Move over, pumpkin spice.
Soothing Cardamom Sipper
Credit: Jennifer Causey

You heard it here first, folks: Cardamom is THE spice of the season.

The Indian spice is popping up everywhere these days. Cardamom Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix and Cardamom Pasta Sauce are among Whole Foods’ new fall items, while Starbucks released a Cardamom Latte in Canadian stores just this week.

Cardamom has a long and illustrious history. It’s one of the world’s oldest spices, with records of its use dating back at least 4,000 years. Ancient Egyptians utilized it for medicinal and ritualistic purposes, while Greeks and Romans used the aromatic spice as perfume.

Even today, some people tap cardamom's soothing properties to treat indigestion and asthma.

There’s no doubt about it, we couldn’t be more excited to experiment with the spice of the 2018.

Check out five of our favorite recipes that highlight cardamom:

1. Blackberry Cardamom Mulled Wine

This sophisticated drink embodies everything we love about fall.

2. Cardamom-Glazed Carrots

The perfect holiday side dish.

3. Cardamom Cookies

Gluten-free and intensely flavored, these cookies are actually a Persian tradition.

4. Ginger Cardamom Pear Butter

A delicious complement to muffins, pancakes, toast or whatever else you can smear it on.

5. Cardamom Coffee

I dare you to think of a cozier way to start your day.