I love the smells that are associated with Christmas. Pumpkin, gingerbread and especially cinnamon. For years, I have simmered this Mulling Spices Recipe on my stove top as the holidays have approached.
Some days I will add a few slices of oranges to give it a little citrusy smell. Other days I might drop a few drops of almond extract for an even sweeter smell.
Another great thing about this Mulling Spices Recipe is that you can also use it to prepare a wonderfully spiced apple cider.
Here is what you will need:
3 oz cinnamon sticks
⅓ cup cardamom pods
¼ cup allspice berries
¼ cup whole cloves
¼ cup star anise pods
⅓ cup dried orange peel – store bought or dried in oven
Place cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, allspice berries, cloves and star anise in large resealable bag
If you are simmering this on your stove, just place in a small pot with some water on low heat.
To serve as a drink, add 2 tablespoons of mix per ½ gallon of warm apple cider
Mulling Spices Recipe
- 3 oz cinnamon sticks
- 1/3 cup cardamom pods
- 1/4 cup allpice berries
- 1/4 cup whole cloves
- 1/4 cup star anise pods
- 1/3 cup dried orange peel - store bought or dried in oven
- Place cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, allspice berries, cloves and star anise in large resealable bag
- Crush with rolling pin
- Add orange peel to bag and toss to mix well
- Store in airtight container
No matter which way you use this mix, the wonderful smells (and tastes) of Christmas will warm your heart.
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