When the weather gets a little cooler, everyone in our house is always ready for a cup of hot chocolate. The kids never waste any time asking for their favourite fall drink. I love hot chocolate too, but sometimes I like to #StirThingsUp. In this case I decided to experiment with another of my favourite drinks to see what would happen. What I ended up with was a warm and flavourful cup of Chai Hot Chocolate.
How to make Chai Hot Chocolate
Instructions for Chai Hot Chocolate:
1. Brew a strong cup of chai in a pot. You can do that with a pre-flavoured chai tea bag or you can try a homemade recipe.
2. When the chai is ready, remove it from the heat and let it cool for about 5-10 minutes.
3. Put the pot back on the stovetop. Add 2 tbsp of Nestlé Carnation Hot Chocolate into the pot. Heat over med-low for about 3 minutes, stirring until completely combined.
If you like it a little frothy, whisk it in the pot.
If not, then pour the Chai Hot Chocolate into your favourite tea cup and enjoy with your favourite cookie. For me it’s an Indian cookie my mom makes called nankhatai.
(This recipe makes one serving)
I love that I was able to take two of my favourite warm drinks and combine them into a cup of Chai Hot Chocolate. If you enjoy chai and hot chocolate, I would definitely try this. Carnation Hot Chocolate is made of pure cocoa and it makes it easy for you to transform your chai into a chocolate tea for something a little different this fall.
And now for even more fun, one of you will win a Fitbit Blaze! How you might ask? Well, you have to #StirThingsUp yourself. In the comments, share an idea of how you would use Carnation Hot Chocolate in a different way. Then click on the rafflecopter below to get more options to enter. Good luck!
If you love Carnation Hot Chocolate, then you will definitely want to try it in this Flourless Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Muffins recipe!
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This post was sponsored by Nestlé. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
124 thoughts on “Chai Hot Chocolate”
I would use it in brownies! Would be a nice substitute to cocoa
We love nestles hot chocolate mix in our house. We have to have mini marshmallows on top and shaved white chocolate.
I will defiantly be trying this recipe with chai.
I would mix some Carnation hot chocolate with some instant coffee for a mocha drink to #stirthingsup
I would mix some into my oatmeal!
I would add it to cream cheese to make a yummy spread.
I would love to make some hot chocolate cookies to #StirThingsUp! 😉
I would add some Carnation Hot chocolate in my milk to #stirthingsup! Thanks!
I would #StirThingsUp by adding some carnation hot chocolate to shortbread! I found an awesome recipe that I can’t wait to try!
I would use Carnation Hot Chocolate Powder to flavour my fudge in place of cocoa. I think it would give it a lighter chocolate flavour.
I’m thinking replacing my white mocha syrup for the hot chocolate in my americano would be delicious! A cozy way to wake up 🙂
I would never in a million years think to cook with Nestle hot chocolate. This is cool – I would make Hot Chocolate Shortbread
I would add it to pancake mix! #stirthingsup
Oooo I’ll have to give this a try! Thanks for the idea 🙂 #stirthingsup
I would love to try making a chocolate mousse
I would add the carnation hot chocolate to Almond milk with a dollop of peanut butter and #stiritup, for the final touch I would top it with some whipped cream to create a delicious hot drink for a cold winter’s day☺
I would put it in my vanilla yogurt with raspberries!
To #StirThingsUp in my kitchen I would use the Carnation to make a creamy Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream & top my favorite desserts with it!
like to add some to my coffee
I would love to try adding Carnation Hot Chocolate to homemade rice krispies squares and making them chocolate flavoured! #StirThingsUp
I add it to chocolate cake to make it even chocolatier!
I think I would try it with my coffee.
To #stirthingsup I would add some Carnation Hot Chocolate to my Chili to add a little sweet to compliment the spices.
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I would #stirthingsup by adding it to my morning coffee
I could add it to my smoothie 🙂
I would add Carnation Hot Chocolate in my waffle mix to #StirThingsUp!
I would #StirThingsUp by adding Carnation Hot Chocolate to my green tea chai.
I tried hot chocolate with mint tea one time – mint hot chocolate!! Need to do that again! #stiritup
To #stirthingsup I would add some Carnation Hot Chocolate to my crepes
I would use Carnation Hot Chocolate Mix in a brownie #StirthingsUp
I love using carnation hot chocolate in my cakes to #stirthingsup!!!
