Pumpkin Spice Syrup

PSA for all PSL fans: Your favorite seasonal pumpkin spice latte is surprisingly simple to make at home! Instead of waiting in line, combine a few cupboard goods to produce ideal pumpkin spice syrup in your own kitchen. 

This fall-favorite syrup is not only excellent in lattes; once created, you can add it to almost anything to offer a sweet pumpkin flavor boost. 

What exactly is pumpkin spice syrup?

Brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla essence are combined to make pumpkin spice syrup. 

To prepare a quick latte with your pumpkin spice syrup, warm 2 to 4 teaspoons of syrup with a cup of your preferred milk.

If you want a caffeinated version, top with a shot of espresso, or enjoy as a steamer if you prefer it without coffee. Shake the syrup with the milk over ice until fully combined, then pour over new ice and top with the espresso.

Other ways to use pumpkin spice syrup: Drizzle this syrup over basic pancakes and waffles, or even plain oatmeal, to elevate breakfast. 

 Pair homemade pumpkin spice syrup with pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin waffles, or pumpkin ice cream to go over the top with pumpkin flavor.


This syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week in a resealable container. Make it ahead of time, then shake or whisk it into all your favorite foods.


1 c. water 1/2 c. (105 g.) packed light brown sugar 1/3 c. (67 g.) granulated sugar 1/3 c. canned pumpkin puree 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract Pinch of kosher salt


Step 1

Combine water, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring regularly, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until sugars dissolve and mixture thickens somewhat (it will thicken more as it cools).

Step 2

Allow to cool completely before transferring to a resealable container.

Step 3

Syrup can be made up to a week ahead of time. Place in the refrigerator. Before usage, shake or whisk.

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