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Chai Hot Chocolate

I find most store bought hot chocolate mixes are a little too sweet and artificial tasting for my liking. But it’s so easy to make your own hot chocolate powder and I’ve turned it up a notch by adding in chai spices and finely chopped dark chocolate. You can fully customise the level of sweetness and flavourings you add, plus it makes a great gift!


I always have recycled jars lying about the house that I have rinsed and stored, and they work as perfect storage and gifting devices. You can also find plenty of mason jars at two dollar stores. Just add a ribbon (or chalkboard label like I found) and voila! Your friends and family will love you!


Chai Hot Chocolate

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Swah


  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 50 g good quality dark chocolate chopped finely
  • Milk to serve


  • Sift all ingredients into a medium bowl, add in the chopped dark chocolate and stir until well combined.
  • Store the hot chocolate mix in an airtight container.
  • To make hot chocolate, add 1 heaped tablespoon of the mix to 250ml of milk (or non-dairy substitute) and microwave on medium high for 1-2 minutes.
  • Top with an extra dusting of hot chocolate mix, or add some whipped cream for a more indulgent twist.



♥ Mexican Hot Chocolate

Replace chai mix with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 pinch of chilli or cayenne powder (to taste).

♥ Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

Substitute milk for coconut milk and top with whipped coconut cream.

Iced Chai Latte

Mix a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix with a few tablespoons of boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add mix to 250ml of chilled milk and top with ice.

♥ Boozy Chai Hot Chocolate

Stay tuned for the recipe soon!



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  • Reply Lisa September 5, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Love this idea so much!

    • Reply Swah September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Lisa! x

  • Reply Emma September 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Om nom nom! So keen to try this, especially the Iced version as the weather warms up! Topped with cream and chocolate sauce…*drools*

    • Reply Swah September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

      I love iced drinks, might even add a shot of espresso for an iced chai mocha!

  • Reply vegeTARAian September 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    You’re right, your hot choc is loads better than store bought ones. I enjoyed it with coconut or almond milk and it was perfect. Thanks a bunch! x

    • Reply Swah September 6, 2014 at 11:01 am

      You are very welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

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