homemade chai spice recipe

Spice Recipe

A homemade chai spice can be enjoyable any time of year. However, the smell and the taste may be most enjoyable in the cool fall and winter months. Like the pumpkin pie spice, there is a scientific reason behind why we like the wonderful almost alluring aroma of chai spice in cooler months. Some of the spices are mood boosters that make you breath and think better while others contain properties that naturally warm the body. So, there is no wondering why we really like the taste and smell of chai spice in the fall and winter.

Homemade Chai Spice

If you enjoy the aroma and taste of chai spice, you may thoroughly enjoy the taste of this homemade chai spice recipe! All the chai spice enthusiast are likely aware that not all chai spice recipes taste the same! Some are much better tasting than others. The reason is that not all chai spice recipes are made with the same ingredients. They can not only be made with a different ratio of ingredients, but they can also be made with additional ingredients that the next chai spice recipe might not include.

For years I drank the same chai spice latte from the same establishment. So, one day I decided to pick up a box of chai spice tea from the grocery store to make my own chai spice latte and wow was I quite disappointed. It tasted nothing like the chai spice in which I was familiar. After a few more attempts to buy different brands of chai spice teas, I finally realized that most of them included licorice! Which is an ingredient with an overpowering taste that was not included in yummy chai spice latte the I had been enjoying for years. Once this discovery was made, I was able to check the ingredient labels to determine if the box of tea would be a friend or foe. If you are not a fan of licorice in your chai spice tea either, the Tazo Organic Chai Spice and Stash Spice Chai are two delicious brands that do not include licorice. 

All of this is said to highlight the main benefit of making homemade chai spice. You can add the ingredients with the flavors that you like and skip the ones that you do not like. Then slowly adjust the flavor until it is just right for you. This delicious homemade chai spice recipe tastes better than the flavor of the chai spice latte I drank for years. And, what is more, it can be used to make chai spiced everything – not just lattes!

homemade chai spice recipe

To mention a few, you can use this homemade chai spice recipe to make chai spiced soy milk, keto chai spiced bread, and keto chai spiced banana bread.


This homemade chai spice recipe is prepared with a delightful combination of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and black pepper.

  • Cinnamon – The sweet smell and taste of cinnamon is used as one of the main spices to create this wonderful homemade chai spice recipe. Cinnamon has a naturally sweet taste that is full of antioxidants and can help control blood sugar level. But there are more health benefits of cinnamon as well.
  • Cardamom – The lovely aroma that this spice provides is actually one of the health benefits of cardamom. Among other beneficial things, this fragrant spice is a mood-enhancing, blood pressure lowering anti-inflammatory.
  • Ginger – In the cool fall and winter months, one of the ginger health benefits worth taking note of is the fact that ginger is a warming spice. Even if you add it to a cold drink, ginger will increase your blood flow and thereby warm your entire body. Besides this, ginger is one of the best all natural digestive aides.
  • Nutmeg – Being a natural detoxifier is one of the nutmeg health benefits. It too plays a role in having a healthy digestive system and respiratory system.
  • Clove – The health benefits of cloves include it being an antioxidant and antibacterial. It too can help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Allspice – Like many other spices, allspice health benefits include it being an antioxidant and antibacterial. Therefore, it can help keep your immune system strong.
  • Black Pepper – The small amount of black pepper that is added to this homemade chai spice recipe adds a lovely mild smoky flavor to an otherwise sweet tasting blend. One of black pepper health benefits is that it helps clean and clear the lungs. So, the sneezing fit that it can induce is actually beneficial.
homemade chai spice recipe

Homemade Chai Spice

Delightful homemade chai spice recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Spice
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 23 kcal



  • Place all of the ingredients in a small jar.
  • Stir well and the spice is ready to use.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 23kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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Homemade Chai Spice

In Summary

This is a delicious homemade spice recipe! And it is quite simple to mix together. Therefore, if you enjoy the taste of a good chai spice, I hope you get to make and use this homemade chai spice recipe.

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