Love a good pumpkin spice latte? Us too! That’s why we came up with a recipe for our own version of pumpkin spice—a spice blend you can make at home, store in the cupboard and use whenever you have a craving. Our recipe has a secret ingredient: freshly ground black pepper. It might sound odd but it adds a welcome spicy heat to the blend.
Add our pumpkin spice to baked goods, use in homemade ice cream or sprinkle on top of your morning coffee! Keep in mind it also makes a great gift: for a “happy autumn” present, you can whip up a batch and deliver it to a friend in a pretty mason jar with suggestions on how to use it.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
4 tsp ground nutmeg
4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, whisking to blend. Transfer to a resealable container for later use. Store in your spice cupboard.