Pumpkin Spice Syrup Made With Actual Pumpkin

You’d think it’d be a given that pumpkin spice lattes (and many other seasonal treats) are made with actual pumpkin, but alas, that’s not always the case. That syrup being pumped into a mug of steaming milk and espresso? Sure, it brings the sugar and spice, but not an ounce of pumpkin.

Remedy the situation with this smooth, spiced, pumpkin-puree-based syrup that’s simple to make. Add a glug or two to your coffee, shake it up into a margarita, or drizzle it over pancakes (or even ice cream!) – the options for pumpkin spicing up your life are nearly endless.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup


1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1 cups water


  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan set over low heat; whisk together until smooth. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat, cool, and strain into a bottle.


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