Make your own Pumpkin Spice at Home.

You know that pumpkin spice has hit peak popularity when you start to see it not just in lattes but also in lip balm and cough drops. Contrary to its name, pumpkin spice—also known as pumpkin pie spice—doesn’t actually contain any of fall’s favorite squash. Rather, it refers to the mix of various warm spices—think cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and more—that are typically found in recipes for pumpkin pie.


Pumpkin spice is sold at just about any supermarket, but if you have all of the stand-alone ingredients, it’s just as easy to make at home. Learn how to make pumpkin spice using the go-to recipe from the Superior’s Test Kitchen.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice


  • 3 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves




  1. In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients until uniformly combined. Use as desired. The remaining spice blend will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months.