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!

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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!

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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


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


  1. Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower says:

    Oh my gosh! This is the perfect way to start mornings in the fall, Sally! And with real pumpkin puree too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says:

    I’m already imagining how delicious the house would smell while making a batch of this yummy creamer! I’ve never made homemade coffee creamer before, but that’s definitely changing! This is a must-have!! 🙂

  3. 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 🙂 

  4. Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen says:

    Yay! I love love love pumpkin creamer and love even more you shared this simple recipe with us! Can’t wait to try it (probably with part cashew milk, I’ll let you know how it goes) 😉

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    I don’t even need the coffee, I could just drink this! 🙂

    1. So yummy!! I need more creamer recipes from you!

  6. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss says:

    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!

  7. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says:

    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.

    1. Hey Nicole! I love these mugs– I just got them from amazon actually!

  8. 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! 

    1. Andrea, I can’t see why you couldn’t freeze it!

      I LOVED reading that I’m your go-to for baking recipes. Thank you so much!

  9. Emily @ Layers of Happiness says:

    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!

  10. Sally that last photo is beautiful. I love the napkin itself and the antique spoon!

  11. This is just perfect! I would love a cup of that right now.

  12. This is genius!  I can’t wait to try!  You know I love fall – scarves, boots and the lake

  13. This is just what I need to really get into the mood for Fall! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Sally!!

  14. What is inside ‘pumpkin pie spice’ as we do not have this item, what to use instead?

    1. Hi Sarah– see my recipe note.

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

  16. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says:

    Wow, you are a genius Sally! This is a great idea! I totally get too excited for new seasons too!

  17. 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.

  18. Marsha @ Marsha's Baking Addiction says:

    Oh my, this looks so delicious, and comforting! Can’t wait to try this on winter mornings!

  19. 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 🙂 

  20. Awesome!!!

  21. 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? 

  22. Rachel @the dessert chronicles says:

    SO happy I bought my first can of pumpkin of the season yesterday. Just in time to make this!! Now I don’t even have to make the trip to starbucks for a PSL 🙂 You’re a genius!

  23. 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. Hey Cammie– see my recipe note. Enjoy!

      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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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 🙂

  26. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut says:

    Yay for pumpkin creamer with actual pumpkin!! Apparently there’s real pumpkin in the Starbucks syrup now, but making your own stuff is definitely the safe route. Especially if it makes your house smell like fall!!

    Pinned! 🙂

  27. Ummm, yes, please!!! Love this idea, and why we waited for so long! Making it right now!

  28. 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 😉 

  29. 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 haven’t– I’d love to find a great homemade hazelnut creamer recipe too!

      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!

  30. 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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