I like to call it a bear hug. It's basically spiced cocoa taken to a whole new level, a dangerous level. Yep, that's right. You will be tempted to drink this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, mid-afternoon snack, midnight snack, after-school snack, and, well you get the point. I combined a splash of chai tea with hot cocoa to create this drink. It couldn't be much simpler or more delicious. Here we go:
Recipe: Bear Hug
1/4 cup chocolate chips (milk or semisweet)
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 to 1 cup boiling water (How spicy you want it)
1 chai tea bag
Put the chocolate and the milk in a glass measuring cup. Melt in the microwave in 12 second intervals, stirring in between, until the milk is warm and the chocolate is melted. Pour the boiling water over the tea bag and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Combine 1/2 the chocolate and 1/2 the Chai in a mug, and repeat with a second. Enjoy!
-I used a mix of semisweet and milk chocolate, but it depends how sweet you want it.
-I think you could use 1/2 a cup of heated Chai concentrate if you have that instead, but I haven't tried that yet.
-The milk shouldn't be hot when you heat it, just warm, because you don't want to burn the chocolate.
-It's totally fine if there is still chocolate at the bottom of the milk that won't combine, it makes for a wonderful surprise later!