Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup Recipe


Apparently there’s been some sort of pumpkin spice syrup shortage at Starbucks, but I haven’t noticed, because I can make my own! It is absolutely fabulous in a pumpkin spice latte and also drizzled over ice cream (coconut milk ice cream is fantastic with this mixed in). I’m planning to make the kids some coconut milk push pops with pumpkin syrup swirled in later this week for their lunch boxes. Yum.

I’m so glad I found this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup, because it’s incredibly simple and I can just keep the syrup on-hand to pour into my coffee whenever I like. My previous recourse for pumpkin spice lattes was this delicious crockpot recipe from Stephanie O’Dea. But that pretty much just makes lattes for the day, whereas the syrup makes lattes for weeks! Yum! I love, love, love it.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup


1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sucanat (or 3/4 cup honey for Paleo)
4 cinnamon sticks OR 1-2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil (I buy mine HERE)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves OR 1 drop clove essential oil (I buy mine HERE
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger OR 1 drop ginger essential oil (I buy mine HERE)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg OR 1 drop nutmeg essential oil (I buy mine HERE)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


Heat water and sucanat over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Do not boil. Add cinnamon sticks and whisk in remaining ingredients. Heat for about 5 minutes to marry flavors. Remove cinnamon sticks. Pour into a jar or other container. Add about a tablespoon of syrup to a cup of coffee with cream for a pumpkin spice latte or drizzle over ice cream.


The Results



 PS: In case you need yet another reason not to buy your Pumpkin Spice Latte. The ingredients of the store-bought variety are pretty horrifying.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup

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  1. Rebecca says

    First, this is AMAAAAZING!! I absolutely love it!!

    Second, does it need to be refrigerated?


    • says

      I *think* it should be shelf stable, but to be safe, I keep my open can in the fridge next to the creamer (it helps remind me to pumpkinize my coffee in the morning, too!). The cans heat-sealed without having to be processed since I packed them hot, so I stuck the second one in the pantry.

  2. betty lynn says

    Wow thanks I have been stopping at 711 and buying large pumpkin spice lattes gets expwnsive

  3. betty lynn says

    I made this syrup from a can of no name pumpkin
    And it is delicious, only 30 calories a tbsp.