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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

You’re about to fall in love with this 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Syrup recipe. This is a great pumpkin sauce for coffee and you know there are a ton of recipes this pumpkin syrup would take to a whole new level. 

Add this fantastic Pumpkin Spice Syrup to your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, your Pumpkin Gingersnap Frappes, and on top of some homemade pancakes made from your Pancake mix in a jar, for a real treat.

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Mason jars of various sizes with pumpkin spice syrup in them.

Why You’ll Love This Sauce

  • Brings all the fancy fallpumpkin flavoring to your homemade drinks and food in a jar recipe
  • Cheaper– no longer have to stand in line at your local coffee shop and pay specialty prices for drinks with this in it (we're looking at you Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup)
  • Amazing gift to make for your Pumpkin loving friends and family who can't get enough of that pumpkin spice flavor 
  • Incredibly easy to make
  • Only requires 4 real ingredients
  • You can enjoy all things pumpkin any time of year not just the fall season

Ingredients Needed

Get more info on these simple ingredients to make your very own pumpkin spice syrup at the bottom of the post.

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Ingredients for DIY pumpkin sauce.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

  1. Add everything to your pot on the stove and whisk together.
  2. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Let the mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes as it thickens.
  4. Pour your fresh homemade pumpkin spice syrup recipe into your Mason Jars to let cool. Once your decadent syrup is cool, refrigerate.


The perfect way to store your pumpkin sauce is in a mason jar or other airtight container.

All About Pumpkin

Here are some fun facts about pumpkin you may or may not know:

  1. Pumpkins can last up to three months once picked if you store them in a cool, dark spot without cutting them.
  2. There are hundreds of varieties of pumpkins to choose from.
  3. Plant your seeds in the first week of June for Halloween pumpkins.
  4. Pumpkins have a lot of health benefits in them. They're a good source of protein, zinc magnesium, manganese, copper and VItamin C. Great for boosting immune systems!
  5. Similar to watermelons, pumpkins are 80-90% made of water.

What Is Pumpkin Syrup

Pumpkin Syrup or Pumpkin Sauce is a liquid sweetener. It’s something that you can make to add to your home coffee drinks, hot tea recipes, fall baking dishes or even use like traditional syrup on top of breakfast items.

It’s made using some kind of pumpkin base- like canned puree or fresh pumpkin pulp and then typically has pumpkin spice in it, similar to the taste you get from a homemade pumpkin pie.

While many think that pumpkin syrup belongs on all the Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, on a pumpkin cold brew, hot coffee, or all the pumpkin spice season drinks, we think this easy recipe would go great on some homemade pumpkin pancakes.

Jars of homemade fall syrup.

Recipe Variations

  • Omit Pumpkin Puree- If you’re looking for a pumpkin spice syrup recipe without pumpkin puree- here you go, just swap the puree out for pure, real pumpkin to make sure you get that pumpkin flavor. We don’t recommend using pumpkin pie filling though! Stick to the real pumpkin puree or homemade pumpkin puree made from actual pumpkin! 
  • Add a dash of vanilla extract for a real treat.
  • Add some cinnamon sticks to the other main ingredients for another wonderful fall flavor. 


Does Pumpkin Spice Syrup Contain Pumpkin?

Surprisingly, many store bought Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup brands DO NOT contain pumpkin. Many store bought syrups are flavored with other things that are similar to bring out that flavor.

However, this homemade pumpkin syrup does contain pumpkin puree.

Plus, we should mention if you're looking for a pumpkin spice syrup recipe without pumpkin puree, we have you covered in the variations section above!

Is This A Starbucks Copycat Recipe?

Nope, folks, this is not a copycat of the famous syrup they use in PSL's. In fact, we think this syrup is even better than that store bought stuff.

Our recipe only has 4 ingredients, while they have more and other preservatives in their recipe. The website says it includes: "sugar, condensed skim milk, pumpkin puree, fruit and vegetable juice for color, "natural flavors," annatto, salt, and potassium sorbate".

Our syrup doesn't have half that crap, and you should be darn proud of that when you go to add it to your drinks and food recipes.

Does Pumpkin Spice Sauce Have To Be Refrigerated?

We do recommend that you store in the refrigerator for optimal storage. You may notice that your syrup gets thicker in the refrigerator.

How Long Is Homemade Syrup Good For?

This DIY pumpkin spice syrup is good for about a month once stored in an airtight container, or Mason Jar, in the refrigerator.

What Do You Put Syrup On?

  • Hot Tea
  • Coffees
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Waffles, Pancakes, or French Toast
  • Drizzle on Pumpkin Pie
  • Drizzle on Pumpkin Drinks
  • Add to the top of Oatmeal or Yogurt
  • It would be the perfect addition on top of your DIY Pumpkin Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • So much more, the options are endless

Can You Freeze Pumpkin Puree?

Yes, you can freeze pumpkin puree, but you must remove it from the can first.

We recommend storing it in freezer bags or air tight containers until you're ready to use it.

Since you only need a little bit for this recipe (and many others), you can freeze in an ice cube tray for individual servings. Once frozen, pop all the little servings and put in an air tight container or bag and label everything.

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Can You Use Frozen Pumpkin?

We don't recommend using frozen pumpkin in this syrup recipe.

Pumpkin is super quick at thawing. It usually only takes an hour or so to thaw, even less time if you've freezed what you needed into ice cube trays so they're smaller sizes.

If you know you're going to need to use frozen pumpkin the night before, grab what you need out of the freezer and put it in the fridge overnight to thaw. It will be plenty of time to help it get ready and be the right consistency when you want to use it for your homemade syrup.

Other Fall Recipes

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend | Why continue to buy pumpkin spice at the store all fall baking season long? You can learn to make your own for a fraction of the cost.

Apple Pie Smoothie | You can't go wrong with a fantastic Fall Apple Pie Smoothie with crisp apples and ground cinnamon.

Halloween Jungle Juice | Enjoy a jar of jungle juice perfect for a Halloween party for adults 21+years and older.

Grab Your Fall Sides & Drinks In A Jar Digital Cookbook

This ebook cookbook has 8 exclusive fall recipes you won't find on the site that are all fall-flavored. Think fantastic pumpkins, apples and even side dishes and drinks to serve at Thanksgiving.

This ebook costs less than a Starbs or DD drink and will give you wayyyy more satisfaction from these homemade recipes.

A few small and big jars of homemade pumpkin spice syrup for coffees.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

A fantastic homemade pumpkin spice syrup that you can add to your coffees, drinks or baking dishes. It also makes a great gift for your fellow coffee lover.
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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Sauce for coffee, Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 large jar
Author: Mason Jar Recipe


  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup pumpkin pie purée
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ cups water


  • Add everything to your pot on the stove and whisk together.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes as it thickens.
  • Pour into your Mason Jars to let cool. Once cool, refrigerate.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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