Chai Spice

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This Chai Spice mix is an easy homemade spice recipe! Perfect to use in your coffee and chai tea or with baked goods. A warm spice profile with lots of flavor from India.
Top view of Chai Spices in a clear bowl still separated

Make your own Chai Spice at home to use in your drinks, lattes, and baking recipes! A simple blend of flavors.

Top view of Chai Spices in a clear bowl still separated

Why You Will Love This Recipe

No need to buy another spice blend when you can make Chai Spice at home!

This blend of warm seasonings is perfect for your coffee and chai latte drinks, or to use in baked goods like our Chai Sugar Cookies.

Make the spice blend a spicy chai if you want, or adjust the flavors to make it exactly what you want.

Chai Spice mixed in a small bowl with a wood spoon

Ingredients

Here is what you need to make this homemade spice blend:

  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cardamom
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Cloves
  • Black Pepper

Equipment

  • Small Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Storage Container (such as an empty spice jar or other small jar)
Chai Spices piled on a cutting board with some wooden spoons

Instruction Overview

Spice blends are one of the simplest recipes ever! All you need to do is mix them together!

Modifications and Substitutions

Adjust more of any spice as desired to get the flavor profile you prefer!

Use more black pepper to make it spicier. A teaspoon is a good spicy level to start with.

Chai Spice mixed in a small bowl with a wood spoon

Kim’s Tips

Make the full batch, or even more, and keep it on hand in an empty spice container or jar. That way you always have some ready to go!

This tastes amazing in my Chai Cookies!

FAQs

What spices is chai made of?

What is chai powder made of? The main ingredients are cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves. Some mixes include nutmeg, black peppers, and/or allspice. These additional flavors are less common.

What is the chai flavor?

It is a spice-forward flavor and described as similar to gingerbread and pumpkin spice.

Does chai taste like cinnamon?

You definitely taste the cinnamon, because it is the base, but there are more flavors than just cinnamon. You will taste a range of warm spices with hints of heat and sweetness.

The Chai Spices separated in a small glass bowl
Pin of each spice used in Chai Spice on a cutting board with title at top
Top view of Chai Spices in a clear bowl still separated

Chai Spice

This Chai Spice mix is an easy homemade spice recipe! Perfect to use in your coffee and chai tea or with baked goods. A warm spice profile with lots of flavor from India.
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian, International
Keyword: 30 Min or Less
Servings: 6 Tablespoons
Calories: 17kcal

Equipment

  • Small Bowl
  • Spice Jar for storing (such as empty spice jar or other small jar)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
    3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon ground cardamom, 1 Tablespoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Adjust to taste if desired. Store in an empty spice jar or small jar.

Notes

Make it spicier with 1 teaspoon black pepper instead of 1/2.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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By on November 8th, 2022

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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