Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

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 literally have a fall dream come true. I usually just buy pumpkin spice creamer from the store, but after finally reading the ingredient list, I knew I could do better. (There’s no actual pumpkin in the store bought stuff!) Pumpkin creamer is super simple to make and comes together in just 15 minutes.

Let’s do this!

homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer


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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
  • 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!!

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

My favorite way to enjoy coffee in the fall? Adding a splash of homemade pumpkin creamer, then topping with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 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
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  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

102 Comments

  1. I made it with coconut cream and it’s very, very good. I didn’t have pumpkin spice coffee (but will pick some up) so did find I had to use quite a bit more than your 1-2T suggested to get the flavor, but I know that’s all a personal preference. Thanks for the recipe! 

  2. Do you think this would work with pumpkin pie filling? I think the difference is that the instead of just the pumpkin..the filling has all the spices in it already (I might be so wrong!) I have some leftover I need to use up..

    1. Yes, I’m sure. Taste and add more spices if you’d like.

  3. Yum!!! I made this this morning and it was so good! I’ve been searching for a pumpkin spice latte type recipe I could make at home that wasn’t too sweet and this was perfect! Thanks for the great recipe!! 

  4. This looks amazing – perfect way to greet fall!! Do you think it would freeze okay if I put single servings in an ice cube tray? I don’t think I could finish 1.5 cups in a week 🙂

    1. I don’t see why not. Enjoy!

  5. I made this yesterday it was so incredibly good!!! It tastes so much better than the store bought ones!!!

  6. This is fantastic and I’m so happy to start my pumpkin season off with this! I used fat free half & half and close to 1t of pumpkin pie spice and it was the perfect amount. It thickened nicely in the fridge, thanks Sally!

  7. I made this today, even thought it is a cool 99 degrees today. I added 1/2 TBLS more of pumpkin and maple syrup. I really LIKE pumpkin. And I use a lot of cinnamon, supposed to help with diabetes, I add it to my coffee allotment every morning anyway. I upped the sticks to 4 and added a few shakes of nutmeg.  Fall time to me is a time for spices!!
    I put it in a glass jar I decorated for fall.  Too fancy for the frige but oh well.
    I posted a collage to my Instagram account with reference back to your site. I told everyone your is the best site for recipes and pictures. I’ll try with tomorrows morning coffee.
    Barbara Ann 
    BarbaraAnnsCreations on IG

  8. Hi Sally,

    I made the coffee creamer this weekend and it is AMAZING! Absolutely delicious.  The only issue I have is that it is VERY thick.  I followed your directions exactly how you said and cooled it completely before putting it in the fridge.  I shook it well the next morning after taking it out of the fridge, but it was still really thick.  Is it supposed to be like that? Do you think I did something wrong?  It did dissolve fine into my coffee so that was not an issue. The thickness just makes it a little difficult to add to my coffee.  ANYWAY, please let me know if you can think of any tips.  Thanks so much for this recipe! I am thinking of all the other things I can do with it (french toast!).  

    Jesse

    1. Nope not at all- supposed to be thick and creamy. So happy you love it! Thanks for reporting back Jesse.

  9. Sally, how much cinnamon should I use in place of the cinnamon sticks?

    Thanks so much for sharing this! 

    1. I’d say 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon. Really, just go by your taste preference. I like a lot of cinnamon spice.

  10. Hi Sally, A silly question from an Aussie. How much pumpkin coffee creamer do you add to your coffee? It’s not something I have ever seen over here, but it sounds intriguing. I do love just about everything with pumpkin and spice. I often bake for my daughter’s colleagues and their favourites so far are your mini pumpkin cinnamon donuts and pumpkin cream cheese muffins. I have made lots of other recipes too. Many thanks in advance.

    1. For me, usually a Tablespoon or two. It depends on how you take your coffee and how much flavored creamer you prefer.

      I love those mini pumpkin donuts! Like, so so so much. Thanks Judy. Enjoy.

  11. Just wanted to chime in and confirm this is indeed delicious!  I made it this morning with almond milk, and my kitchen smelled so good!  Had to force myself not to drink it straight. 

