Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Creamer

"Hi my name is Veronica and I'm addicted to Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I've been an addict since Tuesday."

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem... well, I have a problem. It's all I talk about, all I think about and all I want. And I'm almost glad the pumpkin cream cheese muffins have been sold out in our area or I'd be admitting another problem. I obviously have issues...

I decided to fumble around with making my own, because not only is the addiction a problem, but the fact that it's almost $5 for a latte!! Good grief.

So, with an empty wallet and pumpkin latte jitters I introduce my recipe...

(P.S: this only costs about 30 cents a serving, that's like 1/17th of one from Starbucks. Or something like that, because I'm not a math major.)

(about 10 servings, give or take how much you like in your coffee)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
4 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
4 Tablespoons pancake/maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine the heavy cream, milk, pumpkin, syrup and spice. Whisk gently until the edges are bubbly and the milk begins to steam. Take off of the heat and stir in your vanilla extract.

Place a strainer over your container* (this is important to catch the pumpkin and majority of spices). Let cool on the counter before transferring to your fridge.
*old Starbucks Frappe bottles, Mason jars, or milk bottles are great containers for this!


  1. Dave and I might have to try this!!

  2. I will be doing this! I almost fell over when I went into Starbucks and found out the Pumpkin Spice latte was back!

  3. This looks yummy and just what I need for MY pumpkin addiction! Thanks

  4. I love all the pumpkin recipes that start coming out in the fall! I've had fun looking over your blog. I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at my link party, hosted on Saturdays...but you can still submit today. Hope to see you there!

  5. I recently found your blog and LOVE it. I cannot wait to try out that french bread.

    I made the Pumpkin Pie Creamer and it is yummy! I made lots so this weekend I used the leftover pumpkin puree and some of the creamer to make pumpkin pancakes. YUM!

  6. Do you know how long the creamer will last before it goes bad?

    1. I would say a week if refrigerated properly... Ours didn't last that long :)