Chai Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Inspired by the traditional Indian beverage, this chai drink combines spice with decadent chocolate. —James Schend, Dairy Freed


  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 2 bars (3-1/2 ounces each) 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon sticks


  1. In a large saucepan, heat cream and tea bags over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags; whisk in the chocolates, vanilla and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 488 calories, 35g fat (23g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.