Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

By: MeganPosted: 12/10/2022 Updated: 01/12/2023
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
This copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew is the epitome of fall in a cup! This easy autumn pumpkin cold foam cold brew is made with vanilla, cream, and pumpkin spice for the most delicious and dreamy fall drink.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

This copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew is the epitome of fall in a cup! This easy autumn pumpkin cold foam cold brew is made with vanilla, cream, and pumpkin spice for the most delicious and dreamy fall drink.

Up close of A glass of cold brew topped with pumpkin foam and pumpkin spice.

Fall in love with fall with this pumpkin cold foam cold brew recipe! This copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew is made with vanilla, cream, pumpkin puree, and a dash of pumpkin spice and it can be yours in under 10 minutes!

This pumpkin cold foam recipe is the definition of fall in a cup. The dreamy pumpkin spice cold foam cloud layer floats effortlessly on top of a freshly brewed cup of cold brew. Mix it with a straw a few times and you can taste the seasons change with just one sip.

I’m the type of girl who thrives off of a daily pick-me-up. This pumpkin cream cold brew instantly satisfies my daily cravings with the first sip. Add some brown sugar boba to elevate your pumpkin spice cold brew to the next level. If you live for pumpkin spice recipes, be sure to check out my pumpkin spice mochi muffins, pumpkin tarts, and mini basque pumpkin cheesecakes!

Stirring pumpkin cream into a glass of cold brew coffee.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Here are 3 really convincing reasons for why you should make this pumpkin cold foam recipe.

  • Easy. You can make this pumpkin spice cold foam recipe in under 10 minutes with only a few ingredients and kitchen tools.
  • Cost Efficient. This Starbucks pumpkin cold foam recipe yields enough for at least 4-5 cups of cold brew, which will save you so much money in the long run!
  • Customizable. The beauty of making this pumpkin cold foam cold brew at home is that you can customize it to your liking! I’ve listed some substitutions below.
A glass of cold brew topped with pumpkin foam and pumpkin spice.

Kitchen Equipment

You can make this pumpkin cold foam cold brew recipe using only a few pieces of kitchen equipment!

  • Jar with Lid: This recipe yields enough pumpkin cream cold foam for up to 4-5 cups! You will need a mason jar with a lid to store any leftover pumpkin spice cold foam.
  • Milk Frother: There are 2 options you can take: 1) a handheld milk frother or 2) an electric milk frother. I like using a handheld milk frother because it is inexpensive and easy to use but if you have an electric milk frother, you can use that as well.

Ingredients

All of the ingredients for this copycat Starbucks pumpkin cold foam recipe can be found at your local grocery market.

  • Heavy Cream: heavy cream is the secret to getting that perfect foam consistency. You must whip the heavy cream when it is COLD or it will take much longer to whip up.
  • 2% Reduced Fat Milk: 2% reduced fat milk slightly thins out the heavy cream so that it does not turn into complete whipped cream.
  • Vanilla Syrup: used to sweeten the coffee and the pumpkin cream cold foam. I always use Torani vanilla syrup.
  • Pumpkin Puree: this is typically sold in the baking aisle in the grocery market. I always use Libby’s pumpkin puree. Double-check that you are using pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: you can buy pumpkin pie spice already mixed up in the grocery store for convenience. But you can also make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp ground cloves.
  • Salt: a dash of salt brings out the pumpkin pie spice and vanilla flavors.
  • Cold Brew: the best-tasting copycat Starbucks cold foam cold brew will depend really heavily on the quality of the cold brew you choose. So choose wisely!
All the ingredients to make pumpkin cream and cold brew.

Substitutions

You can customize this pumpkin cream cold brew recipe with any of the following recommendations!

  • Maple Syrup: if you’d like more maple flavoring to your pumpkin spice cold foam, you can alternatively use maple syrup instead.
  • Skim Milk: can be substituted for 2% milk.
  • Iced Coffee, Iced Chai Latte, or Iced Tea: swap any of these iced drink options with the cold brew and it will pair deliciously!

How to Make Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Here are the very quick and easy instructions on how to make pumpkin cream cold brew.

