Pumpkin spice syrups are a popular way to turn your favorite drink into a seasonal delight. They effortlessly take your creations to the next level, perfect for the autumn months. Pumpkin spice syrup is usually made with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other aromatic spices.
Pumpkin spice syrup can also be used as a glaze or even as a dipping sauce! Of course, you’re most likely to see the infamous pumpkin spice latte on the seasonal menu at your favorite coffee shop.
What Ingredients Are in Pumpkin Spice Syrup?
Most would agree that the essential ingredients for making spice pumpkin syrup include:
- Pumpkin or pumpkin puree
- Natural sweeteners or sugar
- Vanilla extract
The pumpkin will normally be peeled, chopped, and roasted or boiled down so that it can be blended with the other ingredients.
Sweetening the Deal
With regard to sweeteners, sugar and brown sugar are the most common choices to balance out those warm spices. Brown sugar has a richer flavor and gives a darker complexion to the syrup. However, keep in mind the amount of sugar needed to sweeten the syrup starts to add up! If you'd rather save your time and lower the sugar, Skinny Mixes offers a delicous Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice syrup that packs all the flavor, with 0 sugar, 0 calories and 0 carbs!
The spice blend used gives pumpkin spice syrup a distinctive flavor and identity of its own. Not all of the spices in the list above are necessary to make pumpkin spice syrup, but they are the most commonly used.
Pumpkin Spice Food and Drink Ideas
There are both complex and easy pumpkin spice syrup recipes you can try! Here are some of our favorite recipes using pumpkin spice syrup:
Pumpkin Spice Latte
You can now have authentic pumpkin spice flavor in your at-home coffee drinks with Skinny Mixes’ Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Syrup!
Simply add the syrup to one or two shots of espresso and top with steamed milk. If you’re feeling extravagant, you can add whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin spice seasoning mix on top.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Pumpkin spice syrup can be used to add flavor to regular oatmeal. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin spice syrup to your oatmeal along with a splash of milk. The pumpkin spice syrup adds a subtle sweetness and spice to the oatmeal.
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin spice syrup can be used to make delicious fluffy pumpkin spice pancakes. Add a tablespoon of pumpkin spice syrup to your pancake batter, and you will have a mouth-watering breakfast!
Pumpkin Spice Cocktail
Make a delicious autumn cocktail using pumpkin spice syrup! Combine pumpkin spice syrup with vodka, apple cider, lemon juice, and ice in a shaker. Pour the mixture into a glass and top it off with soda water for a delicious, refreshing cocktail!
For those looking for sugar-free, calorie-free, and guilt-free pumpkin spice flavor, Skinny Mixes has your back!