Irresistible Chai Chocolate Coffee Recipe for Coffee Lovers

Good day, coffee lovers! As a barista, I have encountered different faces of the morning crowd. For many people, their cup of coffee is a life-saver, and for some, it’s a sheer indulgence. But what if I told you that you could have both in one cup? If you’re looking for a delectable indulgence to spice up your regular coffee routine, then look no further! Today, I present to you the Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe.

This is a special coffee recipe that combines traditional Chai Latte Spice mix with brewed coffee and chocolate ingredients to create a magnificent blend of flavors that will make your taste buds sing with delight. The intense aroma of freshly brewed coffee beans infused with Chai tea and Cocoa Powder creates an irresistible mixture that truly delights the senses. This exceptional blend also includes Creme de Cacao and Dark Chocolate for added warmth and decadence. Not only is it perfect for those cold winter mornings, but it is also ideal for when chocolate cravings strike!

This latte recipe is the perfect beverage to enjoy as soon as you wake up or when you need an energy boost during the day. Plus, you can always customize it to your preferences, whether you prefer dark or white chocolate or even skip out on the espresso shot! So get out your favorite mug and let’s whip up some Chai Chocolate Coffee!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chai Chocolate Coffee
Chai Chocolate Coffee

Are you tired of the same old coffee routine? Do you want to add some excitement to your morning drink? Look no further than this Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe.

This drink combines the warm and spicy flavors of chai tea with the rich and indulgent taste of chocolate. It’s perfect for those chilly mornings when you need a little something extra to get you going.

The combination of Creme de Cacao, cocoa powder, and ground cinnamon creates an irresistible aroma that will leave your taste buds tingling with anticipation. And with the addition of a shot of espresso or brewed coffee, this drink is sure to give you the energy boost you need to start your day off right.

But perhaps the best part about this recipe is its versatility. You can adjust the ingredients to fit your taste preferences, whether that means making it spicier with more chai or sweeter with extra chocolate. Plus, it can easily be made dairy-free by using a nondairy creamer or milk alternative.

So why settle for a boring cup of coffee when you could spice things up with this Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe? Give it a try and discover why it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular drinks at coffee shops all over.

Ingredient List

 A perfect blend of spice, chocolate, and coffee in one cup!
A perfect blend of spice, chocolate, and coffee in one cup!

The Ingredients for This Heavenly Concoction

To concoct this indulgent beverage, you’ll need the following ingredients:
– 1/2 cup brewed coffee
– 6 ounces milk (dairy or nondairy)
– 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
– 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 6 cardamom pods (optional)
– 1 oz. shot of espresso (optional)
– Chocolate syrup to taste (optional)

For the chai tea blend, you can use either traditional chai teabags or loose leaf tea. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own chai blend using tea leaves and spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.

For a decadent twist, add in some chocolate ingredients like Creme de Cacao liqueur or chocolate syrup to your latte base. Or make it even dirtier by adding a shot of espresso for that extra kick.

This recipe calls for six cardamom pods, which may be an unfamiliar ingredient to some. Cardamom has a sweet, warm flavor that pairs perfectly with the spiciness of chai tea. If you don’t have whole cardamom pods on hand, you can use pre-ground cardamom – just be sure to use only about 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon.

Now that we’ve got our ingredients ready let’s move on to the recipe itself!

The Recipe How-To

 The ultimate indulgence for any avid coffee lover out there.
The ultimate indulgence for any avid coffee lover out there.

Now, let’s dive into the heart of this recipe: making the Chai Chocolate Coffee. Follow these easy steps to make a delicious drink to warm up your day.


  • 6 ounces brewed coffee or 1 shot espresso
  • 6 ounces traditional chai or 2 chai tea bags steeped in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon creme de cacao
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cardamom


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the brewed coffee (or espresso) and chai tea.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, creme de cacao, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  3. Whisk all the ingredients until everything is well combined and bring to a simmer while whisking occasionally.
  4. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes or until it has reached your desired consistency and taste.
  5. Remove from heat and divide the Chai Chocolate Coffee mixture among two mugs.
  6. If desired, top with whipped cream or non-dairy creamer, shaved chocolate or a cinnamon stick.

