Fall Is Just Around The Corner
One of my most favorite things about Fall is the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. YUM! I cannot get enough of them. Actually, I am very sparing about buying those delectably delicious delights because the are so cost prohibitive at nearly five bucks a pop. When I do stop in for a special treat, I usually order the Cafe Americano with Pumpkin Spice Syrup and add some half-and-half to give it more of a latte feel. This is exactly what I did the other morning on my way to court. Yes, folks, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!
Thank goodness I have a gift card for Starbucks. I am trying to make it stretch as far as I can. But here is the greatest news ever… I just ran across a recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup!!! I am so excited. It is the first recipe or substitute that actually looks like the richly scented gorgeously colored brand name syrup. I will definitely be giving this a try this weekend.
Want to try this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup with me? You really don’t need very much; in fact, most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry right now waiting for you. And, this easy recipe only takes about 12 minutes to make. How cool is that. Well, here it is…
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 1½ cups water
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, add water and both sugars. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes.
- Turn the heat down to low and whisk in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree. Simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth or a clean tea towel.
- Allow the syrup to cool to room-temperature before stirring in the vanilla extract. Store in a mason jar or airtight container. The syrup will last for 1 month in the refrigerator.
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
*NOTE* – My strainer is very fine and required no tea towel or cheesecloth. I did need to rinse my strainer after each ladleful and run the syrup twice through my strainer. Easy.
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I found this recipe on Jennie’s blog… The Messy Baker. Please go check it out. Stick around and explore Jennies blog, she has some amazing recipes! You’ll love it.
Do you have a passion for Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
What are some of your favorite Fall treats?
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oh my gosh.
OH MY GOSH!!!
Listen, this was on my to-do list for the next couple weeks because I LOVE PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES, but to see this come across my news feed, to see that it was FROM YOU—
Totally made my day!
I am not only going to make this, but I am going to make this, blog about it, and direct everyone over here this week. Best of all?
I HAVE EVERYTHING ON MY SHELF TO MAKE IT!!!
Can I just say I LOVE YOU???????? 🙂
Thanks for the post, and yes, it is bookmarked and pinned. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Blessings to you and yours,
~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog
I LOVE YOU TOO!!! 🙂 There is almost nothing more I love in this world than Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I know exactly how you feel. YIPPEE! 🙂 Thanks for all the lovin’…
OMG! I love this! I want to make it right now. I might actually. Here in Colorado it cold and rainy and I want this right now!
GO FOR IT!!! With the weather you guys have had recently, you deserve a special treat. And just imagine the wonderful aroma your home will have! 🙂
Holy crap. I want to make this yesterday! YUUUUUMMM!!! Lattes!
I know… I love pumpkin spice lattes!
This IS a treat….to find this recipe right in my newsfeed. I’m printing it and making it soon. Thanks!
Glad you found it. 🙂
Let me know how it goes when you try it.
I don’t have all the ingredients at my house but I can surely get them. I want to make this too. Then I can save some of my money at Starbucks as well. 🙂
I had to go get a can of pumpkin, but I did have the rest of the ingredients. 🙂
This sounds good which I may have to try and thanks for the reminder…I have a Starbucks Gift Card that I have yet to use!
Starbucks gift cards are the best… My Gold Card loves gobbling them up! 🙂
Yum!!! I love pumpkin spice lattes ~ they are one of my fav parts of fall! Thank you 🙂
Definitely a favorite part of Fall for me too! I love the taste, the aroma, the warmth, the wonderful feeling you get when you relax and sip on a yummy pumpkin spice latte…
This sounds Delicious! Pinning:)
Mmm, mmm, good! Thanks for the pin! 🙂
Oh this is amazing! I had made a pumpkin mix last year that was a much different consistency-not a syrup at all–so I am VERY excited about this!
Woo Hoo! Let me know what you think, Missy. 🙂
The syrup does seem pretty easy to make. I have honestly never tried any of those seasonal drinks at Starbucks–I may be the only one!
You are miss-ing-out!!!!! Pumpkin Spice is my all time favorite, but I love the Creme Brûlée and once in a while the Gingerbread lattes too. 🙂
LOL… I have to try this one, although we don’t have either halloween or fall. Look fantastic
It is yummy! What seasons do you have if you don’t have Fall/Autumn?
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This is awesome! Now I can have pumpkin spice flavored drinks and treats anytime I want. Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party! I’ll be featuring this on FB, Twitter and Pinterest this week.
Thank you, Shannon! 😀
I love pumpkin spice, so I totally understand your excitement…it was mine too! I am even having pumpkin spice coffee now. 🙂
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