6 Different Chai Drink Recipes

Sipping on a delicious cup of chai is always amazing. It is soothing for the mind and relaxing to the body.

chai coffee

Chai drinks are made from a mixture of spices and come in many different types from Masala Chai, to Chai Coffee, Chai Latte and more. Check out some of the best Chai drink recipes below!

6 Different Chai Drink Recipes to try out now!

1. Chai Coffee – Add warming spices to jazz up your morning cup of coffee especially during winter.  Here’s a recipe for Chai Coffee that will warm you up on these cold mornings.

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger

Mix well and used as much as you need while brewing your cup of coffee.

Spiced Chai (Tea Concentrate)

2. Spiced Chai (Tea Concentrate) – Easy homemade chai concentrate recipe to enjoy chai lattes at home whenever you want.

You will need –

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup natural sweetener of your choice
  • 2–3” fresh ginger, sliced
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 3 star anise
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds
  • 5 black tea bags

Recipe –

In a medium pot, bring the water and sweetener to a boil and simmer until the sweetener is fully dissolved. Add all of the spices, and continue to simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat, add the tea bags, and let them steep for 10 minutes. Strain out the spices and tea bags and store your chai concentrate in the fridge.

3. Masala Chai

Nothing beats having a hot cup of masala chai in winter. This spicy and fragrant milky tea is drunk across India. Masala chai is a black tea made using milk and fragrant spices that have a lot of health benefits.


  • dry ginger powder – 2 tbsp
  • green cardamom – 2 tbsp
  • cinnamon sticks – 6-8 sticks, about 2 inch
  • cloves – 1 tbsp
  • nutmeg – 1/2, grated
  • fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
  • pepper corns – 2 tsp ( optional)

Recipe – First, you need to dry roast certain spices for few minutes until it is well toasted and aromatic – cinnamon, cloves, pepper, nutmeg grated, fennel seeds and cardamom. Add the roasted spices to a grinder and grind it until fine. Add ginger powder to it and mix well. Sieve the prepared powder to remove any granules and particles. Cool and store in an air-tight container. To use, add 1/4 teaspoon or more of the spice mix to 2 cups of tea and let it simmer. Add milk and filter. Enjoy hot!

Dirty Chai Latte

4. Dirty Chai Latte – Warming and mildly spicy chai is combined with bold espresso and creamy steamed milk.

You will need –

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1–2 Chai tea bags
  • sugar or maple syrup to taste
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1–2 shots espresso or 2–3 ounces strong coffee

Recipe –

Brew tea. Pour boiling water over tea bag in a mug and let steep for 4-5 minutes, then remove tea bag. Pour the shot of espresso over the chai concentrate. Warm the milk along with maple syrup or sugar. Froth the milk using your favorite method and spoon the frothed milk over the drink.

Chai Chocolate

5. Chai Chocolate – A rich, steaming cup of spice-infused Chocolate Chai.

  • 1½ cups milk 
  • 50 g dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cardamom pods, cracked
  • 4 whole cloves

Recipe –

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Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring throughout to avoid burning. When hot, pour through a sieve and serve in your favorite mugs. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

6. Vanilla Chai Latte – Start your mornings with this easy to make Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe.

You will need –

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp black tea leaves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz whole milk

Into a saucepan, add in 2 cups of water and 2 tsp black tea leaves. Then, add crushed cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla extract.

Then, heat this mixture until it begins to boil. Once boiled, lower the heat, keep covered and let it steep for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, strain and add in 2 cups hot milk, along with some maple syrup or honey (or any sweetener of choice) and it’s ready to consume.

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