Food

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Where are my PSL peeps at? If I had my way I would drink one every morning…and maybe every afternoon too. But folks, I’m sure we can all appreciate that no one’s wallet can handle that sort of thing.

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*How cute is this print!? Purchase link is in the photo!

So in order to save the wallet from certain death, I went on a hunt for a DIY version of our beloved drink.

And loves, I found one. Oh, my lordy did I find one. I would almost suggest you could drink it straight but that would be like taking a spoonful of sugar, no medicine required.

I found the recipe on Pinterest, the original post can be found here.

It was super easy to make and it is delicious!!

IMG_1279Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

In a saucepan, dissolve both kinds of sugar in water. Don’t bring it to a boil, use medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Turn the heat to low and add in all of the dry ingredients and the pumpkin puree (not the vanilla). Continue to simmer the mixture for about 8 minutes (again, don’t boil it!).

Take off the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before you stir in the vanilla.

The author of the website above suggests that the mixture will last 1 month at room temp and 3 months in the fridge. I can’t attest to this as I haven’t been using it that long, but all other recipes I’ve gone through suggested more like 2 weeks in the fridge.

Play it by ear, but knowing myself there won’t be any left in 2 weeks let alone 1 month…

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Let me know over on Twitter or Instagram if you give this syrup recipe a try!

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Sarah

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