Note: If you want to make it a dirty chai mocha, add a shot of espresso into the mixture.

Now that you know how to make this delicious drink go try it out! You will be transported to a cozy café after just one sip.

Substitutions and Variations

 Sip into something comfortable and enjoy the bold flavors of the Chai Chocolate Coffee.
Sip into something comfortable and enjoy the bold flavors of the Chai Chocolate Coffee.

There are plenty of ways to switch up this recipe, so you can customize it to your liking. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– For a caffeine-free version, swap out the brewed coffee for hot water or an herbal tea.

– Try using a different type of chocolate. Milk chocolate will make it sweeter, while dark chocolate will make it richer and more intense.

– If you don’t have access to chai tea bags, you can use traditional chai spices instead. Simply heat up a mixture of cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and other spices in milk or water, and strain before using.

– If you don’t have any Creme de Cacao on hand, you can substitute with another chocolate liqueur or even skip it altogether.

– Make a skinny version by swapping out whole milk for skim or almond milk, and using low-calorie sweetener instead of sugar.

– Turn this into a frozen drink by blending all the ingredients together with ice until smooth.

– Add some whipped cream and extra cinnamon on top for an indulgent treat.

With these substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe unique to your taste preferences. Get creative and experiment until you find your perfect cup of Chai Chocolate Coffee!

Serving and Pairing

 This lovely caffeinated drink is sure to hit the spot and tickle your taste buds.
This lovely caffeinated drink is sure to hit the spot and tickle your taste buds.

Welcome to the serving and pairing section of this delicious chai chocolate coffee recipe. This is the part where we talk about how to serve and pair this delightfully warm and flavorful coffee with other food items or drinks.

To serve this beverage, you can top it with whipped cream, sprinkle it with some cocoa powder, or add a dash of cinnamon. You can also garnish it with a cinnamon stick or a few cardamom pods.

Now, let’s talk about pairing. Since this coffee has a rich chocolatey flavor with hints of spiced chai tea, it pairs well with a variety of foods. For example, you can enjoy your chai chocolate coffee with some freshly baked cookies, muffins or cakes. You can also pair it with savory snacks such as popcorn or cheese and crackers.

If you’re looking for more drink options to accompany this beverage, try a vanilla chai latte or white chocolate tea. These beverages have similar flavor profiles and will complement your chai chocolate coffee nicely.

In conclusion, the possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing this delicious chai chocolate coffee recipe. Its versatile and rich flavor makes it perfect for any time of day or any occasion. So grab a cup of this warming drink and enjoy it with your favorite snack or beverage!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A heavenly concoction of chocolate and warmth that makes you feel cozy.
A heavenly concoction of chocolate and warmth that makes you feel cozy.

Now, let’s talk about make-ahead tips, storing and reheating recommendations for this Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe.

You can make a large batch of the chocolate chai tea latte mix ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to use, simply heat the mixture on medium-low heat, add milk, espresso or brewed coffee as per preference for a quick fix.

To store the leftover chocolate chai coffee, pour it into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. When ready to reheat, heat the mixture on medium-low heat till warm, then add milk or creamer to achieve your desired consistency.

For iced Chai Chocolate Coffee, brew your coffee beans ahead of time and let it cool down to room temperature. Mix the chocolate chai ingredients in a separate jar or bottle and store it in the fridge. When ready to serve an iced drink, fill glasses with ice and pour the brewed coffee over it. Add the chocolate chai mix and stir well for a delicious refreshing drink.

When making a hot drink from frozen Chai Chocolate Coffee leftovers, thaw at room temperature or microwave on low power until liquid before reheating on medium-low heat in a saucepan.

Enjoy your Chai Chocolate Coffee anytime with these simple make-ahead and storing tips!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A great pick-me-up drink when you need that extra push to get through the day.
A great pick-me-up drink when you need that extra push to get through the day.

Making a perfect chai chocolate coffee can be challenging at times, especially when the taste doesn’t meet your expectations. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can enjoy the best aroma, flavor, and texture in every cup of this delicious beverage.

