Pumpkin Spice Chai Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Chai Hot Chocolate

We finally made our way up the mountain last weekend to pick a few apples. We took the Hubs ‘rents with us because they just so happened to be in town for the annual trip. After we walked around the orchards for a bit, we grabbed our apples and apple-cinnamon doughnuts{because you can’t leave Skytop without doughnuts, obvi..}, and made our way into town. A friend of mine had recommended the infamous French Broad Chocolate Lounge in the heart of Asheville, so after a quick lunch at Farm Burger, we stopped in for a bit of chocolate-y goodness.

The place reminds me of an edgy, little coffeehouse I used to go to in high school. It had local artwork on the walls, a giant chalkboard outlining all of its daily specials, and a very large case of truffles, cakes, cookies, and chocolate bars. Everything is handmade in-store and total amazeballs.

My friend said I just had to order a liquid truffle…yes, you heard me right, I said liquid truffle and it is exactly what is sounds like. It comes in a little espresso cup with an itty-bitty spoon. I ordered their masala chai, while the hubs ordered their maple with sea salt. It was so creamy and rich, that I almost couldn’t finish it…yeah, as if. I think if it had been up to me, I would have switched with the Hubs, but both were very good. His Dad ordered a masala chai hot chocolate and that got me thinking..

I love chai.

Even more so, I love the Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte that Tazo has available for the fall season.

And who doesn’t love hot chocolate.

So when we got home, I combined my love of pumpkin spice chai and hot chocolate.

Pumpkin Chai Hot Chocolate

I choose to make my hot chocolate creamy like the liquid truffle by using heavy cream and 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate and then adding 1/4 cup of Tazo Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte concentrate. Then I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Chai whipped cream to top my hot chocolate with. Who could ask for more? And if you could, why would you?

Pumpkin Chai Hot ChocolateExcept maybe if you wanted a small box of Pumpkin Spice Truffles courtesy of French Broad Chocolate Lounge to go along with your Pumpkin Spice Chai Hot Chocolate. Which I totally do..

Pumpkin Chai Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Chai Hot Chocolate

Yield: 4 8-oz. servings

Recipe by Carrie

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 cup Tazo Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, on medium-heat, add your semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream.
  2. Stirring constantly, allow it to melt into a ganache.
  3. Slowly add your sugar, salt, and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Whisk in your milk and pumpkin spice chai concentrate; stirring constantly, heat to serving temperature.
  5. Top with whip cream or marshmallows.
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One thought on “Pumpkin Spice Chai Hot Chocolate

  1. Oh, hubby and I went to Asheville for a babymoon when I was about 17 weeks along – what a fabulous city! :) We ended up going to Farm Burger and French Broad too…but somehow, we didn’t get chocolate! I’m a sucker for chai and I had to try their chai ice cream – it was amazing! This is the PERFECT fall drink – I’m totally making this once the baby is here! :)

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