Get your minds out of the gutter, dirty birds. This here entry is about coffee. And pumpkin. And spices. And syrup.

Magic, right? I KNOW.

I’ve had Green Mountain’s pumpkin spice K-cups sitting in my pantry since last year, when triplet-pregnancy GERD had me avoiding all things coffee related (even Prevacid couldn’t help that particular reflux nightmare). I’m sure it isn’t in its finest condition, but I’m too cheap to toss it out.

Hence the homemade journey I embarked upon today. Oh, and there’s a smidge of impatience behind today’s adventure, too.

In my entirely too-picky opinion, the K-cups had too much spice and not enough pumpkin, so I’ve been stalking the refrigerated section this year in high anticipation for the return of pumpkin spice creamer to help the K-cups.

They aren’t on any shelves near me yet. I’m tired of waiting, so I went to the googles in hopes of finding a homemade syrup recipe that wasn’t too difficult.

I did. Here and here.

I used those two link as inspiration. Frankly, I gag at the thought of ginger, so I cut that out, and I used freshly grated nutmeg, so I didn’t measure that. In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t measure anything but the water and sugar.

That’s just how I roll. Bastard, half-assed finger-quote recipes un-finger-quote are kind of my thing.

Enjoying delicious stuff from my own kitchen is also kind of my thing. You know, when there’s time.

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6 Responses to Magic in my mouth

  1. Julia says:

    :-) This made me smile. I scrolled down to se if you posted your own personal recipe. Are the ginger and nutmeg the only alterations you made? How’d you like the way yours turned out?
    Thanks for posting!

    • Jenny says:

      I love how mine turned out! I used 1 1/4 c of water, 1 c sugar, 3 frozen cubes of pumpkin puree, some cinnamon, some cloves and some freshly grated nutmeg – the some was measured to taste. It’s amazeballs!

  2. Allison says:

    The only place I have found the pumpkin spice creamer is at Aldi’s. Thanks for sharing the recipe – I cant wait to try it!

  3. Beth says:

    thanks Jenny, sounds delish! & ditto aldi, they had it this weekend and BJ’s also has it!

  4. Sarah-Anne says:

    look at you all domestic-like; i’m trying to muster up the courage to try to make my own coffee drinks.

  5. Della330 says:

    Giant Eagle (I’m near Youngstown, Ohio) has/had the International Delight pumpkin pie spice creamer – I’ve already gone through my first bottle of it! Hope you find some soon, unless you have completely given up on the commercial stuff.

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