Chocolate Chai Tea

Chocolate Chai Tea

This chocolate chai tea is a delicious hybrid between hot chocolate and a chai latte that happens to be dairy-free with zero added sugar!

A white mug of chocolate chai tea with cinnamon sticks and dark chocolate on a white board.

Chocolate Chai Tea

It may be the new year when everyone is hyped up on healthy resolutions and goals, but that doesn’t change the fact that cozy, warm beverages just go hand-in-hand with cooler winter months. My two favorite cozy beverage treats have got to be variations of hot chocolate and chai lattes (like my peppermint hot chocolate, golden chai latte, and gingerbread chai latte), so it just seemed natural to make a chocolate chai tea latte!

This cozy chai hot chocolate almost hints of a Mexican hot chocolate, with subtle warming spices mingling with sweet cocoa.

Except one thing – this hot chocolate chai latte is actually low in sugar! There are actually zero added sugars in this drink! It’s very subtly sweetened by fruit – a medjool date!

An overhead shot looking down at a mug of chocolate chai tea that is foamy and swirly on top.

How to Make Chai Hot Chocolate

This chai hot chocolate is actually really simple to make.

  1. Steep a chai tea bag in hot water.
  2. In a blender combine chai tea with unsweetened almond milk, cocoa or cacao powder, and a pitted medjool date.

That’s it! You can elevate this chocolate chai tea a couple different ways:

  • Try adding some full fat coconut milk or coconut cream for extra creaminess and fats that will add more satiety and can help stabilize blood sugar.
  • Add 1-2 scoops of collagen peptides or another protein powder of choice. The added protein will also increase satiety and keep you fuller longer.
  • If you’re interested in adaptogens these can easily be added!

If you make this chocolate chai tea, be sure to leave a comment and rate the recipe below. And you can always take a picture and share to social media (tag @nutritiontofit and #nutritiontofit) for a chance to be featured on my social media accounts!

A hand holding a cozy white mug of chocolate chai tea.

A white mug of chocolate chai tea with cinnamon sticks and dark chocolate on a white board.

Chocolate Chai Tea

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 86 kcal

This chocolate chai tea is a delicious hybrid between hot chocolate and a chai latte that happens to be dairy-free with zero added sugar!

free from: gluten/ wheat, dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, egg, shellfish, fish

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based beverage of choice)
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medjool date pitted

Instructions

  1. Steep chai tea bag in hot water for 3 minutes.

  2. In a blender, combine steeped tea and remaining ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes until date is pulverized and chocolate chai tea is frothy. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include optional add-ins, like coconut milk or collagen peptides.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chai Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Image of a white mug of chocolate chai tea with cinnamon and chocolate and text that reads "no sugar added chocolate chai latte"

3 Responses to Chocolate Chai Tea

  1. I love the idea of this and the date for sweetener, but as a chai devotee I hate that it calls for bag chai tea. Chai boiled from the actual looseleaf spices for 15-20 min is the real deal (plus makes your house smell heavenly), the premade bag stuff is just too weak and the flavor is usually dominated by one spice. This recipe could easily be adapted to use with masala chai though!

    • That sounds completely delightful, and like it would be a great option for those who have the time and desire to boil tea for 15-20 minutes (ha – I don’t even have 20 minutes to drink tea these days)! I know many of my readers and followers are also short on time, hence why I tried to make this as simple and easily accessible as possible. That said, I’m a big advocate that different things work for different folks, though, so thank you for sharing your insights and adaptations to the recipe. I hope other chai devotees find it helpful and can still enjoy this beverage! Be well!

  2. My wife made this recipe and though I am not normally a fan of chai tea, this was DELICIOUS! We both thoroughly enjoyed a quick cup of tea as we are very busy with life and young kids. Thank you for this great recipe!

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