Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

homemade pumpkin spice creamer

So I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Creamer to hit the shelves where I’m at, but it doesn’t look like it’s happening. I love their pumpkin creamer because it’s not too sweet and just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin spice creamer is like a Fall ritual for me. Without it I feel like I’m not celebrating the season appropriately. So, I decided to do a homemade pumpkin spice creamer to hold me over — until Bailey’s gets here (crossing fingers it does come). If it doesn’t hit the shelves, no need to cry — because this pumpkin spice creamer is delicious! It’s got the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor and it’s not too rich.

This homemade pumpkin spice creamer is super easy. I’m using CoffeeMate Natural Bliss in Cinnamon — my year-round go-to creamer by the way — pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Just as a side note, never buy pumpkin pie spice. It’s super easy to make (check out The Kitchn’s recipe for it here).

Keep reading for my easy pumpkin spice creamer recipe…

I only drink Natural Bliss creamer. It has sugar, milk, cream and natural flavors — not all the fake dairy and nasty crap regular CoffeeMate is notorious for. Plus, I LOVE the flavor of their cinnamon one. Sure, it’s more expensive and yes, there are like no coupons out there for it, but I don’t care. I don’t like sickly sweet coffee — I don’t like sickly sweet anything. So I’ll gladly pay a little more for the good stuff.

Homemade pumpkin creamer using Natural Bliss creamers!

 

Note the ingredients. Real milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Read the back of a normal coffee creamer and you might gag. Yeah, it may say “creamer”, but other coffee creamers don’t have anything close to cream. In fact, they have:

Imitation dairy, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and/or soybean oil, sodium caseinate, and assorted fats. Need I say more?

I’m not going to label this coffee creamer as “clean”, because it was still purchased and made commercially. Plus, I have a huge pet peeve with food being labeled as “clean”. I’ll get to that another day.

Don’t get me wrong though. The second Bailey’s pumpkin creamer does come out, I’m going to buy like 12 of them. I don’t care what crap is in them — it’s my seasonal splurge!

The perfect coffee for homemade creamer

 

So I made this coffee creamer and tested it with San Francisco Bay Coffee Fog Chaser. This is by far one of my favorite coffees for the Keurig — and it’s cheap! Do you have to use this one? No. But was just telling you what I drank it with.

easy homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer

OK, are you ready for how super easy this is? Pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree and Natural Bliss creamer. That’s right. OK you need a blender too, but if you’re feeling lazy, break out a bowl and a whisk. Make sure to use 100% Pure Pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. Yes, there’s a difference.

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

 

I just love the color of this creamer! And, when you open the bottle (yes, I just removed the label of the old creamer), it has a creamy, heavenly pumpkin scent!

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

 

Now, I didn’t add sweeteners to this recipe, but if you absolutely must have a sweet coffee creamer, then add some maple syrup. Because Natural Bliss already has sugar, I didn’t feel it was necessary.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

This delicious, super easy recipe lets you make a homemade pumpkin spice creamer in a matter of five minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle CoffeeMate Natural Bliss Cinnamon Creamer
  • 1/4 c. 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • *Optional: 1 to 4 tbs. Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. Add coffee creamer, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to your blender. Puree until smooth. Add maple syrup if additional sweetness is needed (adding in 1 tbsp. increments until desired sweetness is reached). Pour back into your container and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
http://www.onecheaputahchick.com/homemade-pumpkin-spice-creamer/

What is your favorite Fall coffee creamer? Do you make your own or buy it?

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Comments

  1. marlo

    i noticed the bottle of coffee mate says limited edition, are there any “permanent” alternatives? i only ask because i never bought coffee creamer and would love to try this recipe..also i crave fall flavors all year round!

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    1. The Chick Post author

      Yes, it does say Limited, but funny thing about this coffee creamer: it has been saying this for over a year. I have been purchasing this creamer year-round since it first came out September of last year. It’s at Walmart, Smith’s and most stores around here — including Target. If you cannot find it, the other creamers won’t really work, because they all have different flavors. So instead, you would need to use equal parts heavy cream and milk (same amount to what is in the bottle – so 8 ounces each) and cinnamon extract or ground cinnamon. I don’t use half n’ half, because it’s often full of more preservatives.

