25 Masala Chai Recipes That Don’t Mess Around
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25 Masala Chai Recipes That Don’t Mess Around

Sure, we love a cup of coffee (or, like, three cups before noon), but there’s just something special about masala chai. Chai gets us. It’s a bit sweet, a bit savory and a bit spicy, and that is a flavor profile we can get behind whether autumn leaves are falling or the summer sun is shining. With these 25 creative recipes, you can drink your chai and eat it, too. Just don’t you dare call it “chai tea,” or you won’t be invited to this tea party. Grammar first, folks.

1. Baked Chocolate Coconut Chai Donuts: Just look at them. Drool city. (via The Baking Bird)

2. Chai Creamsicles: The secret to these cool pops? The masala mix is tops. (via The Kitchn)

3. Chai Spiced Elderberry Cobbler: This blogger literally foraged in the woods for this dessert, sourcing wild elderberries in Idaho. We admire her tenacity and her baking skills. (via Sweet Roots)

4. Coconut Chai Lemonade: Want. One. Right. Now. (via Honestly Yum)

5. Chai Latte Marshmallows: Ooh, the s’mores possibilities! Put that on your stick and toast it. (via Baked Bree)

6. Chocolate Chai Ice Cream: Belinder’s recipe does not mess around. From fresh cardamom pods and vanilla bean, to orange zest and Black Yuman tea. (via Belinder)

7. Chai Apple Pie: Our favorite American treat gets an Indian twist. (via The Kitchen Paper)

8. Spiced Chai Latte Cupcakes With Swiss Meringue Buttercream: Wow! A classic cupcake with a major, yummy makeover. (via Love + Olive Oil)

9. Dirty Chai Pancakes With Vanilla Cranberry Compote: Chai and coffee? With these creative hotcakes, you can enjoy all of your breakfast drinks at once. (via The First Mess)

10. Chai Cream: This creamy mousse will have you forgetting all about chocolate… at least temporarily. (via Bakingdom)

11. Masala Chai Apple Cake: Greek yogurt and Granny Smith apples keep this cake moist. Oh, and butter. Lots of butter. (via A Brown Table)

12. Chocolate Chai Roasted Almonds: Update your traditional trail mix with these spicy-sweet roasted nuts. (via The Simple Veganista)

13. Chai Soda: Making homemade chai simple syrup is so easy that you won’t even believe it. Add bubbly water and you’ll have quite an impressive party drink! (via Brit + Co)

14. Chai Puppy Chow: Nutella, chai spices, crunchy cereal, powdered sugar… yup, the math works out. (via A Spicy Perspective)

15. Chai Rice Pudding: Creamy and addictive beyond belief! Don’t make this rice pudding unless you’re ready for some serious goodness. (via Brit + Co)

16. Chai Honey Old Fashioned: Don’t wait for the holidays to mix up this dangerously tasty cocktail. It just wouldn’t be right to deprive yourself like that. (via Artful Desperado)

17. Chai Fudge: Put all that candy in your mouth. We won’t judge. (via Buttercream + Chantilly Factory)

18. Roasted Banana Chai Baked Oatmeal: If you’ve never tried baked oatmeal, you haven’t lived. This hearty breakfast will keep you well-fueled until you need your next chai boost. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

19. Chai Pumpkin Pie Bars With Raw Pecan Crust: With the summer heat, we fully support any desserts that don’t require us to turn on the oven. (via The Spunky Coconut)

20. Chai Pear Chocolate Pudding Tart: This blogger’s AMAZING photography is so incredible that it almost made us forget how hungry we were. Almost. (via Fork and Flower)

21. Chai Ice Cream: This dessert is vegan, gluten-free and paleo?! Yes, it is… unless you add the optional bourbon, which we definitely will. (via Ari’s Menu)

22. Chai Macarons: The idea of homemade macarons is intimidating, but this baker will make you believe you can do it. We think you can, too. (via Sweet Boake)

23. Chai Monkey Bread: Ooh, it’s cake you can eat with your fingers! (via Pretty Prudent)

24. Chai Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches: Gingerbread cookies and vegan chai ice cream shall sustain us for the entire summer. (via Minimalist Baker)

25. Vanilla Chai Pear Butter: Spreadable, lovable, delectable. Slab some on your toast or whatever else your little heart desires. (via Heartbeet Kitchen)

Don’t tea-se us. What’s in your recipe box? Share your chai faves with us in the comments below or Tweet us @BritandCo