Couldn’t Find It

My son couldn’t find Pumpkin Pie Spice coffee creamer at the grocery store.  So popular I guess they can’t keep it in stock.

Making the creamer at home took about 10 minutes.
Making the creamer at home took about 10 minutes.

Carrie at Deliciously Organic solved our problem with a simple homemade recipe.

The ingredients in pumpkin pie spice: 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t nutmeg, 1/2 t ginger, 1/2 t cloves.
The ingredients in pumpkin pie spice: 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t nutmeg, 1/2 t ginger, 1/4 t cloves.

First I mix up my own pumpkin pie spice.

A little goes along way but this is a delicious mixture.
A little goes along way but this is a delicious mixture.

Then on to the creamer recipe:

1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together milk, cream, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When mixture begins to steam, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. Makes 1 pint.

I tried straining through a coffee filter but it didn't work.  I just  poured it through a mesh strainer.
I tried straining through a coffee filter but it didn’t work. I just poured it through a mesh strainer.

Hope everyone enjoys it.

Have you switched from store-bought to homemade on a favorite product?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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