Fall is my favorite season. Being in Florida, I have to celebrate as hard as I can to make myself feel like it’s fall, because apart from the one day it cools down to 65, there isn’t much to remind you of fall here. Everyone who loves fall loves that delicious PSL – pumpkin spice latte!! Here’s a super easy way to make the simple syrup at home, avoiding the long lines and, best of all, the price tag.
Perfect Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup!
makes about 1.5 cups
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon (or 2 cinnamon sticks)
1/2 Tbsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Bring 1 c. of water and 1 c. of sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce to a simmer and toss in all the other ingredients. Simmer about 5 minutes – don’t allow it to boil! Allow to cool to room temperature, then strain through a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or a super fancy paper towel (like I did).
Voila! You’re ready for a pumpkin spice latte!! This also goes deliciously with spiced chai tea. Go ahead – “fall” for this recipe 😉