DIY Caffeine-Free Chai Powder: for Hot & Iced Chai Lattes

How to make an immune-boosting chai latte at home (that tastes café-quality).

The love affair between chai and I started a few years ago, when I was prompted to try it by my sister, who’d recently discovered the deliciousness that is chai. Fast forward to today, I enjoy chai lattes and iced chai on a regular basis. It’s one of my favourite drinks to order at a café.

Homemade, caffeine-free, immune-boosting chai mix; love at first sip 😉 

I try not to have it all too often because of its caffeine content, sometimes I’ll switch between chai, matcha lattes, or dandelion tea. However, since discovering this caffeine-free chai mix, I’ve been reunited with my long-lost love.

This mix is made up of: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, coconut sugar and clove. That’s it! Only 7 ingredients required, and 2 minutes to make!

What’s more, it’s rich in immune-boosting spices! So, like my Masala chai recipe, this chai mix is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral.

This chai powder will keep for up to 3 months in a cool, dry place, but if you love chai like me, it’ll be gone long before then.

If you want to add some tea (which will add caffeine), just cut the amount of milk in half and sub in strong brewed black tea.

Before we get started in learning how to make this caffeine-free chai mix – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

A chai powder you can make in minutes, that tastes just like a café-style chai!

If you make this chai mix, please let me know! Leave a comment below, and if you take a picture and share it, please tag me on Instagram @simplynaturalnessa or use the hashtag #simplynaturalnessa so I can see! I’d love to know how you went!

DIY Caffeine-Free Chai Powder

You’ll have a delicious chai that’s ready to enjoy at a moment’s notice.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 4-5 tbsp coconut sugar

Optional:

  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp turmeric for a golden chai
  • 2-3 tbsp cacao for a chocolate chai

To make:

Add all the ingredients to a small jar and shake or stir well to combine. Store at room temperature for up to 3 months.

Warm chai latte:

  • Combine 1 teaspoon of this DIY chai powder with 1 tablespoon hot water in a blender. Once the coconut sugar dissolves and the spices incorporate with the water, add warmed dairy-free milk to your blender and blend to combine. The milk will develop some lovely froth to it, too!
Hot chai latte; blending helps disperse the spices (so they don’t settle at the bottom), and gives the hot chai some delicious foam on top!

Iced chai latte:

  • Combine 1 teaspoon of this DIY chai powder with 1 tablespoon hot water in a blender. Once the coconut sugar dissolves and the spices incorporate with the water, pour into a tall glass. Add a few ice cubes and top with dairy-free milk. Stir well to combine.
A refreshing iced chai latte.

DIY chai powder + chai latte tutorial

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

Have you made a chai latte at home before? What’s your favourite: chai tea or iced chai latte? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa