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Easy Chai Spice Blend Recipe

This simple spice blend has all the warmth and spicy flavor of a good masala chai tea. Simple to mix up and have on hand, you can use this versatile blend in everything from homemade chai lattes, to adding a kick to your favorite baked goods.

It’s easy to mix up a jar of this versatile and warm spice mix right in your kitchen with spices you probably already have in your spice drawer.

For a quick rundown, check out this Masala Chai Spice web story. Otherwise, let’s go!

What is Chai?

Chai is actually the Hindi word for “tea”. So when you say “chai tea” you’re actually saying “tea tea”. Chai tea is actually a blend of black tea along with spices.

In the west, chai tea has become synonymous with a spice blend known as masala chai.

Ingredients in this Chai Spice Blend

Chai spices can vary in different recipes but this classic chai spice includes a mix of these spices:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Nutmeg

What’s great about mixing up a chai spice blend is you can tailor it to your tastes. Love ginger – you can add more. Want a bit more of a kick – add ground black pepper.

Tips for Making a Chai Spice Blend

  • When you’re making any kind of a spice blend, it’s important to use fresh spices. You’d be surprised how quickly spices degrade when they’re stashed back in a cabinet and not used often.
  • After mixing, store out of direct sunlight in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • You can use an old spice jar – just make sure to wash it out well so you don’t get any residual flavor or odor.
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How Do You Use Chai Spice Blend

You can use this blend to spice up pretty much any drink or baked good. Here are some of my favorite suggestions:

How to Make Chai Spice Blend

This recipe is as simple as rounding up the ingredients, mixing them well and putting them in a jar with a lid.

Chai Spice Blend Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbs Cinnamon
  • 1.5 Tbs Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbs Allspice
  • 1 Tbs Cloves
  • 1.5 tsp Cardamom
  • 1.5 tsp Nutmeg

Chai Spice Blend Instructions:

Make sure to blend spices well as sometimes ground ginger can get clumpy. You can either whisk the ingredients in a bowl to remove lumps, or add the ingredients to a spice jar and shake well until blended.

Chai Spice Blend Recipe

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Easy Chai Spice Blend Recipe

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This warm and versatile spice blend is perfect for baking into your favorite cookie recipe, sprinkling on oatmeal or creating a delicous chai latte.


  • 4 Tbs Cinnamon
  • 1.5 Tbs Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbs Allspice
  • 1 Tbs Cloves
  • 1.5 tsp Cardamom
  • 1.5 tsp Nutmeg


  1. Make sure to blend all spices well and break up any lumps using a whisk.
  2. Alternately, you can add all ingredients to a clean, empty jar and shake well to mix.
  3. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid for up to one year.


Perfect when baked into your favorite muffin or cookie recipe, or added to a tea latte.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 2 tsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition figures are estimates. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information for any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe.

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