Fair Trade Chai-Vanilla Bean Pots de Creme
This tasty and unique recipe was developed by Jenna Weber, the writer behind the food blog Eat, Live, Run. Warming, spicy, and with a hint of vanilla, these little desserts are the perfect treat to surprise mom this Mother's Day. Not only will mom love your homemade treat, but you'll feel good knowing that with a few simple ingredient swaps, you're supporting moms around the world.
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 Fair Trade Certified vanilla bean, scraped of seeds
- 1 heaping tbsp loose Fair Trade Certified Rishi Chai tea
- ½ cup Fair Trade Certified organic cane sugar
- ¼ tsp ground Fair Trade Certified cinnamon
- 6 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Fill a 9 x 13” glass baking dish with one inch of water. Place four ramekins in the water in the dish. Lightly mist with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium sized saucepan, combine the heavy cream, vanilla bean seeds and loose Chai tea. Stir well. Add the sugar then do not stir so that the sugar coats the bottom of the pot.
Heat the mixture until small bubbles form all around the sides of the pot. When that happens, immediately remove from heat, stir well (so now the sugar should dissolve) and place a lid on the pot. Let steep for 20 minutes.
While that’s steeping, place your egg yolks in a large bowl. After 20 minutes, strain the cream through a sifter (or cheesecloth). Whisk in the ground cinnamon, stiring well so no clumps remain. Slowly pour the cream mixture into the egg yolks while whisking.
Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins and bake for about 45 minutes, or until set but still soft in the center.
Let cool slightly then serve.
Fair Trade Chai-Vanilla Bean Pots de Crème
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 vanilla bean, scraped of seeds
1 heaping tbsp loose Rishi Fair Trade Chai tea
½ cup Fair Trade organic cane sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
6 egg yolks