stick or spiked with brandy or cognac.