Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee with Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Note: this is a guest post from Meaghan, who blogs at http://www.2sisters2cities.com.

Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

Every September I face the same conundrum- should I continue to drink iced coffee or switch over to a pumpkin spice latte?  It’s usually still warm enough outside to enjoy coffee on the rocks, but I’m eager to squeeze in all the pumpkin goodness I can get every fall.  I have finally found the perfect recipe to address all my September needs- a pumpkin spice iced coffee!

This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee includes a pumpkin spice syrup. The recipe for syrup will make a couple cups worth, and since each individual iced coffee only needs a couple tablespoons of the syrup, this will make a lot. You can also use the syrup in lattes or just regular coffee if you are done with iced coffee for the season.  

The pumpkin spice syrup only needs 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (which is different than pumpkin pie mix.)  If you open up a brand new can, you can either freeze the rest in ice cube trays or make something else with the pumpkin puree (I suggest this pumpkin granola.)

 

 

Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee
A delicious homemade version of pumpkin iced-coffee.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. ground coffee beans, about 3 cups (I used the Starbucks Iced Coffee blend and had them grind the beans in the store)
  2. 3 quarts cold water
  3. 1½ cups water
  4. 1½ cups sugar
  5. 4 cinnamon sticks
  6. 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  7. ½ tsp. ground ginger
  8. ½ tsp. ground cloves
  9. 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
Instructions
  1. Combine the ground coffee beans and cold water in a large container (I used a large Rubbermaid-type container.) Stir so that all of the coffee grounds are moistened. Cover and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Pour the coffee-water mixture through the mesh strainer and cheesecloth into a large pitcher to remove the grounds. Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and store the iced coffee in the refrigerator to keep chilled. To serve, fill a large cup with ice and pour coffee mixture over the ice.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the cinnamon sticks, remaining spices, and the pumpkin puree. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, without letting the mixture come to a boil (You may need to turn down the heat to do this.) Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a container. Store the syrup in the refrigerator.
  2. To make pumpkin spiced iced coffee, simply add 2 tablespoons (or more or less to your preferred taste) to an iced coffee cup. Add ice and iced coffee. Add milk or half & half if preferred.
Notes
  1. Iced Coffee recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/perfect-iced-coffee/)
Adapted from Cook Like a Champion
Musings From a Stay At Home Mom http://musingssahm.com/

Meaghan Barry lives with her husband and 18-month old son in a town on the south shore of Boston.  She is a former finance professional turned stay-at-home-mom.  Meaghan tweets under Twitter profile @Meaghz and pins using the Pinterest profile 2Sisters2Cities.  Meaghan blogs with her NYC-based sister about cooking, party ideas, and projects at http://www.2sisters2cities.com.

 

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Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.

Comments

  1. oh.. I am saving this.. yum..
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  2. Oh my- I see a lot of these in my future!
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  3. That sounds really good

  4. Oh this looks delish! I love iced coffee, well I love any kind of coffee! Thanks so much for doing this guest post so I could get such a yummy recipe!
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  5. I love any kind of coffee! Thanks so much for doing this guest post…It must be try…Thanks again..
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  6. Mmmm..I love time of year with all the great pumpkin flavours!

  7. Yummy, yummy! I’m not a coffee drinker, but I think I’m going to have to try this!

  8. Sounds like a great take-a-long for the office!!
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  9. I love the pumpkin lattes at Starbucks. Now I can make them at ahome. Thanks!

  10. Jennifer Mae Hiles
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    says:

    Oh yum! Two of my favorite things: iced coffee and pumpkin flavors! No season can top the smells, flavors and sites of Fall!

  11. This sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Lucy Black
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    says:

    I def gotta try this! I just love pumpkin in an way!!
    Thanks x

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