This seasonal syrup is so fun to make for the autumn season. You can stir it into your coffee, top off your ice cream, and drizzle it on top of all your baked goods.
There’s two ways to think about this pumpkin spice syrup. First, you can drizzle it on top of things which is always a good idea. Personally, vanilla ice cream is my favorite. Second, you can stir it into things! Think of it as a pumpkin spice liquid sweetener that you can stir into drinks, swirl into pumpkin bread batter, and more!
This pumpkin spice syrup uses both pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. I use a store-bought blended pumpkin pie spice for this recipe but you can mix up your own with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Starbucks uses a pumpkin syrup as the base of their pumpkin spice lattes. You definitely can too! I have a recipe for a pumpkin spice latte and an iced pumpkin spice latte. You can adjust those recipes by simply adding the pumpkin syrup instead of the puree and spice in the latte ingredients.
Ingredients & Substitutions for Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Coconut Sugar. I love using coconut sugar for this recipe but you can also sub in brown sugar or your favorite granular sweetener. Coconut sugar and brown sugar gives this a really delicious caramel flavor so if you do sub in another granular sweetener, make sure it has a similar flavor profile.
Water. This is going to give the syrup lots
Pumpkin Puree. Because it is pumpkin syrup after all! We have to put some pumpkin puree in there! You can use canned pumpkin puree or I have a tutorial for how to make your own pumpkin puree at home!
Pumpkin Pie Spice. This is why we’re all here!
Salt. Because it brings out all that delicious spice and sweetness!
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Making pumpkin spice sauce couldn’t be easier! It comes together on your stovetop in two simple steps and in less than 15 minutes!
- Heat. Add all the ingredients to a sauce pot over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Continue to stir for about 10 minutes until the syrup thickens and reduces a bit.
- Drizzle! Whatever you’re using this pumpkin spice syrup for, have to it! Drizzle it on your vanilla ice cream, on pumpkin pie, on top of your latte.
Can I Make this Sugar Free?
Yes! All you have to do is sub in your favorite sugar-free sweetener. Because the coconut sugar gives this pumpkin pie syrup a caramel flavor, I’d go with a sugar free sweetener with a similar flavor palette.
What to Drizzle this Syrup on
Ice Cream. I mean, I’m thinking of a super decadent pumpkin spice sundae, are you with me? Vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream, pumpkin spice syrup, and candied pecans. Does that not sound amazing?!
Pie. Pumpkin pie is iconic in and of itself but top it with a pumpkin spice drizzle and some whipped cream.
Lattes. Starbucks always rolls out some delicious coffee drinks topped and stirred with some pumpkin pie syrup. Have fun with it! From hot chocolates to lattes, drizzle this syrup on everything!
Tea. I’m a coffee gal, but a drizzle of pumpkin spice syrup in tea sounds pretty delightful!
Cookies. Drizzle some oatmeal cookies with some syrup! Not only does it level it up but it can be really beautiful!
Pancakes. I mean tell me drizzling this over pancakes and waffles isn’t the best idea? Try these pumpkin spice waffles with an extra drizzle of pumpkin spice syrup. I feel like I just typed pumpkin spice way too many times but ’tis the season, no?
Brownies. Grab those fudgey brownies and drizzle some pumpkin spice syrup on top!
Milk. Move over chocolate milk! Stir this into hot or cold milk for a fun drink for the kids!
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Add all the ingredients to a sauce pot over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
- Continue to stir for about 10 minutes until the syrup thickens and reduces a bit.
- Either spoon the syrup, or transfer it to a bottle with a thin nozzle for easy drizzling!
- Drizzle it with your favorite vanilla ice cream, on pumpkin pie, or on top of your latte.
- Serving Size: 1/4 the batch
- Calories: 98
- Sugar: 24.7g
- Sodium: 149mg
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 25.8g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 0.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg