The recent surge in the popularity of pumpkin spice flavor syrups is not surprising. Pumpkin spice syrup is an extremely versatile option as a sweetener and flavoring for drinks, as well as for a variety of foods. But what’s really special about pumpkin spice flavoring is that it’s reserved for a special time of year–autumn.
Pumpkin spice syrup is commonly used in pumpkin spice lattes and desserts. It typically consists of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and a sweetener like maple syrup or honey. The result is an indulgent flavor that can add a light, warm sweetness to any recipe.
Some recipes feature added ingredients like apple cider vinegar, pumpkin seeds, or chili flakes for a spicy kick. Others use different types of squash or gourds in place of pumpkin for a unique twist.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipes
If you are an experienced chef and you are looking to spice up your dishes, you’ll be pleased to know that a pumpkin spice syrup is available to you if you are willing to put in the work to create it from scratch.
So, roll up your sleeves–here are our favorite pumpkin spice syrup recipes and the pumpkin spice syrup ingredients you’ll need to make them at home.
Traditional Pumpkin Spice Syrup
The traditional pumpkin spice syrup recipe is a recipe that requires some specific ingredients. This recipe is also vegan, so no need to worry if pumpkin spice has dairy.
The ingredients include:
- One-half cup of pumpkin puree
- One cup of light brown sugar
- One-half cup of water
- One tablespoon of pumpkin spice seasoning
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- One-fourth teaspoon of salt
First, add all of your ingredients to a small saucepan, bringing it to a low boil over medium heat. As your syrup heats, whisk the ingredients thoroughly until they are completely combined and your syrup begins to bubble. Then, reduce to low heat.
Let the syrup simmer while continuing to whisk. The syrup should slowly start to thicken after five to seven minutes. Once it thickens, you can remove it from the heat and let it cool.
We recommend transferring the syrup to a container with a secure lid, and you can store it in the fridge so it lasts. Add a spoonful to your favorite coffee drinks or add to your delicious baked goods!
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Syrup
For those who are looking for a more indulgent recipe, try adding a drizzle of caramel syrup to the traditional pumpkin spice syrup recipe. This creates a luscious salted caramel pumpkin spice syrup that is perfect for lattes, cappuccinos, and hot chocolate.
Spicy Pumpkin Spice Syrup
For those who like a bit of heat, a spicy pumpkin spice syrup recipe is an excellent choice. Add in red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the traditional recipe, and enjoy a spicy twist to the classic flavor.
With the right ingredients and some creativity, pumpkin spice syrup can be easily made at home. It’s a great sauce for so many different dishes and drinks. Not to mention, there are many twists you can give to your pumpkin spice syrup to jazz it up.
Of course, if you’re not wanting to put in all the DIY effort, Skinny Mixes has you covered. When you’re ready for a delicious, sugar-free pumpkin spice syrup option, check out our line of sugar- and calorie-free pumpkin syrups!