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Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Vegan/No Sugar Added)

I normally don’t take creamer in my coffee. Well, at least not anymore. I used to. Up until I changed my diet and couldn’t find the right sort of dairy free creamer substitute. I tried everything from dairy free coffee creamers to canned coconut milk to any and every dairy free milk under the sun. Nothing satisfied me, so I decided to start drinking my coffee black. It took some adjusting, but eventually just black coffee became my norm.

There’s something about fall and chilly weather though. It makes me crave an occasional Dairy Free Caramel Macchiato or a big Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks  (I think all of our dairy-consuming friends on Facebook seem to be drinking pumpkin spice lattes right now). I know, I know… wishful thinking. Starbucks can’t quite accommodate our dietary needs. It’s okay though, because my new recipe for Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Vegan/No Sugar Added) is much healthier, more delicious, and easier on the wallet.

When I set out to make this coffee creamer I wanted to use as little sugar or sweetener as possible. Dates are a wonderful natural sweetener, but they aren’t something I’d normally consider using in a coffee creamer. In this recipe they work really well though, especially because I heat them up, which makes them very soft and they are easily broken down in the blender.

I asked a few friends of mine to sample this coffee creamer and neither one of them missed the sugar, nor could they detect the stevia. The spices, pumpkin, and dates hide the stevia really well. Course, if you’re not  interested in using stevia, feel free to substitute pure maple syrup. It will turn out just as yummy.

Back to my friends though – they both confessed to eating this Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer straight from the jar. It’s that good. It tastes like dessert and is a very versatile recipe. One that you could easily turn into pudding, smoothies, ice cream, etc. I’m looking forward to hearing of all the wonderful things you do with it! 

This coffee creamer has become my new addiction. I still drink my morning cup of coffee black, but by the afternoon I enjoy another pick me up with a bit of this Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. The pumpkin and spices are the perfect blend of fall (and it smells amazing, too!). I’m convinced it will quickly become your new favorite addiction. Enjoy it – cheers!

All my love,
Megan (with a long E)

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Vegan/No Sugar Added)

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Vegan/No Sugar Added)

Yield: about 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 14 ounces canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20 drops NuNatural’s Liquid Stevia or 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (or more, depending on how sweet you like your coffee creamer)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the almond milk and chopped dates. Bring to a boil over medium and remove heat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Very carefully (it’s very hot!) pour the saucepan contents into a high speed blender and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is very smooth.
  3. Add the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and stevia and blend for another minute until smooth and well mixed. Refrigerate and use within 5-7 days.

Notes

You can use this coffee creamer immediately after making it, but if you can stand it, give it a full overnight in the refrigerator to let the flavors merry. Trust me, it will taste even better!

I use about a 1/4 cup of this creamer per cup of coffee, but you can certainly use as little or as much of it as you'd like.

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Jean

Monday 31st of October 2016

This is a family favorite and we've made it probably 10 times since I saw the recipe posted. And I laughed when I saw it would "keep" for 7 days because it is sometimes gone in 2 days at our house. I used honey in place of the maple syrup and it was even better. Have not tried the stevia yet even though I generally try to keep all sugars to a minimum. I've tried many of the recipes you post here and all of them have been great! So glad I found your site:)

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Marithe

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

Hi,

I made this. It has very good flavor, but I goofed one step: I cooked the dates and then got busy the rest of the day. I was able to finish the recipe later, but I think with the hot milk the coconut milk dissolves better. When pouring in my cup, I really have to shake the bottle, and I have to keep my spoon handy to stir several times while drinking. I thought the hot coffee would help with the coconut milk, but I guess not. I used maple syrup first, but then I got my stevia and I added more per cup. Pretty tasty. I will make it again but actually doing it with the hot milk and dates.

Rayne

Thursday 25th of September 2014

I am allergic to sugar (including corn syrup) so I can't use the sugar free creamers from the stores. Wondering if this is creamy? I like my coffee more creamy than sugary and plain Almond milk doesn't do it. Please let me know either way pumpkin spice is a fav so I'm going to try it. Rayne.

Megan

Thursday 25th of September 2014

Hi Rayne, It's about as creamy or creamier than any dairy-free coffee creamer you would buy in the store. The dates certainly help to bulk it up. ;)

Colby

Monday 15th of September 2014

I made this today and it was absolutely delicious! My husband and I both loved it. We will definitely be making this many times over the next few months. :) Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

Megan

Monday 15th of September 2014

You're so welcome, Colby! Happy to hear you enjoyed it - and thanks for stopping by to leave me a comment, too! ;)