This Chai Sugar Recipe Will Be a Staple in Your Kitchen After One Taste by 30Seconds Food

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This Chai Sugar Recipe Will Be a Staple in Your Kitchen After One Taste

Chai sugar is a sweet mixture of sugar and chai spices that can be used in so many ways. Warm cooking spices are combined into one sweet spice blend that will become a staple in your pantry. 

The chai sugar spice blend is made with granulated sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and star anise. All of these spices can be found on the spice aisle of your grocery store. The spices are pulsed in a spice grinder, blender or food processor until fine and combined. Store the chai sugar in an airtight container. 

Sprinkle this easy chai sugar recipe on muffins, cookies, toast, biscuits, pancakes or waffles or stir it into coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Or use it to make this moist chai sugar cookies recipe

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: Makes approximately 1 1/8 cups


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean, split open and seeds scraped out
  • 1 star anise

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla bean seeds into a spice grinder, blender or food processor. Pulse until combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a jar or airtight container. Add the star anise and vanilla pod. Seal and allow to sit for about 1 week, then remove the star anise pod and vanilla pod. 

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Ground Cinnamon $2 & Up
Ground Cardamom $4 & Up
Star Anise $4 & Up
Ground Nutmeg $3 & Up
Vanilla Beans $5 & Up
Ground Ginger $4 & Up
Ground Cloves $3 & Up
Spice Grinders $10 & Up
Food Processors $30 & Up
Blenders $20 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness! I love chai. I'm going to make this and put it on just about everything!! #yum
Such a wonderful idea...
I’ll bet this smells as good as it tastes 😋

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