An aromatic blend of six simple spices is what created this unforgettably good Chai Spice Mix Recipe! It’s the perfect spice to have in your cupboard to help kickstart fall. It can be used to make lattes, desserts, and even on toast! You’re going to LOVE having this homemade chai spice always on hand.

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Chai Spice Mix Recipe

Homemade spices and seasonings really are the best. Sure, store-bought stuff will work in a pinch, but they never seem to have as much flavor as the homemade recipes do! And that’s true for this easy chai spice mix. It’s an inexpensive blend of just six spices that, when mixed together, create a beautifully aromatic and autumnal experience.

Between the months of August to November (and usually beyond that too), I always keep a jar of this stuff handy! I have a feeling that once you try this spice mix in different ways, you’ll also make sure to have a jar handy, too.

The best part about making seasonings and spices at home, besides how much more delicious they are than store-bought, is that you can customize them as you’d like. For example, sometimes I find myself sprinkling in just a little bit more cinnamon into the mix, just because I really love how it tastes.

You can also omit ingredients if they’re not suited for your palate, but I do recommend trying it just as it is before making any big adjustments, because this recipe is so very good. This recipe has truly the best balance of all the ingredients that make chai spice so irresistible.

In addition to being delicious and customizable, this recipe is also better than store-bought stuff because it lacks preservatives and artificial flavors. There are far too many brands that are more artificial junk than real ingredients these days!

I like to keep my spice rack pretty clean with only the best homemade mixes for many reasons, but that’s definitely a main one. I want all the flavor with none of the extra stuff. Fortunately for me, now that I’ve mastered this simple balance of chai ingredients, I can have my favorite fall flavors all the time without any of the preservatives or artificial flavors!

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How to Make It

Making a jar of this earthy, warm, delightful spice mix is SO easy.

Mix. In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.

Store. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

See?! It’s really that easy. Enjoy!

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What ways can I use this homemade chai spice mix?

There are so many ways to utilize your new favorite spice! When you taste this spice, your mind will automatically think of fall, so try to use this spice with all of your favorite fall recipes to make them even more warm and cozy. It gives everything an extra kick of falling leaves, warm sweaters, and all that jazz! Of course, I also just like mine sprinkled on a piece of warm buttered toast, too.

Sometimes I’ll even sprinkle a bit in my Chai Latte for a little added spice.

How long will this spice mix stay fresh?

In an airtight container in a cool, dark area at room temperature, this spice mix will stay fresh for up to 6 months! That’s another reason I love this spice mix – it stays fresh throughout the entirety of fall, and then some. I also love handing out little jars of this spice mix at the beginning of fall, as it makes the cutest gifts to friends and family! I think that gifting homemade spices and seasonings is even better than handing out baked goods, simply because of the shelf life. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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Get the Recipe: Chai Spice Mix Recipe

Warm, earthy spice just tastes and smells like fall. This easy Chai Spice Mix is a great way to add exotic flavor to your favorite recipes.
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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves

Equipment

  • whisk

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

Notes

Chai spice mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months at room temperature.
Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 28mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg