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Festive Spice Mix and Midwinter Chai

When the weather gets frosty, make this Festive Spice Mix. With the leftover spice fragments make the Midwinter Chai. Two gorgeous winter warmers for the effort of one.
Preparazione15 min
Portata: Sweets and Treats
Cucina: Paleo, Whole 30
Keyword: Allspice, Cardomom, Christmas, Cinnamon, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger, Spice, Star Anise
Porzioni: 1 jar


  • Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder


  • 1 tablespoon cardomom pods
  • 1 tablespoon star anise
  • 1 tablespon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 cinnamon sticl 15cm
  • 3 tablespoons fennel seeds


  • For the Festive Spice Mix:
    Place the cardomom pods, star anise and cloves into an electric spice grinder and whiz until reduced to a fine powder.
    Transfer to a fine mesh sieve and sift to separate the powder from the course fragments. Put the fragments aside.
    Add the ground ginger, cinnamon and allspice to the powder. Mix well and tranfer to a lidded jar.
    Add to sweet and savoury dishes as desired.
  • For the Midwinter Chai:
    Break the cinnamon stick into pieces and whiz in the electric spice grinder until reduced to course pieces.
    Add to the fragments of the Spice Mix, along with the fennel seeds. Mix well and transfer to a lidded jar.
    Use alone as an infusion, or mix with black tea or earl grey.