How to Make Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Full of warm spices, real pumpkin puree and sweet maple syrup, this pumpkin spice creamer adds a taste of fall to your morning coffee. Best of all, the homemade creamer is free of artificial ingredients and ready in 15 minutes!

It’s fall, y’all! I’m the first to admit that I’m one of those obnoxious gals who scoops up all of the pumpkin-flavored goodies at this time of year. From bagels and pasta sauces to soups and muffins—nothing is off limits. My absolute favorite, however, is a warm mug of coffee and pumpkin spice creamer with my breakfast each morning. There’s just nothing cozier than the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in every sip.

So, in an effort to save myself a few trips to the coffee shop this season, I decided to make my own pumpkin spice creamer at home. This rich, indulgent treat takes my morning brew to the next level!

Pumpkin Spice Creamer RecipeCourtesy Blair Lonergan, The Seasoned Mom

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Creamer

This is a very simple recipe with about 15 minutes of hands-on time required. Make sure that you’re using 100% pure pumpkin puree—not “Pumpkin Pie Filling” which is sold in a similar can. You can typically find it in the baking aisle of your grocery store (near the pie fillings).

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Pumpkin Puree for Pumpkin Spice Creamer RecipeCourtesy Blair Lonergan, The Seasoned Mom

Step 1: Whisk

First, whisk together all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Then increase the heat to medium-high, whisking frequently just until the cream comes to a boil.

Step 2: Simmer

Reduce the heat to low and continue whisking while the cream simmers for 1-2 more minutes. The pumpkin and maple syrup blend smoothly into the mixture, while the cream is infused with the warm spices.

pumpkin spice creamerCourtesy Blair Lonergan, The Seasoned Mom

Step 3: Cool

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the creamer to cool for about 5 minutes. Stir the sweet, rich creamer into your coffee and enjoy!

coffee with pumpkin spice creamerCourtesy Blair Lonergan, The Seasoned Mom

How to Serve Your Pumpkin Spice Creamer

For a special weekend treat, pair a warm mug of pumpkin spice coffee with a stack of Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes. Having afternoon tea with your girlfriends? A dash of pumpkin spice creamer is a festive addition to your hot beverages—along with a slice of this moist, flavorful Pumpkin Bread or these mini muffins from my blog, The Seasoned Mom. And finally—if you’re hosting a holiday dinner and you need that perfect finishing touch, a cup of pumpkin spice decaf will pair beautifully with any of these decadent fall desserts!

How to Store Homemade Creamer

Allow the creamer to cool to room temperature, and then transfer to an airtight bottle or mason jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Give it a good shake before each use!

pumpkin spice creamer in a bottleCourtesy Blair Lonergan, The Seasoned Mom

Cook’s Tips and Recipe Variations:

  • This recipe yields about 2-1/4 cups of creamer. The indulgent creamer has about 51 calories per tablespoon, so it’s a nice treat to enjoy in your morning coffee (or a great way to spoil yourself on a Sunday morning). For a lighter creamer, substitute half-and-half for the heavy cream.
  • While the creamer is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, it’s not too sweet when stirred into your drinks. If you like a really sweet mug of coffee, I recommend increasing the amount of maple syrup called for in the recipe, or simply adding extra sugar to your mug, as desired.
  • For a warm beverage that tastes like it came straight from the coffee shop, add whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon to the top of your mug!
  • Pumpkin spice is a blend made of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. If you don’t have any pumpkin spice on hand, you can use additional cinnamon and nutmeg in your creamer instead. Season with a pinch of ginger and allspice for that perfect fall flavor!

pumpkin spice creamer with whipped creamCourtesy Blair Lonergan, The Seasoned Mom

What to do with your leftover pumpkin puree:

Since you won’t need an entire can of pumpkin for this recipe, try using the leftovers in any of these other delicious pumpkin recipes:

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Blair Lonergan
Blair Lonergan lives with her husband and three young boys in a 100-year-old farmhouse at the base of Central Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. A freelance writer and food photographer, Blair shares easy, quick-prep recipes for busy families on her blog, The Seasoned Mom. Her work has been featured in magazines and online at Today, SELF magazine, Buzzfeed, Parade, and Redbook magazine.