How to make Starbucks pumpkin spice sauce recipe for coffee drinks that won't break the bank! This easy Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup has real ingredients that are so simple, you'll be making coffee at home all season long!
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If you love homemade coffee decadence, try my Starbucks Brown Sugar Syrup recipe, my Sweet Cream Cold Foam Recipe, and my Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte (Starbucks Copycat)!
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Sauce Recipe
The fall season is in the air, and you know what that means – it's pumpkin spice season! While you can find pumpkin spice lattes and treats everywhere, there's something special about recreating that Starbucks magic at home.
One of the key ingredients that make Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte so irresistible is their signature pumpkin spice sauce. In this guide, we'll spill the beans on how to make Starbucks-style pumpkin spice sauce right in your own kitchen. Get ready to elevate your autumnal coffee game!
Is pumpkin sauce the same as pumpkin syrup at Starbucks?
The Starbucks pumpkin sauce is a little richer and more decadent than many pumpkin spice syrups. But it is essentially a pumpkin-flavored syrup that can be used interchangeably with pumpkin syrup.
Does Starbucks pumpkin spice sauce have milk?
Yes, the Starbucks pumpkin sauce recipe contains condensed milk as an ingredient. According to the Starbucks pumpkin sauce nutrition listed on the Starbucks website, the ingredients are:
- condensed milk
- pumpkin purée
- natural colors, flavors, and preservatives
But as you'll see in the ingredients list for this homemade pumpkin spice sauce, you can substitute the condensed milk to make a vegan version!
Can I buy Starbucks Pumpkin Sauce?
Unfortunately, Starbucks does not sell their pumpkin spice syrup separately. I've read that the Fontana pumpkin spice sauce is a good substitute, but its availability online is spotty at best. Your best bet is to make your own with this easy copycat Starbucks pumpkin syrup recipe! Read on to learn how!
Starbucks Pumpkin Sauce Ingredients
This is such an easy recipe! With just a few simple ingredients you could be on your way to pumpkin goodness! Here's what you'll need:
- real pumpkin puree - look for 100% canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. You could also use your own homemade pumpkin puree!
- sweetened condensed milk - or you can use sweetened condensed coconut milk or condensed oat milk to make a dairy-free pumpkin spice sauce!
- pumpkin pie spice - grab some storebought pumpkin pie spice or see below for how to make your own!
- granulated sugar - you can adjust to your own sweetness preference!
- water - to help it all combine into a pourable sauce!
See recipe card below for full recipe details and ingredient amounts.
The main tools you'll need to make this pumpkin sauce are a saucepan and a whisk to mix it all up! You'll also want some measuring cups and spoons for your measurements, and a heatproof jar or container to store your delicious homemade pumpkin syrup. You could also grab some of these cute glass coffee syrup pump dispensers with labels to create the full coffee shop experience!
How to Make Starbucks Pumpkin Sauce
This pumpkin spice sauce is so simple to make! You'll be making your own at-home pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin cream cold brew in no time!
Heat water and sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved into a simple syrup.
Remove from heat and whisk in sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin until smooth.
Whisk in pumpkin pie spice until well combined.
Let cool to room temperature, then pour into a mason jar or coffee syrup pump dispenser.
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Sauce
You can also use a can of regular coconut milk and add ½ cup of granulated sugar. Cook it down over medium heat, stirring, until reduced by half, and you can use it in this homemade pumpkin spice syrup recipe just like condensed milk!
I love storing this pumpkin sauce recipe in a coffee syrup pump dispenser, but you can also use a heatproof jar or airtight container to store your delicious homemade pumpkin syrup in the fridge for up to 10 days.
One of the best things about this copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Sauce is how easy it is to customize to your tastes! Add a bit more or less sugar or pumpkin pie spice so that it tastes just how you like it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Starbucks uses their own mixture of pumpkin purée, condensed milk, and natural flavors.
Yes it does -- both regular sugar and condensed milk, which is sweetened.
If you're wondering how many calories are in one pump of pumpkin sauce at Starbucks, the Starbucks pumpkin sauce nutrition information is available on the Starbucks website here! But for this homemade pumpkin spice sauce, you'll get about 67 calories per teaspoon.
In addition to recreating your favorite Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, this decadent syrup would be a great topping for ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, or French toast. It could also be a mix-in for milkshakes, or to add a little pumpkin flavor to any of your favorite treats this time of year! I use it to make my Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini!
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- Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar
- Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add condensed milk, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice.1 cup pumpkin purée, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Whisk until smooth and allow to cool slightly.
- Pour into a heatproof container and store until ready to use.