Coconut Dirty Chai

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Coconut Dirty Chai

A pick-me-up with holiday vibes, this chai has coffee (hence the “dirty”), chai spices like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, and coconut milk for a rich and frothy (and dairy-free) touch.

I originally prepared this chai for a Vitamix brunch at FeedFeed‘s new Brooklyn space, which was gorgeous.

I made this recipe in a Vitamix Explorian machine, and used it to heat up drink running it on high for 4-5 minutes. If you don’t have a Vitamix, you can mix everything in you blender and transfer to a saucepan to heat up over a medium-low heat until warmed through. Enjoy with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

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Coconut Dirty Chai

A warming vegan/dairy-free coffee-based drink with chai spices.
Servings 4 cups


  • 1 cup (8 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (8 oz) filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 tablespoon maca optional
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups (12-16 oz) brewed coffee (depending on desired strength)
  • 2-3 tablespoon maple syrup/honey


  1. Put all ingredients in a Vitamix (I’m using the Explorian machine). Blend on high for 4-5 minutes until warm.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was made in a Vitamix Explorian machine.

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  1. Janet Lum12/12/2017 | Reply

    Sounds great, will have to try it!

  2. Andrea Arthur12/12/2017 | Reply

    Is the coconut milk canned or the refrigerated type?

    • Leah12/12/2017 | Reply

      Just canned coconut milk. I try to buy ones that only list coconut and water as ingredients — Trader Joe's and Thrive Market have great ones!

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