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!
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.
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.