22 September 2016

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Fall is here, right? ;) And like every other "beige cardigan" out there, I've been craving a pumpkin spice latte the second the temperature outside dropped by two degrees. Ridiculous, I know - but there is something pretty magical about autumn and all the flavours that come along with it. So, instead of running out to Starbucks for one of their $5 PSL's; I decided to make my own pumpkin spice syrup at home. How you might ask? It's simple, really.



Here's what you'll need:

HOMEMADE PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. sugar (you can use more if you'd like it to be sweeter)
  • 2 tbsp. canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add in pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Simmer for 8 minutes, uncovered. Stir often and make sure it doesn't boil.
  3. Remove from heat and strain the syrup. You can use either cheesecloth or a regular strainer. I used my French press. Depending on your choice of strainer you may have to strain it a few times.
See there? Only THREE steps! I told you it was simple. That's a hell of alot easier than driving to Starbucks when the craving hits. Because the next morning when you're ready to make your coffee (or latte) just pour in some of that pumpkin goodness and you're all set! Best of all, this syrup will last up to a month in the fridge in an airtight container.

Now for an obligatory photo of the finished product....

Starbucks, eat your heart out!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds so easy! I just wish I liked pumpkin! :)

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    1. Maybe I'll concoct another flavour! :)

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  2. Oh! Sounds delish! Thanks for the recipe. Really enjoying your blog so far. <3 I love all the spooky too.

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    1. Oh you're very welcome! You'll have to let me know if you try it.

      I'm glad you're enjoying my blog. :)

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