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How to Make a Mulling Spices Recipe

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How to make a mulling spices recipe.  Use this blend of spices to make mulled wine or mulled cider.  You can also simmer these spices to make your home smell wonderful.

I have a bucket list of sorts that I'm working on.  These are things that I've wanted to make, either a DIY, craft, or recipe, that just kept getting put off.

When I decided to revive this blog, I decided to finally tackle that bucket list.  One of the things on that list was learning how to make a mulling spices recipe.


How to make an easy mulling spices recipe. Use this blend of spices for apple cider, for wine, or for house smells. Make your home smell like fall or Christmas with this DIY recipe. Homemade mulling spices makes a great gift, too! Also incudes uses and what to do with mulling spices. #mullingspice #christmas #fall #recipe

Then I wanted to use the mulling spices to make mulled wine and mulled cider.  This is the first post in a series, and I'll be posting the mulled cider and mulled wine in the coming weeks.

How to make a simple mulled wine recipe in a slow cooker.

Since it's November now and almost Thanksgiving, I do want to mention that if you're looking for creative gift ideas, a jar of homemade mulling spices makes a great gift, especially for friends who love wine.

Mulling spices can be hard to find in the stores.  They sell out quickly, so if you can find then grab them.  Otherwise, learn how to make a mulling spice recipe.

How to Make a Mulling Spices Recipe


How to make an easy mulling spices recipe. Use this blend of spices for apple cider, for wine, or for house smells. Make your home smell like fall or Christmas with this DIY recipe. Homemade mulling spices makes a great gift, too! Also incudes uses and what to do with mulling spices. #mullingspice #christmas #fall #recipe

What Are Mulling Spices?


A mulling spices recipe are a mixture of dried spices that's often used in drinks like apple cider or wine or juice.  Traditionally, they are used in the fall and winter.

A mulled drink is one that is made by heating the drink and letting it simmer with the spices and then straining the spices out.

What is Mulling Spice Made Of?


There are a lot of different ways to make homemade mulling spices.

Common ingredients are:


  • Cinnamon
  • Whole cloves
  • Allspice berries
  • Nutmeg
  • Star anise
  • Cardamom
  • Peppercorn
  • Orange or lemon peel
  • Dried apples
  • Raisins

I don't add all of those to my mulling spices recipe, but it's personal preference.  I don't care for cardamom, peppercorn, or star anise.  If you like them, feel free to add them.

No matter which spices you use, make sure that they are dried.  Since this will be stored on the shelf, it can grow moldy if the spices aren't dried.

You can make your own orange or lemon peel, but I prefer to buy a dried peel so I know that it's safe to use.


How to make an easy mulling spices recipe. Use this blend of spices for apple cider, for wine, or for house smells. Make your home smell like fall or Christmas with this DIY recipe. Homemade mulling spices makes a great gift, too! Also incudes uses and what to do with mulling spices. #mullingspice #christmas #fall #recipe


Can You Eat Mulling Spices?


Yes and no.  Homemade mulling spices are dried spices, so they are edible.  But I wouldn't recommend eating them plain because they will be rock hard and won't taste very good.

They are better suited to using them in tea, apple cider, or wine.

Where to Buy Mulling Spices


I get my dried herbs and spices for my mulling spices recipe from a local Amish bulk food store.  I can get them in smaller containers so I don't have a lot of extra spices and herbs to store.


For larger quanitites, I recommend buying them from Amazon.  You'll get free shipping if you have Prime.  I even get free same day delivery.

Not everyone wants to DIY all of their recipes.  I get it.  Time is valuable.  If you'd rather buy them, try one of these online stores.

Amazon has a 1 pound bag of mulling spices.  This is fairly inexpensive if you want to make a lot of mulled wine or separate it for gifts.


You can also get smaller packages of mulling spices on Etsy.  You can get a 1 ounce bag of mulling spices on Etsy if you don't want a lot of them.  Or buy the mulling spices already in a muslin bag for more convenience.

Ingredients



Directions


Step 1


Only use dried herbs and peels for your homemade mulling spices.  If you use fresh peels, cook them in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.  Let cool to room temperature.

I found that the best way to break up cinnamon sticks is to put them in a bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.  Then spoon into a pint mason jar to store.

Use 2 tablespoons per half gallon or 2 teaspoons per 8-ounces.  Let sit 5-7 mins in boiling water.

You can drop them right into the water or other liquid, or you can use a metal tea strainer or tea bags.

How to make an easy mulling spices recipe. Use this blend of spices for apple cider, for wine, or for house smells. Make your home smell like fall or Christmas with this DIY recipe. Homemade mulling spices makes a great gift, too! Also incudes uses and what to do with mulling spices. #mullingspice #christmas #fall #recipe


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Mulling Spices Recipe

Mulling Spices Recipe

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make a mulling spices recipe to make mulled cider or mulled wine.

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Mulling Spices Recipe

  1. Only use dried herbs and peels for your homemade mulling spices. If you use fresh peels, cook them in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. I found that the best way to break up cinnamon sticks is to put them in a bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Then spoon into a pint mason jar to store.
  4. Use 2 tablespoons per half gallon or 2 teaspoons per 8-ounces. Let sit 5-7 mins in boiling water.

NOTES:

You can drop them right into the water or other liquid, or you can use a metal tea strainer or tea bags.
Calories
73.61
Fat (grams)
2.60
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.52
Carbs (grams)
16.67
Fiber (grams)
6.74
Net carbs
9.93
Sugar (grams)
0.22
Protein (grams)
2.39
Sodium (milligrams)
26.17
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.