Gingerbread Spice is what you should reach for in the colder seasons when you've grown weary of the more popular Pumpkin Pie Spice. Gingerbread is the oft forgotten flavor hero of the season, with its subtle heat and interesting dimensions. Gingerbread spice is perfect for making gingerbread, gingerbread men, cookies, cakes, anything you can imagine that you want to incorporate that delicious flavor into! We like it on stir fried vegetables, especially green beans, and we love it sprinkled over cream based desserts. Has anyone thought to stir Gingerbread Spice into their plain yogurt yet? Because they should!
What's in it?:
Our Gingerbread Spice is blended from ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, black pepper and allspice.
Our Gingerbread Spice is warm, earthy, and slightly peppery.
Where to Use Gingerbread Spice:
Gingerbread Spice is intended for use in all sorts of gingerbread recipes of course, but you can also use it in gingersnap cookies, in chili, on oatmeal, in pancake and waffle batter, on French toast, and in muffins! You can sprinkle it on top of vanilla ice cream, on top of milkshakes and whipped cream, or even add it to a tray of your favorite roasted squash. You can even use this blend to make a gingerbread cheesecake.
You can even stir a spoonful of Gingerbread Spice into your hot chocolate, chai, or morning coffee, for just a boost of flavor. One of our favorite alcoholic beverages, intended for those of the legal drinking age only, is a gingerbread martini. Simply take 2 parts of a cream liqueur like Baileys or RumChata and mix with 1 part vanilla vodka and 1 part gingerbread liquor. Shake thoroughly with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of our Gingerbread Spice on top, and serve with a gingerbread cookie on the side! Or, make this drink to enjoy while you're decorating some gingerbread people and then have a cookie or two later. Either way, this drink pairs beautifully with a nice, cozy night in.
Tips & Tricks:
Gingerbread Spice is very flavorful. Use a small amount at a time and add more to taste.