Chocolate spice is a gorgeous spice for Christmas or when winter hits. That may be both if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. All the flavours of Christmas wrapped up in one chocolatey spice mix.
A bit like my Christmas sugar, chocolate spice adds a touch of Christmas to your cooking. It also makes one mean hot chocolate.
You can use it in cookie recipes, to spice up chocolate cakes, and even add it to your coffee for a Christmas spiced mocha. Anywhere you use cocoa. Plus it makes the perfect edible gift.
- Ground Cinnamon: A staple flavour in Christmas fare.
- Ground Coriander: An unlikely suspect of spice to be added, but it adds a gorgeous rich rounded aroma and taste.
- Ground Ginger: Ginger is associated with Christmas, and this adds to the festive spirit of the spice.
- Ground Nutmeg: An expected spice and this mix wouldn’t be the same without it.
- Ground Clove: Not too much, a little goes a long way, only add an eighth of a teaspoon.
- Cocoa: It wouldn't be chocolate spice without the chocolate. I use rich premium Dutch cocoa.
Suggestions for Use
You can use chocolate spice anywhere you use cocoa. Be mindful that ground nutmeg is not as fine as cocoa powder or the other spices used. For example if adding it to drinks you may get a little gritty sediment at the bottom of the cup/glass when it isn't stirred, this is the nutmeg.
- Hot chocolate
- Add to oatmeal for a chocolatey breakfast
- Icing/Frosting for cakes.
- Chocolate Cakes
- A touch will spice up your coffee mocha
- Sweet bread
- Pancakes and waffles
Recipe Walk Through
Place all ingredients in a bowl.
Whisky ingredients making sure to get rid of any lumps.
The chocolate spice is now ready to be put into an air tight container. Or small glass bottles for gifting.
- mixing bowl + spoon
- 60 grams (½ cup) dutch cocoa
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ⅛ teaspoon ground clove
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.
- Store in an airtight container or small glass jars.
All measurements are Australian metric standard. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified. 1 teaspoon = 5ml / 1 tablespoon = 20mls / 1 cup = 250ml /4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.
- 1 teaspoon equals 5ml
- 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
- 1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
- 4 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon
- I use the below unless specified in my recipes;
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.
More Homemade Gift Ideas
Head over to the condiment recipes section for some tasty gift ideas. Or you may want to simply make them to stock up your own pantry. Or take a look at some of my faves below.