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Take a few sips of the season with this sugar-free pumpkin spice coffee creamer! Its warm flavor will flavor your morning cup of Joe perfectly.
With the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor (and some real pumpkin), fall’s goodness makes for perfection in the ultimate drinking experience. Just a single, sip of pumpkin spice is sure to get you in the mood for autumn and even winter! This is truly a delicious cup of fall. Use it as a great morning pickup to get you going, or an afternoon pick-me-up to keep you going!
What Is Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer?
Simply put, it’s a pumpkin spice flavored coffee creamer that usually uses an alternate sweetener.
Is Pumpkin Spice Creamer Sugar-Free?
Unless labeled as such on the container, most creamers are not sugar-free. And those that are, are typically sweetened with things like maltodextrin will spike your blood sugar worse than table sugar.
Sugar-free sweeteners can run the gamut from highly processed to something like pure liquid stevia. The choice of sweetener in this recipe is up to you, but I’ll give you suggestions below.
Why Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer?
While it may seem a little tedious to make your own coffee creamer, there are a lot of reasons why you should. Namely, the ingredient list in any creamer you buy at the store. Creamer such as Coffeemate and other commercial creamers.
Have you seen that mile-long list of unpronounceable ingredients? Here are a few I’ve seen just to give you an idea.
Note that the linked articles were found just by doing a quick google search. I’m sure you could find lots of articles proclaiming the safety of these ingredients too. It’s all about what you want to put in your body.
I should mention that the FDA considers all of these to be generally recognized as safe. However, given everything else we get in our diets and environment, it’s safe to say that reducing our exposure and consumption of these “generally safe” items is usually a good thing. I leave it to you to decide.
- Dipotassium phosphate – zero health benefits and overconsumption can lead to kidney problems.
- Acesulfame potassium – there is some controversy over whether or not this is cancer-causing or not.
- Diglycerides – Has small amounts of trans fats which can be contaminated with heavy metals and other toxic substances.
- Maltodextrin – A highly processed sweetener that will spike your blood sugar more than regular table sugar! It can also affect your gut health.
- Sucralose – An artificial sweetener that can lead to inflammation in your gut.
- Carrageenan – an emulsifier that can promote or cause inflammation, IBS, bloating, glucose intolerance, colon cancer, and food allergies.
- Corn syrup – This can increase your chances of fatty liver disease, diabetes, and other serious diseases.
- High oleic soybean – While it touts many health benefits, this is a GMO product. Do with that information what you will.
- Micellar casein – While this is a good protein, those allergic or sensitive to dairy should beware.
- High oleic canola – A more beneficial version of canola oil. However, canola oil has its own issues (such as trans fats) and it is highly processed.
- Sodium caseinate – Not terribly bad, but here again, avoid this if you have a casein or dairy allergy or sensitivity.
- Palm Oil– high in saturated fats and contributes to bad health as well as destroying the environment.
- Soy – Soy in and of itself isn’t necessarily bad. However, the majority of the soy in processed foods is GMO soy and is usually pretty highly processed. The best soy to consume is fermented soy.
- Artificial flavors – Just, yuck. While some may be natural, I prefer natural, real flavors, thank you.
- And so much more…
This is a spice blend found mostly in the states, that is often used for making pumpkin pie. If you don’t have access to this where you live, you can easily make your own using basic spices. There are a lot of different recipes on the web, and each will have a different balance of spices. So try a few to find the one you like best. Here is my personal recipe for pumpkin pie spice.
Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte
What I love about creamers like this is that you don’t have to get all fancy with espresso machines and espresso beans. You can literally brew your normal cup of coffee pour in some creamer and you’ve got yourself a latte. These are normally enjoyed hot during cold months.
Cold Pumpkin Spice Latte
The same coffee mentioned above can be mixed with creamer while hot and then poured over ice for a cold version of this coffee drink. However, if you make this dairy-free and use full-fat coconut milk, be aware that some of the fat in the milk may solidify once it hits the ice.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
While pumpkin puree in this creamer is technically optional, it’s recommended for all the health benefits it adds. Pumpkin is a superfood! And while most people don’t mind just picking up a can of pumpkin puree at the store (not pumpkin pie filling!), it’s easy to make at home if you have some extra pumpkins laying around. Here’s how to make it.
How To Store Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
Store this in a convenient bottle with a snap lid for the easiest convenience. But for simplicity, you can even store this in a canning jar. Keep this in the fridge for up to 5 days.
About The Ingredients
(Print the recipe from the recipe card below)
Pumpkin purée – Remember, you want just pumpkin. Not pumpkin pie filling!
Milk – You can use any type of milk you prefer.
Ground cinnamon – Make sure it’s just cinnamon. No sugar added!
Pumpkin spice – Make sure there is no sugar added.
Pure vanilla extract – Avoid vanilla flavoring, which usually has unwanted ingredients such as corn syrup in it.
Heavy cream – For dairy-free, use full-fat coconut or cashew milk.
Sweetener – This measurement is arbitrary and can change, depending on the sweetener you use. For the most unprocessed non-sugar sweeteners, try monk fruit or stevia to taste. If processed sweeteners don’t bother you, you can try Xylitol or Erythritol. (Just make sure, if you have any furry friends, that they don’t accidentally get any of this!) If you don’t mind using natural sweeteners, maple syrup or honey will work just fine!
How To Make Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
Place all the ingredients except the vanilla in a medium saucepan over low medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring periodically. Once at a boil, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Let cool and store in the refrigerator.
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Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- Medium sauce pot
- 2 tbsp. pumpkin purée
- ½ cup milk (any type you prefer)
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy cream (full-fat coconut or cashew milk for dairy free)
- 3 tbsp. sweetener (monk fruit or stevia to taste)
- Place all the ingredients except the vanilla in a medium saucepan over low medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring periodically. Once at a boil, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Let cool and store in the refrigerator.