Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Syrup -Recipe Review - Pumpkin 2012 Haul

Pumpkin Spice Syrup - Pinterest Recipe

I am collecting all of my pumpkin posts from last year and re-posting them here on Blogger to make a comprehensive collection. Here is
the original Tumblr post. 

Time for another pinterest recipe! Recipes for your own pumpkin spice latte syrup have been all OVER lately. As I have said before, the only pumpkin-coffee beverage I really enjoy is Panera Bread’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. (Because I worked there and drank it religiously every fall.) I wanted to try this recipe out to see if it was Panera-worthy.

This recipe is very simple and used very little ingredients: Sugar, water, pumpkin and the pumpkin pie spices. Almost everyone should have these ingredients in their cabinets already, so I like that it is very accessible. I don’t have to run out to the store to buy anything crazy that I will never cook with again.
I followed the recipe to the letter, and made some very delicious ‘syrup.’ Why is it in quotes? Well it is VERY thin and watery, which is what the recipe is meant to make. I understand that a simple syrup is usually 1-to-1 ratio (meaning even amounts water and sugar) but I like a bit more substance to my syrups.
What does the completed syrup taste like? It tastes a lot like the filling of a pumpkin pie, only MUCH sweeter. The recipe includes pumpkin puree, so you can definitely taste the pumpkin, and it includes a nice balance of the pumpkin pie spices, I don’t find that one really overpowers another. Instead, all the flavors blend together and create a genuine pumpkin pie taste.
This syrup tastes VERY sweet, so if you plan on using it, don’t use any other sweeteners or sweetened creamer. (Unless you want to go into a sugar-coma!)
As for storage, I used iced coffee bottles that I washed out and removed the labels from. I think they look pretty cute!
On a pumpkin-y scale of 1-5 (5 being extremely pumpkin-y) I would rate this a 5! 
I think this recipe is delicious, easy, and can help you pumpkin coffee and latte addicts save a few bucks! If you want it thicker, just half the amount of sugar used in the recipe and use less of i in your drink.
(I plan on making a thicker batch to use for pancake syrup!)
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1 comment:

  1. Hey Maria!
    Just discovered this fantastic Idea to makemy own "Pumpkin expierience" here in Germany and while i love Pancakes with Honey, Golden Syrup and even more with Maple Syrup and i almost eat either Cereals or all kinds of Oatmeal (always in search for new ideas) in the morning i have to make this!
    Though i love maple syrup which is, compared to golden syrup or honey, a lot thinner i like my syrups a bit more thick, so my question:
    Did i get it right? To make the syrup thicker i use less sugar (which makes it even better, because the syrup will lose a few points on the calorie scale too)?
    Meaning if i use 1 1/2 Cup Water and only 3/4 cup of sugar the syrup will become thicker? :)

    Thanks for your help and answer in advance Maria! :)
    (And yes i know i must be pretty bothersome... :()