Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch- Great For Gift Giving!

Cool nights and colder mornings have started around these parts. The days are still a bit warm, but I am seeing signs of fall all around me. The leaves are changing, night time temps are dipping into the 50’s. It is my favorite time of year. Something about the change in weather, cozy sweaters, and a mug full of something hot is so comforting to me. When we lived in Massachusetts, that mug of something hot usually consisted of a sweet, delicious Vanilla Chai from Dunkin Donuts. Since we are no longer in Massachusetts, and there isn’t a Dunkin Donuts for at least 30 miles in either direction, I decided it was time to whip up a batch of my own from scratch. I searched and searched, and tested many recipes. I added ingredients and removed ingredients until I found the right combination. After much trial and error, I give you my version (which is pretty darn tasty!) of the perfect Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch! 

Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch! Perfect for those cool fall evenings and great for gift giving! FREE Printable tag included for your gifts.

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If you are a fan of Vanilla Chai Tea, you are going to love this Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix. Just the right amount of sweetness, lots of flavorful fall spices, all mixed into a nice hot cup of water or milk. The perfect creamy dreamy delicious cup of Vanilla Chai made right in your own home any time you want. This is our version, inspired by Southern Plate.com

Helpful kitchen tools for this recipe!

Blender

Measuring cups

Mason Jars for storing


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Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup instant tea powder unsweetened (1 1/2 – 2 cups if you like a stronger tea)
  • 1 Cup nondairy powder creamer
  • 1 Cup french vanilla flavored creamer
  • 1 Cup dry milk
  • 2 Cups sugar (or artificial sweetener such as splenda)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch! Perfect for those cool fall evenings and great for gift giving! FREE Printable tag included for your gifts.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Mix well with a whisk.

Blend in small batches (1 to 2 cups at a time) in your blender until the mix becomes a fine powder.

Pour into an airtight container to store.

Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch! Perfect for those cool fall evenings and great for gift giving! FREE Printable tag included for your gifts.

Just look at how fine that powder is!

To serve: 

To a mug of very hot water, add 2 – 3 Tablespoons of Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix. Stir until all ingredients have dissolved. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream if desired.

For a creamier cup of vanilla chai, make it with milk instead of water! Mmmm good!

 

This Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix is perfect for gift giving. Package it up in a small mason jar (airtight is always best). Cut a small circle of festive fabric to match your holiday or theme and place it under the metal ring of the mason jar. Add a fun little gift tag with instructions on how to mix the Vanilla Chai using a hole punch and pretty ribbon.

I have made these cute printable tags. If you would like to use them for your Vanilla Chai gifts, simply click the image below to open the PDF file. You can then save and/or print right from your computer. There are 6 per sheet!

Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch! Perfect for those cool fall evenings and great for gift giving! FREE Printable tag included for your gifts.

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Homemade Vanilla Chai Mix From Scratch! Perfect for those cool fall evenings and great for gift giving! FREE Printable tag included for your gifts.
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup instant tea powder unsweetened (1½ – 2 cups if you like a stronger tea)
  • 1 Cup nondairy powder creamer
  • 1 Cup french vanilla flavored creamer
  • 1 Cup dry milk
  • 2 Cups sugar (or artificial sweetener such as splenda)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Mix well with a whisk.
  2. Blend in small batches (1 to 2 cups at a time) in your blender until the mix becomes a fine powder.
  3. Pour into an air tight container to store.

 

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