DIY chai

5 minutes
10 minutes

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  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 t white pepper
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 smashed cardamom pods
  • 1 split vanilla pod and seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • Brown sugar, to taste
  • Toasted marshmallows, for serving

Heat 4 cups of milk in a saucepan, then add 1/2 t white pepper, 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 smashed cardamom pods, 1 split vanilla pod and seeds, 2 cloves, 1 star anise and brown sugar to taste.

Simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes to infuse but do not allow the mixture to boil. Strain and divide the milk between 4 glasses.

Top with toasted marshmallows and serve immediately.

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Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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