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Homemade Gift Idea: Chinese 5 Spice Blend

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 10 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks about 2-inches long
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seed
  • 10 whole star anise


  • Combine all ingredients in a spice blender, coffee grinder or food processor and blend into a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container or a small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle the blend over orange wedges or ice cream, mix it into tea or coffee, or add it to your favorite baked good.