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Chai Hot Chocolate

10 min


10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

This decadent, rich cup of chocolate is the definition of cozy. It's warm, velvety, sweet and spicy. Especially lovely to warm up with its festive flavours in the winter, but honestly perfect all year round!



10 min


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Optional toppings

  • chocolate shavings
  • cinnamon stick
  • vegan whipped cream
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  1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk often to avoid scorching the plant milk and chocolate. Let it gently simmer for 3 minutes before removing it from the heat.
  2. Pour through a sieve and serve in your favourite mugs.
  3. Top with coconut whip if desired. Enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Divyam - July 2, 2022, 8:45 p.m.

This was so delicious and comforting! Loved the taste of hot chocolate with those additional spices. I have a sore throat right now, and was craving something rich, warm and sweet to soothe my throat. I knew this site would have the answer.😃

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 6:14 p.m.

So happy to hear, Divyam, and we hope your throat feels better soon ✨

Anna - March 3, 2022, 12:37 p.m.

I LOVE this chocolate!!!!

Isobelle - Feb. 25, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

WOW! Talk about decadent - this hot chocolate is everything you could want in a mug. So rich, thick, creamy and infused with wonderful spices! Although it's takes some effort, it's totally worth it. Even better than the restaurant drink!

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2022, 4:10 p.m.

Hi there, Isobelle, thank you for the incredible review! We're beyond happy the recipe was enjoyed 😃

Rebecca - Jan. 30, 2022, 11:29 p.m.

This was so delicious and easy to make. I don't think i will make hot chocolate any other way now! I didn't have any cardamon pods and it was still delicious.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:24 a.m.

Aw we're so thrilled it was enjoyed! Thanks a bunch, Rebecca 😃

Louise - Dec. 19, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Hey PUL team !
A big thank you for all the work you put into this and the quality of the content !
I was wondering if you think it is possible to turn this recipe into an instant mixte like the ones you did in your last videos ?
If I put some cinamon power (instead of the stick), ginger powder (instead of fresh) and ground caradmon ?

Let me know what you think !

Have a nice sunday !

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2021, 5:07 a.m.

Hey Louise! We haven't tested it out but it sounds like a lovely idea! It may be worthwhile to add less of the spices to start and add more to taste since powdered spices tend to be more concentrated in flavour 🙂 Let us know how it goes if you experiment with it :D

Maisha Maliha Rahman - Dec. 14, 2021, 7:52 a.m.

By far, my most favorite hot chocolate recipe! Not only it's super tasty, but also soothes the throat and soul with such a warm hug <3 This kind of have ruined coffeeshop hot chocolates for me, as I always feel like "I can make better at home!"; but I'm not complaining. This recipe deserves it.

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2021, 6:38 a.m.

Such a huuuge compliment, Maisha - thank you for the glowing review 😃 💚

Ayesha Tariq - Dec. 13, 2021, 10:55 a.m.

Loved your recipe. These spices are an intelligent addition.
Keep up the good work, Sadia!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 4:41 a.m.

Aw it means so much, Ayesha Tariq, thank you!

Ayesha Fatima - Nov. 28, 2021, 6:22 a.m.

Love this hot chocolate recipe, the spices elevated this drink to another level. I loved how it wasn't too sweet but still has that classic chocolate flavor.

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

Woohoo! We appreciate this so much, Ayesha 😃

Tessa - Sept. 29, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

Absolutely amazing! Didn’t know hot chocolate needed any improvements but this really makes it special and especially festive. Served it with desert and everyone preferred it to the dish! 100% a new winter/fall staple.

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 9:26 p.m.

So happy the hot chocolate was enjoyed, Tessa, thank you!

Rosemarie - July 25, 2021, 4:17 p.m.

So decadent! I can’t wait to make this again. It really is like a warm hug!

Nyn - July 25, 2021, 9:39 a.m.

Love this drink! Especially the coconut cream on top is delish!

Ky - July 24, 2021, 1:25 a.m.

This is my go to hot chocolate recipe! I usually leave out the cardamom, cloves, and cayenne for a more classic flavor, but both absolutely hit the spot!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:10 p.m.

So happy you're enjoying the hot chocolate, Ky 😊

Priyanka - July 23, 2021, 5:20 a.m.

Best drink I've ever put in my mouth. And my mom agreed. I've had regular hot chocolate before, but the spices in this recipe take it to a WHOLE NEW WORLD. SO glad I tried this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing, Sadia!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

What an incredible compliment, Priyanka! Thank YOU for the glowing review 🥰

Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

This is a favorite in winter time for my kids. It’s a tasty gateway to the world of spices for them.

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 3:46 p.m.

So happy to hear your little ones are enjoying the drink, Katherine!