Homemade Masala Chai Spice Mix

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Prepare this amazingly simple homemade masala chai spice mix to enjoy in or on top of your favorite dessert or drink this holiday. Homemade spice mixes make for wonderful gifts, prepare them with a printout of your favorite homemade chai recipes.

Chai spice next to a tea pot

How to make Homemade Chai Powder Mix

Gathering your ingredients

You’ll likely have all or most of these spices in your pantry already. Whether you grind these spices yourself or use any store-bought brand there isn’t a wrong answer. Why buy pumpkin spice, when you can make your own blend right at home?

Ground Cinnamon

Ground Cardamom

Ground Ginger

Ground Allspice

Ground Cloves

Ground Nutmeg

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

chai spice ingredients

Kitchen supplies you’ll need

Mix it, Shake it, & Enjoy it!

  1. Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
  3. Use in your favorite recipes, or store in a cool dark place.

Uses for Masala Chai Powder Mix

Prepare a Chai Tea Latte.

Add a few dashes to your oatmeal, or overnight oats.

Spice up your baked goods by adding Chai Spice in place of cinnamon.

Use it as a topping on your coffee, ice cream, and other treats.

Recipe FAQs

What is Masala Chai Spice?

Masala roughly translates to a blend of spices used in Indian cooking. Chai means tea, it’s usually tea with spices and steamed milk.

overhead of chai spice next to a whisk

Tips for Making, Eating, & Storing

Tips

Tips for preparing this tasty spice blend:

  • Use a funnel – Don’t let any of those precious spice particles escape your container, a funnel is a good way to keep your space clean.
  • Choosing a container – Opt for a larger container rather than a smaller one.

Storing

Store your Masala Chai powder blend the same way you would store your other kitchen spices, in a spice cupboard. Sealed tightly in an airtight container in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. This will ensure your spice blend stays fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.

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Homemade Chai Spice Recipe

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Prepare this amazingly simple homemade masala chai spice mix to enjoy in or on top of your favorite dessert or drink this holiday. Homemade spice mixes make for wonderful gifts, prepare them with a printout of your favorite homemade chai recipes.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 ounces 1x

Ingredients

Scale

5 1/2 tablespoons Cinnamon, ground

1 1/2 tablespoons Cardamom, ground

1 1/2 tablespoons Ginger, ground

1/2 tablespoon Allspice, ground

3/4 tablespoon Cloves, ground

3/4 tablespoon Nutmeg, ground

Instructions

  1. Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
  3. Use in your favorite recipes, or store in a cool dark place.

Notes

– add ground pepper for another layer of flavor

  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: Shaken

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 17
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 1.8 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: homemade chai spice mix

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By on October 15th, 2022

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