DIY Pumpkin Spice (No, It Is Not Made Of Pumpkins)

DIY Pumpkin Spice (No, It Is Not Made Of Pumpkins)

Fall is officially is full swing, and Starbucks has rolled out their pumpkin spice latte. A staple of college girls in the US.

So, what exactly is pumpkin spice?

Pumpkin spice (aka pumpkin pie spice) is simply a combination of spices that are commonly used in pumpkin pie. According to McCormick’s Pumpkin Pie Spice ingredient list, the spice blend is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice, but other brands do it differently. At Trader Joe’s, they make their blend with cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom. And if things aren’t already confusing enough, Simply Organic’s blend contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. But although the ingredients vary slightly, there’s enough common ground to be able to whip up your own blend at home.

Some of us will be surprised to learn that pumpkin spice actually contains 0% pumpkin.

The spice itself is referring to the powder mix of spices that is usually used to bake a pumpkin pie.

It contains instead:

  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • lemon peel
  • cloves
  • cardamom

Similar to a chai latte, this spicy warm drink was made to be sipped in chilly autumn weather.

You can easily whip this spice mix up at home using:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

You can enjoy your newly made pumpkin spice by making a delicious pumpkin spice smoothie.

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1/2 banana frozen
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

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