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Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Enjoy the comforting fusion of flavours in my Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate. This delightful blend merges the decadence of hot chocolate with aromatic chai spices, creating a cozy beverage for chilly days. Sip, relish, and let the spices dance on your taste buds.

Total Time
15 min
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Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 2 cups milk (whole milk, 2%, or a dairy-free alternative)
    2 chai tea bags or 2 tablespoons of loose-leaf chai tea
    2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
    A pinch of ground cloves
    A pinch of black pepper (optional, for a subtle kick)
    Whipped cream, cocoa powder, or cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    5 min
  • Cooking Time
    5 min

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  1. 1. Prepare the Chai Tea:
    In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium-low heat until it’s hot but not boiling. Stir occasionally to prevent scalding.
    Once the milk is hot, remove it from the heat, and add the chai tea bags or loose-leaf chai tea.
    Allow it to steep for about 5 minutes, or until you achieve your desired chai flavor.
    Remove the tea bags or strain out the loose-leaf tea.

    2. Mix the Chai and Cocoa:
    Return the chai-infused milk to the saucepan over low heat.
    Add the unsweetened cocoa powder, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cardamom, ground cloves, and black pepper (if using) to the milk.
    Whisk everything together until the mixture is well combined and heated through. Be sure not to let it boil; just keep it warm.

    3. Serve and Garnish:
    Pour the chai spiced hot chocolate into mugs.
    If desired, top each mug with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, or a cinnamon stick for added flavor and presentation.

    4. Enjoy:
    Sip and savor your homemade Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate, reveling in the cozy blend of chai tea and rich cocoa.

    Pro Tip
    • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar to suit your taste.
    • For an even richer hot chocolate, use chocolate milk or add a few squares of your favorite chocolate to the mixture while heating.
    • Experiment with different variations of chai tea blends to find your preferred spice level and flavor profile.
    • If using loose-leaf chai tea, you can strain the hot chocolate through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any tea particles before serving.


Welcome to the heartwarming world of Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate, where the comforting embrace of hot chocolate meets the aromatic allure of chai spices. This fusion of flavors creates a delightful symphony of tastes that’s perfect for cozy moments by the fire or as a special treat any day of the year. My pro tips ensure that you can master this delightful recipe and savor the soothing warmth it offers.

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