DIY Chai Spice + A Quick Recipe

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with chai. Whether it’s in the form of a tea latte, a dessert, or even beauty products…I’m addicted. The spices that almost embrace you in a warm hug and the flavors that dance around on your tongue, it’s very comforting to me. Any trip to a local coffee or tea house, will usually end with me getting some form of chai. Recently I asked myself, “why haven’t I tried making my own blend???” Well, I finally did and I wanted to share it with you!

I gathered inspiration from some of my favorite chai tea blends from both Townshend’s and Numi. I’m drawn more to the ones with a heavier spice…love that ginger! I love the Dark Forest Chai from Townshend’s as it contains cacao and carob…adds a deep richness to it and almost turns your warm drink into a dessert! I chose to add a touch of cacao to my blend, but left out the carob since I don’t always have it on hand and not many other people do either. Also know that if you’re not a fan of cacao, you can easily leave it out!

Now, this won’t be an actual tea blend since it doesn’t contain black tea or rooibos, but that just means no steeping time! Just mix and enjoy!

DIY Chai Spice + A Quick Recipe

We buy and grind our own cardamom and nutmeg using this spice/nut grinder.



  • 2 teaspoons ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • optional: ground vanilla


  1. Mix all of the above together and store in either a spice bottle or glass jar.
  2. Before each use, give the bottle or jar a little shake (or stir) to make sure the spices get mixed up.

This blend is great to add to drinks, homemade ice cream, baked goods, oatmeal, and more!

Here’s a quick way I love to use it!

DIY Chai Spice + A Quick Recipe

Chai spiced almond milk:

Serves one


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • 1.5 teaspoons chai spice
  • maple syrup or coconut sugar to sweeten (we use about 1/2-1 T maple syrup)


  1. In a small pot, warm your milk, but not to boiling.
  2. Add the milk to your blender with the chai spice and sweetener and blend for 30-45 seconds until it gets frothy.
  3. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

Stay tuned for a new breakfast recipe and another way to use this chai spice!

Thanks for stopping by!

4 thoughts

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious!! I love chai spice and whip it up from time to time here too. I’ve really been into chair flavored things lately as well! I tried working on some cupcakes a while back but never finished. Maybe it’s time to start it up again!

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    1. Thank you, Sophia!!! Oh, my goodness!!!! Chai cupcakes?!?!? PLEASE post them! Haha!! I will make them for sure ❤


  2. Oh I LOVE CHAI too girlfriend! I also make my own blend that I use in my Chai waffles and we eat them almost every weekend!! LOL! I love chai pretty much more than anything. Chai tea is my favorite tea ever. I just love all the soothing spices. I love a good amount of cardamom in mine too and I’m so intrigued by the cacao powder. I’ve never seen that before in a blend, that is so cool that brand used it! I definitely will try that next time I make mine. When I made Natalie’s chocolate chip muffins, I actually added my chai spice DIY blend to them and it gave it so much yummy flavor, so definitely try that! YUM. I love your blend!! Sounds fab!

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    1. I honestly thought of you while whipping up some chai recipes here…we have such similar tastes – I LOVE it! Chai waffles and muffins, YUM! I have been adding this blend into everything and I had intended on sharing the breakfast recipe today, but didn’t like the photos…guess I’ll have to try again! The addition of cacao is so subtle, you could add more for a deeper flavor. I so wish we could sit and sip on chai tea together!!! Maybe one day! Love to you! ❤


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