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So, this recipe for keto pumpkin spice creamer was created because there's just something about the crisp, cool mornings of fall that make me think of pumpkin desserts. I've developed all sorts of keto pumpkin spice desserts that I'll provide quick links to at the end of this post.
In the past, I would have indulged in a coffee-chains Pumpkin Spice Latte. But, instead of falling off the bandwagon or feeling deprived… I decided to create a keto pumpkin spice coffee creamer of my own.
Make It Your Own
There are two ways to flavor this keto pumpkin spice coffee creamer.
Technique #1 uses Young Living Vitality Essential Oils. Now, I get quite a lot of negative comments about this. But… flavoring extracts you buy at the store contain essential oils for flavor. We don't use much here and if you have them on hand, use 'em!
Technique #2 uses traditional spices. This also tastes great but the spices can settle in the bottom of your cup or in the creamer. Be sure you shake your creamer up each time you use it.
How To Use Keto Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Swirl a few tablespoons into your coffee or gently heat it using an electric milk foamer (This is the one we have) and pour the creamy pumpkin spice mixture into your coffee for a satisfying pumpkin spice latte.
Mixing up this keto pumpkin spice creamer is quick and easy.
Sweetening Keto Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
There are many ways to sweeten this keto pumpkin spice coffee creamer. My favorite sugar substitute is Bocha Sweet. More on that in the next section.
For now, I want to advise you that if you would like to use a granulated alternative sweetener, you will need to gently heat the mixture to get the crystals to dissolve.
Here are a few of my preferred “sugar alternatives” that are natural sweeteners:
- Bocha Sweet
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
When using a granulated sugar alternative, I simply heat up the water to boiling(on the stove or in the microwave) and then stir in the granulated sweetener until fully dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool and mix up the rest of the recipe.
Essentially, you are making a “simple syrup” from the granulated sugar alternative.
Ingredients for Keto Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
Here's a few ingredients you'll need for your keto creamer:
- Cinnamon Bark Vitality Essential Oil
- Nutmeg Vitality Essential Oil
- Clove Vitality Essential Oil
- Pure Vanilla Extract (watch for hidden sugars in extracts!)
- Vanilla Liquid Stevia
- Bocha Sweet
- Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
Why Bocha Sweet?
Our sugar substitute of choice is Bocha Sweet and there's good reason for this!
Bocha Sweet is extracted from the Kabocha pumpkin which has been a staple in the Japanese diet for centuries. Consuming Bocha Sweet on a daily basis helps to support longevity and supports healthy blood sugar levels.
Even better? It tastes almost exactly like real sugar. There's no thin flavor or metallic aftertaste. I think most of us are looking for something that tastes amazing because only a full, satisfying taste is going to work over the long-term.
So, if we are going to go to all the work to make these keto parfaits so we can please our tastebuds AND stick to our keto diet. Well, we want the result to taste GOOD not… just ‘meh' and unsatisfying. For this reason plus the health benefits, we reach for Bocha Sweet every time.
To make this recipe dairy-free simply substitute a cup of full fat coconut milk for the heavy whipping cream. You can use the rest of the can for a different creamer flavor (I just love vanilla) or you can just make a double batch of this recipe.
I also like to add in a few tablespoons of MCT oil when I use coconut milk to really boost the ketone production that coconut products are so well known for.
Video Tutorial: Keto Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
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Keto Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
Spice Flavoring Options
- 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (Instead of Essential Oils)
- You can make this keto pumpkin spice coffee creamer with Young Living Vitality Essential Oils (think of them as concentrated flavoring extracts) OR with Pumpkin Pie Spice.
- Combine heavy cream and flavoring (either oils or spice) and stir until combined. Stir in the pumpkin puree, vanilla and stir until completely combined. Drizzle in the water and stir or blend until combined.
- Store in a tightly sealed container in your refrigerator for up to one week or until the cream expiration date.
- Use 1-3 tablespoons in your coffee.