Dirty Chai Latte

Here is another alternative to a pumpkin spice latte. This one is called the Dirty Chai Latte

What you’ll need:

3/4 cups of water

1/4 cup unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk

2 pieces thinly sliced ginger

1 cinnamon stick or a dash of ground cinnamon

1 dash ground cardamom

1 dash fresh ground black pepper

1 dash ground fennel

1 bag chai tea

1 shot of brewed espresso

1 tsp honey

Combine and heat water and almond milk in a small saucepan over medium to high heat. Just was the mixture begins to boil add ginger, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and fennel. Once the mixture boils remove from the heat. Add the tea bag and let steep for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into a mug and add freshly brewed espresso and honey, make sure to mix them well. Enjoy immediately!

 

 

Jody Tries Chocolate Chai Latte Cake

For an easy yet pleasing dessert with your after dinner coffee try this cake….

Chocolate Chai Latte Cake

Cake

1 box devil’s food cake mix

1/4 cup chai latte-flavored international instant coffee mix (from 9.7-oz container)

1 1/3 cups water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Frosting

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp butter or margarine, softened

3 Tbsp milk

1 Tbsp chai latte-flavored international instant coffee mix (from 9.7-oz container)

Ground cinnamon, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (or 325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.

2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup dry chai latte mix, the water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into pan.

3. Bake 29 to 39 minutes or until center of cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely, about 1 hour. (A crack may appear in top of cake, but frosting will cover it.)

4. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter until smooth; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave milk on High 10 to 15 seconds until very warm. Stir in 1 tablespoon dry chai latte mix until dissolved; stir into powdered sugar mixture until smooth and spreadable. Spread over cake. Just before serving, dust with cinnamon.