Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting Recipe

chai tea buttercream frosting recipe by pop shop america food blog

Looking for a new frosting recipe that is spicy and otherworldly? You must try this Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting! It’s delicious, exotic, and really unique.

It only requires simple spices that you likely already have around the house. And this is a recipe that you can make in just a few minutes. If you are a Chai Tea fanatic, we also made these super fun Chai Tea Scented Sachets here on the blog.

Scroll to the bottom to get the full recipe or keep reading for tips and tricks on how to make Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting Recipe.

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This recipe combines all the traditional Chai Tea Spices – Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Ginger, and Pepper! It’s such a flavorful blend of spices. The black pepper tastes luscious and interesting – it’s not too spicy, just tasty and rich!

As far as vanilla – vanilla bean pods or vanilla bean paste make Chai Tea Frosting super special. Homemade Vanilla Extract is also a perfect ingredient for this buttercream.

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When you are mixing your Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting, be sure to scrape the sides and mix it into the frosting. Start and stop our blending and use a rubber spatula to keep your frosting even.

You’ll know when your frosting is ready when all your ingredients are well blended! It’s easy, simple, and straightforward. You can pipe your frosting like I did here or just spread across Southern Style! Either way will be delicious.

This recipe was inspired by our latest Buttercream Frosting Recipe – Honey & Vanilla Bean Buttercream. Chai Tea originated in India. Traditionally it was thought of as medicine not a delicious beverage. But the way it is traditionally served – with milk and honey was created by the English.

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What Desserts Should You Top with Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting?

  • Vanilla Bean Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • Gingerbread
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Pumpkin Rolls
  • Almond Croisssants
  • Banana Bread
  • Zucchini Bread
  • Maple Walnut Cookies
  • Yogurt Cake

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chai tea buttercream frosting recipe by pop shop america food blog

Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Brittany Bly
This spicy Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting is perfect for gingerbread or even a vanilla cupcake!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 Servings


  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Bean or Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Clove
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Pepper


  • In a Kitchen-Aid, or with a bowl and electric mixer, combine the powdered sugar, milk and butter.
  • Mix on medium speed until well blended.  Scrape the sides of the bowl when needed.
  • Add the spices and vanilla and whip until evenly blended.
  • Top cooled desserts with your Chai Tea Buttercream Frosting or store in the refrigerator.
Keyword Chai Dessert Recipe, Chai Spice Frosting, Homemade Buttercream Frosting, Pop Shop America Recipes

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