Homemade Chai Spice Mix – A Sharp and Spicy Blend

Homemade chai spice

This chai spice is a homemade spice blend that emulates the sharp, spicy, warm notes of chai tea. This chai spice blend uses cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, coriander seed, cardamom, ginger, and black pepper to mimic a warm chai latte flavor. Use this chai spice in all your fall-winter baking!

Homemade Chai Spice Mix - A Sharp and Spicy Blend

DIY chai spice blend

Inspired by this Chai tea blend from Monica Patino in Mexico City, I translated her ingredient list and then tinkered with the proportions of cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, coriander seed, cardamom, ginger, and black pepper to get a homemade spice blend that emulates that sharp, spicy, warm flavor of chai tea.

Combine 1) Cinnamon – 2 ½ tablespoons 2) Ground anise seed – 2 tablespoons 3) Nutmeg – 1 ½ teaspoon 4) Coriander seed – 1 ½ teaspoon 5) Cardamom – 1 ½ teaspoon 6) Ginger – 1 ½ teaspoon and 7) Black pepper – ¼ teaspoon all together and store in a jar. Boom! Done.

It’s as easy as that! You can use this homemade chai spice blend for tea, lattes, jams, and so many more! A few of these wonderful recipes I’ve used this blend for are linked below.

recipes that use homemade chai spice

Homemade chai spice

Homemade Chai Spice Mix - A Sharp and Spicy Blend

Mimi Newman
Homemade Chai Spice Mix - A Sharp and Spicy Blend
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Spices
Cuisine Pantry
Servings 1 /2 cup

Ingredients
  

  • Cinnamon - 2 ½ tablespoons
  • Anise seed - 2 tablespoons
  • Nutmeg - 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander seed - 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Cardamom - 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Ginger - 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper - ¼ teaspoon

Instructions
 

  • In a spice grinder, grind the anise seed into a fine ground.
  • Add the rest of the spices, and pulse a few times to combine.
  • Store in a small jar.
Keyword chai spices, homemade chai spice blend
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