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Last Updated on November 16, 2022

Coffee infused with clove, cardamom, and peppercorn to make the best dirty chai latte recipe. Seriously, you can make this simple recipe at home and it’s better than Starbucks!

Cup of Dirty Chai Latte with a french press in the back

Last year I discovered Dirty Chai.  I  got a bit addicted to the wonderful melody of coffee, cloves and ginger topped with heavy whipping cream.  I seriously love it more than my favorite affogato recipe.

However, most coffee shops or mixes have sugar it in.  This makes it tough for to me drink since I really do try to avoid sugar.  

One thing that I’ve noticed as I’m in my last week of the 21 Day Sugar Detox is that spices become so much more important in a recipe when you remove sugar.

How to make Dirty Chai

99.9% of the time I don’t do any sugar in my coffee or beverages however I never had such a strong urge to add a tiny splash of honey as I did with this Dirty Chai recipe.  

I guess that’s better than Mr. Bejelly saying that adding rum to it would make it spectacular.  

So what exactly is Dirty Chai Latte?

Is coffee that has been infused with the spices commonly added to chai tea/

How to make a Dirty Chai Latte at home

Follow this recipe! It’s super simple and all you need a french press, some coffee beans, or coffee substitute and spices.

Anyhow, the nice part about this Dirty Chai recipe is that it’s EASY.   Brew for 5 minutes in your French press and enjoy!

A cup of Dirty Chai Latte with heavy cream being poured into it
How to make Dirty Chai
Yield: 2

Dirty Chai latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Coffee infused with Chai is a drink everyone will love!



  1. Add the ground coffee and spices to a French press. Pour 3 cups of boiling water over the spices and close your press. Let steep for 5 minutes and then enjoy with coconut milk or heavy whipping cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

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  1. Love this recipe! hate the color of this type…anyway, love the name too, a girl worth saving…powerful name…so, I make espresso, and then I just dump all that in, or anything related, ie. allspice even…and coconut milk always..and itastes deliciious! can ‘t see the font to check the spelling! great share!

  2. Some of the whole spices I don’t have and I want to make it NOW!! I am assuming I can use some ground ones?

    1. I just made this with the ground spices and it is so good! I added turmeric and a tsp. of coconut oil and blended it and it’s great!! So relaxing for an early Saturday morning. Thanks!