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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

IT’S HERE!! It’s finally, really here! <jumping up & down> FALL </jumping up & down>  (That’s a little HTML joke for those of you out there who happen to understand it … yep, all 5 of you!)

Okay, I know it is barely even September.  And as I type this it is 90° at 11am.  But I don’t care!  I’m sorting through my clothes, pulling out my boots, & getting the box (okay, several boxes) of Halloween decor out of the garage.  Fall is my favorite & my best.  It is the reason I live through the other 9 months of the year.  I dream about it, I pray for it, and I fully live it up for 3 months!! Fall, you are always in my heart.  And right now, you are in my coffee cup, too!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Syrup

If blog posts could dance, my Homemade Vanilla Syrup recipe would be Prom Queen.  It is the most popular recipe on my blog.  It might be one of the easiest recipes here, too.  For some insane reason, though, people love it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love it too, but I never, NEVER thought it would be this popular.  This year, I thought I would expound on that wonderful recipe by adding a little Fall flavor to it.  Voila!!  Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup is the newest post in Homeroom & is aiming to wrestle that tiara from Vanilla.  Alright, this is getting weird.  I’ll stop with the pretty-in-high-school bit.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Because I love you, I can’t lie to you.  This recipe is GOOD!  I mean, maybe a little too good.  Like oh-my-word-I’m-addicted good.  I’ve been putting it in my coffee (which I normally take black) in the mornings & the whole family has been using it instead of maple syrup to make insta-Pumpkin Pancakes, but my newest favorite way to use it is to make Iced Pumpkin Spice Coffee in the afternoons!!!  Summer-Won’t-Concede meets Fall-Will-Win-Soon in a refreshingly delicious pick-me-up treat. (why am I so obsessed with the hyphen these days?!)

Anyway.  I’m tempted to taunt you in a sing-song voice: “Try it; you’ll like it.”  Along with a challenge to give it up when the season is over.  Because I doubt you’ll be able to.  Though because you can make it at home with products found in the store year-round, you won’t have to.  Nevertheless, I dare you.  Double-dog dare you.  Though you’ll lose, you’ll thank me later.

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2.5 cups

Serving Size: 2 tbsp

Calories per serving: 56

Fat per serving: 0

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

This simple recipe is perfect for coffee, pancakes, ice cream, or just by the spoonfuls! Only 4 simple ingredients. Try it - you'll like it. I pinky-promise.


  • 1 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. Water
  • 3 tbsp Pumpkin Puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, stir water & sugar together until dissolved. Whisk in pumpkin & spice. Bring to a gentle simmer & cook for 3 minutes, careful not to boil over. Remove from heat & cool for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Pour into glass container & store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Shake before use, as the spices will settle to the bottom.


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