I do like a nice Autumnal coffee, a spot of flavoured syrup and lots of frothy milk. What I don’t like is commercial sweeteners or creamers or even flavoured coffee. This syrup is way better than the alarmingly orange Pumpkin Spice Latte at a certain coffee retailer in my opinion and won’t set you back $5.00 a coffee!
So, what to do? Make your own flavoured syrup of course!
This syrup keeps in the fridge and I use about a dessertspoon full in a regular coffee mug, but you add what you need.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup.
1 cup water
A good handful of mulling spices
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree from a can (measure carefully and save the rest for pumpkin bread)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Bring the water and spices and ginger to the boil and heat gently for 5 mins to extract the flavours.
Filter through a strainer into a new saucepan and discard the spices.
Add the sugar, pumpkin and vanilla and heat for about 4 mins, to dissolve the sugar and stir in the pumpkin.
Leave for 15 mins before using or storing in a jar.
Be sure to give the jar of syrup a good shake before using in coffee as the bottom of the syrup gets thick if you don’t shake it up.
Add it to your frothy coffee and treat yourself to a squirt of whipped cream if you would like.
Happy Friday x