To #StirThingsUp I would add Carnation Hot Chocolate to my kids milkshakes and my frosting for my chocolate cakes. That would be so yummy! 🙂
I would love to use Carnation Hot Chocolate to #StirThingsUp by adding it to my coffee cake to make a marble coffee cake!
I would like to try it with peanut butter to make cookies or squares.
I would add to to brownies! Yum
I would put it in my frosting for cakes and cupcakes
I would add it to my pancake mix as my kids love chocolate with their pancakes.
I would have it with Bailey’s and topped with whipped cream ehile reading a booked by a fire, this just screams fall for me!
I would make some brownies with the carnation
I put in on Rocky Road smoothies for the kids as treats.
I’d use it on Cheesecake !!
I would #stirthingsup by adding it to my cakes and cookies
I would add it to my chocolate chip cookie dough to make it extra chocolaty!
I would stir things up by adding whip cream and sprinkles!!!
I’d love to try adding Carnation Hot Chocolate in coffee!
I would love to try adding it to my peanut butter no bake cheesecake.
I will add it in my cheese cake mix ! any cake really , but cheese cake is my fave 😉
I would #stirthingsup by adding it to my morning smoothie.
I add hot chocolate to make coffee cake #StirThingsUp
I would add the Carnation Hot Chocolate to my white cake recipe. #StirThingsUP
I would add it to my muffin mix to #StirThingsUp. Thanks for the chance.
I would add Carnation Hot Chocolate to my pudding and cakes
I would add it to applesauce! #stirthingsup
I would make brownies!
I would use it in cheesecake to make a hot chocolate cheesecake.
I would #StirThingsUp by adding carnation hot chocolate mix to some creamy almond butter & spreading the hot chocolate almond butter on toast! And I might be tempted to add some mini marshmallows on top for the full hot chocolate effect!!
Love this recipe too by the way, can’t wait to try making some chai hot chocolate soon!
i would use it in my milkshakes and smoothies.
I would #StirThingsUp by mixing it in a shake.
I would add the carnation hot chocolate to my coffee in the mornings to #stirthingsup
I would add some Hot chocolate in my milk to #stirthingsup
I would use Carnation hot chocolate in brownie mix to #StirThingsUp.
Chai hot chocolate speaks volumes to my Indo-Canadian soul ☺️ I grew up drinking cha and now I love making it, especially on cooler days. Hot chocolate ? has always been a treat, but mixing the two…what a fab idea! I like adding Carnation hot chocolate mix to icing when I make cupcakes or cakes, it adds a richness to the flavor and creaminess yumm. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome watch@plumerea
i’d use it in brownies
#stirthingsup id put it in some ice cream its so so good
I’d add it to my shortbread or my sugar cookies!
I #StirThingsUp by adding a spoonful of Carnation hot chocolate to my coffee. It’s really good! 🙂
I would use it in a dessert, Yummy or just drink it like it is. YUM
I’d add it to whipping cream and make a chocolate whipped cream to add to cakes or pies.
I would use carnation hot chocolate to make a yummy chocolate cheesecake!
I would mix it into cream cheese for a tasty spread!
how fun is this drink!!!
I would use it in my homemade ice cream
I would try it in hot cocoa, that sounds really good!
I would use it in rice krispy squares!
#StirThingsUp I would use it in ice creams and coffee
I would add it to pancakes and waffles for some extra yumminess.
we use it in homemade irish cream
to #StirThingsUp I would add it to my shortbread bars recipe.
I would add it to a malted milkshake
I would make oatmeal energy balls to #StirThingsUp
I would add my hot chocolate to my plain yogurt
Good idea I am going to try it in brownies.
I would make a chocolate cake with it!!
I would add Carnation Hot Chocolate to my chocolate chip cookies to #StirThingsUp!
Hot chocolate BROWNIES or WAFFLES!! Great way to #STIRTHINGSUP
i’d add it to my coffee or oatmeal
I would love to #StirThingsUp by incorporating the mix into a chocolate avocado pudding!
That looks and sounds so good. I would definitely try out the CARNATION Hot Chocolate Cookies, and I would add some almonds and coconut!
I would use Carnation Hot Chocolate to #StirThingsUp by making chocolate zucchini muffins.
I would love to use it in my baking like brownies. I wonder if I could use it in icing to give it a chocolate taste.
I would add it to my banana bread recipe #stirthingsup
Add it to coffee or cookie or pancake batter!
I’m thinking brownies with caramel drizzle ….. YUM !!
I would sprinkle some Carnation Hot Chocolate powder on vanilla ice cream…..yummy.
