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Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Creamy, indulgent and cosy vegan chai spice hot chocolate topped with a whipped coconut cream!

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

Two of the best things about this time of the year? Chai spice! And warm cosy drinks!

Which is why I have combined them together for this decadent chai spiced hot chocolate with whipped coconut cream.

It’s creamy, sweet, indulgent and SO cosy!

I like to whip this up in the afternoon, cosy up on the sofa with my dog and wrap up under a huge fluffy blanket. All the cosy vibes! Oh, and it’s super easy too!

What makes up chai spice?

I’ve used a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. This is then mixed with cocoa, vanilla, maple syrup and oat milk.

Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies Spice Mix

All the ingredients then simmer in a saucepan for a few minutes whilst you make a super quick coconut whipped cream using the cream from coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla.

This makes the hot chocolate extra creamy and luxurious so I definitely recommend making it! But it is also delicious without it if you want to skip it.

Vegan Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

If you’re a lover of chai spice you will love these chai spiced biscuits, which would also be a GREAT addition dipped into this hot chocolate, yum!

Or one of my favourite biscuits are the Biscoff Lotus ones, so good dipped in hot drinks!

Coconut Whipped Cream

This hot chocolate would be perfect with some of these cookies dunked in:

Chewy oat cookies

Gingerbread cookies

Spiced chocolate cookies

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Vegan Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Chai Spice Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Super creamy and indulgent vegan chai spice hot chocolate with coconut whipped cream. Ready in just 5 minutes and the perfect sweet treat on cold autumn afternoons!


  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Splash of hot water

Whipped Cream

  • 4 tbsp coconut cream from a tin of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


Place the milk and maple syrup in a saucepan on medium heat.

Mix the spices and cocoa powder in a cup and add a splash of hot water, mixing until it becomes a paste.

Place this in with the milk and stir well. Leave to warm up on a gentle simmer.

Place the coconut cream and maple syrup in a bowl, mix with a hand held mixer (or whisk) until fluffy and whipped.

Pour the chai hot chocolate into mugs, top with the whipped cream and decorate with extra spices or cocoa powder.


I use Oatly Barista milk. You can also use a different kind of plant milk, but I find oat milk to be the creamiest and frothiest.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 63gProtein: 7g

Did you make this recipe?

Let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram @cupfulofkale

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Saturday 20th of June 2020

Hi! I really enjoyed the recipe , and i also love the cups, where did you get it ?I’ll love to know


Monday 22nd of June 2020

Hi Emiliano, thank you for your comment - so glad you enjoyed them. I got them from not sure if they still have them in stock or not :) xo

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