Homemade Coffee Shop Style Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin Syrup {Coffeshop Style!}

by Megan on October 10, 2011

It was our first real rain of the season, and I had all the windows opened wide. My daughter had seven teeth (4 wisdom, 3 baby) pulled earlier in the morning, so it was one of those days when you know your not going any where. The candles were all lit,  the cool breeze blowing, a true sweat pants and slipper kind of day. My favorite kind of day! The only thing that would make it better, would be a nice hot pumpkin spice latte.

If friends had to describe me using a flavor, it would be pumpkin.

I ♥pumpkin!

I would put pumpkin in everything if I had my way, cake, soup, candy, but the hubby is not so fond. (rolling eyes) He can pass it up with no problems. Unless it’s a Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bar, well now that’s another matter!

So I’m one of those people who put Torani’s pumpkin syrup in my coffee almost every morning. Unless I run out and haven’t gotten to the store,  like on that first rainy day.

So what’s a food blogger to do?

Homemade pumpkin spice coffee syrup

Make her own of course!

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was hooked up with Julie from Savvy Eats.  I was immediately drawn to all her pumpkin recipes. When I found her most popular post, her improved version of a Coffee Shop Pumpkin Syrup, I knew I had found my recipe for the SRC!

I did add a tad bit more sugar to my simple syrup and I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I also upped the pumpkin puree to 3 tablespoons but it was a bit too gritty by the time I reached the bottom of the cup. I tried to strain the syrup, but that did not work!!! Next time I will use the recommended two tablespoons of pumpkin.But all in all, the syrup was a great success, and I made a terrific Pumpkin Spice Latte for just pennies a cup.

Pumpkin Syrup {Coffeshop Style!}
Recipe Type: Drink
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
You can make your own pumpkin spice latte for just pennies!
  • 1cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring just to a boil and reduce heat.
  3. Add pumpkin and spice.
  4. Over low heat, bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Simmer till the pumpkin is fully mixed into the syrup.
  6. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to an airtight container.
  7. Refrigerate and use within 3 weeks.

This post is linked to the pumpkin bloghop over at Quick, Easy, Cheap, Healthy

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Winnie October 10, 2011 at 5:10 am

Great choice for the SRC! I am loving the sound of this pumpkin syrup :)

2 Melissa@IWasBornToCook October 10, 2011 at 5:25 am

I think I may have to make this today…love it!

3 Heather Davis October 10, 2011 at 6:19 am

Hey Megan! That’s so funny. I picked the same recipe for my SRC post. Great minds and all that…
I also love all things pumpkin. I have to stock up though as it’s not easy to come by here. So far this autumn I have made a pumpkin coffee cake, pumpkin roulade and pumpkin cupcakes. See there’s no stopping me!

4 Krista @ Meet The Swans October 10, 2011 at 6:19 am

Sounds great! Also looks like something that would make a great gift!

5 The Baking Gypsy October 10, 2011 at 6:37 am

Sounds really fantastic! Perfect for the fall…I definitely going to try this! Thanks so much for sharing! :) )


6 Ginny October 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

I love it when I discover recipes for things I never even considered being able to make at home!!! I’m going to make this right now. It’s perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte weather here today!

7 Lisa~~ October 10, 2011 at 7:50 am

Yum, so perfect for this time of year.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

Cook Lisa Cook

8 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes October 10, 2011 at 8:52 am

It looks so pretty in your beautiful bottle. Great pics! Love all that whipped cream on top.

9 Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook October 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

How fun to discover this make-it-yourself recipe! Can you use it as a syrup for pancakes etc.? Using it in a latte is wonderful and I know The Artist would love that too!!

10 Si October 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

I could have used some of this with my blueberry oatmeal pancakes yesterday!

