Indulge in a Creamy Pumpkin Coffee Recipe Today!

Good morrow, fellow coffee enthusiasts! Tis I, thy barista, bringing to thee a new recipe that shall enliven your senses and warm thee from the inside out. This recipe is none other than the creamy pumpkin coffee recipe that takes thee on a journey of autumnal bliss with each sip.

As the leaves turn golden and fall gently on the ground, I implore thee to take a moment of respite and hold in thy hands a warm cup of this creamy goodness. I promise thee, it shall transport thee to a world where every sip is infused with the flavors of pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon.

To create this masterpiece, we shall blend pumpkin puree, ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg with steamed milk and vanilla extract. The result shall imbue the brew coffee with an aromatic fragrance that reminds thee of pumpkin pie.

So come hither and join me in this journey of rich flavors and experience the aroma and taste of fall like never before. Trust me; this creamy pumpkin coffee recipe shall become thy new favorite infusion, warming thee up from head to toe during these chilly autumn evenings.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Creamy Pumpkin Coffee
Creamy Pumpkin Coffee

I assure you, dear reader, that you will fall in love with this creamy pumpkin coffee recipe. Allow me to elaborate on the reasons why.

Firstly, you cannot deny the cozy and warm feeling that comes from sipping a pumpkin spice latte on a crisp fall morning. This recipe takes this experience to a whole new level. Imagine indulging in rich flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger blended with frothy milk and smooth pumpkin puree – it’s an absolute delight for your taste buds.

Secondly, this recipe offers versatility. You can make hot or cold versions of this coffee, depending on your mood and preference. You can choose to have it as a hot pumpkin pie spice latte or a refreshing iced cold brew with pumpkin cream cold foam – the choices are endless.

Thirdly, this homemade pumpkin creamer is far better than any store-bought, artificial creamers. It’s made with real pumpkin puree mixed with brown sugar, vanilla extract, and a delicious blend of spices – there are no additives or preservatives! Not only that but by making the creamer yourself, you have the freedom to adjust the sweetness and spiciness levels according to your liking.

Finally, making this creamy pumpkin coffee recipe will save you money in the long run. Why spend extra dollars at Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks for their pumpkin cream cold brew when you can make it yourself just as well? And trust me; it tastes just as good (if not even better!).

This recipe offers a cozy and warm sensation with its luscious and creamy texture amidst nutmegs and cinnamon aromas. It’s versatile by offering different temperature variations and offers complete control over adjusting sweetness and spiciness levels according to your liking. So why not indulge in this heavenly cup of goodness without breaking your bank?

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your pumpkin cravings in a cup with this creamy pumpkin coffee
Satisfy your pumpkin cravings in a cup with this creamy pumpkin coffee

Ingredients for Creamy Pumpkin Coffee Recipe

To make a creamy pumpkin coffee, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Brewed coffee: 1 cup of fresh and hot brewed coffee.
  • Milk: 1/4 cup of whole milk or low-fat milk.
  • Pumpkin Puree: 1/2 cup of homemade pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin puree.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: 1 tsp of homemade pumpkin spice or store-bought pumpkin spice.
  • Brown Sugar: 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, adjust according to your taste preference.
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract for flavor enhancement.

For the optional toppings and garnishes, you can add whipped cream, caramel sauce, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or chocolate syrup.

To make this recipe vegan, you can use plant-based milk such as coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk, and swap out the regular whipped cream with coconut whipped cream. Also, make sure the pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract are vegan-friendly.

The Recipe How-To

 Cozy up and enjoy the flavors of fall with this delicious beverage
Cozy up and enjoy the flavors of fall with this delicious beverage

Mixing the Pumpkin Puree and Spices

Let’s start by mixing 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Then add 1/2 tsp of ground ginger, 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract to the mix.

Brewing the Coffee

Brew 1 cup of coffee using any preferred method such as a drip coffee maker, French press, or espresso machine. You may choose to use regular coffee or opt for cold brew coffee. If you prefer cold brew, you can use your favorite brand or make your own.

Creating the Creamy Pumpkin Mixture

To make the creamy pumpkin mixture, combine 1/2 cup low-fat milk or whole milk (use half-and-half for a richer taste), the pumpkin spice mixture we made earlier, and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture constantly until it comes to a simmer.

Next, add the brewed coffee to the creamy pumpkin mixture and stir until well combined.

Making Foam Topping

To make foam topping, whip together 3/4 cup of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice until soft peaks form.

