So we are heading into winter and I have had my fill of PSL (pumpkin spice lattes) so moving onto the holiday cheer of gingerbread!
This is another spice blend that I like to have on hand when the hankering for an early morning gingerbread latte hit or even to incorporate into baking such as cookies, pies and the like.
Making it ahead of time makes coming home after holiday shopping a little easier by whipping up a specialty coffee just for you. The last thing anyone wants to do after fighting the crowds of shoppers is bother with an additional step when you are ready to relax.
The basis of the blend is similar to pumpkin spice, however the ratios are a little different. More heavy on the ginger and a little lighter on the cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice.
Another reason to have it on the ready is so that you don’t have to keep mixing up small batches when you want it available. The key to keeping it fresh tasting is to store the mixture in an air tight container until ready for use. Seems pretty easy, because it is!
Making up a bigger batch also allows for the opportunity to impress those holiday friends and neighbours with a nice festive latte when they pop in for a visit.
It could also be incorporated into foodie gift baskets during the holidays. Who doesn’t love receiving a foodie gift basket?
Gingerbread Latte Spice Mix
Gingerbread Spice Mix is a great addition to holiday baking.
- 4 Tbsp ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp allspice
- Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until combined. Store in air tight container.