Hot masala chai from the Vitamix (recipe)

Another rainy day calls for another hot drink. From the Vitamix. Because it’s more fun that way.

We were in the mood for a hot masala chai (aka “chai tea”). We couldn’t find any Vitamix recipes for this, so we decided to adapt a traditional Indian masala chai recipe for the Vitamix. The results were delicious, fast and easy. The machine completely pulverizes the whole spices, heats the milk and even creates a nice foam.

Combine the following ingredients in the Vitamix:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 whole cloves (the spice, not garlic!)
  • 1 whole green cardamom pod
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp black tea leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar (if you like your chai sweet, use 2 tsp)

Use the hot soup setting on your Vitamix; or start at speed 1, increasing to 10 and blending for 6 minutes.

Serves 2.

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