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3-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

on May 13, 2024
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This easy Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup requires just 3 ingredients to bring Fall flavors to your coffee, tea, or cocktail!
Sealed jar of pumpkin spice simple syrup on a wooden stand.

If you want the ability to infuse Fall flavor into any and every beverage at your fingertips, you have GOT to make this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup!

With only three ingredients and in just ten minutes, this Fall favorite pumpkin recipe is on annual rotation in my fridge. And because it lasts in the fridge for up to a month, you’ll be hard-pressed not to put it in just about everything you drink

Homemade pumpkin pie spice simple syrup in a jar with hand grabbing it.

As an environmental scientist, I love making my own syrups and spice blends. Food preservatives, like pesticides, are harmful to the environment as they contain toxins that are harmful to plants, animals, and soil.

Homemade syrups and spice blends with all-natural ingredients allow you to avoid preservatives. Plus, you can reduce the amount of extra pesky plastic containers!

Green tip: Despite recycling efforts, the sad truth is that only about 9% of plastics are recycled, leaving the rest to become microplastics.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup Ingredients

Here’s everything you need:

overhead view of ingredients for pumpkin spice simple syrup - light brown sugar, water, pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice Simple Syrup Tips and Tricks

How to Make Simple Syrup

Making your own simple syrup at home is as simple as dissolving sugar in water. Typically, when I make plain simple syrup with water and granulated sugar, I use a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar.

However, since we are trying to dissolve a lot of spices into our water and sugar to give this simple syrup a pumpkin spice flavor, we are going to use a little more water than usual.

I also highly recommend using brown sugar in this simple syrup as it lends a nice caramel taste and blends really well with the pumpkin pie spice.

This is a super easy 3 ingredient recipe that utilizes already-made pumpkin pie spice. You can easily buy it pre-made or make your own pumpkin pie spice.

Add the water, brown sugar, and spice to a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Adding pumpkin pie spice to a pot with brown sugar and water.

How to Dissolve Sugar and Spice in Water

Once the water mixture is boiling, turn the heat source down so it is lightly simmering. Then, continue to simmer for about 3-5 minutes, whisking occasionally until all of the sugar is dissolved.

It’s important to note that spices will never completely dissolve into water, so our goal is just to mix them in to distribute as evenly as possible and to infuse the syrup with tons of flavor.

This also means that over time, the spices will settle to the bottom of your syrup. Always shake the syrup before use.

Dissolving brown sugar and fall spices in water to make a simple syrup.

How to Store Pumpkin Spice Syrup

This specialty simple syrup will last for about a month in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Once your simple syrup is all ready, transfer it to a heat-safe jar with a lid, and allow it to come down to room temperature naturally.

Green tip: Did you know that of the billions of pounds of food wasted annually, it is estimated that 50% of it happens in our homes? It’s always best to avoid food waste as much as you can!

Once it’s room temperature, you can place your jar of simple syrup in the refrigerator for later use. Shake before pouring it in your coffee, tea, or cocktail.

Storing homemade pumpkin spice syrup in a jar to have on hand for coffee or cocktails.

How to Use Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

This stuff is liquid gold and transforms any beverage into a festive fall treat!

I use it in cocktails like this Pumpkin Spice Mule, Pumpkin Spice Margarita, and Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned. It’s also the easiest way to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

You can also add it to this Iced White Chocolate Mocha to add some extra Fall flare, or stir it into your cold brew, hot coffee, or tea!

You can also use this in place of maple syrup of waffles or pancakes!

A glass jar of simple syrup with pumpkin spice surrounded by pumpkins.

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Why I Love this Simple Syrup with Pumpkin Spice

  • It’s easy. With just three ingredients and less than ten minutes required, this recipe puts the simple in simple syrup.
  • It’s fun! Level-up any drink with this amazing addition!

If you’re loving this Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup and want to make more of your own syrups, check out the raspberry simple syrup in this Raspberry Sangria and the blueberry simple syrup in this Whiskey Blues Cocktail.

Sealed jar of pumpkin spice simple syrup on a wooden stand.

3-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

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Marley Goldin
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This easy Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup requires just 3 ingredients to bring Fall flavors to your coffee, tea, or cocktail!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 ounces


Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (click to learn how to make your own)
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  • Add water, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice to a small pot or saucepan and whisk to combine. Turn heat source on to medium and bring to a boil.
  • Bring temperature down to low and allow sugar, water, and spices to simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar and spices are fully dissolved in the liquid.
  • Transfer to a heat-safe jar with a lid, allow to come to room temperature, and then store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month for use in coffee, cocktails, and baked goods! Shake before use, some sugar and spice may settle over time.

Pro Tips

  • Store this pumpkin spice simple syrup for up to one month sealed in the refrigerator. Shake well before adding to your beverage.

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Course Basics and Bases
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Fall, Holidays, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup, Simple Syrup
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