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Chai Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 cups

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Inspired by the traditional Indian beverage, this chai drink combines spice with decadent chocolate. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary
Chai Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 2 bars (3-1/2 ounces each) 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon sticks


  1. In a large saucepan, heat cream and tea bags over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags; whisk in the chocolates, vanilla and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 488 calories, 35g fat (23g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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