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The Best & Worst Pumpkin Spice Creamers in 2021—Ranked!

We've waded through the ingredient lists and calorie counts to find the healthiest options.
FACT CHECKED BY Faye Brennan

If you're in the mood for pumpkin spice, you've finally reached the right time of year. As we wave goodbye to summer, pumpkin spice products are popping up everywhere. According to the folks at Instacart, the most popular pumpkin spice food people are searching for (and adding to their carts) in 2021 is coffee creamer. In fact, these flavored coffee creamers make up almost half of all pumpkin spice purchases on Instacart.

While you may love a cozy morning spent with a mug of something hot and fragrant with pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon, know that some pumpkin spice creamers on grocery store shelves can be filled with oil instead of milk, natural flavoring instead of real spices, and all types of thickeners, preservatives, and fake sugars.

However, consider this your lucky year because manufacturers have caught on to the popularity of pumpkin spice and are now offering a lot of choices in the creamer aisle. There are milk-based mixes, sugar-free concoctions, plant-based sips, and so much more. We've waded through the ingredient lists and calorie counts to give you a guide to achieving the healthiest pumpkin spice morning bliss.

Keep reading to see our ranking from the worst to best picks, and for more, check out The Best & Worst Coffee Brands in 2021—Ranked!

14

Nestle Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice Liquid Coffee Creamer

PER 1 TBSP: 35 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (0 g fiber,5 g sugar), 0 g protein

This mainstay in the world of creamers is basically a lot of oil in the form of soybean and canola. Natural and artificial flavors give this a pumpkin feel. Use sparingly…if at all.

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13

International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer

PER 1 TBSP: 35 calories, 1.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 10 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (0 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 0 g protein

This other common creamer has a bit more sugar and uses palm oil, which provides some more saturated fat. Again, there are no real spices here, just flavorings—but people love it. Use sparingly if it's your favorite.

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12

Nestle Coffeemate Liquid Coffee Creamer Pumpkin Spice Zero Sugar


PER 1 TBSP: 15 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

This interesting concoction claims to be sugar-free but the second ingredient is corn syrup. If you are diabetic or watching your sugar, be careful with this product.

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11

International Delight Coffee Creamer Zero Sugar Pumpkin Pie Spice


PER 1 TBSP: 20 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

Yes, this is legitimately sugar-free—no sneaky corn syrup here—but it's mostly palm oil, thickeners, and artificial sweeteners. Read on for better options.

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10

Omega PowerCreamer – Pumpkin Spice Keto Coffee Creamer


PER 1 TBSP: 120 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

This is the highest calorie option, which isn't surprising because it's made with grass-fed ghee and coconut oil. If you're on a keto diet, this is a good choice for you, but if you're not, this is an awful lot of calories for one tablespoon of flavor.

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9

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Creamer


PER 1 TBSP: 40 calories, 1.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 6g carbs (0 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 0 g protein

The creamer from Starbucks is one of the highest in calories and sugar due to the addition of heavy cream, buttermilk, and vegetable oil, but it doesn't include any preservatives.

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8

Nutpods, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer


PER 1 TBSP: 10 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

This lower-calorie, dairy-free option uses coconut oil instead of vegetable oils. Natural flavor brings in the pumpkin spice warmth, but it does include a few gums and other additives.

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7

Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Coffee Creamer


PER 1 TBSP: 25 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 15 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (0 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 0 g protein

Almond milk lovers who enjoy a touch of pumpkin spice will like this creamer. It's mostly almond milk, sugar, and sunflower oil with some pea protein, flavors, and thickeners thrown in.

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6

Chobani Oat Coffee Creamer Pumpkin Spice Flavored Plant-Based Lactose-Free


PER 1 TBSP: 25 calories, .5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 4g carbs (0 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 0 g protein

This creamer has oat milk as its base, making it a good option for vegans and lactose-intolerant folks. You do get some oil in the milk to make up for the cream and some thickeners for mouth-feel.

5

Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer

califia farms almondmilk creamer bottle

PER 1 TBSP: 5 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 10 mg sodium, 0g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

Almond milk and coconut cream make up the base for this natural creamer. We love that the flavor in this creamer comes from real pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and ginger. It's also super low in calories.

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4

Elmhurst Pumpkin Spice Oat Creamer


PER 1 TBSP: 15 calories, .5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 2g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

This blend has both oat milk and hemp cream as its base. A dose of cane sugar gives it sweetness and natural flavors provide the pumpkin spice. It does contain dipotassium phosphate.

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3

Laird Pumpkin Spice Superfood Creamer


PER 1 TBSP: 40 calories, 3 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 10 mg sodium, 3g carbs (0 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 0 g protein

This powdered sweetener uses coconut powder, coconut sugar, an actual pumpkin spice blend, and pumpkin powder. It's also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. If you're looking for shelf-stable coffee creamer, this is one to try!

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2

Chobani Coffee Creamer Pumpkin Spice


PER 1 TBSP: 30 calories, 1.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 4g carbs (0 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 0 g protein

Now here's a refreshing ingredient list! Instead of having hard-to-pronounce ingredients that came out of a lab, this creamer has just four components: milk, cream, cane sugar, and natural flavors. Keep track of how much you are using, but feel free to use two tablespoons if you're overcome with fall revelry.

1

CoffeeMate Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer Pumpkin Spice All-Natural


PER 1 TBSP: 35 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 5g carbs (0 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 0 g protein

This is a great option too with another four-ingredient list. It uses non-fat milk to avoid the gram of saturated fat that the Chobani has from using a bit more heavy cream. It will be a little sweeter than the Chobani option as well.

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Meaghan Cameron
Meaghan Cameron is senior editor of Eat This, Not That! overseeing food content for MSN.com. Read more
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