Pumpkin Spice Syrup

I love fall! The summer heat is gone. Cool evenings and crisp, fall days have taken their place. Sharp, beautiful colors fill my landscape as I look out our back window at our red barn and the fall leaves surrounding our property.

In honor of my favorite season, I have to share this recipe for a great café-style drink you can make at home. I recently found this recipe for pumpkin spice syrup at Pennies on a Platter, and I’m so glad I did, because it gives me a reason to use some of the abundant pumpkin harvest from the summer.

Pumpkin Spice Cafe Drink

Pamper yourself with this pumpkin spice syrup, blended here with coffee, whipped cream, and a dash of nutmeg, making it the perfect drink for cool, fall days!

If you enjoy pumpkin spice latte, or spiced pumpkin iced coffee, this is a must-save recipe. You could even add it to iced tea for an extra punch of flavor. It’s up to you! The important thing is that it’s skads cheaper than anything you’ll buy at a café, and it will save you time, too. No standing in long lines at the café. In just seconds, you can add your pumpkin spice syrup to any drink you make at home, saving you time and money. Now that’s my kind of recipe!

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree

Instructions:
1. Heat water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Use a whisk to stir in the remaining ingredients.

2. Turn down the heat to medium-low and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Try not to let the mixture come to a boil.

Straining the syrup

What’s left after you strain the syrup into a small bowl!

3. Place a thick paper towel into a fine-mesh strainer and set over a medium bowl. Strain the syrup through the paper towel-lined strainer.

4. Pour the strained syrup into a storage bottle with a lid and keep in the refrigerator.

5. When it’s time to make your pumpkin spice syrup café-style drink, just add anywhere from 2 Tbs. to ¼ cup of syrup to your drink and enjoy! (Just be prepared to make it again soon; this warm, spicy drink can become addictive!)

Pumpkin Spice Syrup for Café-Style Drinks
 
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In just seconds, you can add this pumpkin spice syrup to any drink you make at home, saving you time and money. Now that’s my kind of recipe!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Cafe-Style
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
Instructions
  1. Heat water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Use a whisk to stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Turn down the heat to medium-low and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Try not to let the mixture come to a boil.
  3. Place a thick paper towel into a fine-mesh strainer and set over a medium bowl. Strain the syrup through the paper towel-lined strainer.
  4. Pour the strained syrup into a storage bottle with a lid and keep in the refrigerator.
  5. When it’s time to make your pumpkin-spiced, café-style drink, just add anywhere from 2 Tbs. to ¼ cup of syrup to your drink and enjoy!

 

2 Responses to Pumpkin Spice Syrup for Café-Style Drinks

  1. Barb Curry says:

    We love toffee candy, would you be willing to share your recipe that is in the Country Living magazine?

  2. Sounds yummy. Wondering how it would work with Splenda. Might have to give that a try

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