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 love pumpkin spice anything can’t wait to try it. Also I’m just like you I absolutely adore the season  change lol. Thanks Sally 🙂 

  2. For awhile now I’ve been doing just plain coffee and milk (with some stevia) because of all the crazy chemicals in creamers. I love that this is made from ingredients I can pronounce and recognize – and cracking open a can of pumpkin for homemade creamer means I’ll have to make other pumpkin treats to go with it!

  3. We are seasonally challenged sisters! I too wear flipflops in March and sweatshirts in June. People think I’m nuts but, hey to each their own. I’ll be adding this pumpkin creamer to hot chocolate because coffee and me are taking a break. By the way, where did you get those mugs? They are adorable.

  4. I am not a huge coffee drinker, but when I do, I like flavor.. and this pumpkin creamer sounds amazing!!  If I made a batch, would I be able to freeze half if I know I’m not going to use it within a week? 

    By the way, you are my “go to” gal for all things baking… I know I can trust your recipes and I’ve learned a lot from your baking tips. 🙂 Thanks Sally! 

  5. Ha! I thought I was the only one!! For the last few weeks I have been oh so patiently waiting for it to be socially acceptable to bake with all things pumpkin and break out all my cozy sweaters! I’m adding this creamer to my list of pumpkin things to make this fall… pinned!

  6. Oh yum!!! This is terrific – I am totally making this over the weekend! What a great way to treat oneself without going overboard!

  7. One of the main reasons I want to make this — fill up my entire kitchen with the scent of Autumn! This is my absolute favourite season and pumpkin baked goods are definitely among my favourite. Question: how much of this creamer do you typically add to your coffee ?

    1. It’s hard to stop adding more and more! Usually a Tablespoon or two. Normally I don’t add much regular cream to coffee, but this stuff is just incredible. Go by your taste preference. An add sugar to your coffee if you take it that way.

  8. This looks amazing! I admittedly don’t like coffee, but I always put a splash of cream into my hot tea. I think I’ll try this one soon 🙂 

  9. Hmm I usually drink black coffee to avoid all that crazy stuff that I learned how to say in chemistry, but this looks worth trying.
    And yet all I can think of with this recipe is a pumpkin whipped cream, would it work? What could I put it on? 

  10. Quick question – what spices would you use if you did want to use pumpkin pie spice, but the individual ones? Clove, all spice, cinnamon?

      1. That’s wonderful! Thank you, Sally! I really love your blog and have made several of your recipes. Will make this creamer this weekend!

  11. Thanks for this easy recipe!  I don’t buy most of the flavored creamers at the store because of the ridiculous ingredient list but now I can just make my own and won’t have to miss out!  Plus you get the bonus of smelling it coming together in your own home!

  12. I don’t drink coffee, but this looks really good!

    Pumpkin season has started.
    I bought pumpkin butter in Trader Joe’s this weekend, and I saw Wilton’s pumpkin candy melts in AC Moore 🙂

  13. Living in dubai for the past 15 years, one of the things I miss most is the changing of seasons. Zero season changes happen here. It’s hot all year round with December/January being a little bit less boiling than the other months. No orange leaves/snow/rain or anything. Just hot weather. It gets so depressing sometimes. I actually started baking with pumpkin and apples back in August just to feel the fall spirit. Oh well. On another note, I’m super excited to try this recipe. I love coffee and I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing it’ll taste with this creamer. My house smelling like fall would be an added bonus 😉 

  14. All the artificial ingredients in coffee creamers bothers me, too, but it tastes so good! I’ve never been that into pumpkin in my beverages (my baked goods is a different story!). Have you come up with recipes for any other flavors? I’ve recently been wondering if I could make my own. International Delight’s hazelnut and sweet cream are my favorites! 

      1. I’m glad I read all the comments before asking if you had a hazelnut creamer recipe Lol if anyone can invent one its you!

  15. WOAH. How did I miss those pumpkin muffins?! I cannot wait to crack open a can and make ALL.THE.PUMPKIN. things. I must say this coffee would be awesome with the pumpkin spice mini wheats. If you haven’t tried them yet… GET THEM. They are probably one of my favorite “pumpkin spice” flavored things this fall! Along with the PSL M&Ms…

    I’m going to turn orange.

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