Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Latte recipes

How to make Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Latte

Add this homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup to coffee, tea, latte’s, and more! This pumpkin spice syrup is so easy to make at home PLUS a Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe with video for both recipes!

It may seem ‘basic’ to some people but fall is here and it is time to start to enjoy all things pumpkin! Enjoying a Pumpkin Spice Latte used to require a trip to Starbucks and a minimum of $5 to satisfy your pumpkin spice fix.

But you can easily make Pumpkin Spice Syrup at home AND make your own Latte’s as well! Save money and still enjoy your pumpkin spice!

Pumpkin Spice Latte in a coffee cup
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How to make Pumpkin Spice Syrup at home

Luckily, Pumpkin Spice Syrup is easy to make at home and keeps in the refrigerator for over a week (if it lasts that long!). You only need a few ingredients to make this Pumpkin Spice Syrup.

Brown Sugar and Granulated Sugar: This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Syrup uses half brown sugar and half white granulated sugar. You can use all one or the other if desired or you can even use coconut sugar, which will make the syrup a little less sweet. I have found that using half brown sugar and half white sugar gives the best syrup-y consistency and depth of flavor.

Water: Reduces the sugars to a liquid.

Pumpkin Puree: REAL pumpkin gives this Pumpkin Spice Syrup recipe authentic flavor!

Spices – Ground Cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, & ground cloves: You can feel free to change up the spices to suit your personal taste. This mixture gives the syrup a warm, spiced flavor. You could also add a small amount of black or white pepper to increase the spice level.

Ways to use Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Although we have used this Pumpkin Spice Syrup in a Latte here for this post, this pumpkin spice syrup can be used in so many ways!

  • Add the Pumpkin Spice syrup to your tea – either hot or cold – to make a Tea Latte
  • Add the syrup to your oatmeal for a burst of Fall flavor
  • Add the syrup to smoothies
  • Drizzle on pancakes or waffles instead of maple syrup
  • Mix a little syrup with powdered sugar to make a glaze for scones or donuts

You will want to make several batches of this syrup and use it on everything through the fall and winter!

If you want to use the rest of the pumpkin from the can of pumpkin puree, try my Spiced Streusel Pumpkin Muffins.

How to Make a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you want to save time and money, you can skip the drive to Starbucks and make a Starbucks copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte at home!

You’ll need a couple of things to do this but, I promise, you won’t regret buying these items if you don’t already have them at home. There are so many uses for them!

You’ll need:

  • Coffee Pot, French press, or a Moka Pot
  • Milk Frother
  • Quality Coffee – I use this Italian Roast daily but Universal Brew Co. also has a Pumpkin Spice Coffee that is roasted and shipped the day it is ordered! I highly recommend Universalbrewco.com !! You can also choose whole bean, standard grind, or espresso grind – it’s your choice for each type of coffee ordered!
  • Your choice of milk – You can use dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk. I have found that dairy milk and oat milk froth the best.
  • Heavy cream or half and half – You only need this if you want to add a cold or hot foam on top of your latte.

Although you can use a handheld milk frother like THIS ONE to make you homemade latte’s, I prefer an electric frother that both warms and froths the milk. This is the milk frother that I use and love.

Below are links to the coffee equipment that I use and recommend:

What Kind of Coffee Should I Use in my Pumpkin Spice Latte

Using high-quality coffee will give you the best results when making a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can use single-origin coffee, blended coffee beans, or flavored coffee. The coffee that you use depends on your personal preference but the quality of the beans, freshness of the roast, and precision of the grind truly do matter when brewing coffee.

I purchase my coffee from Universal Brew Co. because I love the variety and the fact that the beans are roasted the day your order is placed. You can also choose to purchase whole beans, espresso grind, or standard grind.

When brewing espresso, the grind should be a medium grind to get the perfect extraction without getting a bitter flavor. For a French Press or percolator-style coffee pot, the standard grind is optimal.

If you choose to purchase whole beans, you can ensure an even fresher taste in your coffee by grinding the beans yourself just before brewing. You’ll need a coffee grinder in that case of course. Here is the one that I use at home.

Enjoy your Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Latte! Let me know in the comments what your favorite Coffee Drink is so that I can share a recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Latte in a coffee cup

How to make Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Latte

Add this homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup to coffee, tea, latte’s, and more! This pumpkin spice syrup is so easy to make at home PLUS a Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe with video for both recipes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Course Drinks
Calories 40 kcal


Ingredients for the Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • 100 grams 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 100 grams 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup strong coffee OR 1 to 2 shots of espresso
  • 3/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice syrup
  • Whipped Cream if desired


Make the Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • Add all ingredients to a pan and simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it thickens and becomes syrup-y.
  • Strain the syrup into a glass container. Push through a mesh strainer. (Straining is not required but it does provide a smoother syrup). Let the syrup cool before putting the lid on. Once cool, add the lid and tighten it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Pour coffee into a mug. The amount depends on your personal preference.
  • Heat your milk in the microwave for 45 seconds or on the stove until hot but not boiling. In a cup or milk frother, add the milk and pumpkin spice syrup. Froth to your desired consistency. Pour over coffee and stir.
  • In a cup or milk frother, add heavy cream (or half and half) and 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin spice syrup and frother to a thick consistency. Pour the cold foam over your coffee and ENJOY! Add whipped cream if desired!


Serving: 1gCalories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 12717IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
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