There’s something about autumn that makes me crave a cup of comforting pumpkin spice coffee. As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, I find myself reaching for a warm mug filled with the aromatic blend of pumpkin and spices. What makes it even better is that I can enjoy it guilt-free, thanks to the lactose-free option with oatmilk.
Pumpkin spice coffee has become a seasonal favorite for many, and it’s not hard to see why. The combination of rich, earthy pumpkin flavor with the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves creates a delightful symphony of tastes and aromas. It’s like a cozy hug in a mug.
Why I love pumpkin spice coffee?
For me, pumpkin spice coffee is more than just a beverage. It’s a reminder to slow down and savor the simple pleasures in life. It’s a moment of indulgence and self-care, a chance to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy a little treat.
Whether I’m starting my day with a pumpkin spice latte or winding down in the evening with a pumpkin spice cappuccino, this seasonal delight never fails to put a smile on my face. So, if you’re in need of a little pick-me-up or a taste of autumn, I highly recommend giving pumpkin spice coffee a try. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
How to make pumpkin spice coffee creamer
To make a delicious pumpkin spice coffee creamer with oatmilk, you’ll need a few key ingredients.
- 1 cup of oatmilk,
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree,
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup,
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
How to make it:
To prepare the creamer, start by combining the oatmilk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.
Next, transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and heat it over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent the creamer from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Heat the mixture for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes hot but not boiling.
Once heated, remove the creamer from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps or solids.
How to store it:
Now, your homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer is ready to use! Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Shake well before each use, as the ingredients may separate over time.
With this homemade creamer, you can enjoy the delightful flavors of pumpkin spice in your coffee anytime. It’s a simple and delicious way to add a touch of autumn to your morning routine.
Image credit and full recipe with instructions: fivehearthome.com
What can you substitute oatmilk with?
If you’re looking for a keto-friendly alternative to oatmilk in your pumpkin spice coffee creamer, almond milk is a great option. Almond milk is low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making it a perfect choice for those following a keto diet.
To make a delicious pumpkin spice coffee creamer with almond milk, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of almond milk,
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree,
- 1/4 cup of keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol or stevia,
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice,
- and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Start by combining the almond milk, pumpkin puree, sweetener, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and heat it over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Heat the mixture for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes hot but not boiling.
Remove the creamer from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps or solids.
How to make your pumpkin spice coffe creamer keto friendly?
To make your pumpkin spice coffee creamer keto friendly, you can substitute the traditional sweeteners with keto-friendly alternatives. Instead of using regular sugar or sweetened condensed milk, opt for low-carb sweeteners like erythritol or stevia. These sweeteners have minimal impact on blood sugar levels and can be used in moderation while following a keto diet.
Here are some keto-friendly coffee sweeteners:
- Stevia: A natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia plant. It has zero calories and zero carbohydrates.
- Erythritol: A sugar alcohol that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels and has zero net carbs.
- Monk Fruit: Extracted from monk fruit, it’s a natural sweetener with zero calories and doesn’t affect blood sugar.
- Xylitol: Another sugar alcohol with a low glycemic index and fewer calories than sugar.
- Sucralose (Splenda): It’s a synthetic sweetener with zero calories. While controversial, some people on keto find it acceptable in moderation.
Remember to be mindful of portion sizes, as even low-carb sweeteners can add up if used excessively.