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Pumpkin Spice Sauce for Coffee


So let me start this off by saying, yes, it’s August. Yes, I love all things pumpkin. You will see many, many pumpkin recipes on the site. We love Autumn! Once the birthday decorations come down in the second week of August, Fall decorations go up! So if you are that person who waits until the official first day of Fall to start decorating, and drinking pumpkin spice lattes, you may not love what you see here.

And yes, I am counting down to Christmas. I’m just that person, and we are THAT family.

I have dabbled with different versions of a pumpkin spice sauce over the years. Some tasted okay, but crystallized easily. Some did not have enough of that “spice” flavor. This one is the best I’ve ever made. It is creamy, spicy and holds well in the fridge. There is one problem though – it doesn’t last long! I made about 12 ounces and it lasted about three days because it is just so good, we were drinking more coffee just to use the yummy pumpkin sauce.

I would say this is very similar to Starbucks, but way better. Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte is good, but it has a mild flavor. So skip spending $7 on a mediocre coffee and make this instead!

Other things you can use pumpkin sauce for:

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I love getting ready for this time of year. I try to surround my senses with all things Autumn so I can soak it all in. Wood wick candles that smell of apple, cinnamon, spruce, pumpkin, and cranberry. Put all the soft and cozy blankets out to cuddle up in with a book. A wood fire going in the fireplace, with all of the sweet sounds of crackling and popping. A pumpkin spice biscotti with my hot cup of coffee. And some words from the Bible that can be inspiring and humbling to read and try to commit to memory for this time of year. Here are some favorites:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

“When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt. That is why I command you to do this.” Deuteronomy 24: 19-22

“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” James 5: 7-8

I also love, when there’s a quiet moment, to listen to podcasts, such as Risen Motherhood. These ladies can give a good perspective on the Christian woman’s life, they are funny, and encouraging but also tell truths that we need to here. You can check them out here.


Pumpkin Spice Sauce for Coffee

better than Starbucks pumpkin spice latte sauce
Course Dessert, Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  • Add the water and brown sugar into a pot and bring to a low boil, dissolving all the sugar.
  • Add the pumpkin purée and stir to combine.
  • Turn the heat off and add the sweetened condensed milk, salt and pumpkin spice, whisk to combine thoroughly.
  • store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons into hot or cold coffee. Use more or less, depending on your taste.

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