Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup

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If PSL stands for Pumpkin Spice Latte where you’re from then this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup is for you. It takes pennies to make!

Recipe to make your own Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup! It only takes pennies to make and you will have delicious coffee all season long. @KatrinasKitchen

While the whole world has been celebrating the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes I have been sick in bed. Craving food. But mostly craving coffee. You know you’re sick when you can’t even muster up the desire to drink coffee.

I’ve been sick for almost 2 weeks. In mom weeks that’s like 27 months. My kids don’t even remember such a thing as hot breakfast. And if you run out of cereal here’s a little tip: Teddy Grahams do not make a good cereal substitute. They turn into Teddy Graham porridge about .7 seconds after the milk hits the bowl. My kids are also a little nervous about dinner plans every night. What will Mom put in the macaroni and cheese tonight? Ham? Frozen peas? Oh please not Teddy Grahams! Seriously though that mac and cheese is like the loaves and fish; the bowl is just never empty.

make your own Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup! It only takes pennies to make and you will have delicious coffee all season. I'll be making this again and again!

I am finally going to the doctor so I am hoping he waves his magic wand and I can start consuming food again soon. And coffee. Have I mentioned that I miss coffee? I hope you try this pumpkin coffee syrup. The next time you make pumpkin muffins or pie, just set aside a tablespoon of pumpkin puree and your morning coffee will thank you. And I don’t want to hear any fuss about it being too early for pumpkin. I will just turn up my Christmas music if I can hear you complaining.

Recipe to make your own Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup! It only takes pennies to make and you will have delicious coffee all season long. @KatrinasKitchen

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup Recipe

Recipe to make your own Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup! It only takes pennies to make and you will have delicious coffee all season long.
Servings 12 oz


  • 1 Cup water
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • Combine water and sugar in a microwave safe bowl and heat through (4-5 minutes).
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Whisk in pumpkin puree and spices.
  • Drain over a small sieve or cheesecloth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

I have delicious friends! Here are some more recipes:

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Recipe Girl

Pumpkin Spice Latte from Sugarcrafter

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte from Farmgirl Gourmet

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- Katrina

55 Responses to “Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup”

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — September 11, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Awww…feel better, Katrina! Wish I could run over to lend a hand with your kiddos so you can rest up and heal. Summer colds are the worst. Fabulous recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup. Pretty styling and photography, too! Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinning! xoxo

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    Hilary — September 11, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Feel better soon!! Does this have to be refrigerated?

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    Karen — September 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Sounds delicious…do you know if Brown Sugar Substitute would work?


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    Sheri — September 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    First of all I hope you get better soon! Question….how much do you put in your coffee? Thanks!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Oh sweetie, I didn’t know you were sick!! Being sick with kids is so hard! I hope you feel better after your doctors visit.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — September 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Woah, it’s THAT easy? Sign me up, I want lattes! Hehe… how does it magically transform into a latte now though?

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    Midge — September 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Sounds good! What are the directions for adding it to coffee? How much syrup? How much milk? (Love the ribbon around the jar!)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Oh, I hope you can figure out soon what is wrong and getting to feeling better!

  9. #
    Karly — September 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    This right here? Life changing.

    I hope your doctor’s visit goes good and you’re back to normal soon! 🙁

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    [email protected] — September 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    WOW! I am hitting the print button!

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling well 🙁 Please get better soon!! The coffee needs you! 😉

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — September 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    So in love with this. I NEED to make those lattes at home!

    I’m so sorry you feel like yuck. I hope you feel better soon!!

  12. #
    Alicia shepherd — September 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Love! We came up with a few ourselves!!!Www.theevolutionofmom.com/2013/09/lovin-lattes-at-home.html

  13. #
    Ashley — September 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Awesome recipe! What a great alternative to those ridiculously expensive but good PSL from Starbucks!

  14. #
    Kathy — September 11, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    It stinks to feel badly for so long… Hope you get better real soon and give those Teddy Grahams a break! God Bless!

  15. #
    Susan M Grimes — September 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I LOVE ANYTHING pumpkin flavored ANYTIME of year!! This is awesome! Thank you so much! Feel better soon!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Great recipe! Love PSLs! Hope you feel better soon! 🙂

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    Tracy — September 15, 2013 at 2:57 am

    So I am not the only one sick:( I cant wait to get my morning cup to try this out. I am two different antibiotics and still have ear infection and sick. Hope you get better results. What the heck bacteria it is ?? lol grandson is eating frozen pumpkin waffles and blueberry syrup:)Happy winter wonderland!!!

  18. #
    Leigh [email protected] — September 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I am not a coffee drinker but this would be perfect to make my favorite – Pumpkin Spice Steamers!
    Feel better!

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    Liz L — September 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Katrina, I hope you start to feel better soon. Sending good vibes your way. Quick question. How much syrup do you add per cup of coffee? I have a friend that would love this, and I want to make a directions tag to go with it. Thanks, ~Liz

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 16, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Ohhhh myyyy! I want this!

  21. #
    Rebecca Joy — September 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I am so excited to try this! I have been looking for Pumpkin Spice creamer at Wal-Mart and Publix and have been so disappointed in not being able to find it. I love everything pumpkin for the fall (and I agree its never too early). I am going to make this a,s.a.p and use it right away! =)

  22. #
    Carolyn — September 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Hi my darlin’. What a crazy week you’ve had. Hope you feel better soon and I have to make a low carb version of this!

