Pumpkin Spice Cafe au Lait

Autumn is finally here and we are ready to enjoy some of our favorite fall flavors! Our Pumpkin Spice Cafe au Lait is a delicious and simple way to enjoy this seasonal favorite at home. This cozy coffee drink is made with our Espresso Dark Roast coffee and our homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer recipe.

Charleston Coffee Roasters Pumpkin Spice Cafe au Lait

Making your own flavored creamers at home is easy to do. Plus you can customize the ingredients to your flavor palate. You start with sweetened condensed milk and half & half and improvise from there. Unlike most store-bought brands, homemade creamers have no artificial flavorings or preservatives. And even better, our Pumpkin Spice Creamer has actual pumpkin in it!  Canned pumpkin puree gives our creamer an earthy flavor and beautiful orange color. And the spice blend tastes just like fall.

Charleston Coffee Roasters Pumpkin Spice Creamer

A Cafe au Lait is simply coffee with warmed milk. It’s similar in taste to a Latte but easier to make at home, especially if you don’t have an espresso machine and milk frother. Simply heat your milk and creamer in a saucepan before adding to your brewed coffee. Some coffee drinkers like a little foam on their Cafe au Lait. And it’s easy to froth it up a bit with a whisk or a handheld milk frother.

Charleston Coffee Roasters Pumpkin Spice Cafe Au Lait

With the cooler weather coming our way, this is sure to be a favorite at home all autumn long. Make a batch of the creamer this weekend and you can use it all week long in any of your favorite coffee drinks!

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

1/2 cup half and half
1/3 cup condensed milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Pumpkin Spice Cafe au Lait 

1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee, such as Charleston Coffee Roasters Espresso Dark
2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Creamer
4 ounces milk
Cinnamon, for garnish

  1. After brewing the coffee, keep it hot while heating up the milk.
  2. Place the creamer and milk in a small saucepan. Bring it just to a simmer and then turn it off.
  3. If you like a little foam on your cafe au lait, whisk the milk with a whisk or handheld frother for about 10 seconds.
  4. Pour the coffee in your mug, top with the warmed milk.
  5. Garnish the top with cinnamon, if desired.