In the world of homesteading and homemaking, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of crafting your own delicious treats from scratch. Today, we’re diving into the delightful realm of homemade chai tea marshmallows. These fluffy confections, infused with the warm and aromatic flavors of masala chai, are a delightful addition to your homemade gifts repertoire or perfect for elevating your hot chocolate or chai tea latte. So, let’s grab our stand mixer and embark on this delightful journey of chai-spiced marshmallow making.

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What is Masala Chai?

Masala chai is a popular and flavorful beverage originating from India. Technically speaking “Chai” means tea. In western culture, most people assume that when they say chai they are in fact referring to Masala chai. It is the “chai tea” that you love and know, but I definitely wouldn’t order a “chai tea” if you go to India, unless you are looking to give someone a good laugh.

Masala Chai is a type of tea made by brewing black tea leaves with a mixture of aromatic spices and herbs. Common spices used in masala chai include ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and black peppercorns. The blend of these spices gives masala chai its distinct, warming, and aromatic flavor, making it a beloved choice for tea enthusiasts worldwide. Typically, masala chai is prepared with milk and sweetened to taste, resulting in a creamy and spicy tea that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

We love the Blue Lotus Powdered Masala Chai for this recipe.

Chai Tea Marshmallows?

Can it get any better? A fluffy marshmallow packed with the flavors of your favorite masala chai to add to all of your warm beverages. No refined sugar – no high fructose corn syrup, no vegetable oil, no egg whites just simple healthy ingredients. YUM. Froth some milk in your favorite milk-frother, drop in some homemade marshmallows, and you’re good to go!

chai tea marshmallows in a cup of frothed milk

Tools and Ingredients for Chai Tea Marshmallows:

Before we get started, let’s gather all the tools and ingredients you’ll need to start making these delicious treats at home. I promise, you don’t need much.



How to Make Masala Chai Tea Marshmallows:

Prepare your Pan:

First, get your pan ready with a rubber scraper nearby, and line it with parchment paper.

Mix your Gelatin:

Then, add 1 cup of filtered water at room temperature and 1/2 cup of beef gelatin to the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk and let that “bloom” for about 10 minutes.

Gelatin mixture for chai tea marshmallows in a bowl

Add Your Chai:

Afterwards, add 1 heaping tbsp of masala chai powder to your gelatin mixture and whisk that together

Heat Your Maple Syrup:

Next, heat 1 & 1/2 cups of maple syrup in a sauce pan at medium high heat. You can use a candy thermometer to get it to 235 degrees f. or “soft ball” stage in candy terms. Alternatively, you can just heat it until it is nearly boiling, but not quite…you don’t want the syrup to burn. (That’s what we do!)

Maple syrup for chai tea marshmallows being poured into a saucepan

Mix All Your Ingredients Together:

Next, pour your hot maple syrup into your stand mixer bowl with the other ingredients and mix on high speed with the whisk attachment for about 10-12 minutes. Place a towel over the mixer to avoid sticky splashing. While mixing, you can add in the vanilla extract or vanilla bean if using.

Pour into Pan:

Then, once your mixture becomes white and fluffy, like stiff peaks. Pour the marshmallow fluff into your prepared pan and place in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight.

Cut and Enjoy Your Chai Tea Marshmallows!

Finally, once the mixture has firmed up in the fridge, cut the marshmallows into cubes or use cookie cutters for fun shapes and enjoy over some steamed frothed milk! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

homemade chai tea marshmallows in a pan

Delicious Ways to Enjoy Chai Tea Marshmallows

Homemade chai tea marshmallows are a delightful treat on their own, but they can also be used in a variety of creative and delicious ways to enhance your culinary adventures. These fluffy, spiced confections add a unique twist to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are some mouthwatering ideas to inspire your chai marshmallow indulgence:

Chai Latte Upgrade:

Elevate your regular chai latte by floating a chai marshmallow on top. As it melts into your drink, it infuses your latte with an extra layer of creamy chai flavor and sweetness. Sip and savor this cozy beverage on a chilly day. You could also drop one in your morning cup of coffee for a super easy dirty chai latte.

