Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate

A cozy drink made from scratch, this Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate is FULL of cocoa and chai! Try it once and it will become your favorite drink in no time! 


Are you a hot chocolate lover? And a person who loves Chai? It is time to combine the two and make a yummy drink that has the BEST of both worlds! Plus it has a touch of vanilla to make it even better.

Winter calls for all things HOT. To cope with the cold across the country, we need recipes that will keep the entire family warm. Coffee is a perfect drink for such days, but when you have exceeded your intake of coffee, you need something else. This Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate is just perfect; hot, yummy and easy to make.

This drink is the perfect cozy treat for your entire family. With just a few ingredients that can be easily found your nearest Target store, this hot chocolate takes under 15 minutes to make. I made this a few weeks ago and now this drink has become a family favorite. We enjoy various versions of it almost every evening.

Wondering the variations? Here you go! First, you can make a simple version by adding cocoa powder, chai and vanilla extract. The next time add some marshmallows to make the drink even better. And yes, if you do not mind the calories, add a dollop of whipped cream on top. The drink will be amazing and super rich.

Still here? Read the recipe quickly, run to the kitchen and make yourself a LARGE serving of this Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate now!

How to make Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate

Makes 2 cups



  • Heat water to a boil and remove from heat. Add the tea bags and let it steep for 10 minutes
  • Pour milk and simmer on medium flame for 5-6 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and mix in sugar
  • Mix in Vanilla Extract and Cocoa powder
  • Divide the drink in two cups and froth using a milk frother
  • Top with marshmallows, cocoa powder and cinnamon
  • Enjoy with a loved one!


If you like a richer version of the drink, add some whipped cream on top. You can also add some chocolate chips to the boiling milk to make it even more chocolatey.

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Nicole - Cookies & Carrot Sticks
Love Chai! This is a nice twist to, gotta try this soon, yum!
Sonal Gupta
this is beautiful
Smruti Shah
Thanks a lot! You must try this! <3
Smruti Shah
Thanks a lot Sonal!

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