Chocolate Chai Recipe -
Chocolate Chai Recipe
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Chocolate Chai

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"Spicy cinnamon chai tea with chocolate is a great warm drink for those cold winter nights!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the tea bag, cover, and remove from the heat. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bag and stir in the sugar and cocoa. Return to the stove over medium heat and bring just to a boil. Mix in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat through but do not boil. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick garnish.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2012

I don't know that I think chai when I taste this, but it makes a great cup of hot cocoa. I topped it with whipped cream. I thought it tasted as good as any hot chocolate drink from a coffee shop. I liked that it did not use packet hot cocoa, like other similar recipes. I just did 1 serving in the microwave. I boiled the water and seeped one bag. I then followed with 1/2 of the rest of the ingredients, to make one serving, heating in the microwave as needed. I may try it next time with Truvia. TY

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2008

I like the idea of chocolate chai, but I found that the chocolate overpowers the tea and it just ends up tasting like spiced hot chocolate. Next time I will definitely adjust the amount of cocoa powder.

Nov 17, 2008

pretty good! I agree that the amount of cocoa should be reduced a bit. I ended up using 2 teaspoons of cocoa instead of tablespoon without realizing that i read it wrong, and that was still a good amount of chocolate. I added more tea and less milk and its quite yummy. I shall be making this again!

Jan 04, 2013

I have made this so many times...I've lost count. Love Love Love. I made this for 8 teens the other day and they kept asking for more. The only change I sometimes make to it is that I add more water less milk. I make sure its half water half milk so that I get a stronger tea flavor.

Sep 25, 2013

This is basically hot chocolate with a hint of chai tea. I used a bag of chai tea and thought I wouldn't need all the other ingredients. Perhaps that's why mine came out lacking in flavor. I will continue to use the chai tea bag and increase the water, but decrease the amount of cocoa.

Aug 24, 2009

Reminds me of what i use to drink while in Afghan. Learned to drink it in the morning cause it keeps me up all day.

Oct 31, 2013

Made this today for Halloween for my husband and me. We both loved it. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top. I am a huge lover of chai drinks. Starbucks has nothing over this one! Some think it is too chocolatey. Chocolate is the most healthful ingredient in it, so I like the full amount. I wondered if it was too much spice, but I thought it was just right.

Nov 18, 2013

It's far too strong on the nutmeg and it tastes more like spicy hot chocolate than chai tea.


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  • Calories
  • 232 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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