homemade chai spice

a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

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it happens every freaking time.

the whole world inevitably goes crazy for all things pumpkin during the early weeks of september.

but for me? pumpkin just doesn’t do it. i don’t know why, but it never really has. like…i had my first pumpkin spice latte 2 years ago & i was SHOOK when i realized it was actually orange. 😂😂😂

seriously. pumpkin just isn’t my jam.

chai spice, on the other hand? man oh man, do i LOVE anything chai spice.

the warming & cozy notes of chai spice are perfect for the fall months, when the warm & muggy summery air gives way to cooler, crisp weather.

6-ingredient homemade chai spice mixa simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

pin this homemade chai spice mix recipe for later!!!

my chai spice mix is super simple to make, & it only calls for 6 ingredients:

a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

i created this chai spice recipe after trying, what feels like, just about every single chai spice mix recipe on the internet. as someone who loves super spicy & cardamom-forward chai flavors, many of the recipes i tried just fell a little flat for me. they used tons of cinnamon, & tiny little pinches of the other chai spices.

i add in generous amounts of both ginger & cardamom to my chai spice mix to create the spicy & bold flavors i expect when i taste something that is supposed to be chai flavored. if you love a spicier chai, this chai spice recipe is seriously the one for you.a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

this chai spice mix is pretty much my bff all throughout the fall & winter seasons. i use it to spruce up my morning coffee when the cold winter months have me feeling kinda bleh, i use it to add an extra kick of special to my fall & holiday baking, & i’ve even been known to mix it into a cocktail or two.

i figured it’s about time to share it here so you can obsess over it too!

how to make homemade chai spice mixa simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

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making homemade chai spice seriously could not be easier: you add the 6 listed chai spices to your favorite jar or spice container, then shake it up to combine. that’s it! it’ll keep on your spice rack for up to 1 year, & you can use it in pretty much everything throughout the fall & winter months.

a few tips for making your own chai spice:

  • buy online, or in bulk to save $$$. buying the spices you need to make chai spice can be a little costly, especially if you rely on grocery store prices. cardamom & allspice, especially, are really expensive when you buy them in the little jars in the spice aisle at the grocery store. i suggest ordering the spices online, & buying in bulk to get extra bang for your buck. you can make a big batch of chai spice – extras make great hostess gifts! i have links for some great bulk spices provided in the recipe card, below.
  • store in a good airtight container. since we’re dealing with more expensive spices, you obviously want to make sure your chai spice will stay fresh & flavorful for as long as it can. storing it in a good airtight container is super important. i use these mason jars for my own spice rack. weck jars are great too!
  • make it your own: i use the 6 spices i do to keep this recipe simple & easy to remember. a few things you could add in to add extra flavor, if you’re into that kinda thing, are ground black pepper & a split vanilla bean pod. holy yum. more on this in the recipe notes, below.

how to use homemade chai spice mix a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

pin this homemade chai spice mix recipe for later!!!

the beauty of this easy chai spice mix (other than the fact that it smells SO freaking good) is that it’s really, really versatile. a few teaspoons of chai spice mix will take pretty much any cozy fall recipe up another cozy notch.

most easily, i like to make cozy chai coffee on any cool morning this fall. stir a few pinches of chai spice into your morning coffee. if you want something that feels like a super special treat, add in a tablespoon of pure maple syrup, a splash of cream or milk, & little pinch of kosher salt. omg…chai spice heaven.

if you want to get a little fancier, you can also add some chai spice to your favorite baked goods. apples & chai spice pair really well together in particular. i am obviously obsessed with chai spiced apple crisp this time of year. you can also replace the spices in your favorite apple pie or apple dessert 1:1 with chai spice mix to add an extra little kick of flavor.

chai spice also makes a thoughtful little gift. because it’s easiest to buy chai spices in bulk, i like to portion out chai spices into individual spice containers. i keep them on hand to take with us as a hostess gift for the holiday parties we go to throughout the season. they are also a great special little something for office gifts or teachers gifts, especially if that special someone loves to bake. a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

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a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

homemade chai spice mix


  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/3 cup

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a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year!


Ingredients


Instructions

Add all listed ingredients to an airtight container or jar. I like to use these mason jars, or these Weck jars. Seal the jar, and shake to combine. Store on your spice rack, at room temperature, for up to 1 year. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Buy online, or in bulk to save money! Buying the spices you need to make chai spice can be a little costly, especially if you rely on grocery store prices. Cardamom & allspice, especially, are really expensive when you buy them in the little jars in the spice aisle at the grocery store. I suggest ordering the spices online, &/or buying them in bulk to get extra bang for your buck. You can make a double or triple batch of chai spice – extras make great hostess gifts! My favorite spices are linked above.
  • Make it your own: I use the 6 spices i do to keep this recipe simple & easy to remember. A few things you could add in to add extra flavor, if you’re into that kinda thing, are ½ tablespoon of ground black pepper. A split vanilla bean pod is another fun way to add tons of flavor to this chai spice. Cut a whole vanilla bean pod down the middle, and submerge it into the chai spices. As it sits on your spice rack, the vanilla’s flavor will infuse itself into the chai spice. Yum!

Keywords: chai spice, chai spice mix

don’t forget to pin this homemade chai spice mix recipe for later!!!a simple & easy 6-ingredient recipe for homemade chai spice mix with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, & allspice. make a batch to keep on your spice rack for all of your chai spiced fall & holiday baking this year! #playswellwithbutter #chai #chaispice #chaispicemixrecipe #spiceblend #holidaybaking

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i help modern gals turn everyday moments into celebrations with recipes that are just as easy as they are elegant.

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  1. I probably have one PSL a year. It’s a tradition! Then the rest of the season it’s Cinnamon Dolce or Chai spice! Love a 6 ingredient recipe!!! thanks, girl.
    PS. Can we talk about pumpkin bars? I love pumpkin bars. You should too.
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