The fall flavor of pumpkin blends perfectly with the warm spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. And the sweet caramel notes of brown sugar and pure vanilla add the perfect finishing touches to this homemade pumpkin spice syrup recipe. Enjoy a taste of fall in every spoonful.
Fall is finally here and I am loving it! Not only because of the cool, refreshing temperatures and fun-filled holidays but also because it’s time for all things pumpkin spice! Hello Kenarry readers! It’s Alaina from Bullock’s Buzz, and I’m back after a long, hot summer with lots of tasty recipes and fun crafts to share. In fact, today, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite fall recipes: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup!
I absolutely adore all things pumpkin and spice, but I really dislike the imitation flavors found in many of the store-bought products. In fact, a lot of those so-called pumpkin spice products aren’t even made with pumpkin! Besides, when that longing for pumpkin spice hits, I want to be able to reach in the fridge for a jar of it, not hop in the car and drive to the store.
So I decided to make my own.
If you love all things pumpkin spice, be sure to try our pumpkin spice snickerdoodle cookie recipe!
EASY FALL TREAT FOR PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON
This homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup recipe is just what you’ve been looking for – that spicy, pumpkin-y, orange-y sweetness that practically screams fall. It’s the best of autumn’s flavors in every delectable spoonful!
Although this recipe is easy to make, it literally tastes like you spent hours creating it. You will fall (pun intended) in love with it! How can you not? The fall flavor of pumpkin blends wonderfully with the warm spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. And the sweet caramel notes of brown sugar and pure vanilla add the perfect finishing touches.
How to Make HOMEMADE PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP
This flavor-packed homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup is not only delicious, but it’s also quick and easy to make. It takes about 15 minutes to make from start to finish, and I’m willing to bet that you have most–if not all–the ingredients in your kitchen.
And speaking of ingredients, just about every fall spice you can think of goes into this mouth-watering simple syrup. And the smell that fills your kitchen as the syrup simmers is absolutely amazing!
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
- medium saucepan
- coarse mesh strainer (7-inch in diameter)
- mason jar or another airtight container
Supplies or Ingredients Needed:
- light or dark brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground cloves
- ground nutmeg
- pumpkin puree
- vanilla extract
TIPS FOR MAKING AND STORING PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP
As you prepare this easy pumpkin spice syrup recipe, you may have some questions. I’ve tried to answer some of the most common ones below, but if you have any I haven’t answered, leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.
PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP COOKING TIPS
When making this pumpkin spice syrup recipe, it’s important that you stir the syrup almost constantly to prevent it from boiling once you’ve added the pumpkin puree. You want to keep it at a simmer.
In addition, the mixture will be thin – even after straining. That’s normal. This a simple syrup and it’s not meant to be thick like maple syrup.
PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP STRAINING TIPS
You will want to strain this mixture immediately after cooking while it’s still hot.
This pumpkin spice syrup requires a good amount of surface area in order to strain it correctly. I always use at least a 7-inch diameter mesh strainer. If you use anything smaller, the pumpkin will most likely clog the strainer.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE SEASONING INSTEAD?
I personally have not substituted Pumpkin Pie Spice for the other spices in this recipe. However, I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t. At the same time though, I cannot promise that it will taste as good as it would if you used the listed ingredients.
HOW MUCH SYRUP SHOULD I ADD TO MY COFFEE?
How much pumpkin spice syrup you use is completely up to you and your tastes. It also depends on what you are using it on. I usually stir about 1 tablespoon of syrup into my coffee or latte. It’s best to start with half the amount you think you will need and then add more after tasting.
OTHER WAYS TO USE PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP
This delicious syrup can be used for so much more than just coffee. For example, one of my favorite things is to add a couple of tablespoons to a bowl of plain mashed sweet potatoes. It is SO good!
Here are a few more ideas you might like to try:
- Pour it over waffles, pancakes, or French toast.
- Swirl some into a cup of hot tea, hot chocolate, hot chai, cider, or even warm milk.
- Dribble it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
- Stir it into your morning oatmeal.
- Drizzle some over muffins.
- Mix it into a bread pudding.
- Add some into Greek yogurt or a yogurt parfait
- Drizzle it onto pumpkin or apple pie, or spoon it over pie a la mode.
- Try some in your favorite smoothie.
- Jazz up your favorite cocktail.
The possibilities are almost endless!
HOW DO YOU STORE PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP?
Pumpkin spice syrup can easily be stored, although it’s so delicious, I doubt it will last very long.
For short-term storage, keep it in an airtight container on the countertop for one to three weeks. You can also store it in the fridge for one to two months. Just be sure to shake it up before using it.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- In a medium saucepan, add both sugars and water. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Simmer for 8 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the mixture from coming to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer.
- Let the syrup cool to room temperature before mixing in the vanilla extract.
- Store in an airtight container.
If you liked this easy and tasty Pumpkin Spice Syrup recipe, you’ll definitely love these other delicious pumpkin recipes on my blog!
You may also enjoy these other pumpkin recipes on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce
- Pumpkin Pie Parfaits: An Irresistible Fall Dessert Recipe
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