This organic pumpkin spice syrup recipe is perfect for putting in your coffee or making a homemade PSL!
3 months of beautiful snowy landscapes would be lovely. 5 is a bit ridiculous.
So autumn it is.
I feel a bit achy when the air turns crisp and fragrant with the fallen leaves this time of year.
I know that fall is fleeting and I won’t be able to do all of the autumnal things I would like.
So I pull out my mug and make myself a good hot drink. It helps me to slow down during my day and savor the season.
This pumpkin spice syrup is the perfect way to savor the season.
One of my favorite fall flavors is Pumpkin Spice. It’s just so cozy and warm.
With this organic pumpkin spice syrup, you can enjoy those flavors in many different forms! It’s not only amazing for adding to your cup of coffee, it’s also delicious with tea, in frothed milk, stirred into yogurt, or poured on top of ice cream!
And, since it’s made with simple, organic ingredients, you don’t have to derail your healthy living plan.
Okay, let’s make it!
Here’s everything that you’ll need:
- Sucanat or Brown Sugar: I like to use sucanat when possible since it’s a less-processed form of cane sugar. But you can totally substitute brown sugar if that’s all you have on hand. Either way, you’ll get a lovely caramelly flavor that’s absent from granulated sugar.
- Water: We’ll be making a simple syrup, which is basically equal parts water and sugar.
- Canned Pumpkin Puree: This is optional, but it will add some extra earthiness and pumpkin flavor to your syrup. You can use grocery store canned pumpkin puree, or use my Homemade Pumpkin Puree recipe to make your own!
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: Here’s the real magic! You can use a pre-made mix, or mix together your own with my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend recipe. Or you can substitute 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each of ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
- Vanilla Extract: To round out the flavors, I like to add a splash of pure vanilla extract.
How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup:
Place the sucanat/brown sugar, water, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Strain the syrup through a double layer of cheesecloth or butter muslin. You could experiment with straining it through paper towels if that’s all you have on hand.
Cool to room temperature.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You could use a mason jar with a pour lid, or use a glass jar that’s meant to pour like this one.
Can You Buy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Syrup?
The interesting thing is Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup is kind of a misnomer.
Starbucks actually uses a pumpkin spice sauce, not a syrup, to make their pumpkin spice lattes.
Their sauce contains condensed milk, so it’s really not a syrup at all.
And no, it isn’t available to the public.
Favorite Ways to Use Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
With this delicious syrup, you can enjoy those lovely pumpkin spice flavors in many different forms!
It’s not only amazing for adding to your cup of coffee, it’s also delicious for making other pumpkin drinks such as tea or frothed milk.
You can also stir into yogurt, or pour it on top of ice cream!
Or you could drizzle it on top of your morning oatmeal. Yum!
You could also use it to sweeten whipped cream for a delicious fall take on your favorite whip!
Make sure to check out my post on how to make a pumpkin spiced latte at home (that tastes better than Starbucks). I’ve got directions for an espresso machine, aeropress, and French press!
More Easy Recipes for Homemade Drinks:
- Homemade Strawberry Syrup
- Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
- Oat Milk Latte
- Spiced Apple Tea Latte
- Dirty Chai Latte
- Healthy Dalgona Coffee with Honey
- Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
- Matcha Hot Chocolate Recipe
- How to Make a Sugar Free Matcha Latte
- Maple Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte
- Homemade London Fog Latte
- How to Make a Mocha Latte
Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe
An organic/natural pumpkin spice coffee syrup recipe!
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup organic rapadura or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons organic canned pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
Place the water, rapadura, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice in a small pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Strain the syrup through a double layer of cheesecloth or butter muslin. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.