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