Recipe Box: Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Creamer

🍂 Yummy Recipe for Autumn (or Any Time of Year!)

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher September 26, 2012

My dear friend, Brenda, could put Martha Stewart to shame with her sweet treats!

Recently she spoiled me with a container of homemade creamer so that I could make my own pumpkin-infused lattes. A delicious coffee treat for a crisp autumn morning!

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Creamer

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (fat-free or regular)
  • 14 oz milk (whole, low-fat, or fat-free)
  • 6 Tablespoons canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • a pinch each of cinnamon and cloves, if desired

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, milk, pumpkin, and sugar until steaming. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and spices.

To serve, pour into a large mug through a cheesecloth (unless you don't mind the bits of spices) and stir in coffee. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

I like my coffee extra creamy but didn't want the pumpkin flavor to overpower the coffee, so I added a splash of plain half-and-half to my coffee. It was PERFECT!

Coffee Fun Facts

  • The average American coffee drinker consumes 3.4 cups of coffee per day.
  • More than 400 billion (yup, that's a "b") cups of coffee are drunk worldwide each year. As a world commodity, coffee is second only to oil.
  • Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that grows coffee.
  • George Washington invented instant coffee... not the president, but a Belgian man living in Guatemala named George Washington.
  • Legend has it that coffee was discovered by Ethiopian shepherds who noticed their goats "dancing" after eating the berries.
  • Athletes with more than 12 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of urine can be banned from participating in the Olympic Games because caffeine is one of the IOC's prohibited substances.
  • Like diamonds, coffee beans are graded for quality but different countries grade them differently.