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      1. marlo

        Wow thank you! i just tried it and it is amazing! it truly tastes like fall and it is a healthier alternative to other pumpkin spice lattes that are sold at popular food chains. I’m glad i ran into this post!

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        1. The Chick Post author

          I’m so glad you like it. And, I agree about it being healthier. No preservatives, it’s not high in sugar and it’s made from real dairy as opposed to imitation. I love it. Drinking it right now actually 🙂

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    1. The Chick Post author

      Good point about dairy-free. I wouldn’t recommend coconut milk, but soy or almond (especially in a vanilla flavor) would work. The coconut milk and cinnamon don’t really pair nicely with pumpkin – well at least the times I have tried. 🙂 It had this funky taste. But I have made this one with soy milk and it was delish.

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      1. sportpsych08

        Thanks for the post, I recently wanted to do one of my own – this is a good base for me to experiment with. 🙂 I will be trying a pumpkin, almond milk, and seasonings as I tend up breaking out from milk.
        This one is quick and easy for a reference! Thank you!

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  2. Brittany N.

    I have also been waiting for the Baileys Pumpkin Spice creamer to hit the shelves! Sadly it never did, and I don’t think it will at this point. Thank you for this alternatives! I’ll definitely have to try it!

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      1. Cindi

        Natural bliss just came out with pumpkin pie spice creamer. I just bought it and it’s so good. I’m in CT and found it at Stopnshop

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        1. The Chick Post author

          Sadly no one around here has it yet. I’ve been looking and the stores I have requested it at said they haven’t had enough demand to order it yet. Hopefully next month will bring some in!

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  3. gillian.carnahan@gmail.com

    The Natural Bliss Cinnamon is my favorite too! In Portland, OR I can only find it at Target (and I always buy multiple bottles at once, just in case their limited edition status comes true). I just made your recipe, and it is delicious! Thanks for passing on an easy and yummy (and low ingredient) way to make pumpkin creamer. 🙂

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    1. The Chick Post author

      The last few bottles I picked up out here don’t have “limited edition” on them anymore, so I’m hoping that means they’re keeping it for good now!

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  4. Crissy

    Can this be made with the Natural Bliss Sweet Cream flavor? I have been to 3 different stores and have not been able to find cinnamon 🙁

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    1. The Chick Post author

      I haven’t tried making it with the Sweet Cream. But, you may be able to pull it off – just will taste slightly different than the cinnamon variety of course. You’ll just need to add a little extra cinnamon flavoring and tweak it to your tastes. The sweet cream one does have a very distinct flavor though, so I’m not sure if it will overpower the pumpkin or not.

      Have you tried the link to find what stores carry it? http://naturalbliss.coffee-mate.com/wheretobuy/ It will tell you where certain flavors are. Also, our local Smith’s didn’t carry it for a long time and I went to customer service and requested it. They started ordering it. Sometimes all you have to do is ask :). There’s a print out on Natural Bliss you can use to request it at your local store.

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    2. Trishia

      Or try the vanilla flavor, which is what I have in my fridge right now. Unfortunately the cinnamon spice flavor recommended in the recipe is not available in my area in Washington state.

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  5. Jennifer H

    I am definitely going to try this with the heavy cream and milk. Thank you so much! I love pumpkin coffee

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  6. Ashley

    I am curious, why can it only be stored up to 7 days? Is it the pumpkin puree that causes it to spoil within a week? Thanks for this recipe!

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    1. The Chick Post author

      Yes, the pumpkin puree can spoil. Also you are using heavy cream. It is its freshest and best to consume within 7 days of opening too. So out of precaution, I say 7 days though you may be able to squeeze it to 10 – but I just don’t like to mess with food safety 🙂

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  7. Stephanie A. Edwards

    Does the creamer come in sugar free? I have a friend who would love this but she can’t have the sugared creamers.

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    1. The Chick Post author

      The creamer itself doesn’t come in sugar-free, but you can make your own using equal parts real cream and milk (do not use half and half; it’s not the same). Then add cinnamon to taste and the pumpkin puree per the recipe here. The pumpkin puree may taste bitter, however, without the addition of sugar. Can she use maple syrup? If so, I would mix that in for something to offset the squash. Good luck.

