If you’re wanting a velvety smooth and never gritty pumpkin spice syrup, then look no further! This is the best recipe to have on hand for making delicious pumpkin spice drinks.
This delectable syrup is a tasty reminder of crisp fall days. The scent of cinnamon and cloves brings to mind images of crackling fires and golden leaves. Who says that it’s just a treat for fall, though? This delicious pumpkin spice syrup should be enjoyed all year long!
If you enjoy pumpkin spice, your should enjoy it whenever you please. Whether it’s a chilly winter day or a sunny summer morning, there’s always room to savor the warm and aromatic delight of pumpkin spice.
Whenever I am in the mood for my favorite pumpkin spice comfort foods, I will mix up a batch of this syrup to enjoy.
A few simple ingredients is all it takes to make this syrup to use in drinks to give them a sweet pumpkin flavor. I use my own mixture of pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, sugar and water. It’s perfect for making Pumpkin Spice Lattes just like the ones from Starbucks. Additionally, it’s a flavorful addition to Chai tea and other fall inspired drinks.
I like to store my pumpkin spice syrup in a mason jar so that I can easily wash it out and use it again. If using the full batch of syrup you’ll need a 1 liter (32 oz.) mason jar. If this amount is too much then feel free to cut the recipe in half and use a pint mason jar (16 oz.). Alternatively, this recipe makes a great gift idea to pass out to friends and family!
Use this free printable pumpkin spice syrup label to make your own labels to use on your jars! Use a water resistant sticker paper for best results.
One of the keys to making the best Pumpkin Spice Syrup is using a homemade pumpkin spice mix and straining the liquid after cooking. Many homemade versions do not call for straining the liquid through a fine mesh strainer, but I find that the spices are too gritty for my taste otherwise.
Ways to use Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
- In Coffee: Add a drizzle of pumpkin spice syrup to your morning coffee for a delightful fall twist. It’s like sipping on a cozy cup of autumn.
- In Hot Chocolate: Stir the syrup into your hot chocolate to transform it into a creamy and comforting fall treat.
- In Lattes: Whether it’s a classic latte or a chai latte, this syrup can turn your regular latte into a seasonal delight.
- In Tea: Elevate your tea time by adding a touch of pumpkin spice syrup to your favorite tea. It’s a wonderful way to infuse warmth into your cup.
- On Pancakes or Waffles: Drizzle this syrup over your pancakes or waffles to give them a burst of fall flavor. It’s like having a mini autumn feast.
- In Oatmeal: Mix pumpkin spice syrup into your morning oatmeal for a comforting and flavorful start to your day.
- In Yogurt Parfaits: Layer this pumpkin syrup with yogurt and granola to create a tasty and festive yogurt parfait.
- On Ice Cream: Warm up the flavors of your favorite ice cream by drizzling this spice syrup on top. It’s a simple yet decadent dessert.
- In Smoothies: Blend pumpkin syrup into your smoothies for a hint of fall goodness amidst all the healthy ingredients.
- In Baked Goods: Use the as an ingredient in your baked goods, like muffins, cookies, or cakes, to infuse them with autumnal flavors.
- In Italian Sodas: Mix the syrup into your sodas for a unique twist on classic drinks, perfect for fall gatherings.
- On French Toast: Pour a bit of syrup over your French toast to make your breakfast feel more special and seasonal.
- In Whipped Cream: Mix pumpkin spice syrup into your whipped cream before dolloping it on your desserts. It’s a great way to add a burst of flavor.
- On Apples or Pears: Drizzle pumpkin spice syrup over slices of apples or pears for a simple and delicious fall snack.
- In Mocktails: Create non-alcoholic fall-inspired beverages by combining this simple syrup with sparkling water or juice.
Pumpkin spice syrup is so versatile and can be used in many creative ways. Feel free to experiment and discover the many ways to enjoy its warm and comforting flavors throughout the season.
- 2 Tbsp . Pumpkin Puree*
- 3 tsp . Pumpkin Spice**
- To make syrup base:
- 3 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups water
- optional: use a whole bottle of vanilla syrup or sugar free vanilla syrup like Torani as a substitute for the syrup base.
- Mix all ingredients in a medium sized pot and cook on medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Stir well and turn heat off as soon as sugar is completely melted.
- Remove the pot from the stove and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
- Strain syrup with a fine mesh strainer to get any gritty particles out.
- Use a 16 oz. lidded container (mason jar etc.) to pour the pumpkin spice syrup into. Pumpkin Spice Syrup will last in the refrigerator for around 2 weeks.
How much syrup does this recipe make? It makes around 26 ounces of liquid syrup. Use a lidded container that holds this amount or more for storage.
What's the best way to store pumpkin spice syrup? Pumpkin spice syrup should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness and flavor. Check the label or package for specific storage instructions.
Can I use sugar substitutes instead of sugar? This recipe is best made as is with real sugar, but some sugar substitutes that are used 1:1 ratio for sugar should work fine. I haven't tried it this way so I cannot attest to the results.
*Use homemade or canned like Libby canned pumpkin puree. Do not use Pumpkin Pie Puree. USE THE PLAIN PUMPKIN ONLY.
** Pumpkin Spice typically includes a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice. Use my recipe for pumpkin spice here!
***optional: use a whole bottle of vanilla syrup or sugar free vanilla syrup like Torani as a substitute for the syrup. Another great option is my homemade vanilla bean syrup here.
**** Pro tip: Use half brown sugar and half cane sugar for a deeper flavor.
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 21gProtein 0g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.