Chocolate Chai Toddy

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 24, 2014.



4 tea bags containing black tea
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
8 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Whipped cream
Additional ground nutmeg
8 mini candy canes


Pour the boiling water over tea bags in a large saucepan. Cover and let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar and cocoa powder. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture comes to boiling. Stir in milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; heat through. Do not boil. Pour into cups. Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with nutmeg. Insert candy canes for stirrers. Makes 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
300 calories, 13 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g sugar, 9 g protein


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