Pumpkin spice is a joyous spice that can be enjoyed in a variety of things. Pumpkin pie, lattes, cookies, tea, the list goes on. With the sweet spice, there’s really no limit to what you can do with it. Plus, it’s totally the perfect way to enjoy the fall or let’s be real here, any season of the year. All you need is a little love for pumpkin and some free time, and you can really sweeten up any fall treat. Or if you’re super lazy, you could snatch up some already pumpkin spiced stuff at the grocery store or your local cafe. If it’s the fall, chances are good you’ll easily find some pumpkin spice stuff in town.
However, sometimes even when pumpkin spice is in season it can be hard to find it. Furthermore, that stuff can be pricey. And honestly, homemade pumpkin spice sweets usually taste better than anything pre-made. But finding just the spice itself can be hard or expensive. Furthermore, sometimes the ready-to-go spice isn’t that great. Worse, if you’re someone who enjoys the spice all year round, you may be out of luck because many stores only offer pumpkin spice in the fall.
The good news is you can easily make your own pumpkin spice at home. It’ll save you money and time. Plus, chances are good you already have the spices so you might be able to skip a grocery trip too. Here’s how to make your own pumpkin spice this fall, or really anytime!
What You’ll Need
Pumpkin spice only has a few ingredients so it’s super easy to make. You’ll need ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves. These ingredients might already be in your home, but if not you can easily find them at any basic grocery store.
Measure The Ingredients And Put Them In A Bowl
You’ll need 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Put each ingredient in a small bowl. What order you put each ingredient in doesn’t really matter. However, it’s important for the ingredients to be precisely measured. Too much of one ingredient could mess up the spice.
Mix It All Together
With a small spoon, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. You don’t really need to worry about how you mix it, since it’s just spice. As you mix it you should see the color change as the ingredients are all together. Soon you’ll see the ingredients combine completely and you’ll have pumpkin spice ready to go. The spice will smell and look just like the pumpkin spice you see at the store.
Enjoy The Pumpkin Spice
Congrats! You’ve just made pumpkin spice and saved money in the long run. Homemade pumpkin spice is much cheaper than the store stuff and easy to make! Put it in a small jar for storage and you’re done! After you’ve finished making the pumpkin spice, you can quickly add it to a latte or cookie recipe. You’ll find it tastes even better then the stuff at the store! You can use it for pretty much any recipe on your mind too.
From pumpkin pie to brownies, you can do pretty much anything with this stuff. Don’t be afraid to use the stuff liberally too. The great news is that if you run out of it, the recipe is easy to make again. After making the stuff at home, you’ll find you’ll never want to go back to getting the store brought stuff.