If you’re not in the mood for whipped cream foam topping, then the recipe can also be served with frothed milk. Just microwave some milk (preferably whole milk) in a heat-proof jar for about 30-45 seconds and swirl quickly.

Assembling Your Creamy Pumpkin Coffee

Finally, pour your creamy pumpkin coffee into your favorite mug or glass. Add your whipped cream foam to your drink using a spoon or piping bag.

Sprinkle some extra cinnamon or nutmeg on top if you like.

And voila! A perfect Creamy Pumpkin Coffee! Enjoy with some pumpkin pie or coffee cake.

Substitutions and Variations

 Start your day off on the right foot with a cup of creamy pumpkin coffee
Start your day off on the right foot with a cup of creamy pumpkin coffee

Hark! If thou dost disfavor a certain ingredient, or prefer a different flavor, here are some substitutions and variations thou may opt for in thy quest for the perfect cup of creamy pumpkin coffee:

– Milk: Instead of low-fat milk, thou may use any milk of thy choosing. Whole milk and half-and-half will provide a richer taste and texture. For a non-dairy alternative, almond milk or oat milk may be used.

– Sugar: Brown sugar adds a caramel-like note to the coffee, while granulated sugar provides a more pronounced sweetness. Thou may adjust the amount of sugar according to thy taste.

– Pumpkin puree: If thou dost not have canned pumpkin puree, thou may make thy own by roasting a small pumpkin or squash until soft, then blending it with a bit of water until smooth. Sweet potato or butternut squash may also be used in lieu of pumpkin.

– Pumpkin spice: A homemade pumpkin spice mix can be easily made by combining ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. A pinch of cloves or cardamom can also be added if desired.

– Coffee: Instead of brewed coffee, cold brew coffee can be used for a smoother taste. For an extra boost, add 1-2 shots of espresso.

– Syrup: Maple syrup is a tasty alternative to brown sugar and adds a touch of natural sweetness.

These substitutions allow for endless possibilities to tweak thy recipe according to thy liking. Get creative and experiment with different combinations until thou findeth thy perfect creamy pumpkin coffee.

Serving and Pairing

 Bring the taste of the holidays to your morning routine
Bring the taste of the holidays to your morning routine

Once you have whipped up a batch of this creamy pumpkin coffee recipe, you will want to savor each sip. Serve it in a festive mug with a cinnamon stick garnish and a dollop of whipped cream on top. Sprinkle some extra pumpkin spice on the whipped cream for an added burst of flavor.

This creamy pumpkin coffee is perfect for pairing with a slice of pumpkin pie or any other fall-themed treat. For a hearty breakfast, you can pair it with fluffy buttermilk pancakes or waffles topped with maple syrup.

The flavors of this pumpkin coffee also blend perfectly with a savory breakfast quiche filled with bacon and cheese or a bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with brown sugar and ground cinnamon.

For something more decadent, try pairing this coffee with a rich chocolate cake or a slice of coffee cake topped with a generous spoonful of sour cream.

Whether you’re enjoying it alone as your morning pick-me-up or sharing it with friends and family, this pumpkin coffee is sure to be a hit at any fall gathering.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who needs a dessert when you can have a cup of creamy pumpkin coffee?
Who needs a dessert when you can have a cup of creamy pumpkin coffee?

No need to worry about missing out on the rich and delicious pumpkin flavor, even when you’re in a hurry. This creamy pumpkin coffee recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days. To do this, prepare your pumpkin cream according to the instructions and let it cool completely before transferring it to a lidded container. When you are ready to use it, give it a quick stir or shake, and voila! Your homemade pumpkin cream is good to go.

If you find yourself with leftovers, don’t throw them away! Store them in an airtight container in the fridge, and you’ll have a quick way to enjoy pumpkin coffee any time of day. To reheat the pumpkin cream, simply heat it gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until warm.

To make your morning coffee routine even more effortless, try prepping your cold brew coffee ahead of time. Brew a large batch at once, store it in an airtight bottle or jar, and keep it chilled in your fridge for up to two weeks. Whenever you’re ready for a refreshing cold brew coffee with pumpkin spice flavoring, simply mix the required amount of prepared cold brew with your homemade pumpkin cream.

With these tips, there’s no need to sacrifice flavor for convenience. Enjoy your delicious creamy pumpkin coffee anytime without complications!

