Holiday season is the perfect time to surprise your friends with DIY Christmas gifts. If you are thinking of making edible gifts, why not gift-wrap some of these homemade spice mixes?
They are so easy to make. All you need is a nice jar and some pretty tag! Or why not buy tiny jars and make a selection of homemade spice mixes for your foodie friends?
You can not only save money by making your own spice blends but also regulate the amount of sodium they contain and more importantly they will be free of any coloring/flavoring additives.
All these homemade seasoning blends are ready in minutes, use common herbs and spices and can be turned into DIY Christmas Gifts.
To make Homemade Dry Rub for Pork from scratch you only need 5 ingredients that most of you have in your pantry already so why not give it a try? This spice blend is sugar-free!
I love to use this seasoning for Instant Pot Pulled Pork. It’s a simple recipe that can be easily tweaked to your liking.
Homemade Italian Seasoning is another great seasoning to have on hand and it’s so easy to make. 5 herbs are all you need to make it! If you are looking for DIY spice mixes perfect for Christmas gifts, put this one on your list.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without gingerbread flavored treats so why not make Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix! It’s perfect for muffins, pancakes, cookies or quick breads (try using it to make Gingerbread Cookies or Churros).
Fish lovers will appreciate Homemade Fish Seasoning that can be used for baked, grilled or pan-fried fish. I personally love using it to season any white fish like cod, haddock, sea bream, sea bass, …
Homemade Fajita Seasoning is my favorite homemade seasoning mix! This easy to make blend of spices is perfect for Skillet Chicken Fajitas so if you have any friends or family members who love fajitas, why not surprise them with a DIY spice mix this Christmas?
These are our favorite homemade seasoning mixes. And what are yours? Let me know in the comment section, if you have some that you love.
And if you are wondering about storing spice mixes, read on.
How to store homemade spice mix
Store it in a sealed jar (Ziploc bag can also be used) in a dark and dry place. Pantry or kitchen cabinets are the best option.
When they are not properly stored – e.g. they are opened, they might lose color (when exposed to sun light) or change their consistency – they start clumping.
How to keep spices from clumping
To avoid clumping, it’s important to keep spices away from moisture. If you live in a humid climate and this is not possible, you can unclump them easily.
How to unclump spices
Pour them onto a paper kitchen towel and with the back of a spoon press down the spice and move it around until it is loose again. You can also throw it into a food processor or coffee grinder for a couple of seconds.