Dirty Chai

How to make Dirty Chai

Last year I discovered Dirty Chai.  I  got a bit addicted to the wonderful melody of coffee, cloves and ginger topped with heavy whipping cream.  However, most coffee shops or mixes have sugar it in.  This makes it tough for to me drink since I really do try to avoid sugar.   One thing that I’ve noticed as I’m in my last week of the 21 Day Sugar Detox is that spices become so much more important in a recipe when you remove sugar.


How to make Dirty Chai

99.9% of the time I don’t do any sugar in my coffee or beverages however I never had such a strong urge to add a tiny splash of honey  as I did with this Dirty Chai recipe.  I guess that’s better than Mr. Bejelly saying that adding rum to it would make it spectacular.  Anyhow, the nice part about this Dirty Chai recipe is that it’s EASY.   Brew for 5 minutes in your French press and enjoy!

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Dirty Chai
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Serves: 2
  • 1½ tbsp of whole coffee beans, ground
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ tsp peppercorn
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 cardamon pods, slighty crushed
  • 1 piece of ginger - ½" wide x 1 " tall after peeling, dice
  • 3 cups of boiling water
  1. Add the ground coffee and spices to a French press. Pour 3 cups of boiling water over the spices and close your press. Let steep for 5 minutes and then enjoy with coconut milk or heavy whipping cream.



How to make Dirty Chai

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  1. says

    Love this recipe! hate the color of this type…anyway, love the name too, a girl worth saving…powerful name…so, I make espresso, and then I just dump all that in, or anything related, ie. allspice even…and coconut milk always..and itastes deliciious! can ‘t see the font to check the spelling! great share!


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