Sunday, 28 October 2012

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

No matter how cold you get, how wind blown you get, how damp around the edges you get - this syrup will soothe it all away.

Just a couple of tablespoons in a cup of coffee is all you need.

450ml water
300gr granulated sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2tsp whole cloves
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2tsp ground ginger
2tbsp steamed puréed pumpkin

1, In a small saucepan, over a medium heat stir the sugar into the water until it dissolves and bring it to a gentle simmer.
2, Add in all the spices and pumpkin
 and simmer for 10 minutes.
3, Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
4, Fish out the whole spices and strain through a piece of muslin.
5, Decant into sterilised bottles or jars.


  1. What an interesting idea...I've never considered making a syrup like this before and I'm sure it would be delicious in coffee on a cold, autumnal day! :-)

    1. Thank you Laura, it's gorgeous in coffee - trying to make cheaper versions of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

  2. This sounds fabulous. I have to confess that I am not much of a coffee drinker, but wondering what this would be like in strong tea (like chai perhaps) or go wild and crazy with cocoa?

    1. Thank you :) Its surprisingly versatile - would make a delicious milky chai. I used it to make some desserts last night that I'll be blogging about in a couple of days.