Chai Spice Hot Chocolate With A Healthy Protein Boost

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Make this spicy hot chocolate to keep you warm as the weather gets colder. The spicy kick from the chai spice blend is perfectly balanced by the sweetness in the hot chocolate. Curl up with a blanket, grab a mug, and treat yourself!

chai spiced hot chocolate festive fall drink

I’m not exactly sure how I stumbled on the genius of this flavor combination. I’ve learned that it’s not ALL that common (although it should be, in my opinion). Because the baristas at the coffee shops I frequent (national chains and local joints) have a hard time getting it right.

I usually have to order “off the menu” and explain how I think they should make it.

But in the end, either there’s too much spice and not enough sweetness, or WAY too much sugar, and hardly any spice. It’s all about the balance, people!

Why i love this recipe

Here are a few reasons why I LOVE this recipe.

  • Perfectly balanced sweetness and spice
  • Thick and creamy hot drink to warm you up
  • Collagen protein powder gives a health boost

How to make this recipe

It’s super simple. Add each ingredient and stir to combine. Drink. Enjoy. Repeat often.

Step 1: Scoop of protein powder in your mug

I’ve been LOVING a scoop of this collagen protein powder in my daily (yes, daily) chai hot chocolate. It’s helped my skin look better and has also improved my digestion. All from a delicious creamy, spicy and sweet drink? Yes. I’ll take it.

protein powder in mug

Step 2: Two Tablespoons of hot chocolate mix

The next step is two tablespoons of this homemade hot chocolate mix. Use sugar or a sugar-free option like Monkfruit sweetener. It gives a rich and dark hot cocoa powder.

Hot chocolate powder in mug

Step 3: One teaspoon of chai spice blend

Next, get out your homemade chai spice blend (made with spices already in your cupboard). Scoop one teaspoon into your mug.

Chai spice blend scooped in mug

Step 4: Milk (of your choice) + Hot water

Now for the liquid. I like a combination of coconut milk and hot water. I usually do about half of each. This gives a super creamy drink. I fill the mug and we’re off to the races!

Mix it all together and consider topping it with coconut whipped cream.

Coconut milk added to mug

Then take a moment to think about a few things you’re thankful for.

Today I’m thankful for my little girls and their addiction to giggling. There’s nothing quite like the sound of 2 year old and 5 year old giggles. So today as I sit with a chai hot chocolate in my hand, I’m surrounded by giggles and I’m so thankful. What about you?

 Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A delicious spicy and sweet, creamy fall or winter treat.



  1. Add all ingredients to a mug and stir to combine.
  2. Top with whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream) for an incredibly indulgent treat.
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 16g

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