Loaded with all the seasonal fall flavors you love, this pumpkin spice coffee creamer can be made at home with this easy recipe.
If you know me, or follow my blog, then you know I’m a self-proclaimed pumpkin addict. Usually, I consume so much of it that by November or December I’m more than ready for the now-famous pumpkin spice season to be over.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer:
Coffee is my go-to first thing each morning. Yes, I’m one of those people who find it challenging to function without a cup of joe to start the day. I take my coffee with cream and just a touch of sweetness. During the fall, I also like a little pumpkin spice. I’m familiar with the pre-made pumpkin-flavored coffee creamers on the market, but since I prefer natural ingredients I decided to make my own.
As you know, I’ve been super fortunate to work with HomeGoods for most of this year. Twice a month I share ideas, projects, or recipes on their Design Happy blog. (You can find all of my posts here.) It’s an exciting space where I get to hang out with a great group of bloggers. Plus, it gives me another reason to shop at HomeGoods, and I’ll take any excuse to shop, right?
For my most recent post, I decided to make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. Those of you who know me well know that one of my favorite things about fall is the chance to eat everything and anything that’s pumpkin flavored. That includes pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, a pumpkin pie martini, and even pumpkin mac and cheese!
Of course, if there was a way for me to include pumpkin in the first hours of my day, I’d be on board immediately. Well, there is: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer.
Recently, I’ve become a big fan of the natural-type of coffee creamers. My favorite is Vanilla Natural Bliss from Coffee-mate. These creamers only use natural ingredients like milk, cream, and sugar rather than all of the weird stuff that goes into traditional store-bought coffee creamers. Unfortunately, these natural creamers aren’t available in seasonal flavors. Whomp. Whomp.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer:
While making your own coffee creamer might sound like a daunting task, it’s actually quite simple.
In a saucepan, start with a base of half and half. Then, add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar for sweetness.
Simply heat the mixture until all of the ingredients are combined. That’s it. Your delicious Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer is ready to go.
You can use it immediately or refrigerate it in a sealed container for up to five days.
Whether you want to just kick off your day with a taste of the season or you’re entertaining and want to impress your guests, this recipe is a winner.
However, before you leave, I have one other quick recommendation. If you’re a fan of flavored coffee and happen to be in HomeGoods (or T.J. Maxx), keep your eye out for this Fall in Love Ground Coffee in Vanilla Nut Cream flavor.
I think it’s only $6 a bag, and it’s so seasonally delicious. Plus, it makes you’re house smell amazing. Just an extra little tip for my fellow coffee lovers.
I love it so much that I’m hoarding 12 bags in hopes that amount will get me through the winter. Fingers crossed.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar - depending on your sweet tooth
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Cinnamon stick - optional
- Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan.
- While whisking frequently, bring to a light simmer over medium heat. Gently warm the ingredients to combine (about one minute). Do not boil.
- Use the creamer immediately or transfer it to a heatproof container and refrigerate* for up to five days.