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


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  1. Eve @ Baking the Day says:

    I am definitely going to make this, I have never had a PSL as the nearest Starbucks for me is 60 miles away! I hope I can find canned pumpkin in the store soon, pinned! 

  2. 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! 

  3. This sounds so good. I don’t drink coffee, but I love the idea of using the whole milk version and adding some cocoa powder to make pumpkin hot chocolate. 

  4. Looks delicious, I will be trying this asap! I LOVE the spoon, where did you find it?

    1. Anthropologie earlier this summer- thank you!

  5. Hi! I can’t wait to make this recipe! If you ever need inspiration creating recipes, I would love to see an orange/chocolate flavored cake or cupcake recipe. I have tried to find a good recipe on Pinterest, but all the recipes I have found just don’t look that great, or have billions of steps. All of your recipes are not only fabulous every time, but are easy to make!

  6. Sally,
    This looks amazing!  Can’t wait to try it this weekend.
    Once again, you made my day. 

  7. This is probably a silly question but would you add this to your coffee hot or cold? Or does it not matter?

    p.s. love your blog!

    1. Doesn’t matter!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!! 

  10. Have you tried Honey in place of the maple syrup? For some reason I just don’t like the flavor of anything maple

    1. I haven’t. But honey would be fine.

  11. Hi Sally, will have to try this recipe! I do have the same problem, I brought my big fluffy socks out last week and my sister thought I was crazy! 

  12. 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!

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

  14. Loove anything pumpkins and apples, this is perfect for my iced and hot coffees , thanks 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. 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

    1. Just saw it on Instagram– great presentation! Thanks for reporting back about it and sharing the photo!

  17. Sally, for the dairy free version do you add the same amount as you would of the milk ir heavy cream?  Thanks in advance.  By the way I currently have some cinnamon-sugar apple slices in the oven. 

    1. Yep– same amount. Enjoy the apple chips!

  18. Hi Sally! Could you tell me a substitute for maple syrup? Will honey do? 

    1. You’ll lose some key flavor with honey. Keeping that in mind, yes you can sub it in.

  19. 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!).  


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

  20. How do you come up with these designs?! These are incredible 🙂 I have not seen anything you have made that wasn’t awesome. Step by step instructions always help me. thank you

  21. 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.

      1. sally thanks for the respice will made this for my coffee have been looking for it

  22. 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.

  23. I know this is a dumb question but, as soon as I made it; what do I do with the sticks?? Take them out or leave them in? Thanks for any advice!

  24. I would love to make this and give it as little gifts to my coffee drinking friends.  How much does this recipe make?

    Thank you!

    1. About 14 ounces.

  25. I assume about 12 ounces but always like to ask!

  26. I’m thinking of trying to make this as a dry creamer. I have dehydrated pumpkin and I’ve seen dehydrated heavy cream online. I’ll have to see what’s in that. I also already have Maple sugar so that square is covered. LOL

    1. So? How did it turn out? Intrigued!,

  27. 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. 

  28. Christine Hamilton says:

    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.  🙂

  29. Can you make a skinny version? 

  30. I am so behind, can’t believe it’s halfway through October almost.  I have to get out and get some pumpkin to make this and the pumpkin snickerdoodles (which have been a big hit ever since I found your recipe last year).  So here’s my “dumb” question.  Do you ever reuse your cinnamon sticks?  They’re not cheap around here and seems like there should be a lot of flavor left in them after this recipe.  Anyway, my daughter and I are going to love this tomorrow with our coffee.  I wonder how it will go with the orange-lemon poppyseed muffins I made today — can you tell I’m a big fan!?

    1. I definitely reuse my cinnamon sticks in various recipes like this. Give them a quick rinse under warm water first. Who knows if that’s “correct” but I hate tossing them!

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