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    1. The Chick Post author

      No, unfortunately, it cannot be frozen. But, it is a small bottle that you will go through relatively quick. You can always half it if you want to make sure you can consume it in time.

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  8. Kay

    Just made this with the sweet cream since I could not find the cinnamon cream in my area. End result is pretty good. I added 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon to the mix. Again, I can’t compare it to your recipe since I could not make it as written, but it sure taste good. I also froze the left over pumpkin puree in an ice cube tray so I will have the extra on hand for next time.

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    1. The Chick Post author

      That’s good to know! There have been a few people asking if they could make it with sweet cream and I had not made it myself that way. So this will definitely help those that wanted to try that. Thanks for sharing and glad you liked it!

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  9. Beverly Williams

    Yum,have to try this soon! Being from Alabama,now living in S Florida, I am missing the change of seasons…this reminds me of home.

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  10. Kathy

    Not to take away from your homemade pumpkin spice creamer but I just checked online to find a location near me that sells the cinnamon one to give this a try and Coffee-Mate now has pumpkin spice creamer. It is not on the drop-down to find a location to buy it but it must be available somewhere. Regardless I will still be trying your version because I will be able to drink my pumpkin coffee all year long! Thanks!

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  11. Peter

    Great recipe creamer Korilynn ! I am huge pumpkin eater lol my name thus is Peter also ! Anyways great ideas you putting in my head to use it in my hot and iced coffees, thanx again ::))

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  12. Bree

    Is it possible to make this with Vanilla creamer and add the cinnamon, subtract the vanilla? Family left a huge bottle of vanilla creamer and I’m dying for pumpkin spice!

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  13. Dee

    I was all ready to make this, but was able to find Natural Bliss Pumpkin Spice flavor today at Fry’s. Hope it is more available for everyone else.

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  14. jwood22

    I’m not sure where you live, but it looked like you had Kroger brand pumpkin so I am assuming you have a Kroger nearby! They carry the Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Pumpkin Spice. If you don’t see it, ask the Dairy Manager.

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  15. Tammy

    I use half and half in my coffee. The Land of Lakes brand which has cream and milk in it like the Natural Bliss, but has less sugar as well. Why wouldn’t you recommend that?

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    1. The Chick Post author

      Hi Tammy,
      The reason I used the Natural Bliss is it had the perfect balance of flavors (milk, cream, cinnamon and sugar already added in) – so I was inspired to use it for pumpkin. You can use half and half if you would like, but traditionally I stay away from half and half products because most are not truly milk and cream. That being said, you could of course still use it and it definitely is one of the better half and half products out there. If you do use it, however, the flavors may not be the same and you will most likely need to add sugar and/or maple syrup to offset the natural bitterness of the pumpkin. Whereas, the Natural Bliss already had the sugar so there wasn’t a need for more sugar.

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      1. Tammy Patterson

        Thanks.. I just don’t use sugar so I try to stay away from it if possible. That is why I use half and half and there are good natural/organic ones as well with no preservatives.

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  16. Lanette

    I LOVE Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Creamer and if another fellow lover of Bailey’s has come up with an alternative, I am going to have to try this. I am diligently searching my store shelves each week in search of that orange lid! (I will be purchasing a half dozen bottles the first chance I get) hahaha

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  17. Lori

    About how long will it stay good for in the fridge a week? Just curious bc I usually go through about 1 creamer every 2 weeks, thx:)

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  18. Maureen

    Since I don’t have cinnamon extract I will be using ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Is there some way to mix the powdered spices in with the other ingredients so they don’t just float on the top? I too am a pumpkin at it and can’t wait to try this.

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    1. The Chick Post author

      Hi, The recipe actually calls for the ground version – so not sure where you saw extract (Unless you were looking up the recipe to make Natural Bliss Cinnamon from scratch?). But, yes, if you follow the recipe instructions you will see I used a blender so that it didn’t just float. It is the best way to incorporate everything together. If you dont want to use a blender, an immersion blender or even a hand mixer to whip it all together would work fine – just don’t mix too much otherwise the cream might thicken.

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