Jar of our simple homemade caffeine-free Chai Mix alongside fresh spices
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5-Minute Caffeine-Free Chai Mix

A quick-and-easy caffeine-free chai mix! The perfect solution for making a chai without caffeine in a snap. Just 6 ingredients and 5 minute required!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 32 (1-tsp servings)
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3 Months



  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon (cassia is best)
  • 3 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 4 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 Tbsp ground black pepper (reduce by half for less spice)
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves

FOR SERVING optional


  1. To make mix, add all spices to a small jar and shake or stir thoroughly to combine. Will keep at room temperature up to 3 months. Or you can store it in the refrigerator if you prefer. Double the recipe if you intend to use it daily (it goes fast!).
  2. To make a HOT chai latte, add suggested amount of Chai Mix, sweetener of choice, and 2 tsp water to a mug (or small blender). Use a spoon to mix spices into water (or skip this step if blending). Then add warmed dairy-free milk of choice to your mug (or blender) and stir (or blend) to combine. 

    The spice mix can settle to the bottom, but blending really helps! Keep a spoon handy to give it a stir when drinking if the spices need to be dispersed.

  3. To make an ICED chai latte, add suggested amount of Chai Mix, sweetener of choice, and 2 tsp water to a serving glass. Use a spoon to mix into a loose paste (you want as few clumps as possible). Then add several big ice cubes and top with dairy-free milk of choice. Stir to combine.

  4. In addition to being used to make chai lattes, we also think it would make a delicious spice mix for cookies, vegetables, smoothies, and more!


*If you want to add some tea, simply cut the amount of dairy-free milk in half and sub with strong brewed black tea.
*Recipe (as written) makes ~2/3 cup chai mix.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated for 1 chai latte with unsweetened coconut milk and suggested amount of sweetener.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 32 Chai lattes)