Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix, is an easy recipe, made with a blend of 6 aromatic spices found in every house’s pantry. It is a great addition to your cookies, hot chocolate, pancakes, muffins and churros.
An Exotic Blend of Spices
‘Tis the season! We are stepping into the most magical time of the year. Nothing could top enjoying Christmas Holidays than having holiday treats with Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix.
This warm blend of spices doesn’t only help in obtaining a festive taste of the Christmas Holidays, but it also serves as an edible DIY christmas present.
You can make an extra batch of spice blends, find a nice mason jar, pour in the aromatic mix, and tie around a red silk ribbon. And, here you have it! A perfect heart-warming gift.
What Are the Spices in the Gingerbread Mix?
Gingerbread mix varies according to your liking. For example, some blends contain ground anise, black pepper or even cardamom. While other recipes stick to the traditional blend of spices.
This homemade gingerbread spice recipe, combines the best of both worlds. It contains spicy ground ginger, cinnamon, nutty nutmeg, allspice, hot cloves, and a hint of black pepper.
When to Use Gingerbread Spice Mixture
It’ll really shock you to discover the different ways you could make use of this incredible blend. Here are some of the ways to use this flavorful combination:
- Sprinkle the aromatic spice blend over your preferred Winter drink: hot chocolate, latte, Matcha Latte, or your morning coffee.
- Sprinkle some of it on top of your favorite ice cream flavor.
- Use it to bake gingerbread cookies, gingerbread cakes, muffins and cupcakes.
- Stir it into your waffle and pancake mix, to spice it up a little bit.
- Use this beautiful mix whenever a recipe asks for pumpkin pie spice. It works there too!
Nothing Beats a Fresh Batch of Spices
Why Should You Opt to Make This Spice Blend at Home?
Gingerbread spice mix can be easily found in local grocery stores. The brands that sell the blend are good quality brands, but they lack ground cloves. Which add a strong and powerful taste to the mix.
In addition to that, a homemade gingerbread mix is whole lot fresher and has deeper flavor than store bought ones.
Furthermore, gingerbread DIY spice mix is far less expensive than store-bought versions. You are also granted the freedom to alter the mix, according to your preferences. For instance, some people prefer their mix to be sweeter, so they add an extra pinch of cinnamon to it.
Moreover, making this aromatic mix out of pantry spices from scratch, is extremely easy and requires no time at all.
How to Store Gingerbread Spice Mix
Once you finish making your homemade gingerbread seasoning, fill it in an airtight container. Make sure to keep the jar stored at a room temperature in a dry and dark place. To help preserve the unique flavor of the nostalgic blend.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Absolutely! You are free to skip certain ingredients, but not the main ones. For instance, you can’t skip cinnamon, ginger, or even nutmeg. For these 3 main spices, give the recipe what it is most famous for: its warm aroma!
When stored properly at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, and in an airtight container, it can last up to a whole year. The mix can last longer, but it is better to do a small batch each holiday season to preserve the deep flavor from fading away.
Gingerbread and pumpkin spice mixes have common ingredients, but they differ in flavor. Gingerbread spice balances ground ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, but the ginger flavor is more prevalent whereas pumpkin pie spice’s flavor is more cinnamony.
Here’s all what you need to make the perfect gingerbread spice:
- Ginger: Ground ginger is considered to be the key ingredient in this spice mixture.
- Nutmeg: Ground nutmeg adds an incredibly warm flavor to the mix. But be careful to add too much of it.
- Black pepper: Ground black pepper adds a slight kick to the spice blend.
- Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon has that subtle sweet taste that balances out the strong and spicey flavors of the rest of the ingredients.
- Cloves: Ground cloves have a sweet pungent flavor. If you skip it, you’ll end up missing out a lot.
- Allspice: It is a single spice, that adds a floral undertone to the blend.
A Beautiful Blend with a Warm Aroma
How to Make Gingerbread Spice Blend
Next, in a bowl, combine all the ingredients very well using a spoon or whisk.
Then, pour the aromatic blend in an air tight container.
After that, store the spice jar in a suitable place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
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Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix
- 4 tablespoons ground allspice
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a bowl, combine very well all the ingredients using a spoon or whisk.
- Pour the mix into an airtight container.
- Store the spice jar in a cool and dark place.
- Store the aromatic blend in an airtight cotainer.
- Place the spice jars in a dark and dry place to keep the seasoning fresh.
- Make sure the the spices you are using have a strong flavor.
- Gingerbread spice mix has a ginger overtone.
- Whisk the spices very well.