Here is the best homemade pumpkin spice syrup recipe for coffee, lattes, and cocktails. I made this over the weekend, and I know I will be making more pretty soon. It’s easy to make, and all ingredients are probably already in your pantry. This syrup calls for brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree.
I use this syrup in my Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Cocktail and if you’re really into spice flavoring, check out my Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix. The flavors are very similar to the Starbucks recipe, so think of this recipe as a copycat of the Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup. The best part is that you don’t have to buy the syrup because when made at home, it will be ready in 20 minutes, and you will have enough for a week’s worth of lattes and drinks.
Ingredients you will need
Brown sugar – I use dark brown sugar, but light brown sugar works well too. If you want to make a sugar-free pumpkin spice syrup, I suggest using a sweetener like Lakanto.
Pumpkin Puree – Canned pumpkin is best for this recipe, and you buy it at your local grocery store. Whatever you don’t use can be stored in the refrigerator.
How to Use Pumpkin Spice Syrup?
You can use this syrup as the sweetener in your next latte, hot tea, or coffee. I like to use it in my cocktails to add a delicious seasonal variation. It can also be drizzled over ice cream, mixed into a milkshake, enjoyed in a smoothie, and even on pancakes.
How long does it last?
The syrup will last for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. I like to store mine in these glass bottles from Amazon. These also are perfect for gifting!
How to make this simple pumpkin spice syrup
Add all of the ingredients to a pot and whisk together. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes while it thickens. Remove it from the heat and cool down. Double strain (mesh strainer and cheesecloth) the syrup into a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
You will need to double-strain the syrup because the puree is thick, and you don’t want the puree in the syrup. I usually take a measuring cup and cover it with cheesecloth, then using a mesh strainer, pour the syrup through the strainer. It will pass through the strainer, the cheesecloth, and into the measuring cup. You will need to squeeze the syrup through the cheesecloth as well gently.Print
An easy pumpkin spice simple syrup using brown sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup water
- Add all of the ingredients to a pot and whisk together. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes while it thickens. Remove it from the heat and cool down.
- Double strain (mesh strainer and cheesecloth) the syrup into a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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