Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

160926_0068_anthro-arley-breakfast_006Photos by Amy Jackson Photography. Dishes from Anthropologie.

Do you like to think of yourself as a hip lady who doesn’t just give in to silly little trends that are way way overdone? Me too. But are you also a lady that loves to drink yummy drinks, do cozy things, and has a seriously bad caffeine addiction? ME TOO. This fall, you may find yourself holding back from daily PSL runs to Starbucks for two reasons: you are too embarrassed* or you are too poor**. I’m here for you. This pumpkin spice syrup is super easy to make, it has reeeeeeal pumpkin in it, and Amy even liked it a little and she hates coffee. Mix ~2 tablespoons into your morning coffee for a treat that tastes naturally sweet, but not too sweet, with the perfect amount of pumpkin & spices.

*don’t be embarrassed, girl, you do you.
**if you have a daily $10 coffee fund, please dm me so we can talk about investing just a few of your beaucoup bucks towards a good cause, aka arley cakes.



3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Allow syrup to come to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain syrup through a fine metal sieve. Store in an airtight container in the fridge (like a pint sized mason jar, if you’re really tryna be cute).
  4. Mix ~2 tablespoons into your morning coffee or latte, and give yourself a high five. You’re winning fall.

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