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Chai Sugar

A warm blend of spices and sugar to use in baking and beverages
Author Jane Windham


  • 12 cups granulated sugar
  • 10 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 6 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 vanilla beans split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved


  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, spices, split vanilla beans and vanilla seeds.
  2. Cover and let stand in a cool, dry place for at least 1 week.
  3. Discard vanilla beans and transfer sugar mixture to glass jars.

Recipe Notes

Enjoy the chai sugar in warm beverages, French toast, oatmeal, smoothies, cupcake icing, and many baking recipes such as cookies, cakes, and scones.