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How to make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend

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When the air turns crisp, and the trees begin shedding their leaves, that can only mean one thing, pumpkin spice season is here! But you cannot have pumpkin spice season without the pumpkin spice, so here is the perfect recipe to kick off the season with flavorful flair!

Autumn is such an amazing time of year with some truly great traditions, but all the best fall celebrations start with a great pumpkin spice coffee! Here are a few highlights of this recipe:

  • Easy Ingredients – For most bakers and home chefs, everything in this recipe is already on hand, making it that much easier to craft fall flavor!
  • Simple Steps – The steps for this spice are pretty much measure, mix, and you’re done; there’s never been an easier recipe!
  • Super for Storage – When stored correctly, this spice blend can deliver autumn flavor for ages to come!

As you can see, with this simple pumpkin spice recipe, you can open the doors to your very own autumn flavor paradise, so forget about waiting all year for your favorite flavor and mix this delicious spice up yourself!

Ingredients you need

5 spices are required for making your homemade pumpkin spice blend.

Ground Ginger – Ginger is an amazing spice made from dried and ground ginger root. It is a common spice for all sorts of cooking, both savory and sweet, thanks to its warmth and inviting zesty kick.

Ginger is a common addition to many home remedies for many maladies. From morning sickness to weight loss, this little spice has it all, but most importantly, it will make your pumpkin spice drinks sing with spicy flavor!

Ground Cinnamon – Cinnamon is a delicious spice made from the bark of cinnamon trees. It is warm, earthy, and sizzling with flavor. It makes this pumpkin pie spice pop. Choose a nice ground cinnamon or grab some cinnamon springs and bring them fresh using a spice grinder.

One surprising benefit of cinnamon is that it can help your body handle sugars effectively, so pairing this spice with a mildly sweet drink or treat can be the perfect healthy balancing act.

Ground Nutmeg – Nutmeg is an amazing spice for sweet dishes because of its well-rounded earthiness. It is a seed with a distinct aroma that automatically makes you think of autumn and warm cozy drinks. Like cinnamon, nutmeg can be ground from the dried nutmeg seeds in your handy spice grinder.

This earthy spice is loaded with antibacterial properties, which is excellent when the weather is turning cooler, and we’re all looking for ways to ward off a cold!

Ground Cloves – Cloves have a fantastic smell and mildly sweet flavor. This unique sweet spice brings the sweet and astringent aroma everyone knows and loves in their pumpkin spice drinks! Grab ground cloves or use a spice grinder to grind dried cloves yourself.

Cloves are rich in antioxidants, which can help your body with everything from glowing skin to cancer production, so this flavoring is no slouch!

Ground Allspice – Allspice is a delectable earthy, sweet, and zesty spice that rounds out this perfect spice blend. It is made from the unripe berries of the Pimenta plant that have been dried and ground.

Allspice is rich in vitamin C and contains antifungal properties that make it a great health booster in addition to a delicious spice!

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice From Scratch

Measure – Measure all the spices into a container or bowl. Be aware that when you measure ground spices, they can get into the air, so you might experience a few sneezes while making this blend, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious!

Mix – Seal the container and shake well or use a small whisk to mix by hand.

Enjoy – Use the finished spice to flavor your next coffee, creamer, or even a pie!

Cute jar, filled with homemade pumpkin spice mix, placed on green felt.

How To Store Homemade Pumpkin Spice

One of the best things about making your own pumpkin spice is its longevity! If you store it properly, this spice can last years!

Grab an airtight container or jar with a good lid for storage. Keep your pumpkin spice in a cool, dark, and dry location. It will last up to 3 years in these conditions!

One trick is to mix the seasonings in the same container you will store them in. For example, swap the bowl for a jar and a tiny whisk or shake the spices together. Then all you have to do is pop the lid on and store it!

Recipes you can Make with Homemade Pumpkin Spice

This fantastic spice blend can bring fun and flavor to practically anything. Here are a few popular drinks that use this tasty pumpkin spice mix:

  • Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pumpkin Flavored Whipped Cream
  • Pumpkin Spiced Coffee
  • Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe


Spice Jar – If you want to store your pumpkin spice in style, grab some stylish spice jars; small jars and magnetic containers are very handy for spice storage.

However, you don’t need anything stylish or fancy to store this spice. A container with a good lid and airtight seal of any style will do the trick. This recipe makes just about ⅓ cup of pumpkin spice seasonings, so be sure to choose a large container to hold it all.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pumpkin Spice

Is Pumpkin Spice Just for Drinks?

Pumpkin spice is a delectable blend that not only brings fall flavor to your favorite drinks, but can liven up tons of recipes to boot! After you craft your favorite pumpkin spice coffee creation, you can use the leftovers of this spice in pies, cobblers, cakes, and even curries. Any recipe that needs a little warmth and zing can benefit from this tasty blend of flavors.

Are There Health Benefits of Pumpkin Spice?

Yes, although this is just a spice blend, a pinch of these spices carries some serious weight in the world of health. Just one spoonful of this pumpkin spice blend can bring health benefits like fiber for positive digestion and iron for blood health.
Plus, this blend contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the cinnamon and allspice in the mix. So if you want a great way to flavor your lattes and cold brew without any added guilt, this seasoning is a great choice!

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Cute jar, filled with homemade pumpkin spice mix, placed on green felt.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice

Turn any dish into a cozy fall treat with homemade pumpkin spice blend. Learn how to make it yourself and enjoy the warm and spicy flavors.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: homemade pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice blend
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1.46 oz
Calories: 59kcal



  • 1 tbsp Ginger ground
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon ground
  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg ground
  • 1 tbsp Cloves ground
  • 1 tbsp Allspice ground


  • Place 1 tbsp Ginger, 1 tbsp Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Nutmeg, 1 tbsp Cloves, and 1 tbsp Allspice in an airtight container, seal, and shake well.
    1 tbsp Ginger, 1 tbsp Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Nutmeg, 1 tbsp Cloves, 1 tbsp Allspice
  • Store in a dry place and protected from light.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg
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By on August 15th, 2023
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