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Chai cider

Chai cider

This Chai cider recipe is the coziest drink you will want to sip on, all autumn long! Warm apple cider, spiced chai & comforting spices - there's nothing better than this on a cold day. Top it with some of my maple cardamom whipped cream to elevate this cozy drink even more ❤
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian Fusion
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup apple cider Here's the one I use

If using spiced chai tea bags

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 spiced chai tea bag Here's the one I use

If using plain black tea

  • 1.25 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chai masala (recipe below)
  • 1/2 inch ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons loose tea leaves (Here's my favorite brand)

Maple cardamom whipped cream

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (Here's my favorite brand)


Maple whipped cream

  • Whip the whipping cream with a hand whisk until soft peaks form (about 3 minutes). Pour in the maple syrup and half the ground cardamom and mix to combine.

If using spiced chai tea bags

  • Steep 1 of the spiced chai tea bag in 1 cup of boiling water for about 3-5 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, heat 1 cup of the apple cider either over the stove top or microwave until it starts to simmer.
  • Pull out the tea bag and mix the warm apple cider with the steeped chai. Pour the chai cider into mugs and serve with an optional dollop of maple whipped cream and add a pinch of ground cardamom over the top.

If using plain black tea

  • In a saucepan, heat the water until it comes up to a boil. Crush the ginger in a mortar and pestle and add it into the water along with the chai masala and loose tea leaves and let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes or until the tea has steeped in the hot water.
  • Pour in the apple cider and let the entire mixture heat through.
  • Turn off the heat and strain the chai cider into mugs. Serve with an optional dollop of maple whipped cream and add a pinch of ground cardamom over the top.


I like the addition of ground cardamom as a topping but you could replace it with ground cinnamon, if that's what you have on hand.
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