A while back, I was experimenting with how to infuse pumpkin spice flavor into all my favorite foods (like coffee, cocktails, and pancakes), and I landed on this beautiful, flavorful, sweet Pumpkin Spice Syrup!
This versatile simple syrup is now a staple in our house every fall, and it will be in your home, too. It’s a breeze to make, and you’ll be amazed at all the ways you can use this syrup to add the flavors of fall to all of your favorite foods. We love it to make easy pumpkin drinks, pumpkin pancakes, and more!
Does pumpkin spice come from pumpkins?
Despite what the name may lead you to believe, there is no actual pumpkin in most foods labeled as “pumpkin spice.” Instead, that title usually means something is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sometimes ginger and/or allspice—you know, the spices that you use in a pumpkin pie!
Is there pumpkin in this pumpkin spice syrup?
Unlike a lot of those pumpkin-less pumpkin spice foods, this syrup really does contain pumpkin! I used homemade pumpkin puree, but the canned stuff will work just fine, too!
Where can I use pumpkin spice syrup?
You should probably ask instead where you CAN’T use pumpkin spice syrup, because this stuff is super versatile. Here are just a few of our favorite ideas:
- Make up a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.
- Pour it over pancakes or waffles.
- Serve it on top of ice cream (bonus points if you put it on top of Pumpkin Ice Cream).
- Mix it into a cocktail or other pumpkin drinks.
- Pour it onto oatmeal (hot oatmeal or Overnight Oats!)
- Drink it straight. Just kidding. Sort of.
How long will this syrup last in the fridge?
Stashed in the fridge, this syrup will last at least 10-14 days. It might last longer, but we’ve never gotten that far to test it out! It’s so good, we just keep reaching for it.
Do you have other pumpkin drinks I can try?
We sure do! Check these out:
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Pie Sangria