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What Is Pumpkin Spice Syrup Made Of?

This popular seasonal flavor has the world in a trance, with everyone switching their regular joes for autumn-inspired drinks. But what is it in pumpkin spice flavor syrups that make them so good? 

Pumpkin spice syrup recipes vary. For example, some pumpkin syrup ingredients include milk, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, water, brown sugar, caramel coloring, natural and artificial flavor, potassium sorbate, and salt, while the Starbucks pumpkin spice sauce is made of sugar, condensed skim milk, pumpkin puree, fruit and vegetable juice (for color), ‘natural flavors,’ annatto, salt, and potassium sorbate. 

As a simple formula, pumpkin spice syrup should contain pumpkin and a blend of warm spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves (and occasionally, allspice and ginger). 

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Syrup

With a pumpkin spice syrup DIY recipe and a couple of ingredients, you can make your own homemade version of this seasonal flavoring. Here’s a quick step-by-step on how to do it:

The Ingredients

To make pumpkin spice syrup, you’ll need a few key ingredients, namely: sugar (best to use a mix of light brown sugar and granulated white sugar), pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice mix. You can add a few more flavorings as needed, like vanilla, and you can customize the pumpkin spice mix as you’d like, though it usually contains ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg (you can also add ground ginger and allspice). You can also buy the latter in a store instead of mixing your own.

The Procedure

In a saucepan over low heat, dissolve the sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice mix in water. The rule of thumb is to use a one-to-one ratio between the water and your sugar. Stir the mixture occasionally until everything is combined and the sauce is reduced into a syrup-like texture. 

Let it cool before straining then use or store it in a container. Homemade pumpkin spice syrup will typically last you one month when refrigerated.

Skinny Mixes Pumpkin Spice Syrups

For a more convenient alternative to making your own pumpkin spice syrup, you can opt for Skinny Mixes’ pumpkin spice syrups. Our delicious syrup options are better-for-you dupes of your favorite versions, like those of Dunkin’ or Starbucks, because they come with zero calories, sugar, fat, and carbs. 

They’re also kosher and gluten-free! You get the indulgent autumn flavor that you love–minus all the stuff that comes with it that could potentially ruin your diet.

Skinny Mixes’ pumpkin spice syrups come in four different flavor variations: pumpkin spice, white chocolate pumpkin, pumpkin caramel, and pumpkin pecan waffle. Each one promises a delicious pumpkin flavor boosted by a complementary mix that’ll surely warm your senses. You can use these syrups to flavor your everyday beverages, from coffee and tea to shakes and smoothies; you can also add them to other foods, such as oatmeal and baked goods.

Find Skinny Mixes Pumpkin Spice Syrups Online

You can easily get Skinny Mixes’ pumpkin spice syrups online through our website for just $7.99 a bottle, with free shipping if you spend $59 or more! Check out our catalog today and get started with making guilt-free pumpkin spice drinks at home!