When I recently did a cleanse, the first thing I was craving was a pumpkin spice latte. I can’t get enough but those tasty treats are what lead me to the cleanse in the first place so I headed out to gather ingredients to make my own at home (recipe to come). I figured I could make a healthier version that was just as satisfying.
I found pumpkin spice already packaged but boy was it pricy so I bought all the standard spices to play around with at home and make my own: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. I did several compare and contrasts of flavours until I came up with this mix. It is stronger on cinnamon and more subtle on the rest. Many pumpkin spice mixes I tried tended to be heavier in ginger but I prefer a heavier cinnamon taste. You can always adjust.
Once I had the ratios of what I thought was a pretty awesome pumpkin spice mix I was able to make pumpkin spice whipped cream, add it to cakes and cookies, and even add a bit to my morning coffees. Enjoy a cheaper way to spice up your routines. It is quick and easy to do.
1/4 C ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp clove
1. Combine all the spices well.
2. Place in a sealed container for storage.