Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer

If you are a pumpkin and coffee lover you've come to the right place. This Sugar free Pumpkin Spice Creamer tastes amazing, is simple to make (only 4 ingredients!), and is good for you too.

vegan pumpkin spice creamer being poured into glass mug

If you are trying to change over to a healthier diet, one of the hardest things to give up can be coffee creamers.

I regularly hear from people who are trying to break their creamer habit. But it's hard. Those creamers are something you can't get enough of. And there's a reason for that. They are made with chemicals that are meant to make you come back for more.

But it can be done and this Vegan Pumpkin Creamer recipe is just what you need to get you there. Not only is it tasty and healthy, but it's also dairy-free.

Those folks who don't eat dairy, for whatever reason, must often feel left out of the pumpkin-filled fall festivities.

  • No pumpkin ice cream.
  • No traditional pumpkin pie.
  • No pumpkin pie spiced creamer.
hands holding vegan pumpkin spice creamer in glass jar

My heart truly aches for you no-dairy-allowed-pumpkin-lovers. I adore the big orange squash too, and could easily keep Starbucks in the PSL (that's Pumpkin Spice Latte, for those of you who don't know) business beyond November if they only gave me the chance.

It's not fair to have to choose between severe abdominal pains, going against your food convictions, or consuming lab-grown, GMO soy milk when ordering your favorite latte. And you certainly shouldn't have to forgo the season altogether! That simply wouldn't be fair.

When I was younger and complained about something being not far, my mom used to say "life isn't fair." Hearing that only fueled my fury at the uneven score, driving me to find a way around whatever obstacle stood in my path.

Today, non-dairy drinkers can rejoice in a new found alternate route for making it through the pumpkin-flavored season.

vegan pumpkin spice creamer in glass jar

Why Make Your Own Creamer?

Basically, the main reason to make this vegan pumpkin creamer is that it's soooo much healthier than the store bought creamers. And that's not an exaggeration at all.

Get a load of these ingredients:

Water, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed), and Less than 2% of Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan

First of all, there's sugar. Not helpful.

Then, there's the soybean oil--that's GMO for sure. Meaning it's loaded with glyphosate too.

Then, there are the natural and artificial flavors. Hmmm...what's in there, I wonder?

And we haven't even gotten to the mono and di stuff.

Enough already.

Instead, you can have a whole food healthy coffee creamer that's lip licking good.

In fact, this creamer tastes so good that even dairy drinkers may be tempted to slurp up this pumpkin creamer with a straw--no coffee needed!

That did happen, by the way. Consider yourself warned!

vegan pumpkin spice creamer being poured into a glass mug of coffee

Ways to Use This Creamer

or make the heavy cream version (a lot of it), add some canned pumpkin, and create your own dairy-free pumpkin ice cream!

top view of pumpkin spice creamer in glass mug of coffee

Other Healthy Dairy-free Pumpkin Recipes

Besides this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Creamer, there are some other great healthy pumpkin recipes here that you can choose from.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles- these are sooo good!
Healthy Pumpkin Custard - pumpkin pie taste in minutes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Autoimmune Paleo Pumpkin Pie Spice
Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Roundup

Recipe Notes

  • Nut Alternatives:
    If allergic to cashews, try macadamias or blanched almonds. Those nuts are lower carb too. Use organic dried, unsweetened coconut for AIP.  When using coconut milk, however, the creamer will need to come to room temperature before using it since the fat from the coconut will coagulate at the top when refrigerated. Hemp milk is a possibility too, but since I have not personally tested that one, you may need to adjust the sweetener and spices.
  • Sweetener Alternatives:
    See this post on Choosing Maple Syrup. Use vegetable glycerine or approx. 1 scoop of stevia (read this post on How to Use Stevia) or low carb sweetener
  • DIY Option for Pumpkin Pie Spice:
    Make your own pumpkin pie spice using this recipe or this AIP pumpkin pie spice.
  • Thickness Tips:
    This non-dairy cream alternative has a similar consistency to half and half. If you need something a bit thicker, perhaps for a recipe calling for heavy cream, add less water during the blending process. Just go slowly with adding water because you can always add more water if needed, but it's hard to go the other way!

