I recently went to a Birthday Breakfast where everyone was asked to bring something that begun with the letter 'C'. So I thought I would go big a make something that started with 3 C's: Chai Coffee Creamer.
Super simple and super delicious, especially if you are a Chai lover.
Chai Coffee Creamer
10 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
5 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches), peeled and quartered
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey, plus more for serving (optional)
4 bags black tea
2 cups half-n-half
Place the half-n-half in a small saucepan; add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla extract. Cook over low-medium heat for 30 minutes, being carful not to boil (I accidentally made this mistake, it will cause the milk fat to separate). Whisk in the honey and drop the tea bags into the pan. Turn off heat, and let steep 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can let it steep longer if it's not strong enough yet. You can also add more honey if it is not sweet enough.(Remember you are adding it to coffee, not drinking it by itself so it should be pretty strong and sweet.)
Strain the mixture through a fine strainer or a coffee filter into your container of choice. Cool then store in the fridge until ready to jazz up your coffee.