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Chocolate Chai Latte

Here’s an easy 4-ingredient Chocolate Chai Latte recipe that combines your love for chai and chocolate together in one mug. It’s a simple spice-flavored drink that you can easily make at home with chai tea, milk, honey, and chocolate powder. It’s as easy as steeping the tea, mixing the other ingredients in, and serving hot!

Why Chai and Chocolate? 

If you love chai and chocolate, you will love this delicious combination of the two superstar ingredients.

But first, let’s talk about chai. Chai is a tea blend from India with spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. These spices are commonly steeped with black tea to create what we know as chai tea. In Hindi, the word chai translates to “tea.” For them, it’s not a flavor profile or specific type of tea like in America. They would hear chai tea as “tea tea,” a seemingly redundant phrase because, in Indian culture, chai is the standard way of making tea.

Chai latte is a beverage made with these spices plus added sweetener and frothy milk. It’s a delicious and smooth drink with just the right balance between spicy and sweet.

Now, add another level of flavor with chocolate, and it’s out-of-this-world delicious. When chai and chocolate are paired together in a warm mug of comfort, it’s absolutely delightful!

Think of this warm drink as hot chocolate with a spicy chai spin. The best part is that it takes little effort or time to whip up a batch. 

This chai flavored chocolate drink is subtly sweetened with honey and blended with frothed milk. It comes together in under 10 minutes and is an excellent drink to share with friends and family.  Speaking of friends and family, a chocolate chai latte mix would make a fantastic DIY gift for your loved ones.

Save your usual matcha tea for another time and your favorite winter cocktails for the evening – warm up to this latte during the cold winter months when you want a simple treat. It thoroughly satisfies that chocolate craving and is incredibly warming. You can also make it with our Dirty Chai Earthquake Cookies for the total package!

Chocolate chai tea in white teacup on clay dish garnished with cinnamon.

How to Make a Chocolate Chai Tea Latte

Gather 4 simple ingredients, and you’re halfway to making a chocolate chai in just 10 minutes!

To ensure the chai flavors shine, we’ll brew extra strong chai by using several tea bags. Then the hot chocolate chai comes together quickly from there. 

Hot chocolate chai tea in white teacup.

Ingredients

  • Hot water
  • Chai tea bags – your favorite store-bought tea brand, like Tazo chai or substitute with loose leaf tea and steep 2 teaspoons in a mesh tea ball.
  • Milk Use a milk frother wand on your milk if you want a rich, velvety texture. This will take your latte experience further! Get one if you don’t have one yet – there are lots of creative milk frother uses for other delicious drinks like hot chocolate, matcha, milkshakes, and cocktails!
  • Honey – can be substituted in equal parts with maple syrup or another sweetener of choice. Choose raw honey for the best flavor and quality. You can also use stevia as a sugar-free alternative.
  • Cocoa powder – or cacao powder, any unsweetened chocolate powder will do the job

Step-By-Step Directions

Follow these simple directions, and you can’t go wrong! This chai hot chocolate recipe comes together in 4 easy steps. 

Step one: Steep tea

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan or tea kettle. Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes.

Step two: Froth milk

Prepare the frothed milk by steaming it and whisking briskly by hand or using an electric frother or the milk frothing attachment on an espresso machine. Alternatively, warm the milk and pour it into the tea (in step 4) without frothing.

Step three: Sweeten and add chocolate

Hot chocolate being poured on a white teacup.

Remove the tea bags and discard them. Add the sweetener and cocoa powder. Mix well to combine. Divide between two mugs.

Step four: Finishing touches

Divide the milk between the two cups and fill to the brim. Garnish with cinnamon if desired. 

Serve hot. Maybe with a slice of banana bread. Yum.

Hot chocolate chai tea in white teacup on clay dish with lace napkin next to tea bags and a honey dipper.

Nutritional Info for Chocolate Chai Latte

There are two servings in this chocolate latte recipe.

Each serving contains:

  • 150 calories
  • 5 g protein
  • 3 g fat
  • 28 g total carbs
  • 1 g fiber

Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app to recalculate and reflect your changes.

Chocolate chai tea in teacup next to lace napkin.

Just want a Chocolate tea recipe?

Skip the milk and make a warm mug of chocolate tea instead. Milk is the star ingredient in a latte, so technically, omitting milk would make this drink a chocolate chai tea. Which, it is still a very delicious option.

In fact, without the milk, the flavor is more concentrated and darker, with a hint of sweetness and a spicy aroma. Chocolate tea is also an excellent option for those who have to be dairy-free but still want to enjoy the flavor of chocolate and chai.

Plus, a chocolate chai recipe is much simpler to make. There’s no frothing needed or extra tools to wash. And the process couldn’t be any easier. All you need to do is steep the tea and add the sweetener and chocolate. Pour into mugs and enjoy. That’s all there is to it! 

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A cup of chocolate chai tea.

Chocolate Chai Latte Recipe

Jessica Haggard
Here’s an easy 4-ingredient Chocolate Chai Latte recipe that combines your love for chai and chocolate together in one mug. It’s a simple spice-flavored drink that you can easily make at home with chai tea, milk, honey, and chocolate powder. It’s as easy as steeping the tea, mixing the other ingredients in, and serving hot!
5 from 54 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 (1.5 cup servings); 3 cups total
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan or tea kettle. Steep the tea bags for 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the frothed milk by steaming it and whisking briskly by hand or using an electric frother or the milk frothing attachment on an espresso machine. Alternatively, warm the milk and pour it into the tea (in step 4) without frothing.
  • Remove the tea bags and discard them. Add the sweetener and cocoa powder. Mix well to combine. Divide into two mugs.
  • Divide the milk between the two cups and fill to the brim. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23g
Keyword chai hot chocolate, chocolate chai, chocolate chai latte
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Recipe Rating




Moop Brown

Monday 13th of March 2023

I love chai tea and have never had it with chocolate but this looks really tasty and like something I need to try.

Jessica Haggard

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Hope you like it! Come back again for more delicious and easy recipes :)

Loreto and Nicoletta

Sunday 12th of March 2023

Absolutely love Chai, funny about the tea tea. I spent some time in Indian temples, just love the simplicity of the Chai. You're addition of chocolate takes tea to a whole other level! Thanks for sharing tips and tricks to a wonderful Chai. Let the spices roll! Lol ❤️

Jessica Haggard

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

The spices are indeed something special...and, It's nice to add that chocolatey richness at times ;)

Elaine

Sunday 12th of March 2023

You absolutely know how to win me over LOL This recipe is absolutely amazing - simple and just the way I like it - great start to a day!

Jessica Haggard

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Yay! Thanks, Elaine :)

Tammy

Friday 10th of March 2023

So simple yet so delicious! I have plenty of chai tea on hand so I will definitely be treating myself to this over the weekend :D

Jessica Haggard

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

It's such a yummy treat. Enjoy!

veenaazmanov

Thursday 9th of March 2023

A unique Chai Latte recipe but perfect for Chocolate lovers. Have to definitely try this out.

Jessica Haggard

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Hope you enjoy, remember to bookmark the page for easy reference :)

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