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer - Dairy and Sugar Free

Make your own allergy friendly pumpkin pie spiced creamer, and forget that chemical-laden PSL! This recipe is just a few ingredients, dairy-free and sugar-free.
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Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, whole30
Keyword: vegan pumpkin spice creamer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place cashews in a container and cover with filtered water. Allow to soak for 3-6 hours. This softens the nut and makes it easier to blend. Plus you can benefit from the breakdown of phytic acid. Also check out How to Soak and Dry Nuts and Seeds.
  • Drain nuts and place in a blender. Add enough filtered water to just cover the nuts.
  • Add maple syrup (or other sweetener) and spices and blend thoroughly.
  • Store safely in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons to your favorite cup of coffee or tea (or this rich and nutritious coffee substitute) and enjoy!

Notes

For a Sugar-free version, use 2 tablespoons of a Keto Maple Syrup option or a powdered low-carb sweetener, or this Keto Simple Syrup as a sweetener in place of the maple syrup.

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 1.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.1g | Iron: 0.2mg | Net Carbs: 2g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is merely an approximation. Optional ingredients are not included and when there is an alternative, the primary ingredient is typically used. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts since they have been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

The above nutrition facts are estimates only. Please read my Nutrition Disclaimer here.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

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34 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hey! So do you discard the water you used to soak the cashews? Then add just enough new filtered water to cover the cashews when you blend? Or use the filtered water you soaked the cashews in? Sorry, just confused ?.
    Thanks πŸ™‚

    1. Hi there! In the recipe card it says to discard the water and then cover the nuts just enough when blending. Hope that helps and that you enjoy it!!

  2. 5 stars
    This is really fantastic, Adrienne, was wondering what you'd be using as the cream base. The only allergy we have at home is egg and hazelnuts, but what you said above about the ingredients is the reason I make most festive items at home. The ingredient list makes me shudder!

    1. Hello Azlin! The cashews make the cream base. Please let me know if you feel that it's not clear--it's a post that a guest writer did for me and I was hoping to revisit and redo the post this week. Thanks and I'm shuddering with you!

  3. Does this make coffee look & taste creamy like store bought non dairy creamers do?
    I used non dairy creamers in my coffee before I knew that I was sensative to the casiens (protein) in dairy. I don't use it now because I read the ingredients and it contains sodium caseinate (a milk derivative). I'm wondering how they can call it a non dairy creamer? It also contains soy lesithin. I now use Silk vanilla soy creamer which tastes & looks like Coffeemate creamers I understand that soy is not that good for you. That is why I'm interested in your recipe. All the other milk substitute creamers like almond or coconut are not really creamy in coffee.

    1. The non dairy label is seriously very confusing. My son has a life threatening allergy to dairy and it drives us crazy. I actually didn't create this recipe -- it was written by another blogger. I think it will get fairly close as cashews are typically used as a dairy substitute. That being said, I only tried the non cashew version as my oldest is allergic to cashews as well. I guess I should buy some cashews and try it b/c I could eat it :). Hope that it works for you! I hope to try making some other creamers soon.

  4. Wow! I am making it this! And it is so good to know it is sugar free! Did I miss where you said how long it is good for?

    1. I didn't talk about that. I would think about 4 days or so in the fridge -- but please don't hold me to that :). Hope you like it!

  5. This creamer looks ever so yummy, not only because it has pumpkin in it, but particularly since it contains stevia as a healthy alternate sweetener. Do you know if this particular stevia (Stevia Select) you recommend is available in a larger size, such as a 1# bag?

    1. Hi there. I don't know. I just bought 3 more stevias to test out to see how they do. I will email the owner of the company to see if they have bulk yet but I don't believe they do.

      1. My favorite Stevia comes from Puritans Pride...I order STEVIA with inulin powder..item #17682...check it out ev1...contains no additives like maltodextrin..it is a powder and goes a long way!!! And with Puritan Pride...the more you order the more you save!!

  6. Everyone who keeps wanting to figure out how to make is last longer than 5 days, WHY? It won't last that long because it will be consumed. πŸ™‚

  7. Anyone know how many dates to use as the sweetener? Would you have to change anything else about the recipe if you used dates?
    The recipe sounds great, by the way!

    1. Yes, you can do this. I don't know the exact proportions. I would make a date paste out and then blend it in and see how it goes. Thanks!

      1. That sounds like a good idea!

        Thing is, I like most cream and creamy stuff - this pumpkin recipe sounds so delicious that I think I may just make extra trips to the freezer to take one to pop into my mouth =p

  8. I'm intrigued by the use of cashews...they are delicious plain, so why not!? πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!