Wednesday, 21 October 2015

homemade pumpkin spice syrup.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup

We're fully into Autumn now, and I'm loving it. Autumn for me means cosy nights in, my birthday month, an excuse to buy a new coat... and of course pumpkin spice lattes. I've already made PSL macarons so the obsession is loud and clear (PSL and macarons that is). So I've taken it upon myself to make some homemade pumpkin spice syrup and bottle it up for when those red cups make an appearance. Pumpkin spice forever.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

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Makes a generous 200ml
♥ 300g brown sugar
♥ 300ml water
♥ 3 tsp mixed spice
♥ 3 tsp ground cinnamon

Step one. In a large saucepan, heat together the brown sugar and water.

Step two. After a few minutes, add in the spices and continue to heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Step three. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer until the mixture has reduced to a sticky syrup.

Step four. Allow to cool and bottle up - for yourself or maybe even some lucky pals.


For a pumpkin spice latte:

Step one. Make a coffee your usual way - I used a a cafetière.

Step two. Heat up your milk in a saucepan, for which I used dairy free almond milk. 

Step three. Use a mini handheld coffee whisk to froth up the almond milk whilst still in the saucepan.


Step four. Pour out your coffee, stir in the pumpkin spice syrup and top with the frothy milk. Dust with ground cinnamon to serve.

Put on your chunkiest scarf and toastiest socks... and enjoy!


Have you had a PSL this season? Do you ever add flavours syrups to your coffee?

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea and you could do so much with it. That bottle will be gone in a flash!

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  2. That looks very autumnal! Have pinned to my falling for autumn board :)

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  3. Yum! I love making coffee syrup so will have to give this one a try :) x

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    1. I remember you saying! :) I'm still yet to try vanilla xx

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  4. Oh wow I need this is my life! I really want to add a swirl of that to custard. Do you think it would work?

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  5. WOW I think I would need to make litres of this stuff. The possibilities for using it must be endless. I see another post coming... ;-)

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  6. Oh I must give this a go! Ive still not tried the famous 'Pumpkin Spiced Latte'

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    1. Ahhh you MUST! Plus try a real PSL then this syrup to compare ;)

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  7. I"m a bit of a purist when it comes to coffee and rarely drink anything other than pure black, but this is such a good ice to make it at home, it might change my mind!

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  8. I gave this a go at the weekend and it seems to have solidified in the bottle. Is that right? Where have I gone wrong?

    It tasted lovely though! Definitely would give this another go, thank you for putting it up.

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    1. Oh no maybe it's the cold weather. You could put the bottle in warm water to melt it again? Glad you liked it apart from that! xx

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