Thermomix Chai

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skinnymixer's Vanilla Chai Powder

Dirty Chai is my absolute favourite drink to order when I get the luxury of sitting down at a café, and I knew that it was full of sugar but what I didn’t know was what else went into ‘chai’ mix…

after doing some research I have discovered that most commercial mixes contain ingredients like corn syrup, soy and preservatives… as well as the ominous “flavouring” and “colouring” ingredients. While these things probably wont kill you with an occasional treat, if you do like to avoid additives and preservatives then making your own delicious Thermomix Chai mix at home is very easy.

The bit I love about making my own mix at home is that I can sweeten it to preference: while Michael loves a sickly sweet chai, I prefer to be able to only use a small amount of coconut sugar in mine.

Love Nik xx

Thermomix Chai
5 from 2 votes

skinnymixer's Vanilla Chai Powder

Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Drink


  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 tbsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp clove powder
  • 2 pinches of black pepper


  • Add all ingredients to mixer bowl, mill for 2 min/speed 9/MC on. TIP: Put a piece of paper towel under your measuring cup to stop the "powder" from billowing out.

To Use

  • ~ 1/4 tsp of this spice mix per 1 cup of coffee or warmed milk. Sweeten to taste, with a recommended 1-2 tsp of preferred sugar.


If you prefer to use whole spices, here are the weights - please note, you will need to use kitchen scales for measuring these out:
10 g cinnamon stick
6 g whole cardamom pods
4 g nutmeg
2 g cloves
Bellini Users
Use your sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 1 do 2 x 1 minute making sure to rest the machine for a minute or so in between to avoid potential overheating.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Vanilla Chai Powder
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 3 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 0.1g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    Oh Wow!! It’s like drinking a delicious warm hug. Had it with a spoon of honey in coconut/almond milk blend. Love it!!! Thankyou so much for this recipe 😍

  2. Where can I get vanilla powder from that’s no too expensive. Vanilla powder from Coles has other ingredients in it and vanilla beans are so expensive too.

    1. True vanilla bean powder is expensive everywhere, but it is worth shopping around. I went to two places on Wednesday, one was selling it for $600 a kilo, and another $420. I bought 40 gms for $17, that is in Victoria

  3. Oh my goodness! This is simply divine. Thank you so much for creating such a yummy, warming powered Chai, I am in heaven xx

  4. I’ve never really had chai before except as a tea, and I’m not a big hot drink person (I only drink hot chocolate which is rarely) but I just made this and had a drink of it with almond milk and a little coconut sugar – YUM!

  5. Whoa! What a lovely blen! Can’t wait to mix 1/4teaspoon into my small almond latte tomorrow morning 😍

  6. At work our chai is actually the tea not the powder or syrup full of sugar.
    Yum add a shot of coffee for a dirty chai

  7. I’ve never been a big Chai drinker but I’m actually thoroughly enjoying this… and with almond milk! Looking forward to adding it to my coffee tomorrow.

  8. I love this recipe! I had no vanilla powder so I omitted it & typically add a little vanilla extract when frothing my milk.
    The sunflower milk from Quirky Cooking is perfect for mixing with this chai mix, if a dairy free option is preferred.

  9. I would love to make a jar of this for a friend.
    How long would a batch keep for and would anyone be able to give me quantities for a mass production. Thanks x

    1. With the 12 pods I’ve made 1//4 of a small 125 ml kilner jar (vanilla powder), and with all the spices mix I’ve made 1/4 of the same size jar, so my guess is x5 should give you a small kilner jar

  10. I made half quantity and 1g whole cloves as thats all I had, still came out perfect! Thanks Nik!

  11. Since the ingredients are all powdered already, why do we need to mill for 2 mins?
    Am I missing something?

  12. I used to buy milk chai in India at the little roadside huts – they would boil it up in an old saucepan and it was soooooooo good. This is the closest I have been able to find to that taste I loved when I lived there!

  13. Delicious Nik! I made this last night with coco quench milk, some maple syrup and a bit of cacao. My new favourite hot drink!! Thanks again for delivering deliciousness in a cup 💜

  14. Oh yeah baby this hits the spot. I was looking at packets of chai in the supermarket last week but the first ingredient was sugar, even in the pods. Just made a batch of this and drinking a potion with almond milk while watching Dance Moms. I’m set for the night 😜

  15. This is just so delicious! I love chai and this recipe brings instant gratification! So quick and easy to make and I add a raw egg, some coconut milk and a dash of maple syrup blended in the thermomix for 30 sec and it goes so creamy.

  16. Mmmm so yum! I made it with cashew milk and maple syrup. I think I might go have a second cup soon.

  17. I CAN HAVE THIS! omg omg omg I CAN HAVE THIS! Day. Made.
    Super duper delicious. I used coconut cream solids in hot black coffee with it, it’s perfect.

  18. Wow! Another winner & so simple! I added Skinnymixers Vanilla Bean Syrup & it’s so good; tasty, warm and comforting, as good as any chai powder I’ve tried.
    I will definitely be making this as gifts for my chai loving friends. Thanks for another great recipe!

  19. Very excited about this Nik. Always looking for a beautiful chai to drink, so have ordered my vanilla beans and cant wait to give this a whirl. Thank you. x

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