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Pumpkin Spice Syrup


Winter will be here before you know it, but there's always room for more pumpkin recipes!  I've been making homemade pumpkin spice syrup for about 2 years now and never got around to blogging the recipes, so for that I apologize!

This recipe is insanely easy and really, you need to try it. It tastes just like you'd expect from a coffee place, but without preservatives and ingredients you can't pronounce.  Plus, significantly cheaper!

Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree

Directions:
Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved.  Add cinnamon sticks, then whisk in remaining ingredients.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, but not allowing to come to a boil (reduce heat as necessary).  Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.  Strain syrup through cheesecloth into an airtight container.  Store in refrigerator.

To make a pumpkin spice latte, add about 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons of syrup for each shot of espresso. Add about 5 ounces stead milk and stir to combine.  Adjust as necessary.  Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle or cinnamon if desired.

Source: Cook Like a Champion


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