Make Your Own Christmas Blend Coffee with the Koffee Kingdom Christmas Blend Coffee Recipe
I enjoy making my own Christmas Blend coffee recipe. The Koffee Kingdom Christmas Blend Coffee Recipe is a very easy recipe. It makes the perfect cup of holiday coffee! You will want to make it for yourself, to serve during the holidays and to give as a gift to other coffee lovers on your gift list. It really is a great gift idea for the coffee enthusiast.
I am going to give the recipe immediately, but be sure to read all of the suggestions and instructions following the recipe. I have included instructions on how to dehydrate and ground your own vanilla beans, as well as offered substitute ingredients to reduce the costs and save money when making the recipe.
Koffee Kingdom Christmas Blend Coffee Recipe
- 1 pound of medium roast coffee (whole or ground)
- 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger*
- 1 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon*
- 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg*
- Ground Vanilla Bean (the equivalent of one vanilla bean = 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean powder)
- Ground Coffee Beans if you purchased whole bean coffee
- Combine Ground Coffee, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Ground Vanilla Bean.
- Stir well.
*Substitute: 1½ – 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice for the cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger.
I am often asked about purchasing vanilla beans for flavoring coffee. This is the online brand I can recommend. It will arrive already ground for you into powder form and has no additional additives. It is easy to add vanilla for a dry recipe in the powder form.
How to Ground Whole Vanilla BeansIf your prefer, you certainly can purchase whole vanilla beans, which are less expensive than vanilla bean powder, and ground the beans yourself. However, let me forewarn you, this does take more time than simply purchasing it already ground.
A vanilla bean is a long pod. You would need to dehydrate it first since you want to make ground vanilla beans. If you do not dry it out, it will be too moist to use in this recipe.
To dehydrate the vanilla beans, bake the entire uncut pods for 1 hr. at 275°F, on a lined baking sheet (lined with Baking Parchment Paper).
After it is dried & completely cool, cut off the ends of the pod. Then cut it into pieces (approx. 6 pieces).
To ground the pieces, you can use a spice grinder, your coffee grinder or a pestle & mortar set.
Give the Koffee Kingdom Christmas Blend Coffee Gift
Once you have made the recipe, it is extremely easy to divide it between jars and give as gifts. You will want to select air tight containers that have a vacuum seal or gasket to keep the coffee as fresh as possible. I always prefer glass or ceramic containers when storing coffee.
You could even make a unique and special coffee gift basket set for that coffee lover in your life by adding holiday coffee mugs, personalized specialty coffee mugs, a coffee scoop and/or a k cup reusable filter for the coffee enthusiast who owns a Keurig Coffee Maker.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
I mentioned the Pumpkin Pie Spice that you could use as a substitute for the spices if you so desire. Pumpkin Pie Spice is a single container of blended spices that includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. It can often be used as a substitute for that combination of spices and reduce the amount of purchased spice jars required if you don’t already have the spices on hand.