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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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Learn how easy it is to make the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at home! You’ll be feeling those barista vibes and loving this fall iced coffee. Only 7-ingredients and 5-minutes of prep.

glass of iced coffee on a baking tray with pumpkin foam being poured into it.

Recipe Features

  • 7-Ingredients: You only need 5 basic ingredients to whip up this delicious iced coffee!
  • Perfect Starbucks Copycat: Tastes EXACTLY like their version- If not better.
  • Money Saver- Skip the high price of coffee in café’s and make your own.

I am a sucker for the pumpkin cream cold brew at Starbucks. I also happen to be super guilty of making one too many trips to their drive through after school drop off the last few weeks.

SO, I decided it was time to recreate their popular fall drink, and boy-oh-boy am I glad I did. This pumpkin spice drink tastes exactly like their version but costs a fraction of the price and takes less than 5 minutes to make!

pumpkin puree in a can, canned coffee, and vanilla syrup on a black baking tray

What is pumpkin cream cold brew?

What is a pumpkin cream cold foam? Glad you asked! It is an iced coffee that has a layer of cold brew topped with a pumpkin cold foam. The foam is made using a mixture of cream (or half and half), milk, pumpkin, and spices. Super simple to whip with a frother, or blender, giving you that silky smooth topping. Here’s a list of everything you need to get started:

  • Coffee- I happened to have a few cans of the Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew on hand but we have also made this using homemade cold brew or regular brewed coffee.
  • Milk and Cream- You can substitute the cream with half and half if you’d like.
  • Vanilla Syrup- Regular or sugar free.
  • Pumpkin Puree- Make sure it isn’t the “pumpkin pie filling.”
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Cold Brew Coffee

I want to break down a few options you have for the coffee part of this drink. While I used the actual Starbucks Cold Brew in the photos, we have also tried a few different coffee options with great success.

  • Homemade Cold Brew Coffee– I have a super simple recipe for cold brew right here on my site. It takes roughly 5 minutes to prep the night before and you have the most delicious coffee ready and waiting for you when you wake.
  • Store Bought Cold Brew Coffee– I have tried so many store-bought cold brews. If you’re searching for a good brand here are our faves- Califia Medium Roast Black Cold Brew, Lucky Jack Cold Brew Coffee (Nitro Infused), and Chameleon Cold Brew.
  • Iced Coffee– No cold brew? No problem. Brew your coffee as normal and allow it to chill before making this recipe. We will brew a batch in the evening and store it in the refrigerator overnight.
hand frother mixing cream, milk, and pumpkin in a mason jar

How to Make Pumpkin Sweet Cream

  • Combine the cream, milk, syrup, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a jar.
  • Using a frother, mix for 1 to 2 minutes or until the cream begins to foam.

Alternatively, you can use a blender or mix by hand. Any way you decide, this pumpkin creamer is going to be the perfect topping!

Mixing The Pumpkin Cold Brew:

Once the cream has been frothed, you’re ready to assemble the drink.

  1. Add ice to a large cup.
  2. Pour 6 oz cold brew each into two glasses.
  3. Divide the pumpkin sweet cream between the two glasses and enjoy.
top down photo of cinnamon being added to heavy cream in a mason jar

Recipe Tips and FAQs

Can I make this dairy free?

Yes, but you will have a less foamy and creamy texture to your topping. I suggest trying oat milk for the heavy cream and milk

Can I make a cold foam coffee hot?

I do not recommend using this recipe for a hot coffee, but I also can’t stop you from trying. It tastes similar but loses a bit of the pumpkin flavor.

Do I have to froth cold foam?

Nope! You can stir the cream ingredients together and use it immediately without whipping. However, this happens to be extra delicious with a little more shaking.

Can I make the cream ahead for cold foam coffee?

Yes! You can mix all of the cream ingredients together and keep them stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Take them out and give them a good whip or mix before adding to your coffee.

What other sweeteners can I use?

Not a fan of artificial sweetener? Try using maple syrup in place of the vanilla syrup.

pumpkin sweet cream cold brew in a tall glass on a black baking tray

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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn how easy it is to make the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at home! You’ll be feeling those barista vibes and loving this fall iced coffee. Only 7-ingredients and 5-minutes of prep.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons 2% or higher milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 12 oz cold brew coffee

Instructions

How to Make Pumpkin Sweet Cream

  1. Combine the cream, milk, syrup, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a jar.
  2. Using a frother, mix for 1 to 2 minutes or until the cream begins to foam.
  3. Alternatively, you can use a blender or mix by hand. Any way you decide, this pumpkin creamer is going to be the perfect topping!


Building the Coffee:

  1. Add ice to 2 large glasses.
  2. Pour 6 oz cold brew into each glass.
  3. Divide the pumpkin sweet cream between the two glasses and enjoy.

Notes

Use a frother, blender, or mix the foam by hand in a mason jar.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
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