DIY Pumpkin Spice Creamer

It is Fall, folks! You know what that means, Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! I know this is probably the most cliché coffee drink out there, but it’s just so dang good! Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but if I remember right, it officially launched sometime in mid-August, which is way too soon for me. I was still enjoying my sweet tea and lemonade. I refused to get any fall décor out until (at the very soonest) September 1st. But on August 31, I caved. We went to Dunkin’ Donuts and I just had to have it. We were close enough though, right?

Once I took that first sip, I was in the mood for fall. I’m ready for vibrant colors, cozy scarves, the boots, pumpkin spice latte, and the cute little orange maple leaves. In addition to our pumpkin flavored coffees, we decided to go for it and get some donuts, because, why not? We got the pumpkin spice and apple cider donuts. Both were amazing and I actually liked the apple cider donut better. As we were enjoying our breakfast, it got me thinking, what if I made my own pumpkin creamer? I remember when I was younger, I used to get the pumpkin spice latte All. The. Time. A little $5 coffee here and a smaller $4 coffee there all adds up, and so do the calories.

I started searching pinterest for the right ingredients. I wanted ingredients that I already have in my pantry without spending a whole lot of extra money. I finally found it! It calls for almond milk which is a win for me because I also make that myself. Every sip is like tasting fall. The aftertaste makes me crave it more. I am very happy how this recipe turned out and love how flavorful it is. The best part about it, is that I know what is in it. If I go to any coffee shop and order the same thing, I can’t say with confidence that I know all the ingredients they’ve put into it. Today I’m sharing my new Pumpkin Spice Creamer as well as how to make your own almond milk (super easy)! Let’s get started!

How to Make Almond Milk

What you’ll need:

Almonds

Water

Soak 2 cups of almonds in water for 4 hours. They must be completely submerged. Next drain the almonds.

Then pour them in a blender and add about 2 cups of water

 

Once blended pour into a strainer over a mason jar. Press it down to squeeze as much out as you can until you feel it has come to a stop. Then add water to your liking and your done.

(Remember to always shake before using because it will separate)

 

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Creamer

I have tried the original version and then modified it just slightly. So here is the original version that I found from afitnurse.com.

Ingredients:

2 c almond milk

2 tbsp pumpkin

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ – 1/2 tsp nutmeg

¼ – ½ ground cloves

¼ – ½ ground ginger

½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients, except for the vanilla, in a sauce pan over medium-high heat
  2. Heat until steaming, not boiling
  3. Whisk in vanilla
  4. Pour into an air tight container

Here is my modified version.

Ingredients:

2 ½ c almond milk

2 tbsp pumpkin

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp allspice

½ tsp vanilla extract

Follow directions as above.

That’s it! So simple it makes you wonder why you haven’t done this before. It literally took 10 minutes once the milk was done.

Which one do you like best? The original or the modified version? Do you have a favorite fall creamer? Let me know.

Love,

The Leal’s

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