White Russian with Chai Spice-Infused Cream

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This delicious White Russian cocktail drink is layered with vodka, coffee liqueur and chai spice-infused cold cream that’s bursting with ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and black pepper flavors. The recipe takes the already great classic to the next level.

white russian with chai-spice infused cream

Cream is one of my favorite ingredients of all time so it’s probably no surprise that the White Russian ranks high on my list of favorite cocktails. Vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream – a brilliant invention. How could that possibly be improved upon, you probably ask. Well, I think I found a way.

I infused my heavy cream with chai spices: fresh ginger, black peppercorns, a stick of cinnamon, a few cloves and a few cardamom pods.

How to make chai spice-infused cream:

The cream for this white Russian drink is infused cold, meaning that you don’t heat the cream at all. Instead you simply pour 1 cup cold heavy cream into a bowl, then add 1 cinnamon stick, 10 whole cloves, 1 one-inch long piece of thinly sliced fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon lightly crushed black peppercorns and 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds. You let the mix sit in the fridge overnight and strain out the spices the next morning.

The cream is a deliciously perfect complement to the coffee liqueur and vodka. Cheers!

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White Russian with Chai Spice-Infused Cream

This delicious White Russian cocktail drink is layered with vodka, coffee liqueur and chai spice-infused cold cream that’s bursting with ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and black pepper flavors. The recipe takes the already great classic to the next level.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chai-spiced white russian, white russian
Servings: 4
Calories: 770kcal

Ingredients:

For the chai spice cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 one-inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds

For the drink:

  • 1 cup coffee liqueur, I used Kapali
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup chai spice cream
  • ice cubes

Instructions:

For the chai spice cream:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl, cover and keep in the fridge for about 12 hours or overnight.
  • Strain out the spices.

For the drink:

  • Add a few ice cubes to each glass.
  • Add equal parts of vodka, coffee liqueur and chai spice cream to each glass.

Nutrition

Calories: 770kcal

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31 comments

  1. Julia says:

    Nicole this drink looks AMAZING. I actually am going to try this for Thanksgiving day and look forward to everyones reaction. Yum!! Also your pictures are absolutely spectacular. I’ve now spent almost an hour reading all of your photography posts, oops! Thanks for sharing all of your tricks, it helps!!

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says:

    Perfect dessert as far as I’m concerned. I’ve always like the Black Russian but you’ve taken it to the stratosphere!! I love your spices, I can almost feel them tingling on my tongue. I love your pour shot — one of these days I’ll have to tell you how my photo set up turned out to be a Keystone Kop adventure!!

  3. Debbi says:

    I cant drink more than one White Russian before I’m under the table! I love them! Must try this with Chai! Love the image too and the photo styling stuff. I have the hardest time getting my linen or cloth to look natural in my images. You do it with ease. I need a napkin styling class, lol

    • Nicole B. says:

      I can’t drink many of them either! Napkin styling is incredibly difficult, I totally agree! This here is actually a piece of white paper, I crumpled it up, put it down, didn’t like it and crumpled again 5 or 6 times until I thought it looked good. :)

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