Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

Made with real pumpkin puree, not pumpkin flavoring!

This ain’t my first rodeo. I’ve been making this pumpkin creamer for about 2 months now and I CAN’T STOP with it. I held off sharing it on my blog until it was more seasonably appropriate.

For the record, I consider myself seasonally challenged. For example, it’s 88 degrees and I’m wearing a sweatshirt. I don’t know? I also break out my flip-flops in March while similtaneously risking frostbite. I just get soooo excited for a change of seasons that things come a tad pre-maturely. I know. It’s weird.

Homemade pumpkin coffee creamer made in 15 minutes with REAL pumpkin puree. Inexpensive and easy!! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I shared this pumpkin recipe a couple weeks ago on Delish.com. Did you see it there yet? And have you made it?  I’ve mentioned it a few times since then, and now I’m ready to share some super fun details about this homemade pumpkin coffee creamer.

Homemade pumpkin coffee creamer made in 15 minutes with REAL pumpkin puree. Inexpensive and easy!! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Who likes pumpkin flavored coffee? I feel like a majority of us are raising our hands. Mmm, especially on cool fall mornings after you first break out your fuzzy slippers.

We’re awesomely basic.

I usually skip the coffee shops and just use pumpkin spice flavored K-Cups at home. Especially on mornings I don’t feel like using the coffee grinder and french press. I really like Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice K-Cups– it has the best pumpkin spice flavor that isn’t too overwhelming. It also has pumpkin spice flavor you can actually taste, unlike other pumpkin spice coffees I’ve tried. I love it; I drink it no matter what time of year it is.

To really turn things up during the cooler months, I add pumpkin spice coffee creamer to my coffee. I usually just buy it from the store and always cringe when I look at the ingredient list. There’s no pumpkin in it. (But the taste! It’s so good!) WELL. I changed that this year. Making pumpkin coffee creamer at home is so easy.

Why did I wait until 2015 to make this at home?!

pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Since there are so little ingredients, it’s important to use them all.

First, we’re going to use pumpkin puree. Not pumpkin “flavoring.” Along with it, we’ll use pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, and cinnamon sticks for flavor. The base of the recipe is… obviously… cream. I use heavy cream for the richest flavor and texture, but half-and-half or whole milk can be used instead. I don’t recommend low fat dairy here.

For a dairy-free version, try using coconut, cashew, or almond milk instead.

Homemade pumpkin coffee creamer made in 15 minutes with REAL pumpkin puree. Inexpensive and easy!! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Boil it all in a pot. That’s it. You’re done.

There is so much to love here. First, the pumpkin flavor is outstanding. And it should be since there is actual pumpkin puree in the ingredients! Second, the smell. Just you wait. Fall has just taken over your entire house. Third, the ease. I love how little time and effort this homemade pumpkin coffee creamer takes. In 15 minutes, you’ll have the perfect blend of fall flavors and spices for your morning cup of joe. And finally, it’s inexpensive! Unbelievably cheaper than those expensive coffee shop drinks.

Nothing artificial. Great flavor. Easy. Inexpensive. Pure simple goodness.

Homemade pumpkin coffee creamer made in 15 minutes with REAL pumpkin puree. Inexpensive and easy!! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Pour into your coffee and add whipped cream because WHY NOT.

Follow me on Instagram and tag #sallysbakingaddiction so I can see all the SBA recipes you make. ♥ I honestly can’t wait for you to try this pumpkin 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
  • 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 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 make your own 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice by blending a pinch each of ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground allspice.
  3. Special Tools: Saucepan | Whisk | Libby’s Pure Pumpkin | Pumpkin Pie Spice | Glass Mugs

Keywords: homemade pumpkin coffee creamer, pumpkin spice coffee creamer

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Homemade pumpkin coffee creamer made in 15 minutes with REAL pumpkin puree. Inexpensive and easy!!
Homemade pumpkin coffee creamer made in 15 minutes with REAL pumpkin puree. Inexpensive and easy!!


  1. I also had the issue where it came out SUPER thick, like, it comes out of the container slow it’s so thick. Not sure why this happened? 

    1. Was it the syrup that you used? I just made this today and mine came out decently. There was just a layer on the top that became thicker.

  2. I’m on a Keto diet and can’t have the maple syrup. How do you think it will be without the maple? I usually drink my coffee black, so I’m used to no sugar.

    1. Hi Margaret, you can leave it out though you will lose a little maple flavor. Maybe add some maple extract if you’re allowed to eat that?

    1. The fresh ingredients. 🙂 There are no preservatives to extend the shelf life. You could probably use this pumpkin coffee creamer for up to 2 weeks, but for best taste I only recommend 1.

  3. Dear Sally, I’m unable to eat maple syrup, I’ve had severe pancreatitis that almost killed me with major organ stoppage, so I look for sugar substitutes, not artificial sugar, which is basically poison to people, there are many more bad things in sugar substitute than sugar, I have tried date sugar which is lower in sugars, but maybe not enough. Thank you..

  4. Is there any reason that this recipe can’t be placed in the freezer?
    I have done this with Coffee mate Pumpkin Spice it doesn’t
    actually freeze but when stirred into my coffee, it turned out fine.

    1. I always use it before I would need to freeze it so I haven’t actually tried, but I don’t see why you couldn’t! I would thaw in the refrigerator one day before you wish to use it.

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