Firstly, start by using high-quality ingredients. When looking for coffee beans, go for ones that are freshly roasted and ground properly. The same goes for tea leaves and spices used in making the chai blend. Freshly ground spices tend to have a more intense flavor than pre-ground ones.

Secondly, when brewing your coffee or tea, avoid using boiling-hot water as it can scorch the beans or leaves, negatively affecting their flavor. Instead, brew them using water that has just boiled and allowed to rest for about 30 seconds to one minute before pouring it in.

Thirdly, be mindful of the proportion of each ingredient used in making the chocolate chai blend. Using too much cocoa powder can result in a chalky texture and bitter taste, while adding too little sugar might make the drink taste bland.

Fourthly, use proper equipment such as a milk frother or a French press to mix all the ingredients evenly so that you get a smooth and creamy texture with no lumps or grittiness.

Fifthly, personalize your drink by experimenting with different ingredient ratios and variations until you find one that suits your taste preferences. Customize your recipe by trying out different types of milk or nondairy creamers such as almond milk or coconut milk.

Lastly, serve your Chai Chocolate Coffee hot with some whipped cream or marshmallows on top as they add an extra touch of sweetness and creaminess that enhances the taste of this decadent treat.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make the perfect Chai Chocolate Coffee every time with minimal effort while enjoying a soothing aroma and delightful taste.


As with any recipe, there may be some questions that come up. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy this delicious Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe, I’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and their answers below. So, read on to learn how you can make the perfect cup of Chai Chocolate Coffee every time!

Is chai good mixed with coffee?

Combining a shot of espresso with masala chai results in a delightful fusion of caffeine and subtle creaminess. The bitterness of coffee is perfect in balancing the sweet flavors of masala chai. Typically, my friend Alex and I prefer black coffee. However, occasionally, we indulge in a decadent dirty chai latte.

What is a chocolate chai latte?

To prepare a savory Chocolate Chai Latte Mix, first gather the required elements. One will need a blend of chai spices and a base made up of a velvety tea “latte” mix, made from nonfat dry milk powder, powdered nondairy creamer, and French vanilla powdered nondairy creamer.

How do you order chocolate chai from Starbucks?

If you’re searching for a sweet treat to liven up your day, ask your friendly barista for a Chocolate Chai. Essentially, it’s a Chai latte with a delectable touch of chocolate. You can choose from milk or white chocolate, depending on what kind of mood you’re in. This scrumptious addition will inject some extra sweetness into your day!

What is in a dirty chai coffee?

If you want a bit of a kick to your chai latte, you can add a shot of espresso to make it a Dirty Chai. And if you want it stronger, just double the espresso shot to make it a Filthy Chai Latte.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, as a barista, I highly recommend the Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe for all coffee lovers out there. Why settle for just one flavor when you can have the best of both worlds in one cup? With this recipe, you can enjoy the rich and spiced flavors of traditional chai combined with the luscious chocolate taste that we all love.

This recipe is easy to make and customizable to your own liking. You can add more cocoa powder if you want a stronger chocolate flavor or adjust the amount of chai concentrate if you prefer a bolder chai taste. The options are endless!

So whether you are looking for a new twist on your regular cup of coffee or want to impress your guests with a unique and delicious drink, the Chai Chocolate Coffee recipe is definitely worth a try. So grab your coffee beans, chai tea, and chocolate ingredients and get ready to indulge in this decadent beverage.

Trust me, after sipping on this heavenly combination, you might never go back to plain old coffee again. So why not give it a try and explore the world of Chai Chocolate Coffee?

Chai Chocolate Coffee

Chai Chocolate Coffee Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 132.7 kcal


  • 1 1/2 ounces Voyant chai cream liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
  • 6 ounces brewed coffee, strong coffee is best
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon sugar


  • Put the two liquors in the bottom of a heat proof glass. Add hot coffee. Stir to mix.
  • Top with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 214gCalories: 132.7kcalCarbohydrates: 13.7gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 6.8mgSugar: 13.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Winter
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