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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe for Lattes & More

pumpkin spice syrup
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Pumpkin spice syrup can be used to in baking or to make delicious spiced lattes or teas. This quick and simple recipe will make a great treat for the fall.

You’ll love the sweet, spiced aroma of pumpkin spice syrup. Puréed pumpkin is combined with ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to create a warming, fragrant syrup that is perfect for fall. This homemade pumpkin spice syrup will only take fifteen minutes to make and can be used in lattes, cappuccinos, chai tea, smoothies or even added to hot cocoa. You could even use it in baking which requires spiced pumpkin purée, such as pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, or to give a different taste to waffles, donuts, or pancakes.

Fresh pumpkins are plentiful in the fall season across the country. To reduce your carbon footprint, use only locally-sourced pumpkin, bonus points if it’s organic. Out of season, you can use canned pumpkin purée, which will have a slightly sweeter taste and runnier texture. You may be able to find Fair Trade sugar and spices for this recipe in your local store.

Let’s learn how to make homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Use pumpkin purée to make pumpkin spice syrup.
Use pumpkin purée to make pumpkin spice syrup.
(Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / congerdesign)

Yield: 7 servings


  • ½ cup pumpkin purée (fresh or canned)
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup sugar or other natural sweetener
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. To make the pumpkin purée, peel and dice the pumpkin into one-inch cubes, removing the seeds and pulp. Don’t discard the leftovers: you can eat pumpkin seeds — in fact, you can even eat pumpkin skins.
  2. Place the pumpkin on a baking tray lined with a parchment paper substitute and cook in the oven at 350°F for about twenty minutes, until soft.
  3. Use a blender to purée the pumpkin. Add a little water if it is not liquid enough. 
  4. Put the pumpkin purée, ground ginger, sugar, vanilla, ground cloves, water, ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally to stop it from burning. The mixture should thicken and become sticky.
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then transfer to an airtight container.
  7. Use 3-4 tablespoons in a latte or refrigerate for up to a week. Reheat slowly on the stove or in the microwave.

    Pumpkin Spice Syrup Uses

    You can use pumpkin spice syrup to flavor icing for your pumpkin scones.
    You can use pumpkin spice syrup to flavor icing for your pumpkin scones.
    (Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Unsplash / Priscilla Du Preez )

    Homemade pumpkin spice syrup can be used in lots of different drink recipes, including:

    As we mentioned earlier, pumpkin spice syrup can also be used to give baked goods a flavor boost. Try it in things like:

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