Enjoy your morning cup of coffee without all the artificial flavors and refined sugar by making your own pumpkin spice creamer.
This past Fall, I discovered store bought pumpkin spice coffee creamer. And I fell in love.
I was picking up a new bottle weekly with my grocery order. Yes – an entire bottle weekly.
I knew when Fall came back around, I would be longing for my pumpkin spice latte. But in an effort to be more health (and budget) conscience, I didn’t want to go down the store bought coffee creamer trail again.
So, I started making my own homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer. It’s healthier, only uses a few ingredients, and I still get to enjoy the Fall flavor I love so much!
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Ingredient List for Easy Homemade Pumpkin Creamer
- Milk Base
- Real Pumpkin Puree
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
How to Make Heathy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- Pour 8 fl oz of half-and-half (or alternative) in a mason jar.
- Add in 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree.
- Add 3 tbsp maple syrup.
- Put jar on lid and shake to blend (or use a milk frother like these)
- Pour in hot coffee or iced coffee.
- Sprinkle in pumpkin pie spice.
See below for notes on each ingredient.
There are several recipes out there for homemade pumpkin coffee creamer – but I like simple. I need something I can mix up with kids wrapped around my legs while I’m waiting for my morning coffee to brew. And preferably without dirtying too many dishes.
If I have to choose between an extensive recipe with lots of interesting sounding ingredients or an easy recipe with a few ingredients – I’m going for the easy recipe. It’s just the season of life I’m in right now.
Let’s go over the different ingredients in a little more detail, and I’ll give some alternatives as well…
You have several options to choose from when selecting your milk base.
I choose to use an organic half-and-half for my creamer. It makes a thinner creamer, but it still works well.
Other options that would work well are:
- Heavy cream – for a thicker creamer.
- Whole milk – yep, just plain old milk.
- Almond milk – dairy-free alternative.
- Oat milk – oat milk is another dairy free alternative.
Do you love all things pumpkin spice? Try out these Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal “Muffins” with your next cup of morning coffee!
Be sure that you are selecting pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The puree is thinner and is easier to blend in to the milk.
The recipe card shows maple syrup. That is my first recommendation as it goes with the flavors of pumpkin spice nicely. Other natural sweeteners I’ve used that also worked okay are:
- Agave Syrup
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
I like all of these options because they don’t have that artificial sweetener after taste that you get sometimes.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin pie spice is made up of warm spices – like ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
I choose to use a store-bought spice blend, however you may want to make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice.
I recommend this homemade blend from
The instructions state to sprinkle this blend into your coffee directly. Why not just put it in the creamer directly?
I’ve found that the spice tends to clump together if I put it in the creamer and then store in the fridge. So now I just sprinkle it in as needed.
How to Store Homemade Coffee Creamer?
The easiest way to store your own coffee creamer is to just leave it in the mason jar you prepared it in, and place in the fridge. The creamer should remain fresh for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Can you double the recipe?
Sure, go ahead and make double! Since the recipe is so simple, I usually just make up the 8 oz at a time, but doubling it should work fine.
How is homemade creamer healthier than store bought?
While the definition of healthy can vary from person to person, I believe that healthy is defined more by the ingredient list of the items you are consuming than the overall calorie content.
So while you can possibly get lower calories out of a store bought creamer, you are getting better quality, natural ingredients from your homemade creamer.
(Did you know that a lot of store-bought creamers actually contain vegetable oil to make them creamy?!)