Chai Hot Chocolate

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.

Chai Hot Chocolate Recipe


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!

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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

  1. 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.

  2. I would #StirThingsUp by adding some carnation hot chocolate to shortbread! I found an awesome recipe that I can’t wait to try!

  3. 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.

  4. I’m thinking replacing my white mocha syrup for the hot chocolate in my americano would be delicious! A cozy way to wake up 🙂

  5. I would never in a million years think to cook with Nestle hot chocolate. This is cool – I would make Hot Chocolate Shortbread

  6. 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☺

  7. To #StirThingsUp in my kitchen I would use the Carnation to make a creamy Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream & top my favorite desserts with it!

  8. I would love to try adding Carnation Hot Chocolate to homemade rice krispies squares and making them chocolate flavoured! #StirThingsUp

  9. To #stirthingsup I would add some Carnation Hot Chocolate to my Chili to add a little sweet to compliment the spices.

  10. I would love to use Carnation Hot Chocolate to #StirThingsUp by adding it to my coffee cake to make a marble coffee cake!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. That looks and sounds so good. I would definitely try out the CARNATION Hot Chocolate Cookies, and I would add some almonds and coconut!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. Nestle Mocha Frappucino – 1 c milk, 3Tbsp Nestle Carnation Hot Chocolate, 1 Tbsp instant coffee and ice to blend. #stirthingsup

  19. 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.

  20. I’d totally add some chilli to give the chocolate some kick before topping with whipped cream for extra decadence

  21. 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!).

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