Chai Hot Chocolate

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This decadent, rich cup of chocolate is the definition of cozy. It's warm, velvety, sweet and spicy.

It's great on it's own, but it's even better with a dollop of coconut whip on top. Curl up and indulge in a cup!

Find our recipe for chocolate whip here!


Chai Hot Chocolate

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▸ ▹ Vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free

Yield: 2 servings Prep Time: 3 min Cook Time: 5-7 min Total Time: 10 min


1.5 cups (325 mL) unsweetened plant-based milk*

1/4 cup (50 g) chopped vegan dark chocolate

2 Tbsp (15 g) unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder

1 Tbsp (15 g) raw sugar

1 inch knob of ginger, cut into slices

3 cinnamon sticks (ours were 5cm/2 inches long)

6 cardamom pods, cracked open in half

4 whole cloves

Pinch of ground cayenne pepper (optional)

Optional Toppings

Shaved chocolate

Homemade coconut whip cream

Cinnamon stick


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir often and watch to avoid scorching the plant milk and chocolate.

  2. Once heated through, let it gently simmer for 3 minutes, stirring throughout. Then remove from the heat, pour through a strainer and serve. Top with coconut whip if desired. Enjoy!


  1. *Nutrition tip: try to use a plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium (offers approximately 120 mg calcium per 100 mL serving). If you want to read more on calcium, check out our article here.

  2. Storage: keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

  3. Variations: use 1/2 tsp ginger powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cardamom, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg and a pinch of cayenne pepper.


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❤ Sadia