Pumpkin Spice Syrup

I have a serious addiction to all things Starbucks, and the ever-popular pumpkin spice latte is no exception. However, keeping a pre-work coffee habit just isn’t budget friendly, especially with a new car payment! Luckily this syrup along with some steamed milk makes home-brewed taste just like (if not better than!) the ubiquitous chain’s beverages.

1½ cups water
1½ cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
3 tbsp pumpkin puree

Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, cooking until sugar is completely dissolved.
Whisk in spices and pumpkin purée to the saucepan…

And cook for about 5 minutes. Your kitchen will smell like fall… Delicious, amazing fall. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Strain into container of your choosing. I was ghetto-fab and put some cheesecloth in a funnel for this step… Whatever works, right?

Store in refrigerator. Add 1-2 tablespoons to your morning cuppa for an awesome pumpkiny start to your day!

*To make an at-home PSL: add 1-2 tablespoons syrup to 2 oz hot coffee or espresso. Add 6 oz steamed milk and stir. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce if you have it on hand. Double quantities for a larger cup!

Recipe from Annie’s Eats.


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