DIY Mulling Spice Bundles
Recipe and photo by Michelle Aronson of Farmbelly!
These little bundles of joy make beautiful gifts for the holidays, not to mention they make your home smell like a literal gingerbread house. Another perk of mulling spices is that you can make them as a way to use up spices you already have around the house for all of that holiday baking, while using up citrus peels too. If you need to buy extra spices for these, I recommend visiting a local store that sells bulk spices, where you’re likely to find high quality spices, and you can purchase exactly the amount of ingredients needed.
Ingredients, per spice bundle
5 whole cloves
4 cardamom pods, pressed until just cracked open
3 star anise pods
3 allspice berries
2 cinnamon sticks
2 strips dried orange peel (you can make this at home!)
Measure out mulling spice ingredients into into individual disposable tea bags (or in pieces of cheesecloth) and tie up with kitchen twine.
To serve with spiced apple cider, heat 4 cups of fresh apple cider with 1 mulling spice bundle in a saucepan over low heat for 20-30 minutes. Serve in your favorite mugs with an (optional) orange wedge to garnish. Cheers to warmth and togetherness!