Ahh, the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. One of the first true signs of fall, right? Once September rolls around I look forward to anything and everything involving pumpkin – coffee and beer, first and foremost.

However, $5 a cup definitely puts a dent in the old pocketbook. Not to mention the fact that the closest one is 40 minutes away. So, what’s a gal to do? Why, DIY of course. Luckily, this wonderful homemade spiced simple syrup made it’s way around most of my blogging friends site’s last year, so I knew right where to turn.

It takes less than 5 minutes to pull together, and in less than 20 minutes you have a delicious, warm and spicy addition to your coffee that kicks the pants right off any store-bought, preservative laden variety. Don’t be put off if you don’t own an espresso machine either, just brew some regular Joe – but just make it double strength. Once it’s mixed in with the steaming milk – you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference anyway.


  1. Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    I sure could use one of these right now. Rainy morning with the smell of fall in the air. Ahhhh…. I love the changing of seasons 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe! Will have to try it….this weekend 😉

  2. Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM | Permalink

    Laura, this looks absolutely delicious! Just like the real thing – actually, better!!! I will definitely be trying this! Thank you!

  3. Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM | Permalink

    omg! you’re saving me major money. awesome recipe.

  4. Posted September 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM | Permalink

    Hold up.

    Your closest Starbucks is 40 minutes away?! I insist that you move. Immediately.

    This looks and sounds delicious though! I need to track down some pumpkin – it would save me a TON of money!

  5. odalis
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

    This was amazing! Very good flavor and so easy to make. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s cup of coffee.

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