DIY Chai Spice Blend


This DIY chai spice blend is one that you'll want to make for the season! Countless recipes and drinks can use this chai spice mix blend to warm you right up!

Every Fall, I usually put together a little DIY spice blend to use for the season. I’ve done pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice. They last forever and are so much easier to make at home than to buy — not to mention far cheaper. Additionally, you likely already have all the spices in your pantry!

For years, I thought chai was a proprietary blend for teas and that you can only get the chai flavor if you buy chai tea and steep it to use in recipes. That’s why I was sad I couldn’t make my own dirty chai lattes at home. Well, I’ve clearly wised up and figured out that the chai spice blend is actually able to be concocted from spices that are already in my pantry!

You will find so many ways to use this DIY chai spice blend. In fact, I’ve already used it in two recipes that I’ll be sharing on the blog soon! One of which is a decadently rich brownie that you won’t want to miss!

This DIY chai spice blend is one that you'll want to make for the season! Countless recipes and drinks can use this chai spice mix blend to warm you right up!

DIY Chai Spice Blend
Prep Time
5 mins

Make this chai spice blend at home and use it in all your baking this season!

  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Whisk spices together in a small bowl then put in an airtight container and use throughout the season. You should store spices no longer than one year.

Recipe Notes

This makes about 1/4 of a cup.


Posted on October 16, 2017

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. Liz
    10/16/2017 at 10:59 am

    Make chai tea latte each morning with liquid Tao tea and milk. Can this be used instead? How much per milk?

    • Julie
      10/16/2017 at 7:29 pm

      I would say try 1/2 teaspoon first and do it to taste and mix it really well – you will want to make sure it dissolves otherwise it’ll be gritty. If it doesn’t dissolve as well as you’d like, heat it up over the stovetop.

  2. Angie
    12/01/2017 at 7:10 pm

    So happy to find this blend. I have question. If addded dry milk to this to make chai latte mix (my dad absolutely adores getting his chai lattes at the local bookstore in his town) how much dry milk should I use. Bought some if this kinda mix for my dad at fall festival he loved but he’s out and I want to make some for him for Christmas this year

    • Julie
      12/04/2017 at 8:14 am

      I would add as much dry milk as you think he would drink..such as, if dry milk’s equivalent for 1 cup of milk is 1 cup, then I’d add 1 cup of dry milk. I haven’t done this before so I’m totally guessing here.

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