Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

Happy January everyone!

It’s a cold, icy day here and I was really craving something warm and sweet, but a little bit different than the traditional drink…sure, hot chocolate is a snow-day classic, but there are plenty of ways to spice it up! I messed around with a few ingredients and came up with this amazing DIY chai-spiced hot chocolate. Served with (lots of) marshmallows and maybe a piece of toast or biscuit, it’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

This chai-spiced hot chocolate is perfect for a cold day when you’re craving something warm and sweet, yet a little bit more unique than a traditional hot chocolate. The substitution of almond milk and unsweetened cocoa powder makes the recipe a healthy twist on a classic drink.


  • 2 cups sweetened almond milk
  • 1 package chai spice tea
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or one hot chocolate packet)
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a mug, microwave the milk for 3 minutes or until hot.
  2. Steep the tea bag in the milk for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cocoa powder and vanilla until completely mixed.
  4. Top with marshmallows, chocolate curls or cinnamon.

What are your favorite variations on classic winter drinks? 

44 Replies to “Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate”

  1. Your photos of the hot chocolate are amazing quality and I’m making this asap!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    1. Awe, you are so sweet! Thank you so much! I hope you try it out soon, Caitlin! 😊

  2. Yum! This sounds amazing! I must try it!

    Xx, Lucinda

    1. Yes, please do! Thanks for stopping by Lucinda! 💗

  3. This sounds so nice, I love chai tea so I’d be really interested in trying this, chai just always tastes so good! Happy 2017!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

    1. Hi Rosy! I completely agree, chai makes everything amazing! So glad you enjoyed the post! 💗

    1. It was! Thanks for reading, Nicky!

  4. Wow! Love this recipe. I will definitely try it for my family, because they are hot chocolate lovers. I love your images, they are very illustrative, and at the end it looks so yummy!
    Have a wonderful day!

    1. You’re so sweet, thank you! I’m so happy you liked the post, Vanessa! ❤️

  5. Oooh, looks so yummy! I do love a good hot chocolate but I’ve never tried anything like this, I’ll have to give it a go. I love your pictures too, they are so amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    xxxx from Emily //

    1. Yes! It’s a really nice change from the classic…I hope you get a chance to try it out! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, Emily! 💗

  6. Oh this sounds like such a yummy combo of two favorite drinks!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. It’s delicious and soo easy! Thanks for reading, Amy! 😊

  7. Thank you, going to make this! I live in Fl and it is 50* which is cold for us here!

    1. Yay! Enjoy your cooler weather + I hope you like the drink! Thank you for stopping by, Christina! ❤️

  8. Those photos are nice!! Great post 🙂
    Mónica Sors

    1. You’re so sweet, Mónica! Thank you! ❤️

  9. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing girl!

    Love, Lindsey

    1. Yay! So happy you like the post, Lindsey! 💞

  10. It really looks good! I think I’ve only had Chai Coffee, which was delicious as well.

    1. Mmm that sounds so good also! I love how many amazing things you can make with the chai flavor! Thanks for reading, Kim! ❤️

  11. Holy yum! I love a good hot chocolate and a nice cup of chai tea, so I’ve got to try this out!
    The Messy Bun Mama

    1. It’s the best of both worlds! I hope you can try it out…thank you for stopping by, Morgan!

  12. This looks sooo delicious! I want to try it out!

    1. Yay! I hope you do! Thanks for reading, Rach! ❤️

    1. It seriously is…thank you for your nice comment!

  13. Well doesn’t this look + sound lovely?! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Yay! So happy you enjoyed the post! Thanks, Ashley! 💗

  14. Yummmmy! This looks so delicious, girlie! I’ve never tried mixing tea and hot chocolate before, but with a spice chai, it sounds so delish and different, I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing, girlie, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



    1. It was the first time I tried it too…but it works so well! It would probably be great in coffee too! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment, Jalisa! 😊

  15. How delicious!! My 2 favorite things in one mug 🙂 thanks for sharing this with us!!

    xx, Amy

    1. Right?! It’s the perfect combination of the best drinks! So happy you liked it, Amy! ❤️

  16. Well thanks, now I am hungry haha. This looks so good!



    1. Haha me too! Hope you get a chance to make it! Thanks for stopping by, Floortje! ❤️

  17. Omg this sounds amazing! I need to make this asap!


  18. Siffat Haider says: Reply

    I’ve never tried a chai-spiced hot chocolate, but I love chai lattes! I’ll have to try this at home sometime 🙂

  19. Mmm this sounds heavenly! I love chai and I love hot cocoa, so I’m pretty sure this tastes amazing! Love your pics!:)


  20. Yumm! This sounds so delish and warm. I love hot chocolate and I love chai so why not combine the two 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  21. Great idea for an afternoon pick me up. Looks so good.

  22. Okay this cake looks so yummy! I am obsessed with how you decorated it too! So pretty!!!!

  23. This looks so good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Adi xx

  24. This looks amazing and your photos are so well done!!! Definitely sounds like the perfect drink for this time of year 🙂 I hope you have a great week!

    Morgan |

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