Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

09/23/2011 - 31 comments

I love the flavors and scents that fall brings, especially pumpkin.  Lately on Facebook everyone has been talking about pumpkin lattes and pumpkin coffee, pumpkin creamer and all things coffee and pumpkin together.


But I have two problems with this.

First, I hardly ever go out so I rarely have the chance to order a pumpkin coffee.

Second, I am a purist with respect to my diet and try to make as much as I can from scratch. I think people don’t realize how easy it really is to make some of their favorite things instead of buying it pre-made.

So I figured I would try to make my own pumpkin creamer, and it was pretty easy.  My version is also healthy too!

I used these ingredients:

Heated the half & half, pumpkin and Truvia on the stove until bubbling.

Then I added in everything else, whisked until mixed and chilled.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer recipe
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Quick easy and healthy pumpkin creamer recipe
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup fat free half & half (skim milk works better because the pumpkin will thicken it up significantly)
  • ½ cup pumpkin
  • Truvia or sugar to taste (1-2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Heat half & half, pumpkin and sugar (or Truvia) over medium heat until bubbling and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Wisk vanilla and spices into warm mixtures until well blended.
  4. Cool.
  5. Serve.
You can use full fat creamer or even milk with this recipe. It will affect the consistency. With the half & half, the creamer was thicker than normal. I think skim milk is probably the ideal for the right consistency with traditional creamer. If you want your creamer sweeter, you can add more sugar to the recipe, or just add it in later so the whole family can enjoy and sweeten it to their preferences. Calorie info is based upon fat free half and half and Truvia.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp Calories: 30

You can choose to top it off with some whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg sprinkled on top!  Real whipped cream has around 25 calories so it’s actually a guilt-free treat.

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  • Reply Cat 08/26/2014 at 8:46 am

    I used regular half and half. There are weird and unnatural sounding things in fat free half and half not to mention carageenan! Yikes. It came out great!!

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 08/26/2014 at 9:15 am

      Cat, this is an old recipe I need to update, I only use full fat products now without all of the crap, organic and no Truvia either. It’s actually on my list to re-do it in the next few weeks!

  • Reply jessie rose 11/04/2013 at 9:16 am

    I want to thank you so much for sharing. I have been searching fora recipe with stevia for awhile, they have them,but use almond or coconut milk I don’t mind these,but I do like the flavor of cream.and it’s smoothness not to mention the yummy pumpkin flavor. :)

  • Reply Kaylin 09/17/2012 at 12:33 pm

    I pinned this because my mother and I have been looking for a homemade creamer for our fall party!mthankmu so much!

  • Reply Marta 09/10/2012 at 8:25 pm

    THANK YOU!!! I think you just made the entire world a better place. I’m going to go buy all the ingredients right now!! EEEEKKKKKK!!!! Can I please re-post this if I give you credit!?!

  • Reply Liz 09/06/2012 at 11:42 am

    VERY easy to make and so delicious! I used 1% milk and the consistency was perfect.

  • Reply Amy Dalton 07/17/2012 at 8:00 am

    This looks yummy! Trying this in the fall!

  • Reply Kimberly B 01/22/2012 at 3:05 pm

    Love this! I would love to try to come up with a Gingerbread creamer recipe. Most of the ones that I’ve seen either use Coffeemate or they use Molasses or Brown Sugar. Any ideas about how to make a sugar free version of Gingerbread cream using either skim milk of fat free half n half???

  • Reply Quanda 11/25/2011 at 8:06 pm

    This Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer recipe is easy to make. My hubby loves to add cream to his coffee. I’ll consider trying this recipe for him. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Reply Carolsue 11/02/2011 at 2:42 am

    This looks fantastic — and so much cheaper than Starbucks! Wow!
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  • Reply Following In My Shoes 10/17/2011 at 9:35 am

    Yum! I am going to try a non-dairy version since the baby seems to be having dairy issues. Question: can you store it in the fridge and, if so, how long will it “keep?”

  • Reply Janet W. 10/05/2011 at 10:30 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. I have a best friend that would LOVE it and I can’t wait to pass the recipe on to her!!