S’mores with Chai Tea Marshmallows:

Swap out regular marshmallows for chai marshmallows in your s’mores for a spicy twist on this classic treat. Toast the marshmallows over an open flame and sandwich them between graham crackers and chocolate. The combination of the chai spice and gooey chocolate is heavenly.

Hot Chocolate Bliss:

Transform your hot chocolate into a decadent experience by stirring a chai marshmallow into your cup. The subtle spice and sweetness of the marshmallow complement the rich, creamy cocoa, creating a luxurious winter beverage.

Chai Tea Marshmallow Fondue:

Dip chai marshmallows into a pot of warm chocolate fondue for a delightful dessert fondue experience. You can also experiment with caramel or even a spiced chai-infused fondue for a unique twist.

Spiced Ice Cream Sundae:

Add a chai tea marshmallow as a topping to your favorite ice cream sundae. Drizzle it with caramel sauce or sprinkle it with crushed nuts for a delectable dessert that combines creamy, cold, and chewy textures.

Chai Tea Marshmallow Cupcakes:

Bake cupcakes with a chai-spiced batter and top them with a chai marshmallow for a double dose of chai goodness. The combination of fluffy cake, creamy marshmallow, and aromatic spices is a dessert lover’s dream.

Chai Tea Marshmallow Milkshake:

Incorporate chai tea marshmallows into a chai-infused milkshake recipe. Or try our pumpkin spice milkshake recipe and top with chai tea marshmallows and some crumbled graham crackers.

Savory Chai Marshmallow Glaze:

Chai tea marshmallows can also be used in savory dishes. Melt them down to create a glaze for roasted vegetables or meats. The spiced sweetness adds a unique flavor profile to your savory dishes.

Chai Marshmallow-Stuffed Pancakes:

Stuff your pancake batter with pieces of chai marshmallows for a gooey and flavorful breakfast treat. When the pancakes cook, the marshmallows melt, creating a delightful surprise inside.

Enjoy Your Chai Tea Marshmallows!

Remember, the versatility of chai marshmallows allows you to get creative in the kitchen. Whether you’re looking to sweeten your favorite beverages, enhance classic desserts, or experiment with unique recipes, chai marshmallows are sure to add a touch of warmth and spice to your culinary creations. So, make a batch of these homemade delights and start exploring the delicious world of chai tea marshmallow indulgence!

chai tea marshmallows in a pile

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Homemade Chai Tea Marshmallows

Make a batch of these homemade delights and start exploring the delicious world of chai tea marshmallows today!
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chai tea marshmallows in a pile
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 5 minutes


  • Stand Mixer
  • Baking Pan 9×9 or 9×13
  • Sauce Pan
  • Knife
  • Parchment Paper
  • Candy Thermometer optional


  • 1 cup water filtered
  • 1/2 cup beef gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp masala chai powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Line your pan with parchment paper
  • Add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup beef gelatin to the bowl of a stand mixer and let bloom for 10 mins
  • Add 1 heaping tablespoon of masala chai powder
  • Heat up 1 and 1/2 cups of maple syrup to nearly boiling (235 degrees F)
  • Pour heated maple syrup to the gelatin chai mixture in your stand mixer bowl
  • Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Cover and mix on high for 10-12 minutes until you get marshmallow fluff, similar to stiff peaks
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture into your prepared pan and set in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight until firm
  • Cut and Enjoy!


You can use a 9×9 baking dish for thicker marshmallows or a 9×13 for less thick.
This recipe allows for a lot of creativity. If Chai isn’t your thing, replace the tbsp of chai powder with cocoa or matcha. 
If you find that the marshmallows are too firm for your preference, you can reduce the gelatin to 1/3 cup to make them a little more fluffy. 
Servings: 10
Author: Fallon

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