Quick and Easy Vegan Masala Chai Drink (only 10 minutes)

You don’t have to wait for the Fall season to enjoy a cup of quick and easy vegan masala chai drink if you can have a chai spice mix recipe at the comfort of your own home.

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Finally, I found time to share with you my favorite vegan masala chai drink recipe. If you’ve seen my recipe about How To Make Easy Chai Spice Mix now it’s time to use it and make a new comforting drink that you’ll surely love.

GO VEGAN WITH MASALA CHAI

While originally in India masala chai uses dairy milk here we will use non-dairy since I no longer drink dairy milk our recipe here is definitely vegan.

I’ve seen recipes using different types of milk and I only tried soy milk and oat milk. My favorite is unsweetened oat milk. But if you have other non-dairy milk you can also use that to make this vegan masala chai drink.

I will try to use other dairy-free milk next time and update this post for recommendations. Or let me know in the comments if you tried others and it works for you.

MASALA AND CHAI

Masala is a Hindu word that means a combination of spices and chai means tea which is from the Chinese word cha also means tea therefore it is a spiced tea. The introduction of tea, particularly black tea, didn’t start until the British colonization in India dating from 1858 to 1947.

BENEFITS OF MASALA CHAI DRINK

Want a healthy drink? Imagine a healthy drink full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, good for the heart, and other wonderful health benefits. In making chai spice mix I did mention the benefits of each spice and now that you have combined them all together you get to reap all its goodness and health benefits.

INGREDIENTS OF MASALA CHAI

Masala – a combination of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and pepper)

Milk it is better to use unsweetened dairy-free milk of your choice or  start with oat milk

Sweetener –  I use both maple syrup and brown sugar for my spiced tea.

Black Tea – I use a black tea bag alternatively you can use loose leaves of black tea

SUBSTITUTIONS / OPTIONS

  • Add fresh grated ginger when you make your masala chai.
  • Add a half teaspoon to your coffee, the spices and coffee compliments each other and it smells perfect.
  • Make it caffeine free by not adding black tea or coffee or use decaffeinated coffee
  • After boiling use half of it and keep excess for your next drink.

I tried different ways in making my vegan masala chai. Since it is a milky tea from India, here are the methods I use.

For a quick morning fix: Add 1 cup of milk in the pot under medium heat, then add chai spice mix, maple syrup, and fresh ginger. For about 5-7 minutes with occasional steering until it is hot enough and starts boiling.

Reduce the heat and add 1 black tea bag letting it steep for another 2-3 minutes under low heat. Give a quick stir and turn off the stove.

Using a small strainer on top of your mug pour the masala chai slowly to separate the ginger. Do note that the chai spice mix will not completely dissolve in the pot.

Another option: is to boil the chai spice first in one to two cups of water, add loose black tea leaves (if using), and let it boil for 5-7 minutes. Use one teaspoon to one and a half teaspoon of your chai spice mix.

In another small pot heat, half cup of milk or you can also use the microwave as an option.

Once your chai spice starts boiling, turn off the heat. Transfer half to your mug ensuring no spice or loose leaves will fall then add the hot milk. Add the sweetener and stir.

If using a teabag, add and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.

You can keep the extra boiled masala in a clean container or tumbler and reheat it again the next day.

When adding to your coffee use half a teaspoon of chai spice mix and stir well.

Note: This recipe uses all powdered forms of spices as it is more convenient. You can also use whole forms and crush it using a mortar and pestle or as it is and boil in the water first.

Try both or choose whichever works for you.

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Masala Chai

VEGAN MASALA CHAI DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1- 1 ½ teaspoon chai spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup oat milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 black teabag

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat pot with 1-2 cups of water and add 1 – 1 ½ teaspoon of chai spice with ½ tsp fresh ginger(optional).
  • Bring to a boil.
  • In a separate pot, heat half a cup of milk or use the microwave and set aside.
  • Once the chai spice boils, turn off the stove and with a strainer pour half cup in a mug.
  • Add milk  and 1 tablespoon  of maple syrup.
  • Add a black tea bag and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir well and enjoy.

NOTES FOR VEGAN MASALA CHAI DRINK

  • If using loose black tea leaves add it together with chai spice when boiling.
  • You will have extra spiced tea which you can transfer in a clean mug or tumbler and enjoy the next day.
  • If you want caffeine free masala chai omit the black tea in the process.
  • You can add extra ginger or pepper when boiling the spices according to your preference.
  • Make it extra sweet by adding another half teaspoon of maple syrup or sugar.
  • Not all chai spice will be dissolved use a strainer to filter the spices.

NUTRITION

This vegan masala chai drink can yield up to two servings and serving has 120 calories with Total Fat 1.3g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 69mg | Total Carbohydrate 26.1g | Dietary Fiber 1.1g | Total Sugars 21.4g | Protein 2.1g | Vitamin D 50mcg | Calcium 204 mg | Iron 1 mg | Potassium 58mg 

Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.

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Quick and Easy Vegan Masala Chai Drink

Enjoy a comforting drink rich in spices with this vegan masala chai drink in just 10 minutes. A drink that compliments the season of Fall. It's spicy, warming, and sweet all at the same time.
5 from 30 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 1
Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1-1 ½ teaspoon chai spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup oat milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 black teabag

Instructions
 

  • Heat pot with 1-2 cups of water and add 1 – 1 ½ teaspoon of chai spice with ½ tsp fresh ginger(optional).
  • Bring to a boil.
  • In a separate pot, heat half a cup of milk or use the microwave and set aside.
  • Once the chai spice boils, turn off the stove and with a strainer pour half cup in a mug.
  • Add milk and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
  • Add a black tea bag and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir well and enjoy.

Notes

  • If using loose black tea leaves add it together with chai spice when boiling.
  • You will have extra spiced tea which you can transfer in a clean mug or tumbler and enjoy the next day.
  • If you want caffeine-free masala chai, omit the black tea in the process.
  • You can add extra ginger or pepper when boiling the spices according to your preference.
  • Make it extra sweet by adding another half teaspoon of maple syrup or sugar.

 

NUTRITION

This vegan masala chai drink can yield up to two servings and serving has 120 calories with Total Fat 1.3g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 69mg | Total Carbohydrate 26.1g | Dietary Fiber 1.1g | Total Sugars 21.4g | Protein 2.1g | Vitamin D 50mcg | Calcium 204 mg | Iron 1 mg | Potassium 58mg 
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
 
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  1. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite tea drinks. Chai is so comforting and has a little kick that is pleasant. I pair mine with Lotus cookies too!

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