How To Make Pumpkin Spice Mix
It is that time of year again – when pumpkin spice everything comes to haunt us. Everything from lattes to baby wipes and, as I understand it, even twinkies. It isn’t below me to get in on this hot craze, but to really deliver on it, one must first make pumpkin spice mix. Sure, we could go purchase one, but when we make pumpkin spice mix at home it truly is the pumpkin spice mix we want. And it is really easy. For the ill informed, there is no pumpkin in pumpkin spice – just spices. WOW moment here!
Make Pumpkin Spice Mix – No Pumpkin?
I know how upsetting this can be when folks find out that there is no pumpkin added when you make pumpkin spice mix. But then is seems redundant to put pumpkin in a spice mix that is for spicing up pumpkin (and other goodies). After all, you don’t want to overdo the pumpkin impact. It might be too strong. So, yep, just spices when you make pumpkin spice mix.
Make Pumpkin Spice Mix – Finally, The Spices?
Well, all this talk about spices is an indication that we should get on with talking about the spices that make pumpkin spice mix. When I make pumpkin spice mix, I go for the classics…
Now this is not to say that there are not other spices that could be added. Indeed others that could be considered when you make pumpkin spice mix include mace, allspice, anise, even black pepper. Heck, even a dash of ancho chilli powder could be added as a twist.
Make Pumpkin Spice Mix – The Technique
Are you kidding me – a section about technique when making a spice mix? Here it it – put ground spices in bowl, mix well, store in sealable, glass container. WOW! Big section.
Are you kidding me? There is a ‘How To Make Pumpkin Spice Mix’ Video. Boy, they film anything these days. No pumpkin? Really?
The video and full recipe are below!
- 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1.5 tsp ground clove
- 1 tsp cardamom
- Place all the spices in a bowl and mix well with a fork or whisk.
- Store in an air tight container.
- Mix will stay good for about 6 months. Mix up the spices as you like.
I hope you enjoy!
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