Coffee Chai
Category : Coffee and Tea
4 cups fat free skim or 1% lowfat milk
1 tablespoon instant or freeze-dried coffee
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
6 cardamom pods (available in spice section at most supermarkets)
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
4 cinnamon sticks, optional

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar and instant coffee, for five minutes over low heat. Don't let the mixture boil.

Let the mixture steep off the heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Pour through a clean sieve or strainer. Serve either hot or cold. Use optional cinnamon sticks as stirrers.

Makes 4 servings.