This 5-minute pumpkin spice syrup is the perfect recipe for fall. It is just like the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, but you can make it yourself in just five minutes.
It is smooth, spicy, and has just the right amount of sweetness. This pumpkin spice syrup is great on top of your coffee, or you can use it in your next recipe that calls for flavored syrup.
In this article, I’ll guide you through all the steps required to make an amazing pumpkin spice syrup at home. Let’s get started.
What is pumpkin spice syrup?
Pumpkin spice syrup is a sweet syrup made from pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice mix, sugar, and vanilla extract to make it all come together.
You can use the pumpkin spice syrup to sweeten your daily coffee, and you can use it for anything from pancakes to drink mixes, to oatmeal, to topping cheesecake.
The sweetness of the syrup and the pumpkin-based flavor is the perfect addition to almost anything.
What is this pumpkin spice syrup made of?
I’ve created a pumpkin spice syrup that is easy to make, and you’ll have a batch ready within 5 minutes. To get started with the recipe, collect the following ingredients:
- Pumpkin purée
- Pumpkin spice mix
- White granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Cold tap water
That’s all you need. With this recipe, you’ll be flavoring a lot of coffees, which is awesome for the fall season.
I like to use homemade pumpkin purée whenever possible. In the fall, pumpkins are everywhere, and you can get them for a great price.
If you prefer using a canned version, make sure it’s pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling, as this is sweetened and has added spices.
You could still use the pumpkin pie filling but adjust the spices and sugar accordingly.
The pumpkin spice mix is quick to make at home, and you’ll just have to combine a few spices to make a big batch of it. Have a look below for the spices used in the mix:
- 20 grams of ground cinnamon
- 10 grams of ground ginger
- 5 grams of ground cloves
- 2 grams of ground nutmeg
- 2 grams of ground black pepper
This recipe will make a large batch you can use for multiple batches of syrup or have at hand for other recipes.
The added black pepper will give the pumpkin spice syrup a slight kick and tastes amazing.
To make the pumpkin spice mix, you can simply combine the spices and give it a stir. Then, cover and store it in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it!
The sweetness in this syrup is from white granulated sugar. If you want, you can also substitute it for brown sugar to give it a different flavor or mix the two sugars.
It’s a really fun way to incorporate a different flavor, and it’s great to get rid of the leftover sugar packets you might have in your pantry.
Now that you know about the ingredients used in this recipe, let’s make it:
How to make pumpkin spice syrup at home
You can make this pumpkin spice syrup in just 5 minutes. You can follow this step-by-step for a quick look, or scroll down for the full recipe:
- Combine ingredients
Add the pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice mix, sugar, water, and vanilla extract to a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil
Bring the mixture to a boil and let simmer for a minute.
- Strain the syrup
Remove the syrup from the heat and optionally strain the syrup for the perfect consistency.
- Transfer it to an airtight container
Allow it to cool completely, and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week (or store the leftovers in the freezer for up to a month)
Those are the simple steps that are required to make this amazing syrup at home. When heating the mixture, you’re creating the best flavor possible.
When heating spices, they’ll give off more flavor; the result is a wonderfully aromatic blend of taste sensations.
Have a look below for the full step-by-step recipe and give it a try yourself:
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) cold tap water
- 1/2 cup (120 grams) white granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) pumpkin purée
- 1 tsp (7 grams) pumpkin spice mix
- 1 tsp (7 grams) vanilla extract
Once you've collected all the ingredients, you can make this recipe within minutes. Let's get started:
- Grab a small saucepan and add the pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice mix, water, white granulated sugar, and vanilla extract to it.
- Place it on the stove on medium heat.
- Keep stirring the mixture with a whisk until it's hot but not boiling.
- Once it reaches the temperature, lower the heat and keep let it heat for another minute.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Strain the pumpkin spice syrup if you notice a few clumps; this is most likely from the pumpkin purée.
- Once strained, transfer it to a resealable container, flask with pouring spout, or Mason jar.
- Let it cool completely.
- Once cooled, you can store it in the fridge until you're ready to use it!
You can also use a bit of brown sugar in the syrup for a different flavor.
This recipe will make 16 servings, if you prefer making less, simply half the recipe.
The nutritional information is based on the use of two tablespoons for each serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Sodium: 0.1mgSugar: 13g
How to use the pumpkin spice syrup
You can use this homemade syrup for many recipes. Here’s why it’s so great:
- Adds great flavor to your next cup of coffee, latte, or hot chocolate.
- It can be used as a topping for ice cream or other desserts.
- Top your pancakes with it.
These are just a few ideas I’ve come up with. It’s such a remarkable flavor that you can add it to almost anything, and it’ll taste great.
Do you have another use for this pumpkin spice syrup? Let me know in the comments below so that I can give it a try!
I hope you enjoyed this article and learned how to make pumpkin spice syrup.
Try it out in your favorite coffee drink or dessert recipe! Let me know what you think of the flavor and any other questions that may come up when making this sweet syrup.
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