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Coconut milk with chai spices It is like a hug in a cup. The warm chai spices will warm you from the inside out and provide you with many anti-inflammatory health benefits. It is an excellent drink for cold and sad weather.
I use coconut milk in this recipe, but you can also use my homemade almond milk or cashew milk.
Coconut milk with Chai spices
In the middle of winter, I love to warm up with this coconut milk with chai spices. And trust me when I say it warms you up from the inside out with a mixture of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and star anise. It is like a warm hug in a cup.
In addition to dairy-free coconut milk, I add quite a bit of fresh ginger. Because hey, I LOVE fresh ginger. Ginger not only heats, but stimulates circulation, making it perfect on a day when I have frozen to the bone.
Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory and immune booster (along with many of the other spices used), making this chai-flavored coconut milk perfect for the winter months when coughs and colds start to circulate. No one has time to get sick, right?
The best way to peel ginger
You can use dried ginger in this recipe, but if you have fresh ginger, that's for the best. To peel the fresh ginger just use the edge of a spoon and scrape the skin off the ginger. It really is that easy!
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How to make coconut milk with Chai spices
After peeling the ginger, mix all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then pour the mixture into a high power blender, like my favorite Vitamix. Mix over high heat for 30 seconds or until frothy! Then, pour the Chai spiced coconut milk into a cup and drink your warm hug. Enjoy!
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Coconut milk with Chai spices
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Chai spiced coconut milk made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla, and coconut milk will warm you from the inside out and bring you plenty of anti-inflammatory health benefits.
- 13.5 oz coconut milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and minced (depending on how hot you like it)
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 star of anise
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1-2 pinches of cardamom
- 1 pinch clove
- extra whole star anise to decorate
Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Use a spoon to remove all the star anise. Pour the remaining ingredients into a high-power blender and blend for one minute or until smooth.
Serve in cups and garnish with extra whole star anise.
- If you are looking for new mugs I love my white Crate and Barrel mugs.
Calories: 521 kcal, carbohydrates: 43 g, protein: 5 g, fat: 41 g, saturated fat: 36 g, sodium: 33 mg, potassium: 755 mg, fiber: 3 g, sugar: 32 g, vitamin A: 70 IU, vitamin C: 1.9 mg, calcium: 72mg, iron: 6.9mg