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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!



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  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk*
  • 1.7 oz (50 g)
  • 2 Tbsp (10 g)
  • 1 Tbsp (12 g)
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger, sliced
  • 3
    cinnamon sticks
  • 6
    cardamom pods, cracked
  • 4
    whole cloves
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper (optional)

Optional toppings

  • chocolate shavings
  • cinnamon stick
  • melted dairy-free dark chocolate
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  1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk often to avoid scorching of 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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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!