This wonderfully versatile homemade spice mix can bring festive cheer to many dishes and drinks. It makes a beautiful gift and adds a little Christmas magic to everything it touches. And with freshly milled spices like cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon, it will help boost your immunity over the festive season. Plus it will make your house will smell amazing.
Enjoy our suggestions for how to make the most from this amazing mix. You’ll find many of the recipes we talk about at Recipe Community.
- Use in your gingerbread recipe in place of mixed spice.
- Sprinkle on top of pavlova before baking.
- Give it to a loved one in a jar, along with a made with love cookie.
- Add ½ tsp to your morning coffee for a bit of extra festive cheer.
- Add 2 tsp to the automatic custard recipe for a subtly spiced custard.
- Make a chai latte
- Add 1 tsp to this Spiced pear and almond cake
- Make a sugar and spice shortbread by adding 1 tbsp to this recipe.
- Use 1 tsp Christmas spice mix, 2 tbsp icing sugar and ½ tsp salt to season popcorn next movie night.
- Stir into pancake batter or porridge to spice up your breakfast.
- Add to your banana smoothie for extra flavour and nutrition.
- Sprinkle on to fruit before baking and serve with automatic custard
- Stir into almond butter
- Make a Polish Piernik Cake.
- Add ½ tsp to the Earl Grey and Whiskey Glaze in Festive Flavour
- Replace spices in Fruity pear mince tarts with 3 tsp Christmas spice mixture
- Replace spices in Steamed Chocolate and Prune Puddings with 1 tsp Christmas spice mixture – recipe from Festive Flavour
- Add 1 tsp to Christmas Stollen p.103, recipe from Festive Flavour
- Make sweet & salty spiced nuts by mixing 1 tsp Christmas spice mix, 2 tbsp icing sugar and ½ tsp salt together. Sprinkle over 250 g raw almonds and bake for 180˚C for 12 minutes.
- Make Gingerbread Spiced Doughnuts by following our Soft Cinnamon Doughnuts recipe from Hip, Hip…. Hooray! and replacing spices with our Christmas Spice Mix.
Click here for the Christmas Spice Mix recipe.