  1. Make the pumpkin creamer. In a jar, add the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, salt, heavy cream, 2% milk, and vanilla syrup. Stir to combine. Chill in the refrigerator.
Stirring together the pumpkin cream base.
  1. Make the pumpkin cream cold foam. Shake the cold jar vigorously a few times to aerate the cream. Pour about 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of the pumpkin creamer into a measuring cup with a spout. Use a handheld milk frother to froth the milk until it reaches a whipped cream foam consistency.
Whisking the pumpkin cream base into a cream.
  1. Assemble. Fill a 16 oz cup with ice, add in the cold brew, and vanilla syrup stir to combine. Then slowly pour your pumpkin cream cold foam on top of the ice and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice as garnish. Enjoy!
Dusting the pumpkin cream cold brew with pumpkin spice.

Tips for the Best Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

  • Use cold ingredients. For the best creamy frothy texture, I recommend chilling all of your ingredients before frothing.
  • Shake the jar to aerate before frothing. To get that perfect Starbucks pumpkin cold foam consistency, I recommend vigorously shaking the pumpkin spice cold foam in the jar to aerate it before using a milk frother.
  • Only use as much creamer as you need per drink! This pumpkin cold foam recipe yields enough for 4-5 drinks. So only froth enough creamer that you need per drink and save the rest for later.

Storage Instructions

You can make this pumpkin cold foam in advance by mixing the creamer in the jar and storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Frequently Asked Q’s & A’s

What is cold foam?

Cold foam is typically a chilled, fluffy, and foamy dairy-based topping that gently sits on top of cold brews or iced coffees. It is normally made with non-fat milk and vanilla syrup and then whipped for that creamy, foamy consistency.

What is in a pumpkin cream cold brew?

The Starbucks pumpkin cold foam cold brew is made with iced cold brew coffee that has been flavored with vanilla syrup. The drink is then topped with pumpkin-spiced cold foam cream and then garnished with pumpkin spice.

What goes well with pumpkin cream cold foam?

This pumpkin cream recipe will pair with most cold drinks such as iced coffee, cold brew, chai latte, and iced teas.

Can I make a single serving of pumpkin spice cold foam?

Yes! You can make a single serving by using 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons 2% fat milk, 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup, 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of salt.

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Recipe

Up close of a glass of pumpkin cream cold brew.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
This copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew is the epitome of fall in a cup! This easy autumn pumpkin cold foam cold brew is made with vanilla, cream, and pumpkin spice for the most delicious and dreamy fall drink.
Servings: 5 cups
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Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Cold Foam

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup 2% reduced fat milk
  • ½ cup vanilla syrup

Cold Brew

  • Ice
  • 8 oz Cold brew coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons vanilla syrup to taste
  • Pumpkin pie spice garnish

Instructions

  • Make the pumpkin creamer. In a jar, add the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, salt, heavy cream, 2% milk and vanilla syrup. Stir to combined. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Make the pumpkin cream cold foam. Shake the cold jar a vigorously a few times to aerate the cream. Pour about 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of the pumpkin creamer into a measuring cup with a spout. Use a handheld milk frother to froth the milk until it reaches a whipped cream foam consistency.
  • Assemble. Fill a 16 oz cup with ice, add in the cold brew, and vanilla syrup stir to combine. Then slowly pour your pumpkin cream cold foam on top of the ice and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice as garnish. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use cold ingredients. For the best creamy frothy texture, I recommend chilling all of your ingredients before frothing.
  • Shake the jar to aerate before frothing. To get that perfect Starbucks pumpkin cold foam consistency, I recommend vigorously shaking the pumpkin spice cold foam in the jar to aerate it before using a milk frother.
  • Only use as much creamer as you need per drink! This pumpkin cold foam recipe yields enough for 4-5 drinks. So only froth enough creamer that you need per drink and save the rest for later.
  • Storage: You can make this pumpkin cold foam in advance by mixing the creamer in the jar and storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition:

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2795IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This pumpkin cream is everything! I tried it on hot coffee and cold brew and both were so yummy! It’s so delicious I might say it’s better than the original!