Homemade Chai Hot Cocoa Mix

by Erin

What happens when you blend together homemade chai mix with hot cocoa? You get a deliciously warm homemade chai hot cocoa mix!

Homemade Chai Hot Cocoa Mix.

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Just like my varieties of buckeye candy, every year I try to come up with a new flavor spin for my homemade hot cocoa mix. This year, I had a serious light bulb go off while in NYC last weekend to combine the forces of chai and hot cocoa into one.

I am not sure how or why it took me this long to come up with this combination. After all, I knew chocolate chai was already a thing, and I make my own homemade chai and hot cocoa mixes, so why not combine them? And that’s precisely what I did.

Homemade Chai Hot Cocoa in a Mug.

The result is exactly what you would expect from a chai hot cocoa – creamy chocolate with extra warmth from the combination of spices and a little boost from the black tea. So be aware that there is instant tea powder in there if you or someone you are gifting this to has a sensitivity to caffeine.

Speaking of the added instant tea powder, Normally my hot cocoa recipes use 1/3 cup of mix per cup of hot milk, but with the extra dry ingredient you have to add a little more to get the same proportions. Yes you can use water because there is dry milk powder in the mix, by why make a sub-par version?

Marshmallow topped Chai Hot Cocoa.

Homemade Chai Hot Cocoa Mix.


Yield: About 2 dozen servings Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened instant tea powder
  • 1-1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Working in two batches, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the chocolate is finely ground.
  3. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  4. To make chai hot cocoa, put 1/2 cup of the cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of hot milk
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Source: Adapted from my Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix.

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Varnamala January 19, 2024 - 3:03 pm

So so tasty!! One of my go to drinks when feeling like something cosy and warm.

Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix December 23, 2023 - 5:36 pm

[…] It smells as wonderful as it tastes and makes a great gift during both cold and warm months. Honestly, who doesn’t love chai year round? Heck I’ll drink it warm no matter the temperature. Or you can use it baked into a sweet treat like a chai apple cake! or blend it into a homemade chai hot cocoa mix! […]


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