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Almond Chai Hot Chocolate - incredibly creamy, delicious, and sweet. Almond milk, cacao, almond butter, tahini, homemade chai spice mix, sea salt, and maple syrup. So yummy! You'll love this hot chocolate, it's so easy to make. (vegan, GF) |

Almond Chai Hot Chocolate (vegan)

  • Author: The Healthful Ideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: drink



Chai Spice:

  • 8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 7 tsp ground cardamom
  • 4 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground star anise
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Hot Chocolate:

  • 2 cups almond milk (or 1 cup milk + 1 cup water)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut nectar)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp chai spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1-2 droppers Reishi extract tincture (optional superherb)


  1. To make the chai spice, simply add all the spices into a glass jar, cover with a lid and shake to mix.
  2. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and bring it to an almost boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Lower the heat to low and add the almond butter, tahini, sweetener, and stir to combine and dissolve.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well until there are no lumps.
  5. Heat up a little more if needed and serve. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.