This year, why not skip the Starbucks line, save a few (or a lot of) dollars, and make a healthier choice by whipping up your own batch of natural pumpkin spice syrup?
I like to mix about a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half of this syrup with one espresso shot in a standard sized mug, and top that off with steamed milk. Delicious!
I make this syrup regularly for work, therefore I need it in fairly large quantities. As a result, the recipe yields approximately 3 cups of syrup! I did not scale down the ingredient amounts for this post, as it would have made for some annoying measurements. With that said, feel free to do the math yourself, or just share the love and give some #psl syrup away to your friends!
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice*
- Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
- Reduce heat to low, add pumpkin and spices, and whisk until combined. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and coats the spatula.
- Allow mixture to cool completely, pour into a resealable container, and store in the refrigerator.
*to make my own pumpkin pie spice, I combine 4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cloves and 1/2 tsp allspice.