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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

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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{ 24 comments… add one }
  • Marcia September 17, 2017, 8:28 am

    YUM!!! I love the vanilla syrup….can’t wait to try pumpkin spice!

  • Brittany October 14, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Enjoying a better tasting, better for you, Pumpkin spice “latte”. this morning thanks to this wonderful recipe! Add just a splash of cream for a latte style coffee. Mmmm……(Alecia, this stuff is the bomb!!)

    • Alecia Stanley October 14, 2014, 6:25 pm

      Thanks!!! I’m having one today too!! 🙂 So glad you like it!

  • Dana October 14, 2014, 6:19 pm

    Alecia, your cookies were probably some of the best I’ve EVER had! Fo real! Thank you so very much!

    • Alecia Stanley October 14, 2014, 6:24 pm

      WOW, Dana, what a huge compliment!! They were even a few days old by the time they made it to you. I’m so humbled that you liked them that much!

  • Kim B October 7, 2014, 11:01 am

    I made both your Vanilla Syrup (wanted a Vanilla with no preservatives), and your Pumpkin Spice yesterday. My two cups of coffee today are amazing! Thank you:)
    Ps: already know who is getting the Pumpkin as a little gift!! She posts her excitement about Starbucks PSL on Facebook as soon as it is available! I can’t wait to give her this at home, way healthier option!!

    • Alecia Stanley October 7, 2014, 12:26 pm

      @Kim – that’s so exciting to hear!!! I’m glad you like them both! They are definitely better options than anything store-bought or from the coffee shop :). Hope your friend enjoys her gift! Have her come leave a comment telling me how it compares to her fav PSL!! I’d love to hear it.

  • Alecia September 28, 2014, 4:33 am

    Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

    • Alecia Stanley September 29, 2014, 7:51 am

      @Alecia – wow, thank you so much! I honored that you’ll be featuring my recipe. Thanks for the linkup, too!

      P.S. I think it is too funny that we have the SAME name (same spelling & all) … which is very rare 🙂

  • Jana September 25, 2014, 6:10 pm

    I have tried a few variations of pumpkin spice syrup for coffee, and this is by FAR the best I have found! Everyone I share it with raves about this recipe and flavor too. Well done!

    • Alecia Stanley September 25, 2014, 6:17 pm

      Thank you, Jana!!! I am so humbled by your comment … though I must agree. This recipe is the yummiest one I’ve tried yet, too. I’m thrilled that you & yours have enjoyed it so much!! Foodies, unite! 🙂

  • Alli September 8, 2014, 2:59 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious!

    • Alecia Stanley September 8, 2014, 6:32 pm

      Thanks, @Alli!! It really is … you know I would NEVER lie to you! 🙂

  • Kati September 6, 2014, 12:47 pm

    Just found this on pinterest. Made it and it’s cooling! It smells SO good. I have been craving the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks ever since it came out now I can make it at home and know it’s not bad for me! Thank you!

    • Alecia Stanley September 25, 2014, 6:19 pm

      @Kati – I hope it tasted as good as it smelled! This is a great recipe to make before you have company over — perfect air freshener :). Like you, I’m satisfying my Starbucks PSL craving without going broke or filling my body with stuff I can’t pronounce!!

      • Kati October 8, 2014, 6:32 pm

        Made my second batch today. So yummy. I added about a half teaspoon of vanilla extract after I pulled it off the heat. So amazingly good I added it to my coffee before it cooled because I c I uldnt wait.

        • Alecia Stanley October 8, 2014, 7:41 pm

          @Kati – I know the feeling of “it won’t cool fast enough!!” 🙂 I love the addition of the vanilla! Yummy!!!

  • Rachel September 4, 2014, 2:38 pm

    LOVE this recipe! So easy to make with many different uses. Can’t wait to try it in my coffee tomorrow morning 🙂

    • Alecia Stanley September 4, 2014, 3:50 pm

      @Rachel – so glad you like it! You might need to add ice to your coffee too … COME ON, FALL, HURRY UP!! 🙂

  • Rochelle Marshall September 4, 2014, 2:17 pm

    The minute I can get to the store I’m buying pumpkin purée and making this. Sounds A-mazing!!

    • Alecia Stanley September 4, 2014, 2:26 pm

      @Rochelle – I cannot wait to hear how you like it!! I really cannot stop using it … on everything!

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