Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer: Starbucks Copycat Recipe

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As the leaves start to fall and the weather gets chillier, one of the greatest pleasures of the season is indulging in the flavors of autumn. And what could be more autumnal than a cup of coffee enhanced with a homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer? Rather than buying a store-bought creamer filled with artificial ingredients, why not create your own Starbucks-style, all-natural version at home? With a little bit of effort, you can bring the magic of pumpkin spice right into your own kitchen!

Why Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer?

A bottle of homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer on a wooden table with fall leaves scattered around.

Making your own coffee creamer has many benefits. Not only does it allow you to control the nutritional values by adjusting the sweetness and creaminess to your liking, but it also gives you the satisfaction of knowing that there are no artificial ingredients or flavors in your morning coffee. And let’s not forget about the exquisite taste of a pumpkin spice creamer. It’s a perfect compliment to your favorite coffee, and it’s guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds!

Choosing the Right Milk for Your Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Various types of milk including whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, and soy milk displayed on a wooden table.

Whether you prefer non-dairy milk (see our milk substitute suggestions) like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk, or you’re a fan of good old-fashioned whole milk or heavy cream, the choice is yours. The rich, creamy texture of your homemade creamer can be achieved with any of these options. Some might even opt for nonfat milk for a lighter version. It’s all about finding your favorite way to enjoy your cup of coffee.

Adding the Sweetness to Your Pumpkin Creamer

Different types of sweeteners including brown sugar, coconut sugar, and pure maple syrup.

Adding sweetness to your pumpkin creamer is a crucial step to achieving that coffee shop taste right in your own kitchen. You can use pure maple syrup (or a maple syrup substitute), brown sugar (or one of our substitutes for brown sugar, or even coconut sugar to sweeten your creamer. These natural ingredients not only add a touch of sweetness but also enhance the overall flavor of the creamer, making your morning coffee a delightful experience.

Spicing up Your Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

A variety of spices including ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick, plus a small jar of homemade pumpkin pie spice blend.

What’s a pumpkin spice coffee creamer without the warm spices? The spice blend is what gives this creamer its distinctive fall flavors. Ground cinnamon, of course, is a must. But don’t be afraid to play around with other spices like nutmeg or cloves to create your own unique version of a homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer. And if you’re feeling extra creative, why not try adding a vanilla bean for the richest flavor?

Real Pumpkin or Pumpkin Puree?

pumpkin and pumpkin puree

Yes, you heard it right! Using actual pumpkin in your pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe can elevate it to a whole new level. You can use pumpkin pie filling or real pumpkin puree, depending on what you have available. Leftover pumpkin puree can even be used in other pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pancakes or pumpkin lattes. The pure pumpkin not only adds a natural sweetness but also enhances the overall flavors of pumpkin in your creamer. And, yes, you can freeze pumpkin puree.

Getting the Perfect Consistency

A small saucepan on a stove on medium heat, with a creamy pumpkin spice coffee creamer mixture inside.

Getting the perfect consistency for your homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer is all about patience. Heating your creamer mixture on medium heat and stirring it until it’s smooth and creamy is the key. Once you’ve achieved the perfect consistency, all you need to do is transfer creamer into a container and let it cool before using it in your favorite coffee.

Enjoying Your Homemade Creamer Any Time of Year

While pumpkin spice is typically associated with fall, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it any time of year. Whether you prefer hot coffee or iced coffee, or even a cold brew, your homemade pumpkin spice creamer will be the perfect pair. Who wouldn’t love a good pumpkin spice latte in the middle of summer, or a warm, fall-flavored coffee during the holidays? It’s one of those favorite things that can make your cup of coffee special, regardless of the season.


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Making a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

A bottle of homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer with a tag on it that reads 'Healthy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer'

Anyone conscious of their nutritional intake will love the idea of making a homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer. By choosing simple ingredients like cashew milk or coconut milk and sweetening it with natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup, you can make a healthy version of your favorite pumpkin spice creamer recipe. The best part is, it’s free from artificial flavors and preservatives, and you can adjust the ingredient list based on your nutritional needs.


Creating a homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer is more than just a fun DIY task. It’s about enjoying the indulgent flavors of pumpkin and warm spices in your morning coffee, knowing that you’re consuming natural ingredients with no artificial flavors. Whether you prefer it in your hot coffee, iced coffee, or cold coffee drinks, it’s a delightful way to start your day. So why wait for Starbucks coffee creamers when you can make your own Starbucks-style pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe in your own kitchen? It’s a limited time flavor in the coffee shops, but in your home, it can last all year round!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer is the perfect way to celebrate fall! It is simple, delicious and full of cozy autumn flavors. Enjoy it in your morning coffee or as an afternoon treat. Made with real ingredients, no artificial flavors or sweeteners.


  • 1 1/2 cups of half-and-half or whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons of pureed pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the half-and-half (or milk), pumpkin puree, and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the pumpkin pie spice and the cinnamon stick. Stir continuously to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the mixture smooth and to let the flavors meld together.
  4. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Let the creamer cool for a few minutes, then strain it through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the cinnamon stick and any lumps of spice.
  6. Pour the creamer into an airtight container or glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to one week.
  7. To use, shake the creamer well, then pour as much as you like into your coffee. Stir well to combine and enjoy the fall flavors!


If you prefer your creamer to be sweeter, feel free to add more maple syrup. For a dairy-free version, replace the half-and-half with a non-dairy milk like almond or coconut milk. Add an extra bit of pumpkin spice on top of your coffee for a more intense flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g
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