(Low Carb) Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

A festive fall low carb riff on a classic White Russian Cocktail. This pumpkin spiced inspired coffee cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the Autumn season and sip well into the holidays (with fewer carbs).

This week’s Bon Appeteach “Book Club” fall decade series brings us to the 1950s, featuring one of the most popular books ever written by C.S Lewis, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

This cocktail was inspired by the book’s antagonist, the White Witch (she was the one who froze all of Narnia). What is a better way to enjoy the fall season (and prepare for winter) than with this cozy pumpkin-themed white Russian cocktail?

This drink uses a combination of vodka, coffee (instead of a coffee liqueur), and of course notes of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Find the full recipe for the Pumpkin Spice White Russian below.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

“School” Supplies:

  • Small Pot
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Rocks Glass
  • Jigger

“Class” Notes:

Welcome to my virtual classroom! Use the guided notes below where I often answer commonly asked questions I get from readers and cooks just like you.

This information is meant to help you have a stronger understanding of this recipe and the process so you can find success all on your own.

Ready to begin cooking? Simply jump to the recipe card below and begin.


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer:

Pumpkin Spice Creamer is also very easy to make and is a great addition to regular coffee, as well as this cocktail. Just follow the recipe for my Keto Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup here and then mix with heavy cream.

This sweetener is great, but you can also just use my keto simple syrup recipe and add some pumpkin spice to it as well if you’re in a pinch! 

Shake it well in a cocktail shaker first or in a glass jar! It stores great coffee creamer like this or keeps the syrup stored separately if desired. To get the 1 oz. needed for this drink just mix 1/2 oz. of the syrup mixture with 1/2 oz. of the cream to combine. If you like your cocktails sweeter, add more sweetener as needed!

How To Make This Cocktail:

This cocktail is built over ice in a rocks glass. Start by filling the glass with ice. You can opt to chill the glass or even make coffee-flavored ice cubes as well. This helps prevent the drink from getting too watered down but isn’t necessary (just drink it faster… that’s what I do).

A traditional White Russian will use a coffee liquor like Kahlua for example. Liquors often have a lot of added sugars or sweeteners, so to keep this lower carb I just used some strongly brewed coffee instead. Sub it back for Kahlua if you prefer (or other coffee liquor).

Pour in the vodka and the coffee. Next, add the creamer. I prefer to use a bar spoon (hold it upside down over the glass) to pour the pumpkin pie spice creamer over the top.

By using this method, I find it helps disperse the cream over the top and creates a more gradient and ombre look to the cocktail. Finish the cocktail off with a bit of freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick set on the rim of the glass.

If you’re feeling a little festive this fall and you’re looking for a cocktail to share, I hope you try this Pumpkin Spice White Russian! Be sure to also check out my Apple Cider Whiskey Smash or my Sidewalker Beer Cocktail too! 

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

The Lower Carb Pumpkin Spice White Russian

A festive fall low carb riff on a classic White Russian Cocktail. This pumpkin spiced inspired coffee cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the Autumn season and sip well into the holidays.
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Bon Appeteach



  • In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka and the coffee and pour into a rocks glass over ice.
  • In the empty shaker, combine the pumpkin spice syrup with the heavy cream and shake.
  • Use a spoon to carefully pour it onto the the top of the vodka and coffee mixture. Sprinkle a little fresh nutmeg over the top and serve with a cinnamon stick if desired.


Don’t have time to make the pumpkin spice syrup? Find a good pumpkin spice creamer and sub instead!

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