Hot Chocolate Chai Mix

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 7 1/2 cups
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 0 mins

This spiced hot chocolate mix is reminiscent of chai tea.

Hot Chocolate Chai Mix
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ingredients

32 ounces good-quality white chocolate, such as Callebaut, chilled and coarsely chopped
1 vanilla bean, cut lengthwise and chopped
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Place about 12 ounces chocolate and chopped vanilla bean in food processor. Pulse just until chocolate is granular. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place about 10 ounces chocolate and ground ginger in processor. Pulse just until chocolate is granular. Add to chocolate-vanilla bean mixture.
  3. Place remaining chocolate, nutmeg, cardamom and peppers in processor. Pulse just until chocolate is granular. Add to chocolate-vanilla bean mixture. Stir well.
  4. Spoon into half-pint jars or small zip-lock bags. Makes about 7 ½ cups; 30 servings

To make Hot Chocolate Chai: Pour 1 cup scalded milk into a mug. Add 4 tablespoons mix; whisk well.

To make White Christmas Lattes: Combine equal parts strong coffee and Hot Chocolate Chai.

To make White Chocolate Chai Fondue: Heat 1/3 cup heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat; add 1 cup mix and whisk.

Recipe by Crescent Dragonwagon.

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