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Chai Spiced Coconut Milk (dairy-free)

Chai spiced coconut milk is like hug in a mug. The warming chai spices will heat you from the inside out and provide heaps of anti-inflammatory health benefits. It’s a great drink for cold and dreary weather.

I use coconut milk in this recipe, but you could also use my homemade almond milk or cashew milk.

Chai spiced coconut milk made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and coconut milk will heat you from the inside out and provide heaps of anti-inflammatory health benefits.

Chai Spiced Coconut Milk

In the middle of winter I love warming up with this chai spiced coconut milk. And believe me when I say, it warms you from the inside out with a blend of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and star anise. It’s like a warm hug in a mug.

In addition to the dairy-free coconut milk I add quite a bit of fresh ginger. Because well, I LOVE fresh ginger. Ginger is not only warming, it stimulates circulation so it’s perfect on a day when I’ve become a frozen to the bones.

Ginger is also anti-inflammatory and immune boosting (along with many of the other spices used), which makes this chai spiced coconut milk perfect for the winter months when coughs and colds start making their rounds. Nobody’s got time to get sick, right?!

Chai spiced coconut milk made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and coconut milk will heat you from the inside out and provide heaps of anti-inflammatory health benefits.

Chai spiced coconut milk made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and coconut milk will heat you from the inside out and provide heaps of anti-inflammatory health benefits.

The Best Way to Peel Ginger

You could use dried ginger in this recipe but if you have fresh ginger that’s best. To peel fresh ginger just use the edge of a spoon and scrape the skin off the ginger. It really is that easy!

How to Make Chai Spiced Coconut Milk

After you’ve peeled the ginger, toss all the ingredients together in a pot on medium heat. Bring it to a boil, then pour the mixture into a high-powered blender, like my favorite Vitamix. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until nice and frothy! Then just pour the Chai Spiced Coconut Milk into a cup and drink your warm hug. Enjoy!

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Chai spiced coconut milk made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and coconut milk will heat you from the inside out and provide heaps of anti-inflammatory health benefits.

(dairy-free, vegan, paleo) Chai spiced coconut milk. A warm, fragrant and delicious winter beverage.
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Chai Spiced Coconut Milk

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Chai spiced coconut milk made from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and coconut milk will heat you from the inside out and provide heaps of anti-inflammatory health benefits. 
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Ingredients

  • 13.5 oz coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped (depending how spicy you like it)
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 pinches cardamom
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • extra whole star anise for garnish

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a pot on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Use a spoon to remove the whole star anise. Pour the remaining ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend for one minute, or until smooth.
  • Serve in mugs and garnish with extra whole star anise.

Lisa's Tips

  • If you're looking for new mugs, I love my white mugs from Crate and Barrel.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 36g, Sodium: 33mg, Potassium: 755mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 1.4%, Vitamin C: 2.3%, Calcium: 7.2%, Iron: 38.5%
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chai milk, chai spiced coconut milk
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Recipe originally posted January 2016, but updated to include new information. 

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18 comments on “Chai Spiced Coconut Milk (dairy-free)”

  1. Delicious!! No sugar and no caffein. Love your recipes! :)

  2. This sounds delicious! If I can make a big batch, do you know how long it will keep in the fridge? Thank you!

    • Hi Mel – it should last for up to 5 days in the fridge if you use canned coconut milk. If you use a homemade nut milk, it might be closer to 3-4 days. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Do you ever used canned coconut milk?

  4. I love this idea! I’m going to make a cup right now… I live in rainy Seattle and this is the antidote to our weather. Thank you, Lisa!

  5. I love warm beverages that aren’t coffee, like this chai-spiced coconut milk! Im sure it warms my heart just a much as my body :)

  6. We’re in the middle of summer here in Australia, but even during our winters it doesn’t get terribly cold – it’s funny, electric blankets are practically unheard of! But it’s a rainy day today so I think I’m going to use that as an excuse to make this, haha :) Love your photography by the way! :)

  7. I have chronically cold feet, cold hands, AND a cold nose. I’ve been that way since I was a wee one. I always used to crawl in my dad’s lap & tuck my face in his neck. He’d always respond, “GeeeOwww that’s a cold nose!” He never made me stop nuzzling, though. :)

    This morning it’s a dreary, foggy 55F in Richmond, TX. Not bad compared to other parts of the US & it’ll warm up to a sunny 71F by 3. Good thing, because I’ll be cleaning out the garage & taking stuff to a resale shop or throwing out what’s broken or beyond “gently used.”

    This was the perfect way to begin the morning (beats laundry & dishes, although they need attention as well).

    Thanks, Lisa; it’s delicious! (& my cup is now empty)

    xo

    Oh, I used almond milk since that’s what I had on hand.

  8. This sounds AMAZING!!! I will definitely be making this very soon! :) Thank you so much for the recipe!!

  9. Such a wonderful, warming beverage for these cold temperatures! I’m in Ohio, so it’s definitely wintertime here, haha.