And pumpkin! Pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks used to be high on my list of fall favorites. But now that I try to steer clear of artificial ingredients in my diet, sadly it doesn’t make the cut.
This recipe from Cook Like a Champion is the PERFECT solution! I halved the spices (because I don’t care for overly-spiced things)…but you may not want to. Your call! Give it a try, you won’t be sorry!
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
adapted from Cook Like a Champion
makes 2 cups (or 32 tablespoons)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons pumpkin purée
Combine water and sugar in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook until sugar has completely dissolved. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not allow mixture to come to a boil. Strain syrup through cheesecloth or a FINE mesh sieve into a large glass measuring cup. Transfer to bottle of your choice and store in the refrigerator.
To make a pumpkin spice latte, simply add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of syrup to your drink…start with less – you can always add more!
Per tablespoon: 37 calories, 0 g fat, 10 g carbohydrates (10 g sugar)