  12. Christine Hamilton says:

    Sally,
    I LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it too many times to count, its a staple in my refrigerator and makes every morning feel like vacation.  I even made this as a gift and it was VERY well received! Thanks for posting these genius recipes, we are all grateful.  🙂

  13. Omg made this morning!! I omitted the maple syrup I don’t like sugar in my coffee. Misread & added 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice so I added another Tablespoon of pumpkin. This is so  easy I can’t believe! Make more flavored creamers please Sally! I’m having a Sallygiving this year for sure! 

    1. Sallysgiving! I love that. Most of my thanksgiving recipes came from here, so I should have called that too!

  14. Yummmmmy.  I didn’t have heavy cream so I used my plain coffee creamer and left out the syrup.  So good.  Thx sally

  15. Made it with molasses instead of maple syrup and added a bit more ginger and suddenly, it’s like pumpkin gingersnap coffee. Such a fun recipe. Thank you! I never even thought to make my own creamer before and now I think I’ll be making tons more! Maybe a few varieties for holiday parties… Fun!

  16. Absolutely loooooove this! Can you make more coffee creamer recipes please??

  17. Thank you for this recipe, I LOVE IT ♥♥

  18. Sally,

    How long does the creamer last(if it does lol)? What do you do with the leftover pumpkin?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jill

    1. Hi Jill! You can bake some pumpkin recipes with any leftover pumpkin. The creamer lasts about a week in the fridge.

    2. Kathy Kaiser says:

      You can freeze it. (I measure mine out for the next time)

  19. Winner, winner this is a winner, so delicious. Thanks for another incredible, tasty recipe. I didn’t have pumpkin spice so I just tweaked it by finding a “recipe” for pumpkin spice. Maybe, next time I will buy the real thing.

  20. Hi Sally,

    I made this recipe recently and I had a weird issue with it getting lumpy, almost like it’s curdled in the coffee The heavy cream was brand new and not expired, but I did halve the recipe. Any ideas what might have caused this? Full disclosure, I kind of eye balled it with the spices, but I doubt that’s the cause of the problem. Any insight would be appreciated!

    Kylie

    1. The spices shouldn’t be it, but maybe the halving is part of it. Though I’ve found that if I’m drinking super acidic coffee, this can happen.

  21. I made this last night and I thought it tasted delicious, but this morning when I put it in my coffee it had a slightly sour/scalded taste. I didn’t boil it long. Do you think my heat was too high? I’m attempting it again today, cause I know it was something with my technique. Any advice? I love ALL your recipes.

    1. A super high heat could be the issue, I’d lower it down next time. Did you try it again?

  22. Sally, thank you so much for posting this recipe – I am OBSESSED. I make it every year for all of September and October. I can’t get enough of it!

    Now that we’re approaching November, I was wondering if you’ve ever considered making a Christmas-themed version of this recipe – maybe an eggnog or gingerbread version?

    1. I LOVE the idea of a gingerbread version! I would drink that in my coffee nonstop. I’m not sure I can get to it this year, but if you ever test anything out– please report back!

  23. Hi Sally, I was wondering if you had issue with excess grittiness? If so, how did you deal with it? Delicious recipe though!

  24. I made this recipe and I find the taste with the coffee is a little bitter.. any suggestions ? 

  25. Deanna Ebmeier says:

    Going to make this and try and freeze it in ice cube trays so it doesn’t get lost and go bad in my fridge.

  26. Can you freeze them into ice cube trays then pop em into your coffee?

  27. I love pumpkin season. Especially for coffee. Can I freeze the leftover pumpkin?  Or I’ll make enough creamer to use up the can.  Can I freeze the creamer for later?   

    1. You could freeze both, yes!

  28. Hi Sally!
    Could I use honey in place of maple syrup? Equal amount? This recipe sounds delicious. I have honey on hand and want to make it asap.

    1. You can use honey instead– and use as much as your taste preferences prefer. Enjoy!

  29. Hey Sally! Wanted to thank you for the recipe, it is absolutely delicious, but I was wondering if you had plans for a Christmas themse coffee creamer otherwise I think this may become my new permanent.

  30. I made a very low sugar version of this recipe with maple flavoring and a little stevia. It still tastes amazing! Thank you for a customizable recipe for a delicious creamer!!

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