A meal just isn’t a complete meal unless the last taste is something sweet. Whether it’s Mini Macaroons after dinner, Monster Cookies after lunch or red licorice after breakfast (yep, the scrambled eggs just weren’t doing it for me this morning), a sugary finale is an absolute must.

And dining out is no different. If there’s a dessert menu, we’re looking at it. So I was thrilled when I came across a super simple recipe for one of my all-time favorite, any-time-of-the-day, slightly sweet Spiced Chai Tea. And in an attempt to curb the calories, I’ve swapped in non-fat milk and Splenda to make this hot or iced beverage totally guilt-free.

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Spiced Chai Tea

Enjoy a super simple recipe for any-time-of-the-day, slightly sweet Spiced Chai Tea.
5 from 1 vote
Spiced Chai Tea
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 cups non-fat milk
  • 2 packets Splenda
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags

Instructions 

  • Lightly crush the cardamom, cinnamon stick and cloves using a mortar and pestle (or a plastic bag and rolling pin). Do not powder them.
  • Combine the non-fat milk and crushed spices in a saucepan and bring them to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and tea bags and continue simmering the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture into cups and serve hot. Or, for cold tea, strain and serve the tea in glasses filled with ice.
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Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma.


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Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 8g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 103mg, Potassium: 404mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 500IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 324mg, Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made using unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It was soooo good. Chai is probably one of my all-time favorite things.