11 sara October 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

So cool! I’ve never thought of making my own syrup to put into coffee drinks! This sounds really delicious, and it would be great to be able to make my own Starbucks-style drinks since they’re so pricey! :)

12 Monica October 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I am so excited about this recipe! I love pumpkin spice lattes, and this makes it so easy to make them on demand. And, I demand them frequently. :-)

13 Katherine Martinelli October 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I love pumpkin in everything too!!! This looks fabulous.

14 Amanda October 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Oh my! My daughter loves the lattes from Starbucks, she will love this!

15 Hezzi-D October 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I love Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes and your syrup looks amazing! I think it woul dmake a great gift for people who want to make their own at home:)

16 Betty October 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I don’t live near a Starbuck’s, so you’ve just made one of my favorite coffee treats a lot more attainable! They’re gonna love this at work! :)

17 judee October 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

what an interesting syrup. Serve up those pancakes!

18 Julie @SavvyEats October 11, 2011 at 6:44 am

Gorgeous photos! I’m so glad you enjoyed my pumpkin spice syrup :)

19 Shelby October 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

I love the photos Megan! I have pinned the pic and plan to try it out! (SU’d you a couple of different ways too!)

20 marla October 12, 2011 at 4:48 am

Love the idea of this coffee syrup Megan, a great choice for the SRC :)

21 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! October 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

I would love to take part in a recipe club challenge. How can I…This syrup sounds so good and to be used in so many things.


22 teresa October 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

oh my goodness, adding this to a hot beverage on a cool fall day, it doesn’t get much better than that!

23 Peggy October 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

I would definitely feel like a professional barista with this syrup in hand! The possibilities are endless with this too, not just for coffee =) Great choice for the SRC!

24 Delishhh October 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

Huge fan of pumpkin spice lates – never thought of doing i myself – great idea and recipe!

25 stephchows October 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

seriously resourceful making your own!! And oh how I love snuggle up days like that! But only if you don’t have a to do list a mile long :)

26 Salad in a Jar October 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

The syrup sounds good but the mood you set to begin with– a sweat pants and slipper day with candles lit. Wow! Doesn’t get any better than that!

27 Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño October 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm

we HAVE to be on the same page because I just posted this morning about pumpkin syrup… is there anything better????

28 Jey @ The Jey of Cooking October 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my absolute favorite this time of year. So excited to be able to make my own and save some cash!!

29 Faith October 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Sounds like the perfect fall day to me! Love your homemade pumpkin syrup!

30 Renee (kudos kitchen) October 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Your description of the day sounded just like my perfect day too. Candles lit, comfy clothes on and spending the day happily in the kitchen. I’m going to try this recipe for pumpkin syrup! I’ve never made anything like it before and it sounds just wonderful! I heart all things pumpkin too.

31 Desi October 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

Perfect for the fall season. I’d love to drench my pancakes in that stuff!! Love your photos too :)


32 Heather @girlichef October 19, 2011 at 5:36 am

My coffee is feeling so lonely right now. I think I’m going to have to make this. It even looks beautiful and beckoning in that glass decanter.

33 Kerstin October 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Yummm, I love pumpkin spice lattes so I’ll have to try this!

34 Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I really like the sound of a pumpkin and spice syrup!

35 Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy October 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

I’ve been doing this recently; it is SOOO good and way better than my previous method for making pumpkin spice latte at home. Thanks for linking up to our flu-fighting foods blog hop, and we’d love to see you next week with a breakfast recipe!

36 Melanie @ Melanie Cooks October 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

The pumpkin syrup sounds so yummy, and so timely for the season! Your pictures are gorgeous!

37 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker November 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

Thanks so much for linking up your pumpkin recipe to 5 Flu-Fighting Foods! I hope you’ll come back today to link up your breakfast recipes–and visit all the co-hosts to see their top 3 picks for their fav pumpkin dishes! http://www.thehumbledhomemaker.com/2011/11/gallo-pinto-traditional-costa-rican.html

38 Marios February 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

We are haeidng off to the Home Farm Pumpkin Day this afternoon. It is always immense fun and we are really looking forward to it.

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