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Pumpkin Spice Coffee

When thinking about fall, I think about pumpkin pie, and last winter I found the joy of iced pumpkin spiced coffee at Dunkin Donuts. Even the half caf version kept me up all night, so I rarely indulged, usually only when driving to and from NTB. It was so good, and the brown sugar crystals at the bottom were something to look forward to. I saw recently a funny article about a Dunkin Donut manager giving his teenaged employee leeway to put what ever he wanted to on the large sign advertising its return for the season and it made me want to have some again.

I tried adding pumpkin pie spice alone to my coffee but it wasn't as good. So I found this recipe and ended up tripling it by accident when I put in 2 Tablespoons (should have been teaspoons) in the pan, so I needed to triple the rest. I didn't have any canned pumpkin so I left it out, and it is still very good. I froze some and have the rest in my refrigerator in a little glass pouring bottle for salad dressing. I boiled then simmered it for a lot longer than called for, maybe about 15 minutes. When it cooled, it was finally thicker, like syrup. It's very good. Sometimes I add additional sugar to the cup I'm adding it too if in need of more carbs/sweet flavor, but the nice thing is, you can add the amount you desire.

Enjoy, if you are a pumpkin pie spice lover,


This syrup is super quick and easy to make. Stir it into coffee for an instant pumpkin spice latte, or drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, french toast, porridge, into a cocktail, hot chocolate, or anywhere your heart desires!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Sam Turnbull • It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

3/4 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Purée
2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
US Customary - Metric

Add everything to a small pot, whisk together and bring to a simmer for about 3 minutes. Pour the syrup through a fine mesh strainer, or a nut milk bag. (You may want to let it cool first if using a nut milk bag). This strains out the pulpiness and leaves you with perfect syrup.

Recipe Notes
To make a pumpkin spice latte or coffee, simply stir 1 tablespoon of syrup, or to taste, into your latte or coffee. Store in the fridge for about a week.

Calories: 56kcal

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