One way I would use Carnation Hot Chocolate to #StirThingsUp is to make brownies! I would use the Carnation Hot Chocolate as a replacement for cocoa!
I add it to my coffee
I would use Carnation Hot Chocolate to make some Haystacks. My kids love them! #StirThingsUp
I start every day with a hot chocolate mocha (instant coffee/hot chocolate) OR I start it with a chai tea – but I never thought to combine the Chai spice with my instant coffee and hot chocolate – now that is how I will #StirThingsUp! Awesome!
Coffee with hot chocolate and a dash of baileys, after a day outdoors in winter!
Nestle Mocha Frappucino – 1 c milk, 3Tbsp Nestle Carnation Hot Chocolate, 1 Tbsp instant coffee and ice to blend. #stirthingsup
I would use it simply in my coffee for a special treat ?
I love the idea of chai in hot chocolate. Thanks!
I would use it in a recipe for brownies
I’d like to add it to my coffee! Love chocolate and coffee together..yum!
I will add it to the flour when I baking pound cake #StirThingsUp
I would never have thought to mix it with chai tea! It’s been awhile since I’ve made anything with Carnation Hot Chocolate, but I used to add some of the powder to whipping cream for chocolate whipped.
I’d totally add some chilli to give the chocolate some kick before topping with whipped cream for extra decadence
I would use it in my scones to make them taste chocolatey.
I would add some marshmellows and cinnamon sticks to #StirThingsUp.
I would use it in the brownies.
I brew a pot of coffee and mix some Carnation hot chocolate in it for a mocha drink to #stirthingsup
in my pudding cake i think it would be a nice treat
I would #StirThingsUp by making chocolate milk shake
I use it on my peanut butter brownies! it makes for a delicious frosting
I would use it in cakes #stirthingsup
I would try adding some to my coffee with cream for a mocha latte.
I would use it in my cookies
in a cheesecake for sure or mousse for cream puffs
I’d love to #StirThingsUp up with Carnation Hot Chocolate by using it in a mousse for dessert!
I would use Carnation Hot Chocolate to make some rice krispie squares even more tastier
I would use it in my milkshake.
Let me share my recipe with you. 🙂
Hot Chocolate drizzled Salted Caramel Popcorn
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/8 cup Carnation Hot Cocoa
2 – 9″ x 13″ pans
Wax paper or parchment paper
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the bottoms of two 2 – 9″ x 13″ pans (cake pan or cookie sheets) with wax or parchment paper.
Step 2: To make popcorn: This part is EASY!!! Just prepare popcorn however you normally prepare your popcorn(I use an air popper to pop mine) and separate into two different bowls (but one bowl should be large enough to hold ALL the popcorn.
Step 3: To make salted caramel: Melt butter and combine with maple syrup and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir the mixture until it’s melted. Turn the heat up and continue to stir until the mixture bubbles (about 3-5 minutes depending on how you set your heat). Be careful not to burn the now caramel mixture. Immediately remove the salted caramel from the stove and add the baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Stir rapidly and be careful as the salted caramel sauce is hot and will bubble up.
To make the Hot Chocolate drizzled Salted Caramel Popcorn:
Pour half of the salted caramel mixture over half of the popcorn and stir to coat the popcorn well. Add the other half of the popcorn mixture (uncoated) to the popcorn that you’ve been stirring. Pour the rest of the salted caramel mixture on the uncoated popcorn, mixing both together so they are equally coated.
Spread the salted caramel popcorn evenly onto both cookie sheets and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Stir the popcorn every 10 minutes, the last time being when you pull it out of the oven. Continue to stir over the next hour as it cools, otherwise it will stick together.
When the salted caramel is cool to touch, microwave the 1 cup of milk chocolate chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and then microwave every 10 seconds and stir until the chocolate is melted (or use a double boiler). Be very careful not to burn the chocolate! Pour melted chocolate into a baggie, squeezing all chocolate to one corner of the baggie. Squeeze out all the air and then carefully make a small snip in the corner (cutting off a tiny triangle of the plastic). Lightly drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn and then let cool 30 minutes until the chocolate has set. When the chocolate has set, lightly sprinkle tht popcorn with the Carnation Hot Cocoa powder (You ca add more or less to your own personal preference).
Voila! You now have Hot Chocolate Drizzled Salted Caramel Popcorn! Remember to store in an airtight container to keep it fresh (up to a week at room temperature…if it lasts that long!).
I would drink it in front of the fireplace on a cold day.