How to Make Allspice

Two Methods:Grinding Real AllspiceMaking Allspice Substitute

Allspice is a popular baking and seasoning spice made from the fruit of the Pimenta Dioica tree.[1] If you don’t have ground allspice at your grocery store, you can buy the berries and grind them yourself or you can make an allspice substitute from more common spices.

Method 1
Grinding Real Allspice

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    Find whole allspice berries at a bulk spice or tea store. The whole berries last much longer than powdered berries. You can also purchase the berries through an online spice retailer.
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    Place one teaspoon of the berries into a clean coffee grinder. To maximize freshness, only grind as much as you are going to use at once.
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    Cover the coffee grinder with a lid. Grind for 15 seconds. Look inside the coffee grinder to see if the allspice is powdery. If it isn’t powdered yet, repeat the grinding for another 10 to 15 seconds.
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    Unplug the coffee grinder. Scrape the ground allspice out of the coffee grinder and into a bowl with a small rubber spatula. Use immediately for a strong, sweet flavor.

Method 2
Making Allspice Substitute

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    Place a small bowl in the center of your workspace. It should have a fairly deep lip so that you can mix the spices without spilling them.
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    Measure one-half teaspoon of ground cinnamon, one-fourth teaspoon of ground clove and one-fourth teaspoon of ground nutmeg into your bowl. This recipe is for one teaspoon of allspice substitute; however, you can increase your measurements if you need more.[2]
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    Mix with a small whisk for one minute. Use the mixture in your dish.
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Things You'll Need

  • Allspice (Jamaica pepper) berries
  • Coffee grinder
  • Bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • Whisk

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Categories: Spice Mixes