Last weekend, I had the chance to visit Calicutts Spice Co. for the first time. Calicutts is located in Lemoyne and the owners craft the spice blends by hand. They do have a website, but in order to truly appreciate all the spices they offer, you should definitely visit. Small sample containers line the shelves in front of their spices so you are able to smell the blends before you purchase them. I had my eye on the Winter Chai and Chipotle and Honey spices before going to the shop. I also picked up some sage. The service is exceptional and so are the spices. I highly recommend a visit to this shop.
The first thing I made with the Winter Chai was this latte. The Winter Chai has a sweet base of cocoa mixed with the classic spices of chai. The cardamom and cloves bring a warm spice to the drink and it is perfect for cold winter mornings. Adding the whipped cream on top just makes it all the more indulgent.
When mixing the milk and spice mix on the stove, I was taken back to winters spent at my grandmother’s. She would make my cousins and I hot chocolate on the stove. Now an adult, I savored the memories as I prepared my latte. My grandma would serve buttered toast with the hot chocolate that we would dip in our drink and eat. Halfway through my latte, I decided to do the same. My grandma passed away in 2014, so I was very thankful for the memories that arose as I enjoyed my latte.
The Winter Chai latte with whipped cream is a satisfying drink that I am sure you will enjoy. For those who do not drink dairy, I am positive this latte would be delicious made with coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk.
Winter Chai Latte with Whipped Cream
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- 1 ½ – 2 Tbsp Winter Chai spice Whipped Cream:
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ tsp Winter Chai spice
- In a pan, mix the Winter Chai spice and milk over medium heat.
- While the milk is heating, mix the remaining spice and heavy cream with an electric mixer until thick and creamy.
- Pour the latte into a mug and top with the whipped cream.