Creamy Chai Hot Chocolate

Beautiful food photography: two mugs filled with creamy hot chocolate and topped with coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Recipe made using Tetley Chai tea.

Warm up with this spiced holiday-time classic using our Chai Tea!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes standing time)
Serves: 4


  • Chai Tea tea bags
  • 4 cups (1 L) coconut milk
  • 4 oz (125 g) bittersweet chocolate chips 
  • 5 tbsp (75 mL) cocoa powder 
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) toasted coconut flakes


  1. In saucepan set over medium heat, warm coconut milk for 8-10 minutes or until steaming and small bubbles form around edge of pan.
  2. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Steep for 8-10 minutes or until well flavoured. Remove tea bags and discard.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and honey for 3-5 minutes or until smooth and melted.
  4. Divide tea mixture evenly among 4 mugs or latte glasses. Top with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.


  • For a dairy-free alternative, use vegan chocolate chips if desired. 
  • Coconut whipped cream can be found beside regular cans of whipped cream in the dairy section of most major grocery stores.