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Cost Saving Pumpkin Spice Syrup

It’s Thanksgiving again in Canada and at this time of year pumpkin spice baked goods and drinks are found just about everywhere.

Autumn colours in Canada

Pumpkin spice drinks can be costly but there is a simple solution. Cost effective pumpkin spice syrup is easy to make and when added to your drinks can give you the fall taste you love at a fraction of the cost.

It contains only 5 ingredients and can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator. You can use fresh or canned pumpkin. Just make sure if you use the fresh version that the vegetable has been processed and is very smooth

Cost effective pumpkin spice syrup can also be used in baked goods. Try making a pumpkin muffin and infusing the centre with the filling after baking. You might have to thicken the recipe a bit more to do this.

You can use the syrup in many drinks. Try adding a tablespoon to your coffee or making a quick latte. I like heating almond or cashew milk and adding a tablespoon to the hot mixture.

If you like a stronger spice flavour simply add more of the syrup to your beverage.

For an amazing fall combination try serving your beverage with Apple Crumble Muffins or Pumpkin Pie.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Many people like their coffee to be flavoured.  Pumpkin Spice creamer flavours coffee with a taste of the fall.  Creamy pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice makes this drink something to be enjoyed throughout the season.  You might want to double the recipe as it goes fast.Pumpkin Spice Creamer

INGREDIENTS

1/8 cup Stevia

2 tbsp pumpkin puree

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tbsp maple juice

3/4 cup half and half cream

1/8 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

Whip all ingredients together until frothy.

Serve in hot coffee.

Strawberry Lemonade

This variation on lemonade is fun to serve at family outings or for a children’s lemonade stand.

Ingredients

3 cups strawberries

Strawberry Lemonade1/4 cup water

1 cup powdered steevia

1 cup lemon juice

3 cups sparkling water

ice cubes

Heat strawberries, water and Steevia in a large pan and bring to a boil .

Cook for 5 minutes and strain the contents into a pitcher. Cool.

Add lemon juice, sparkling water and ice cubes.

Serve immediately.

Peach Lemonade

Peach lemonade is a fresh twist on the old fashioned drink. Fresh peaches mingle with zesty lemonade and fizzy water for a refreshing sensation.

Enjoy!

4 peaches peeled and sliced

peach lemonade

1/2 cup stevia

1/2 cup lemon juice

pinch salt

4 cups fizzy water

Puree peach slices with stevia and lemon juice in blender.  Mix with ice and fizzy water.  Serve immediately.

For a sweeter drink add 1/4 cup more of stevia to puree.

Watermelon Fizz

Watermelon fizz is fresh and fruity and great on a warm summer day. Enjoy with sparkling water or club soda.

3 cups cubed watermelon

watermelon fizz

1 cup raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup stevia (measure to taste)

club soda or sparkling water.

Mix first four ingredients in a blender until processed to a liquid.  Refrigerate until ready to drink.

Pour 1/3 cup into a glass and fill with club soda.   Enjoy.

Try Peach Lemonade