The Best Homemade Chai Concentrate

Homemade chai can be a daunting recipe to tackle, with a plethora of exotic spices to mix and match to spicy perfection.

But! This homemade chai concentrate is so effortless, you still have time to make it as a gift for Christmas!

And so delicious, your loved ones will be impressed at the effort they think you put into it!


1 (14 ounce) can sweetened      condensed milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground star anise      (optional)


Pour sweetened condensed milk into a mixing cup. Add in all the spices. Stir well and decant into clean jars. Done!

The chai concentrate should keep for several months in the refrigerator, but it won’t last that long anyway!

This recipe makes enough for two half-pint jars. To give as a gift, prettify with ribbon and decorative paper, tie on a tag with simple instructions, and wrap it all up with a box of black tea. Quick and cute!

To make your tea, simply stir a couple spoonfuls of your homemade chai concentrate into a cup of strong brewed black tea, such as Assam, English Breakfast, or Earl Grey.

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