  23. #
    jill — September 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

    something you said really resonated with me. I developed a HORRIBLE sensitivity to gelatin and any gelatin products including “natural flavorings”, “yeast extracts”, “spices”…. you name it. I got so sick I thought I was dying. I still feel like I can’t “eat anything” and was bed ridden for a week during one bout. My naturopathic physician (and husband) said it was pancreatic distress,
    Just sharing. Hope you feel better and it is not serious. When mommy is incapacitated, the whole ship goes down!! : )

  24. #
    Kelsey — September 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Hey, Katrina! Just letting you know that I LOVE this idea and featured this post on my blog today. You can find it over on Organizing Life with Littles here… https://organizinglifewithlittles.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/are-you-a-blogger/

    Keep up the awesome work!

  25. #
    Aurelia — September 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Love this! Thank you for sharing the recipe 😀

    I found your blog via Premeditated Leftovers.

  26. #
    Surina — September 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Any idea how many calories are in this syrup?

  27. #
    Wendy Irene — September 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, Katrina! I can’t wait to try it at home!

  28. #
    Kim - Liv Life — September 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Looks almost good enough to drink!!! Love the flavors you have going on, and your photos is fabulous!!

  29. #
    Dorsey — September 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    This is great in my “bullet proof” coffee. I have my brewed cup of coffee and add 2 Tbls. grass fed unsalted butter, 1 tsp. MCT oil, and this syrup. I blend it with my immersion blender and it gets just like a latte but completely healthy and good for you. Thanks for a great recipe.

  30. #
    Kelly — September 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Your sense of humor won me over (and while sick too – yuck.. get better soon) – following now, do’t disappoint 😉

  31. #
    katie — October 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Can’t wait to try this! Have you tried to can this in order to keep it longer or give as gifts? Do you know if it would be “can-able”?

  32. #
    Angelique — October 6, 2013 at 1:59 am

    This sounds like it would be lovely with a white chocolate liqueur (Godiva) and vanilla vodka. Just saying. =)

  33. #
    Angelique — October 6, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I also might make a big batch (a whole can) and freeze in ice cubes. Seems like this would make an awesome blended drink with powdered espresso, milk and ice.

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    Cheryl — October 7, 2013 at 10:35 am

    You are tooo funny ( even when your sick LOL). You have the same sense of humor as us. You had me in stitch the whole read. Then no fussing about it being too early for pumpkin. Or you’ll turn your Christmas music LOL!!!! My poor baby’s sick her too. Car’s at the shop, no milk, no ginger ale. We have toast and apple sauce at least. And Thank God for Grammy down the street brought us milk and ginger ale. Yeah!

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    Kristen — October 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone figure out the calories by any chance? 🙂

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    Elizabeth {Real Inspired} — October 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve got to try this! I am a coffee-holic too and I love any coffee thing with pumpkin-y spices involved! It looks super easy too. I’d love to share this on my blog this week.
    Elizabeth @ Real Inspired

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    Missy — October 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Just now made this to accompany my coffee this morning and it’s SO good!! Mixed it in my cup with half and half and tasted it before I poured in my coffee. Delish, I love it! May even be delightful on some ice cream…..spice cake…..thank you!!

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    laura caz — August 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Sugar free recipe?

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      Katrina Bahl — August 22, 2014 at 9:47 am

      I love to use Swerve sweetener in place of sugar. It contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors and measures cup for cup like sugar.

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    Danielle — September 15, 2014 at 3:42 am

    I do hope you are feeling better! I have a quick question as this sounds so yummy! How do you store it? In the refrigerator or on the counter?
    Thank you so much! I just found this site tonight.

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      Katrina Bahl — September 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

      I store mine in the refrigerator. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Erin M — September 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

    “I will just turn up my Christmas music if I can hear you complaining.”

    I love you. Definitely doing this!!

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      Katrina Bahl — September 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Ha! glad someone caught that 😉

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    Jane — September 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Do you have a “recipe” to can/ preserve this to give as Christmas presents?

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      Katrina Bahl — September 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

      My apologies- I have no experience with canning.

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    Lise — September 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

    LOVE this…. Who knew?? It’s the littlest thing’s that make you feel better…. your recipe does that for me…. Thank you Katrina!!! As someone who loves the taste of the seasons but is intimidated by buying drinks from a Starbucks..(a sign I’m getting old) . I can make it myself at HOME!!!! Excuse me while I go make a Venti , pumpkin spice latte…… LOL!!!

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      Katrina Bahl — September 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Awesome! Enjoy your Venti 🙂

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    Tori — September 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    So maybe I did this wrong.. But mines not very “syrupy”.. Does it need to sit in the fridge to thicken? Or perhaps I messed up when measuring the brown sugar?.. Any thoughts?

    Thanks! Love your blog 🙂

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      Katrina Bahl — October 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Tori- did it thicken up for you? The classic recipe for simple syrup is equal parts water plus sugar. You can boil it longer or add more sugar if you want it thicker.

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    Laurén Amos — September 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I really want to try this. I love pumpkin everything. My only concern is it being way too sweet for me. I unfortunately am very sensitive to things being too sweet, yet hate (and cannot stomach any of the fake sugars). If I want to cut down on the sweetness, but not the pumpkiny flavor, what should I do? Just cut down the sugar? Will it still mix ok?

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      Katrina Bahl — October 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      If you cut the sugar it will be less like a syrup and more thin/fluid.

  45. #
    jennifer — October 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    AWESOME RECIPE THANKS SO MUCH. Don’t skip the straining step, I just used a clean thin dish towel and it worked perfect 😀

  46. #
    Colleen — October 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    You have a very cute sense of humor even when you’re not feeling well! I’ll try this just because you say it’s good!

  47. #
    Cheryl — October 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I am a pumpkinaholic! Let the Christmas music play!

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    Amanda — September 24, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Love this recipe! yum!!
    I wonder if you would be able to substitute milk or cream for the water. I am looking to create a DIY pumpkin spice coffee creamer to publish on my blog!

    Xo, Amanda

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