Chocolate chai

Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
For a warming drink on wintry evenings, this spiced hot chocolate is ideal


Co-op Fairtrade Low Calorie Instant Hot Chocolate Drink

50 g

Cocoa Powder

2 tablespoons, level

Ground Ginger

1 teaspoons, level

Skimmed Milk

1000 ml

Cardamom Pods

1 teaspoons, 6 pods

Cinnamon Stick

1 stick(s), plus 4 small cinnamon sticks to serve (optional)

Black pepper

1 g, 4 peppercorns


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the hot chocolate powder, cocoa and ginger, then add just enough milk to form a smooth paste. Once the paste is smooth, stir in enough milk to reach a pouring consistency.
  2. Use the side of a knife to crush the cardamom pods open, then snap the cinnamon stick into a few pieces. Put into a pan with the peppercorns, the chocolate mixture and the rest of the milk.
  3. Put the pan over a very low heat and warm slowly until the milk is steaming, but not boiling or bubbling. Strain into mugs and serve with the small cinnamon sticks (if using).

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