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Caramel Pumpkin Coffee Syrup

I am a lover of coffee.  I live for my morning cup, and nothing calms me in the crazy afternoon of getting kids from school and struggling through homework like a warm cup of joe!  And nothing means fall more to me than a pumpkin latte.  Oh man, the marriage of pumpkin and coffee is just heavenly.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.
I prefer my coffee at home, for some reason, I feel like the coffee house can never do as good of a job as I can.  Crazy, I know!  But I am particular.  So I have to find a way to make my pumpkin coffee at home.  

I am not really a fan of store bought pumpkin coffee syrup, it’s too sweet and full of flavorings instead of real pumpkin.  But I dislike the texture and thickness of using real pumpkin in my coffee, it always ends put being sludge in the bottom of my mug.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

This year I had a “lightbulb” moment while failing at another recipe idea.  Strain the pumpkin puree and just use the juice to make your drink syrup!  Pumpkin is a very watery vegetable.  There is a lot of juice in the puree.

You can strain a lot of juice out of a little bit of pumpkin and then the puree you have left is still quite most and can be used in another recipe.  Perfect for a non-sludgy pumpkin coffee syrup.

And the only way to make this pumpkin coffee syrup even better… boil it with some brown sugar and vanilla for a hint of caramel too!  Pumpkin and caramel together were are just perfection.  Oh man, if I wasn’t typing this up late in the evening I would be drinking a caramel pumpkin coffee right now 🙂

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

To make this caramel pumpkin coffee syrup, you need to start with straining your pumpkin puree.  I find the easiest way to do this is to use a square (about 15″x15″) of washed muslin.  The muslin is thick enough to keep the pumpkin pulp inside, but allow the juice to strain out.  

I just spoon 2 cups of pumpkin puree into the center of the muslin, then pull all four corners together to create a little bag.  I use some bakers twine to tie the bag closed at the top.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Then I use the twine to hang the bag from one of my upper cabinets.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

The pumpkin juice will start dripping from it.  You can hang it for a while and just let it drip, but I am impatient and giving the bag a little squeeze starting at the top and moving down will squeeze the juice out quickly.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

I strained out 1 cup of juice from the 2 cups of puree.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Put the pumpkin juice in a small saucepan and add in 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste.  I love the vanilla bean paste.  It is simpler and faster than scraping a vanilla bean, but if you prefer vanilla beans, just use 1 bean.  

Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes to create a syrupy texture.  Pour it into a glass container and store in the fridge.

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Use as much or as little syrup as you like in your coffee or cocoa.  I like 1 Tbsp in a 10 oz cup of coffee, but I do like my coffee not very sweet and always request they use half the amount of syrup in my coffee at the coffee shop.  

So if you like a little sweeter coffee, you should probably use 2 Tbsp.  Then add in how much milk you like, I prefer just a splash of unsweetened almond milk, and of course, top with whipped cream (that is my weakness!).

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Enjoy your steaming cup of fall with a slice of the softest, fluffiest whole wheat pumpkin bread.  The perfect afternoon snack!

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

Caramel Pumpkin Coffee Syrup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  1. Place pumpkin puree in a large square of washed muslin and hang to strain liquid from puree. Squeeze muslin slightly to extract liquid. You will need 1 cup of pumpkin juice.
  2. Place pumpkin juice into a small saucepan. Save pumpkin puree for another use.
  3. Add brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla bean paste to pumpkin juice. Whisk together.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and boil for 2 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a container and store in the fridge.
  6. To use: add a tablespoon or 2 to your hot coffee or cocoa.
  7. Enjoy!

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-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

 

Get your pumpkin fix in your coffee or cocoa with this delicious real food caramel pumpkin coffee syrup. Recipe on Houseful of Handmade.

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Crazy Granny

Thursday 31st of August 2017

OMG! I think I've died and gone to heaven! I'm a total coffee freak too and I LOVE anything caramel, or vanilla, or pumpkin. Putting all three together sounds stupendously yummy! I HAVE to try this.

Kati

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Thanks! It is so delicious. I need to make a batch as we are finally starting to cool down in the mornings here and a hot cup of caramel pumpkin coffee is the perfect way to start a fall day.

Jennifer Dawn

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

You always make amazing things and have the most gorgeous pictures. And I love coffee!!!! I'm featuring this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/09/8-pumpkin-recipes-for-fall-and-little.html

Kati Farrer

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Thanks for the feature Jennifer! How can you not love coffee, right?

Jenna

Monday 28th of September 2015

Coffee, caramel, and pumpkin...you've got a winner! Sharing this post as part of our pumpkin round-up. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Best of the Weekend.

Kati Farrer

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Yes, who couldn't love coffee, caramel and pumpkin :) Thanks for sharing my post!

Hil

Friday 25th of September 2015

That looks delicious! I've never made syrup before but I want to try now.

Kati Farrer

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Syrup is so easy, and it always tastes amazing when you make it yourself! I hope you give it a try :)

Katie

Thursday 24th of September 2015

Ohhhhh man I've gotta try this, thanks for sharing!

Kati Farrer

Thursday 24th of September 2015

Thank you fellow Katie :)

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