  • Reply Jordan 10/02/2011 at 12:52 am

    I was wondering if there was a non-dairy substitution for this since I’m allergic to basically anything that is dairy related =( I have seen some other recipes that call for almond milk, but I didn’t know if that would work for a creamer… Thanks!

    • Reply Kim 10/03/2011 at 2:14 pm

      I think you could certainly try it. I bet it might taste even better with the almond milk!

      Good luck!

  • Reply Amanda 09/29/2011 at 6:07 pm

    Hi…thanks for posting this great recipe…I can’t wait to try it out!! :)

  • Reply Kasandria Reasoner 09/28/2011 at 2:52 pm

    Totally YUMMY!

  • Reply Kellie 09/27/2011 at 6:53 pm

    This creamer is fabulous! So yummy I could drink it without coffee (and that’s saying something)! I doubled the batch and used Skim Milk and Splenda (it’s what I had on hand) to taste! SO thankful for this recipe as I joined Weight Watchers 7 months ago and have lost 16 lbs. post-children. Pumpkin Spice Creamer is my absolute favorite and I was already preparing myself for the depression of not consuming it this holiday season. Now I don’t have to deprive myself! Thank you so much for coming up with this recipe!!

    • Reply Kim 09/27/2011 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing about the recipe, I love having feedback, it helps others know that the recipe IS actually good and not just me saying that LOL.

      I’m glad you enjoyed it and congrats on the weight loss!!!!

  • Reply Nichol 09/27/2011 at 8:43 am

    Yum this sounds so good!

    • Reply Kim 09/27/2011 at 7:14 pm

      It is and I miss it already. Damn cabbage soup.

  • Reply Coffee Lovin' Mom 09/27/2011 at 1:07 am

    This I must try! Looks awesome!

    • Reply Kim 09/27/2011 at 7:15 pm

      Let me know what you think of it oh queen of coffee!

  • Reply Henrietta 09/25/2011 at 8:48 pm

    I think I love you! This looks amazing, I’m going to make this as soon as I get some pumpkin tomorrow!

    • Reply Kim 09/27/2011 at 7:15 pm

      Woot! Did you try it yet?

      • Reply Henrietta 09/28/2011 at 12:36 am

        I forgot! Writing it down now so I remember!

  • Reply Chara 09/24/2011 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for this! I am hooked on pumpkin creamer and it’s not in stores yet here. Like you I rarely make it to coffee shops or have the extra dinero to spend on them. I look forward to trying this tomorrow morning!

    • Reply Pam 09/25/2011 at 10:38 am

      Please let me know how it tastes..

      • Reply Chara 09/25/2011 at 11:48 am

        I like it! It is not as sweet as the International Delight type stuff which I normally get. BUT! That is a good thing! It tastes so much like a pumpkin latte. I will be using this from now on and I can feel GOOD about knowing how sweet it is and that there is no “bad stuff” in it! I tried a home made latte last fall and it bombed. This is perfect. Thanks again for figuring it out and sharing.

        • Reply Kim 09/25/2011 at 12:11 pm

          Chara, thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It is definitely not as sweet, but you could always add some more Truvia to sweeten it up without the guilt. Even adding a bit of raw sugar is much better than buying a premade one with who knows what is in it.

          I really appreciate you taking the time to come back and share your experience with the recipe!

          • Kelsey 09/14/2012 at 9:59 am

            Hello! I couldn’t resist trying this recipe, so I used half & half (will try 1% milk next time). The only problem I had was that the pumpkin didn’t all melt into it, even after bubbling. I kind of had weird pumpkin that was a little dry (not like Libby’s pumpkin at all), so I had to strain all the chunks out and I think it lost a lot of pumpkin flavor that way. Also, it’s definitely not sweet, but I prefer adding honey to the coffee afterwards anyway.
            Next time I’ll be trying it with 1% milk and maybe some better pumpkin. Thanks for posting the recipe!

          • Kim 09/14/2012 at 10:47 am

            Thanks for the feedback!!!!