What are some substitutes for allspice

Allspice substitute

Mixture of neklen, cinnamon & nutmeg as an alternative.

How can you replace allspice?

They don't have allspice in the house but the recipe calls for one. No problem. You can just replace it. Allspice is an intense spice that combines the taste of cloves, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. So it is not far off when you replace this with the appropriate spices.


To replace 1 teaspoon of allspice or clove pepper, mix:

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves / cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Your allspice substitute is ready.

Be careful not to use too much ground cloves. Cloves have a more intense taste than allspice. The heat can quickly drown out the other flavors of the spices. Therefore, add the allspice substitute slowly pinch by pinch to your dish in order to obtain the desired aroma.


Since ground spices lose their aroma quickly, it is best to store the spice mixture in a dark, airtight and dry place in an aroma box.


Analogous to the first alternative, only that you only use ¼ teaspoon of cloves and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg.

Alternatively, you can simply leave out the nutmeg with the first alternative or just use a small pinch.

If you know other alternatives, how allspice can be replaced in recipes, then we would be happy if you let us know.

Here you can find more information about allspice and how you can use it in the kitchen.

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