Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup for Coffee

When fall hits, so does the craving for pumpkin treats. Today, I’m sharing a delicious pumpkin spice syrup that you can use to make yourself a yummy afternoon coffee or latte using simple ingredients.

pumpkin pie syrup in a mason jar

When I was young and the first sign of autumn was in the air, I would immediately begin craving a pumpkin spice latte from the local chain coffee shop. It seemed like the perfect way to start the season and the cups were always the cutest, too.

Enter the years when I had little ones and moved to the country… there was no easy way to get a pumpkin spice anything.

This pumpkin spice syrup combines the best of all things fall- warmth and spice.

When I would get my chain coffee drink, I would watch them make it, loaded with tons of syrups and sugars.

Even when I was used to consuming more sugar on a regular basis, I couldn’t finish the entire coffee. I would pay so much money and not even be able to finish it all because the bottom would be a pile of syrup.

My favorite pumpkin recipes are the ones that accentuate the spice. When you make your drink at home, you can create whatever flavor profile you want. So while you make your baked fall treats, whip up a latte to compliment them.

We use this pumpkin spice syrup for other things, too, like pancakes, muffins, and even whipped cream. It makes quite a bit, so you should be able to make one batch and it last you the season.

This simple recipe can be made at home and stored in the refrigerator to use when your craving for a warm, pumpkin spice drink hits.

pumpkin pie syrup in a mason jar being poured

Why you’ll love this recipe

This recipe is simple and comes together quickly. It doesn’t require any fancy gadgets and you can adjust it to be as sweet or spicy as you’d like.

Not to mention, it’s way cheaper to whip up this pumpkin spice syrup and make your own latte than buy one from a store.

Does it use sugars? Yep, it does, but it eliminates all of the syrups and chemicals that are in conventional syrups.

This recipe will make your home smell like fall with all of the pumpkin and spices, plus it has real pumpkin in it… not a fake, pumpkin syrup with tons of flavoring.

pumpkin pie syrup ingredients on a table

5 Simple Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin puree
pumpkin pie spice being poured into a simple syrup

How do you make Pumpkin Spice Syrup?

This syrup takes only a few minutes in a saucepan on the stove to be ready to use.

The most important step is to make sure the sugars completely dissolve in the hot water.

  1. Simmer water, sugars, and vanilla over medium heat until sugars dissolve
  2. Whisk in the pumpkin puree
  3. Strain the mixture through a mesh cloth into a glass jar with a lid.
  4. Store until ready to use!

Is this a simple syrup?

This is a simple syrup. A simple syrup is just sugar dissolved in water over a simmering heat for use in drinks.

This syrup will settle when it has been sitting for awhile, so give it a shake before using to make sure the spices are mixed in with the liquid well.

What can you use to strain the syrup?

You don’t have to go buy a mesh cloth to strain the syrup. The goal is to make sure it is smooth and has no chunks.

I used a coffee filter this time around, but you can use a linen cloth or some other cloth that doesn’t produce lint and will allow liquid to pass through it, such as cheesecloth.

pumpkin pie syrup ingredients on a cutting board

Homemade Pumpkin Pie spice

If you want this to be totally homemade, you can make your own pumpkin pie spice. This is a simple seasoning blend that you will appreciate having around for the autumn season.

Store the pumpkin pie spice in a glass jar with a tight lid until you need to use it for your baking.

It is great at dressing up fall pancakes, banana bread, or pumpkin muffins. Just add a dash to them to make them taste like autumn. It would even be great in my overnight oats.

  • 3 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
pumpkin pie syrup in a mason jar being poured into coffee

How to make a Latte with Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • Brew your 2 cups of strong black coffee.
  • Place 3 tablespoons syrup and 4 cups milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir rapidly to make sure it doesn’t burn and to make the milk foam.
  • Once the milk mixture begins to boil, remove the saucepan from the stove.
  • Pour 1/2 cup black coffee in 4 cups.
  • Top your 1/2 cup of black coffee with the milk mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!
pumpkin pie syrup in a mason jar that can be used for pancakes

How long does the Pumpkin Spice Syrup last?

You can make a batch, allow it to cool completely, and store it in the refrigerator for up to a month in an airtight container.

If you want to make it far in advance, you may freeze it, but bring it to room temperature before using.

Other uses for Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • Add to warm milk to make a fall treat for kids
  • Add to pancakes and oatmeal
  • Pour on breakfast goods, such as pancakes, waffles, and french toast
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons to heavy whipping cream and make homemade, pumpkin spice whipping cream
pumpkin pie syrup in a mason jar with a coffee filter

Pumpkin Cold Brew

If you are more of a Pumpkin Cold Brew fan, this is great for that, too.

  • ¾ cup cold brew coffee
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice syrup
  • top with ice

How can I make this syrup healthier?

This syrup uses simple ingredients, but there are other sugars you can use to make it a bit more natural.

  • Coconut sugar for brown sugar
  • Date sugar for brown sugar
  • Sucanat for granulated sugar
  • Palm sugar for granulated sugar

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

When fall hits, so does the craving for pumpkin treats. Today, I'm sharing a delicious pumpkin spice syrup that you can use to make yourself a yummy afternoon latte.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 15 kcal

Equipment

  • air tight jar
  • sauce pan
  • mesh cloth or strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree

Instructions
 

  • Simmer water, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking to keep the mixture from burning.
  • Whisk in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Strain the mixture through a mesh cloth into a glass jar with a lid.
  • Let cool and store until ready to use!
Keyword pumpkin spice syrup

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