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There’s nothing artificial about this homemade pumpkin coffee creamer. Made with real pumpkin puree, you can feel good about adding a splash to your coffee!

mug of coffee with homemade pumpkin coffee creamer

Nothing compares to a steaming hot cup of coffee on cool mornings. Add some pumpkin coffee creamer and a side of apple cider donuts, and you may have a fall dream come true. I usually just buy pumpkin spice creamer from the store, but I love making my own because you can use real pumpkin and adjust the spices.

Pumpkin creamer is super simple to make and comes together in just 15 minutes.

Let’s do this!

homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Pumpkin Coffee Creamer Video Tutorial

Why You’ll Love this Homemade Coffee Creamer

There’s so much to love and no more excuses to buy the packaged stuff!

  • Outstanding pumpkin flavor from pure pumpkin puree
  • Fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice
  • You can use homemade pumpkin pie spice blend
  • Real, wholesome ingredients—no preservatives
  • Takes only 15 minutes
  • Can be made dairy free (see recipe notes)
  • Less expensive to make than purchasing from the store

And the best part of all: your house will smell like fall while it cooks!!

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homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer in a pan

How to Make Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

In 15 minutes, you have the perfect blend of fall flavors for your morning coffee.

  1. Combine all liquids together in a saucepan.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil & whisk.
  4. Let cool and use in coffee!

My tip: Because there are so few ingredients, it’s important to use them all. Don’t leave anything out.

coffee with homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer and cinnamon sticks

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

The base of pumpkin spice coffee creamer is obviously cream. I recommend heavy cream for the richest flavor and texture, but half-and-half or whole milk can be used instead. For a dairy-free alternative, try using coconut milk, cashew milk, or almond milk.

homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer

One favorite way to enjoy coffee in the fall? Add a splash of homemade pumpkin creamer, then top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Talk about dreamy!

PS: Since this recipe uses such a small amount of pumpkin puree, you may have extras to use up. Here are recipes that use leftover pumpkin. Enjoy!

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homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 and 3/4 cups 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


Make homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer in less than 15 minutes! It has incredible flavor thanks to real pumpkin puree. 


  • 1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) heavy cream, half-and-half, or whole milk*
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1/21 teaspoon store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1 – 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together heavy cream, pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Add cinnamon sticks and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to boil, whisking occasionally, for 1 minute, then remove from heat and let creamer cool in pan 5 minutes before using in your coffee. Add sugar to your coffee if you take it that way. You can also add whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon too.
  2. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Shake well before using.


  1. Dairy Free Creamer: Try using coconut, cashew, or almond milk.
  2. Pumpkin Pie Spice: I like a lot of spice, so I add close to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Taste and add however much you like. You can buy pumpkin pie spice from the store or use homemade pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have either and wish to use the individual spices in this recipe, use a pinch each of ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground allspice.
  3. Special Tools: Whisk | Libby’s Pure PumpkinGlass Mugs

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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. I don’t drink coffee but this sounds delicious anyway…is there something else I could put this into? Just wondering what’s been tried out there…

    1. Hi Allison! I’m sure this would be great in a black tea or maybe to replace some milk in pancake/waffle batter or when making homemade oatmeal.

  2. This was so good! My daughter ask if I could make something like the ‘fall cold brew’ at the ‘star’ coffee shop. I used heavy cream, pumpkin, my own pumpkin spice mix, smidge of vanilla, and sugar. It tasted JUST like that corner shop! Next time I’ll add the maple syrup and, I’m sure, it’ll be so much better. Thanks, Sally, for all your recipes.

    1. Hi Gabe, it’s fine to store this in the refrigerator for a week.

    1. I froze mine using ice cube trays. I slightly melt a cube or two prior to adding to hot coffee, but use frozen for ice X coffee drinks. Sally is a culinary genius, I appreciate and enjoy her work..

  3. Mmmm! Not a coffee drinker, but this could quite possibly turn me! I used 1/2 milk and 1/2 cream, to reduce the fat, and none of the flavour was compromised. I LOVE your recipes!

  4. I would love to have the Keto version (no sugar) of this pumpkin spice creamer. I wonder what can be substituted for the Maple sugar?

    1. Hi Randi, We’d love to help but we are not trained in baking or cooking with sugar substitutes. For best taste (and so you don’t waste your time trying to adapt this recipe since it may not work properly), it may be more useful to find a recipe that is specifically formulated for sugar substitutes. Thank you!

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