Tips for Perfect Results

 One sip of this fall-inspired beverage will transport you to a pumpkin patch
One sip of this fall-inspired beverage will transport you to a pumpkin patch

To ensure that your creamy pumpkin coffee recipe turns out perfectly every time, here are some tips to follow.

Firstly, it is important to use high-quality ingredients. Make sure that the pumpkin puree you use is fresh and not canned as fresh puree tends to have a stronger and more natural flavor. Additionally, use whole milk instead of low-fat milk for a richer and creamier taste.

When making the pumpkin cream, use a medium heat setting on your stove and stir continuously to avoid scorching the mixture. And if you do not have heavy cream, you can substitute it with half-and-half or whole milk, though the resulting taste may be slightly different.

Another important tip is to brew your coffee to the right intensity. A strong brew of coffee will complement the flavors of pumpkin and spices in the recipe. Consider using cold-brewed coffee as its smooth taste blends well with the creamy pumpkin mixture.

When adding spices to your recipe, make sure not to overdo them. Use just enough cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger as they have strong flavors that could easily overpower your coffee’s taste.

Finally, consider whipping up your own homemade pumpkin spice instead of buying off-the-shelf spice mixtures. Combining freshly ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger will lend greater depth and aroma to your coffee. By following these tips, you’ll end up with a deliciously creamy pumpkin coffee that’ll rival any Starbucks drinks in taste!


Good sirs, if thou hath any doubts or queries regarding the recipe and its ingredients, let me answer them with utmost pleasure. Here are some frequently asked questions that will surely help thee in thy quest for the perfect Creamy Pumpkin Coffee Recipe.

What does Starbucks use in pumpkin cream?

Have you tried the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks? It’s a delicious blend of cold brew coffee topped with a frothy pumpkin-flavored cream. To create this tasty topping, Starbucks baristas use a unique blender that combines cream, milk, pumpkin spice sauce made with pumpkin puree, sugar, and condensed skim milk, along with vanilla syrup. The result is a rich and creamy cold foam that perfectly complements the smooth cold brew coffee.

What is in a pumpkin cream latte?

We offer a delicious blend of rich espresso and steamed milk infused with the classic fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.

What’s the difference between pumpkin spice latte and creme?

When you order a Pumpkin Spice Crème at Starbucks, you’ll be treated to a warm, delicious beverage made with steamed milk. Similar to its more caffeinated counterpart, the pumpkin spice latte, the crème version boasts the same quintessential flavors of fall. However, unlike the latte variation, this drink contains no espresso and is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of pumpkin spice but would rather skip the caffeine.

What flavors go well with pumpkin in coffee?

There’s a flavor duo that reigns supreme during fall, and it’s pumpkin and cinnamon. These two flavors blend perfectly together, whether in your baked goods or in your latte. Adding a touch of cinnamon dolce syrup to your pumpkin spice latte will bring out the inherent sweetness and spiciness of the pumpkin spice. Trust me, this is a combination you don’t want to miss.

Bottom Line


With fall in full swing, there’s no better time to indulge in some homemade pumpkin coffee. Whether you prefer a classic pumpkin spice latte or something a bit more unique like a creamy pumpkin cold brew, this recipe has got you covered. With a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you can make barista-quality coffee from the comfort of your own home.

But why settle for mediocre store-bought coffee when you can whip up something truly special? By making your own pumpkin coffee, you have complete control over the flavors and sweetness level. Plus, there’s just something special about sipping on a warm mug of homemade goodness.

So, I encourage you to try out this recipe and experiment with different variations to find your perfect cup of pumpkin coffee. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but it’ll also give you a chance to showcase your creativity and impress friends and family with your tasty barista skills.

Happy brewing!

Creamy Pumpkin Coffee

Creamy Pumpkin Coffee Recipe

I found this recipe in a magazine. It is the perfect fall tummy warmer! Why pay $5.00 for a Pumpkin Latte when you can make it for pennies? I would love to experiment and see if I can make the mix in larger quantities to store in the refrigerator!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Calories 121.7 kcal


  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar or 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 dashes nutmeg
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee or 1/2 cup espresso


  • Combine the milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger in a blender on high speed, creating a frothy consistency. Pour into a saucepan and heat until just hot but not boiling.
  • Pour hot coffee into mug and top with hot spiced milk.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 325gCalories: 121.7kcalCarbohydrates: 19.5gProtein: 6.5gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 9.2mgSodium: 85.8mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 18.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Brunch, Easy, From Scratch, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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