Coffee without cream is too bitter and astringent for many people, including me. I need to add at least a splash of milk or cream to lower the coffee’s temperature and to give it some body. Especially when I drink coffee in the morning, I need some type of dairy.
Creamers are an excellent alternative to round out coffee, but commercial creamers are just too artificial; I just stopped enjoying them. I make my own creamers now, and that’s exciting. Why? Because I can make them my own.
One of these customized creamers is particularly compatible with the holiday season, and that’s the pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Here’s how you make this one.
To make a seasonal pumpkin spice coffee creamer, you need not add pumpkin puree. If you want to make yourself a pumpkin spice latte, use the creamer and add the pumpkin puree later, but there’s no need to add it to the creamer.
You do need evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract, honey and pumpkin pie spices. Together these ingredients will turn any coffee into a seasonal delight. If you don’t find pumpkin pie spices, add equal parts cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, powdered ginger and allspice; go crazy!
Once you have your ingredients, combine them and store your new favorite creamer in a reusable jar in the fridge for up to a week.
Making creamer is as easy as combining all the ingredients. You don’t need to heat anything, really. If you find it hard to incorporate some of the elements, for example, the spices, blend everything for a smooth texture and a perfect integration of flavors.
I recommend you taste the creamer after blending everything and adjusting the sweetness to your taste. The whole purpose of this type of creamer is to give body, creaminess and sweetness to the coffee so that you don’t need to add anything else.
Use this creamer to make pumpkin spice lattes, macchiato, cappuccinos and even Frappuccinos. You can make seasonal drinks in an instant, and they’ll taste just like those from your favorite coffee shop!
Whisk or blend all the ingredients together.
Store the pumpkin spice coffee creamer in a jar or bottle in the fridge for up to a week.