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Chai Hot Chocolate (Honey Sweetened!)

by Heather

Warm up with a mug of dairy-free, honey-sweetened chai hot chocolate! The chai spices really add depth to this homemade hot chocolate mix. Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, and nutmeg bring that classic chai flavor to our sweet and delicious homemade hot cocoa!

chai hot chocolate

Chai hot chocolate

I grew up enjoying a lot of hot chocolate from premade mixes. You know, those big tubs you simply add boiling water to? I sure enjoyed it!

It made be think that homemade hot chocolate may be hard to make.

Wrong!

Homemade hot chocolate is super simple. All you have to do is warm your milk, add the powdered cocoa, chai spices, and sweetener and you end up with a delicious mug of warm chai-spiced hot cocoa.

homemade chai spice

What goes into chia spice?

Here are the spices that go into chai spice:

  • cinnamon
  • cardamom
  • allspice
  • clove
  • ginger

You can give your chia spice more bite by increasing the ginger, or keep it as is for a kid-friendly, sweeter chai spice.

chia hot chocolate

Ingredients in chai hot chocolate

How to make chai hot chocolate

How to make it

  1. Add the dairy-free milk to a small pot and warm over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and whisk in the cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, clove, and ginger. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Remove from heat so that it does not boil anymore. Stir in the honey and vanilla.  Whisk until the honey has combined into the hot cocoa. Serve your chai hot chocolate with marshmallows or coconut whip cream!
dairy free chai hot chocolate

Treats to enjoy with your hot chocolate

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Chai Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a mug of dairy-free, honey-sweetened chai hot chocolate! The chai spices really add depth to this homemade hot chocolate mix. Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, and nutmeg bring that classic chai flavor to our sweet and delicious homemade hot cocoa!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chai, chocolate
Servings: 2 people
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the dairy-free milk to a small pot and warm over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and whisk in the cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, clove, and ginger. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
    how to make chai hot chocolate
  • Remove from heat so that it does not boil anymore. Stir in the honey and vanilla.ย  Whisk until the honey has combined into the hot cocoa. Serve your chai hot chocolate with marshmallows or coconut whip cream!
    dairy free chai hot chocolate
chai hot chocolate

If you try this recipe, Iโ€™d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in December 2010. Updated December 2020.*

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 19, 2010 - 12:09 pm

I definitely look forward to spending time with my family in the kitchen. It’s the best of both worlds!

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Liana @ femme fraiche December 19, 2010 - 2:41 pm

This looks so delicious. I agree with you about the family thing. I spent the beginning part of this years holiday season searching for ways to embrace the spirit…it wasn’t until I put up the tree with my mom and baked out first batch of cookies that I realized what it was all really about…

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Erica December 19, 2010 - 3:26 pm

You’re so right. The holidays are all about spending time with your family & friends! This hot chocolate sounds totally delicious (and what a cute mug). I’m most looking forward to seeing Josh’s family! Its been too long

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Allie December 20, 2010 - 5:25 am

I enjoy Christmas breakfast, eggs + bacon ! Plus just spending time with my family and dogs :)) Your hot cocoa sounds SOOO good!!! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lauren December 20, 2010 - 9:28 am

I’ll be looking forward to spending the first Christmas with my new nephew.

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Emily @ For Sweets Sake December 20, 2010 - 1:56 pm

I’m looking forward to not working, seeing my family for the first time in a few months and being somewhere where there is snow! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 22, 2010 - 8:14 am

That hot chocolate sounds wonderful! I love cocoa, chai and hot drinks so a great combination. I could use some right now since I’m so cold! We are going to have a white Christmas this year ๐Ÿ™‚

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