Today is International Coffee Day, but in most people’s worlds, that is every day.
I only started drinking coffee about a year ago, but I now do not know how I ever survived without it! The drink that hooked me….
The infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte
I haven’t had one at all this year because a) they’re stupid expensive and b) they’re filled with not such good for you things. But, I won’t lie to you and say that I haven’t craved one. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it the entire Fall without ordering one, so I came up with a solution to that problem.
I searched around on Pinterest (seriously, how did I waste my time before that existed?) and came about TONS of recipes. Some had too many ingredients others weren’t quite what I was looking for. So, I found a few components I liked of a couple of recipes and created this one!
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 TB canned pumpkin
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer, stirring to prevent burning. Continue to simmer until sugar is dissolved and pumpkin is combined. Remove from heat, let cool before transferring to a container. Keep in fridge for up to 3 weeks.
This Pumpkin Spice Syrup is perfect for coffee and even tea! I add a tablespoon with a splash of almond milk and enjoy a cup or two (or five) in the morning. The syrup does settle a bit, so you will need to give it a stir before adding it to your cup.
How are you celebrating International Coffee Day?
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