A delicious homemade pumpkin spice syrup made with just six ingredients and takes only 20 minutes. Perfect for pumpkin pancakes and lattes.

Pumpkin Spice in a mason jar with spoon and pumpkin in background

If you’re anything like us, once fall hits, it’s all about the pumpkin-flavored treats. And we love to keep this perfectly sweet homemade pumpkin spice syrup on hand whenever we need a fix. It’s great for adding a little flavor and spice to coffees, lattes, and baked goods or even stirring into some milk for a quick pumpkin spice steamer.

Requiring just a few simple ingredients, it’s also really easy to make and only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Plus, it tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the store.

Read on for the recipe details and more delicious ways to enjoy this tasty syrup!

Pumpkin Spice Syrup in Mason Jars

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Here is the list of simple ingredients you’ll need.

  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar (packed)
  • Water
  • Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin spice
Sugar, Brown Sugar, Water, Pumpkin Puree, Vanilla, and Pumpkin Spice in Bowls on White Marble Surface

Pumpkin puree: be sure to use plain pumpkin puree (canned or fresh). Do not use the pumpkin pie mix in a can. We use Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin.

Pumpkin spice: use a store-bought premade spice mix or make your own using our pumpkin spice blend with ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

🍂 Homemade pumpkin spice – check out our recipe here.


  • Medium saucepan
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Whisk
  • Mason jar or storage container

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Follow these easy steps to make this delicious syrup.

Step 1 | Mix sugars and water

Begin by adding the white sugar, brown sugar, and water to a medium saucepan.

Adding Sugars and Water to Saucepan with Pumpkins in Background

Step 2 | Add pumpkin puree

Next, whisk in the pumpkin puree. (Be sure to use plain pumpkin, not the canned pumpkin pie mix.)

Add Pumpkin Puree to Saucepan

Step 3 | Whisk in vanilla and pumpkin spice

Finally, add the vanilla extract and pumpkin spice. Whisk together.

🍂 Make your own pumpkin spice mix – check out our easy recipe here.

Adding Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice to Saucepan

Step 4 | Cook for 5 minutes

Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Whisk or stir occasionally.

For a more liquid syrup, you can stop here and let the syrup cool down.

Whisk Pumpkin Spice Syrup in Saucepan

If you want a thicker syrup, continue to cook for about 10 to 15 more minutes or until you’ve reached the desired consistency. (It will thicken slightly as it cools, too.)

Note: if the consistency is too thick or the spices too grainy – you can use a cheesecloth, super fine mesh strainer, or nut milk bag to strain. But we find this extra step unnecessary.

Step 5 | Serve or store for later

You can 1) serve it right away or 2) once it cools—transfer the syrup to a mason jar or other storage container.

Adding Pumpkin Spice Syrup to Mason Jar

We recommend storing it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup in Jar with Towel and Pumpkins Surrounding

Our Favorite Uses for This Syrup

Here’s how we like to use this syrup. Let us know your favorites in the comments.

  • Coffee and cold brews
  • Pumpkin spice lattes
  • Pumpkin waffles
  • Pumpkin pancakes
  • Pumpkin butter
  • Ice cream topping
  • Cheesecake topping
  • Drizzle on pumpkin bread or other baked goods
  • Smoothies
  • Overnight oats
  • Cocktails like an old-fashioned or Moscow mule
  • Eat directly from the spoon

🍂 Make pumpkin waffles – check out our pumpkin spice waffle recipe.

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

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The ultimate fall syrup made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Pairs perfectly with lattes, waffles, pancakes, and ice cream.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 tablespoons 1x


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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally – stop here if you want a more liquid syrup.
  3. If you want a thicker syrup – continue to simmer for about 10 to 15 more minutes (stirring occasionally). Or until you’ve reached the desired consistency. It will thicken slightly as it cools, too.
  4. Serve it right away or allow it to cool and transfer it to a mason jar or other storage container.
  5. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  • Make your own pumpkin spice blend – recipe here.
  • If the consistency is too thick or the spices too grainy – you can use a cheesecloth, super fine strainer, or nut milk bag to strain. But we find this extra step unnecessary.
  • We recommend serving this syrup warm with pancakes and waffles. So good! Find our recipe for pumpkin waffles here.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Syrup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 50
  • Sugar: 12.5 g
  • Sodium: 2.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Pumpkin Spice Syrup Dripping Off Spoon into  Small Mason Jar

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to common questions about this tasty syrup.

Can you freeze this syrup?

Yes, you can freeze pumpkin pie spice syrup. Make sure to use an airtight container and keep it in the freezer for up to 2 or 3 months.

Does it have to be cooled before going into the fridge?

No, this syrup doesn’t need to be completely cooled before going into the fridge. According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, ‘hot food can be placed directly in the refrigerator,’ although large amounts should be divided into smaller portions and put in shallow containers—read the USDA guidelines here.

What is pumpkin spice syrup made of?

Pumpkin spice syrup is a delicious blend of pumpkin, sugar, and spices. Our recipe uses both brown sugar and granulated sugar, water, vanilla flavoring, pumpkin puree, and a pumpkin spice blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Jump to the full recipe here.

Is pumpkin sauce the same as pumpkin syrup?

Pumpkin spice sauce often refers to a mixture that contains dairy, such as sweetened condensed or evaporated milk. While pumpkin spice syrup is commonly made with sugar, flavoring, spices, and often includes pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin sauce and pumpkin syrup are used in a lot of the same ways, so we consider them in the same category. You will find different recipes and ingredients used for both sauces and syrups.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup Dripping Into Jar with Towels and Mini Pumpkins Around

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to make pumpkin spice syrup at home—put it to good use in lattes and on pumpkin waffles! If you’re looking for a way to change up your breakfast routine this autumn season, look no further than this tasty recipe. Give it a try, and let us know what you think in the comments.


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