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chai hot chocolate recipe

Chai Hot Chocolate

With winter in full swing, there’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around a warm, comforting drink.

Imagine the rich, chocolatey goodness of hot cocoa mixed with the spicy, aromatic flavors of chai tea—pure bliss, right?

I love making this Chai Hot Chocolate on chilly evenings, snuggled up in a blanket with a good book. It’s the perfect way to bring those cozy winter vibes straight to your home.

Whether you’re a fan of chai tea or looking for new drinks to make with chai tea at home, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your winter drink lineup.

chai hot chocolate recipe
  • Cozy Comfort: Perfect blend of chai spices and rich hot chocolate.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps for a delicious homemade treat.
  • Versatile: Use any milk—dairy or non-dairy.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Great for cozy nights or parties.
chai hot chocolate recipe
  • Chai Tea: You can use chai tea bags or chai concentrate. Brands like Tazo Chai Tea Concentrate, Oregon Chai, or Rishi Masala Chai Tea Concentrate work great.
  • Milk: Use your favorite—dairy, almond, soy, or oat milk.
  • Cocoa Powder: Choose a good quality cocoa for the best flavor.
  • Sweetener: Adjust the sugar to your taste.
chai hot chocolate recipe
  1. Brew Chai Tea: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of your favorite milk (dairy or non-dairy) and 2 chai tea bags. If you prefer, use 1 1/2 cup of chai concentrate (like Tazo, Oregon Chai, or Rishi Masala) instead of tea bags. Simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes to let the chai flavors infuse the milk. Remove the tea bags if using.
  2. Make Hot Chocolate: Stir in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of sugar (don’t add sugar if you are using concentrate). Whisk until everything is well combined and smooth.
  3. Heat it Up: Return the pan to low heat and keep whisking until the mixture is hot and steamy.
  4. Serve: Pour your delicious Chai Hot Chocolate into mugs. For an extra treat, top with whipped cream or marshmallows. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or cocoa powder on top if you like.
chai hot chocolate recipe

This Chai Hot Chocolate is best enjoyed fresh, but if you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

When you’re ready for another cup, simply reheat it gently on the stove over low heat or in the microwave until it’s warm and steamy.

Give it a good stir before serving to ensure it’s smooth and well-mixed.

I love enjoying Chai Hot Chocolate on a chilly winter morning as a cozy start to the day or in the evening while unwinding with a good book or movie.

It’s also fantastic as an afternoon pick-me-up when you need a comforting treat to get through the day.

If you’re hosting a gathering, this drink is a hit with guests—perfect for holiday parties or casual get-togethers.

Whenever you need a little warmth and comfort, this Chai Hot Chocolate is the way to go!

chai hot chocolate recipe

Chai Hot Chocolate

Recipe by Tania Faysal


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This Chai Hot Chocolate combines the cozy, spicy flavors of chai tea with the rich, creamy goodness of hot chocolate. Perfect for winter vibes or any time you need a comforting drink.


  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

  • 2 chai tea bags or 1 1/2 cup chai concentrate (Tazo, Oregon Chai, Rishi Masala)

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons sugar (don’t add it when using concentrate)

  • Whipped cream or marshmallows (optional)

  • Pinch of cinnamon or cocoa powder for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of milk and 2 chai tea bags. If using chai concentrate, add 1/2 cup concentrate and 1/2 cup milk. Simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes. Remove tea bags if using.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of sugar until dissolved.
  • Return the pan to low heat, whisking until smooth and hot.
  • Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired, and sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder.


  • Use fresh chai tea bags or high-quality chai concentrate for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar. I don’t add sugar in it when I’m using chai concentrate as it is already sweetened.
  • For parties, keep the hot chocolate warm in a slow cooker and set up a toppings bar with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and cinnamon sticks.

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