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Skip the line at Starbucks, save your moolah, and use this recipe for easy, homemade pumpkin spice syrup (using real pumpkin) to make your own pumpkin spice lattes at home. Or, drizzle it on top of ice cream for instant Fall for dessert. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

Sarah Lim, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Make your own pumpkin spiced anything at home

We’re in the throes of Pumpkin Spice Latte season but who can afford to shell out $4 every day just to get a fake flavored cup of coffee? In true DIY fashion, we’re taking matters into our own hands! With this recipe, you can make your own, versatile pumpkin spice syrup using real, all natural ingredients starting with, you guessed it, real pumpkin! Jennie simmers pumpkin purée along with a blend of other spices plus sugar and water to create a rich, complex syrup that comes together in under 15 minutes. Add a squeeze to your morning coffee, stir it with maple syrup to top pancakes or waffles, or sneak in a few spoons to your next cake batter. Heck, you could even add this to a glass of milk (or a cocktail)! One batch will last you a while so put your wallet away and enjoy the satisfaction of drinking something crafted with your own two hands.

THE CHEF

Jennie Phaneuf from The Messy Baker

I cook what I love to eat and enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. When life gets messy, I reach for a sweet treat, and you'll find plenty on my site. I'm a lover of sprinkles, a fan of buttercream, and an avid nutella snacker.

Jennie is not afraid to get a little messy as the cook and baker extraordinaire behind The Messy Baker blog where she creates crave-worthy sweets in her Maryland kitchen. Inspired by watching her father and great grandmother cook while growing up, Jennie now channels her passion for food into creating her own variations on indulgent treats that will satisfy even those of us with the biggest sweet tooth. And, how can we resist her tagline – “Embrace life’s messy side…Make it delicious?” So go ahead, get your hands dirty. She won’t mind.

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THE TIP

How to Foam Milk Without a Frother or Steamer

Do you want to create steamed, foamy milk but don’t have a fancy espresso machine or steamer? No problem! All you need is a jar and a microwave.

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