Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup
2 cups water
3/4 cup brown sugar (preferably organic)
1 cup pumpkin puree (preferably organic)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine water and brown sugar stirring until sugar melts. Add the remaining ingredients stirring to combine and making sure to remove the spices clinging to the side of the pan. Continue stirring until mixture is thoroughly combined and close to the boiling point. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool.
Once mixture is cook strain it through a sieve into a bowl with a tight fitting lid. Keep refrigerated up to two weeks.
NOTE: Because these are real ingredients and not a chemical crap bomb you may have a little grittiness at the bottom of you cup. Personally I think it is well worth it not be consuming a cup full of chemicals.
Add as little or as much as you would like to your coffee. Please refrain from drinking it straight from the bottle ;) I think it would also be great in hot chocolate...mmmmm.
You can cut the recipe in half if you think you may not use it all but I say make the full recipe and share with a friend!