Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins
A few weeks ago, I wanted something a little different from your average mug of hot Ovaltine, something with a little spice. So I added various spices I knew were in chai. After that, I added the same spices to Stephen's dark chocolate cocoa mix. Yum! Please note, there isn't any tea in this recipe, just the spices that make chai so tasty!
- 2 -3 tablespoons ovaltine or 2 -3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
- 1⁄4 powdered milk (opt. if using hot cocoa mix) or 8 ounces milk or 8 ounces water
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Heat milk or water until it's nearly boiling.
- Combine remaining ingredients in your favorite mug.
- Add hot milk or water and stir.
- Add whipped topping or marshmallows or your favorite cocoa toppings.
What a wonderful and unusual drink! I used the hot cocoa mix (2T); I used the optional powdered milk and half milk, half water for the liquid. I added about 1/4 of the milk to the dry ingredients and stirred well until it was blended and smooth, then added the rest of the milk. The chocolate flavor is not intense here, but more of a compliment to the other spices. Really enjoyed this - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for the Comfort Cafe Event, January 2010
Sorry- have had lots of chai & the idea of trying it in Ovaltine sounded exciting. Unfortunately, the whole family gave it a thumbs down & we ended up pouring it down the sink. I think it was too spicy & not sweet enough. Maybe decreasing the amount of spices or straining them prior to drinking it?? Also wondered if I didn't add enough powdered milk; recipe said 1/4. 1/4 cup I assume?
This was great! The perfect mix of spices to add warmth to a hot cup of chocolate!