Acorn-Masala Coffee and Acorn Coffee
 
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A caffeine free drink meets the exotic spices of Indian masala chai. This unique combination is a must try for even the coffee addict!
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Recipe type: Drinks, vegetarian
Cuisine: International, Fusion, Indian
Serves: Each ingredients list make 2 individual servings
Ingredients
Acorn Coffee Ingredients:
  • 1 heaping tbsp finely ground acorn flour
  • 1 large cup of water (I use filtered water)
Acorn-Masala Coffee Ingredients:
  • 1 heaping tbsp finely ground acorn flour
  • 2 green cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 clove
  • 1 peppercorn
  • one half of a small cinnamon stick, bruised
  • 1 thick slice of ginger
  • 1 large cup of water (I use filtered water)
  • 1 star anise
  • honey or sugar or sweetener of choice, to taste
  • whole milk or non-dairy milk of choice, to taste
Instructions
Acorn Coffee Instructions:
  1. Over medium heat, warm up a small pot. Once warm add the acorn flour and stir just until its scent is released, about 2 minutes — keep string and don’t allow to burn. Pour the water into the pot, cover and bring to a rolling boil. Turn heat off and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Pour into mugs and enjoy! It isn't necessary but you can strain the "coffee" if desired. Also you may sweetened and/or add milk if you like. Enjoy!
Acorn-Masala Coffee Instructions:
  1. Over medium heat, warm up a small pot. Once warm add the acorn flour and stir just until its scent is released, about 2 minutes — keep string and don’t allow to burn. Quickly add all the spices, minus the star anise, and water. Cover and allow to come to a simmer for 5 minutes, then add the star anise (and honey, if using) and continue to simmer another 5 minutes. Turn heat off and allow to sit, covered, for a few minutes. Remove the spices, pour liquid into coffee mug, add sweetener (if desired or if you haven’t used honey), and pour in milk. Enjoy!
Notes
There are many variation to masala chai, the spices listed here are what I like to use but feel free to omit and adjust as desired.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2014/03/21/acorn-masala-coffee-and-acorn-coffee/