I am so excited to share this recipe for homemade pumpkin spice creamer with you. If you follow me on Facebook, I’m sorry I teased you with it last week! Since I normally drink my coffee in the morning while it’s still dark out, I had to set up a special photo shoot just so I could get some natural light. Luckily I am obsessed with this stuff, so drinking a second cup of coffee in the evening wasn’t too much of a hardship.
I hope you’re prepared because after seeing just how easy homemade creamers are, you can expect many more to come. I’m thinking maybe a peppermint flavored one for Christmas, and of course a classic French vanilla. But at the moment I am all about this pumpkin spice version. It tastes so good! It is full of Fall flavor and makes me think about pumpkin pie, and cinnamon, and spice cake all while I’m drinking my coffee. Now that I think of it, this could get dangerous. But seriously, give this a try. It takes about 5 minutes to make, tastes amazing, and gives a nice hint of pumpkin spice to your morning coffee.
*Note: Mike is once again claiming to not like pumpkin. Plus he also says he is “too lazy” to put creamer in his coffee. That doesn’t even make sense, but that’s all right – more creamer for me!
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer
1 cup milk (I used skim to keep it at least a little healthy)
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
4 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, cream, pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice. Heat over medium heat until it just begins to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and refrigerate before using.
from Next To Heaven