Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Published Sep 12, 2021, Updated Jan 07, 2023
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Make a Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew at home with this simple recipe! It combines cold brew coffee with a delicious pumpkin spice foam that’s made with oat milk and pumpkin puree.
You are in for a treat with this Starbucks copycat pumpkin cream cold brew recipe! It’s the perfect recipe for those crisp mornings that turn into warm days. Plus, my version is way healthier than the mega coffee shop’s version. This recipe is only 100 calories and has 13 grams of sugar while the Starbucks version is 250 calories and has 31 grams of sugar. No thank you!
This recipe is for a cold coffee drink but if you’re craving something warmer, I recommend trying my pumpkin spice latte! You can’t go wrong with either… I can see myself alternating between these two recipes all fall long. Ha!
What is Pumpkin Cream? (Starbucks Copycat)
The king of coffee drinks, Starbucks has created a pumpkin cream cold brew. But what the heck is pumpkin cream? It’s a combination of milk, pumpkin and fall flavors. The pumpkin spice foam is poured over cold brew coffee but honestly I want to enjoy this over so many different recipes! It would be delicious mixed in with my pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin overnight oats or even just as a little treat on its own.
Here’s What You Need
- non-dairy milk – I used oat milk because it’s super creamy and froths up really well but any dairy-free milk works!
- pumpkin puree – use canned or homemade pumpkin puree. If you are using canned, just make sure it’s not pumpkin pie filling because that’s loaded with added sugars.
- maple syrup – I like using maple syrup as a natural sweetener but any liquid sweetener works in this recipe.
- pumpkin pie spice – make your own pumpkin pie spice or use a store-bought blend.
- vanilla extract – optional but adds a delicious flavor base to the drink.
- cold brew – make your own cold brew at home or use a store-bought coffee.
How to Make Cold Brew
I’ve shared how to make cold brew coffee before, but here are the cliff notes for a method that doesn’t require any fancy equipment:
- Pour 1 cup of coarse ground coffee beans to a large container. Add 1 1/2 cups of cold water. Stir to make sure all grounds are wet and then add another 1 1/2 cups of water.
- Cover the container and allow the coffee to steep for 12-24 hours. The longer you let it steep, the stronger it will be.
- Use a coffee filter, mesh cloth or thin dish towel to strain the grounds from the liquid. This is your cold brew concentrate!
No time to make cold brew? Feel free to use chilled coffee.
How to Make Pumpkin Cream
There are two ways to make the pumpkin cream: in a blender or with a frother. If you’re using a blender, add the milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice to your blender and blend until the mixture is frothy. If you’re using a handheld frother, add those ingredients to a large glass and mix until light and frothy.
Can I Make a Hot Pumpkin Cream Coffee?
Absolutely! I know as the weather starts to turn, I start craving warmer drinks. If you would like to enjoy this warm, I recommend making the pumpkin cream as directed and then make traditional, hot coffee. Pour the pumpkin cream over your warm coffee and enjoy!
Can I Make Pumpkin Cream in Bulk?
Yes! You can absolutely double or triple the pumpkin cream recipe so you have it in bulk. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. The mixture will settle during storage so you’ll have to re-blend or froth it if you want it to be that texture but you can also just give it a shake and pour it in.
More Coffee Recipes to Try
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- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
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- Pumpkin Oatmeal
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- Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Be sure to check out the full collection of pumpkin recipes and drink recipes here on EBF.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- ⅓ cup non-dairy milk, I used oat milk
- 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or other liquid sweetener
- ⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling on top
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1 cup cold brew
- Ice, for serving
- Add milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice to your blender and blend until frothy. Another option is combine all ingredients and use a handheld frother to foam.
- Place cold brew and ice in a cup. Pour foamy pumpkin mixture over the cold brew, sprinkle a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Oh my goodness, this is GOOD! I actually prefer this over Starbucks. It’s less sweet and less caloric, but still so so delicious!
Yess! I love that this recipe is a hit for you, Casey. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!
OMG…this is amazing and I don’t feel guilty about it at all like I do with a store bought version. Thank you!
WOO! I am so happy to hear that your are loving this recipe, Carmen. Thank you so much for your review + star rating, it means so much to me!
This recipe is so simple I have made it multiple times this past week. I love being able to taste the real pumpkin flavoring and feel like it gives a velvety texture to the overall drink.
YESS! I am excited to hear that this recipe is a hit, Siena. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!
Super yummy!! I tried with almond milk and it was delicious! Also loved it with oat milk and pea milk! So easy to make too! 👏🏼
YAY! I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe. I am SO happy this recipe works well with other milks as well, I never thought about pea milk, will be giving this a try for sure. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it.
Love this for getting me away from the drive through! I used almond milk and my milk frother to mix! Will continue to use this recipe for my go-to!! Especially when I have leftover pumpkin from other fall recipes!
Yay! I am SO happy that you are loving this recipe, Kelly. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!
Love how simple and delicious this recipe is! Perfect dupe for Starbucks!
Yay! I am happy to hear that you are enjoying this recipe, Jasmine. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I so appreciate it.
Been making this all month! So easy and delicious – the perfect (healthier!) way to enjoy my fall coffee. Could not recommend more!
YUM! So happy that you are loving this recipe, Megan. Thank you so much for giving it a try, I really appreciate you coming back and leaving your review + star rating, it means so much to me.
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