Chai Spice Recipes
"I love this drink so much that it seems like my glass is always empty," says Lacy Hawkins, bartender at The NoMad in New York City. Her favorite part is the balsamic vinegar. "It adds wonderful acidity to the drink and creates a caramelized finish."
Chai Caramels with Salted Pepitas
To achieve a perfectly smooth caramel, Jami Curl of Quin Candy in Portland, Oregon, suggests gradually incorporating, in this case "poking," the granulated sugar into the corn syrup base instead of stirring it in. "Stirring sugar encourages recrystallization," says Curl. "That will create a grainy texture in your finished candy that nobody wants."
Rooibus chai leaves, which are grown in South Africa, resemble tea leaves but come from a different plant and don't have any tannins. They have recently made an appearance on store shelves here. You can substitute black tea in this recipe; add it during the last 5 minutes of simmering.
Chai-Spiced Butter Cookies
These gently spiced butter cookies will remind you of a hot cup of chai.
Stewed Apples with Chai-Spiced Cashew Cream
These spiced stewed apples are super quick to make and works just as well as a quick breakfast as a healthy dessert.
F&W's Justin Chapple adds fragrant chai tea to these muffins, which require just 15 minutes of prep.
Chai-Spiced Chicken Breasts
This satisfying chicken dish from Justin Chapple calls for just five ingredients. One of them is chai tea, which is mixed into a paste with oil and spread under the chicken skin to flavor the meat as it roasts.
Bourbon Chai Milk Punch
To make this drink, which is like a delicious, boozy chai latte, Kenta Goto of New York City's Bar Goto infuses bourbon with chai tea, then shakes the drink with cream and maple syrup.