Bring the taste of your favorite beverage to everything you make with this Chai Spice Mix! Easy to blend together now so you have it on hand when you have that chai craving. This DIY Chai Spice Blend goes great in drinks, energy bites, baked goods, and smoothies!
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Homemade Chai Spice Blend
I love Chai, to me it is the ideal drink it is warm and cozy yet so aromatic. I wish I could just bottle it up and use that flavor for everything…
Well that is what I did with this DIY Chai Spice Mix.
Pre-mixing all of the chai spices together so I can use them at my convince!
Now of course you can use this blend to make actual chai tea BUT I think it go far beyond just drinks. Add it to anything you can think of!
My favorite use for it so far has been adding it to energy bites. Also adding it to baked goods in place of other spice blend, sorry pumpkin spice we have a new favorite flavor. And can anyone say Chai Smoothie?!
Now if you are familiar with Chai at all you might know that there isn’t really one way to make it. Originating in India it can be made slightly different regionally and different person to person. So trying to include every spice from every style doesn’t really work. So here are the spices in this recipe:
- Black Pepper
For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.
This spice blend can come off as really strong due to the cardamom and black pepper. If you are using this in place of another spice in a recipe (it is a great replacement for pumpkin spice) I suggest adding half of the amount the recipe calls for, giving a taste test and then deciding if you want to add more or not.
Measure out and add all the spices to a bowl or jar. Mix together. Store in an airtight container.
tips, tricks and questions
What does chai spice taste like?
I would describe chai spice as close to a pumpkin pie spice blend but with a little more pizzaz, earthiness, and spice due to the cardamom and black pepper.
Can I use this Chai Spice Mix to make Chai Tea?
Yes you can, if I am being honest though I do think it is easier to use whole spice to make Chai Tea because they are easier to strain out. But if you want to use this mix due to ease (I get it) you will need a way to strain out the seasonings before drinking. I highly suggest using loose leaf tea, that way you can just add it to your tea infuser. Add don’t forget a splash of your favorite milk!
Trying adding this to your coffee! Start with just 1 teaspoon for a full pot of coffee and add it to the ground when brewing to make a chai flavored coffee!
Note that out of all of the spices ground cardamom does cost a little bit more than the others, just want to give you a heads up before you grab it! I promise it is so worth it though!
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Measure out and add all the spices to a bowl or jar. Mix together. Store in an airtight container.
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Simply Organic Cardamom, Certified Organic, Non-GMO | 2.82 oz
Simply Organic Ground Cloves, Certified Organic | 2.82 oz
Simply Organic Ground Ginger Root, Certified Organic, 1.64-Ounce Container
Simply Organic Ground Ceylon Cinnamon, Certified Organic, Vegan | 2.08 Ounce
Simply Organic Pepper, Black Medium Grind Certified Organic, 2.31 oz Container
Serving Size:1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutritional data is automated and might not be 100% accurate, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.