Pumpkin Foam Cold Brew is both cheaper and better to make at home than the drive through! You can also control what’s in it, which is a bonus if you’re monitoring sugar and calories!
Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Cold Brew
Yup, I 100% believe that this one is better than the Starbucks version. Won’t you give it a try and let me know?
We do occasionally enjoy coffee at a fun coffee shop, so when I indulge, I’m always thinking of a copycat version I can make at home. It’s fun to experiment and ya’ll know that my favorite place to be is in my own kitchen.
While our weather is just starting to cool off slightly, I’m dreaming of cooler days ahead. Pumpkin cold brew makes sense when you’re craving a pumpkin-y flavor but don’t want anything hot.
What are you waiting for? Let’s make the best Pumpkin Foam Cold Brew!
These ingredients are ALWAYS available in my kitchen for that last minute craving for the BEST cold brew EVER!
- Cold Brew – We make cold brew on the regular at our home, even throughout the cooler months of the year. If you don’t make it, you could buy it already made at the grocery store or make a good strong coffee!
- Milk – Our go-to is 2% milk. Whole milk would be even richer, but please avoid skim because it will produce a watery drink.
- Pumpkin Puree – Use the canned pumpkin puree. During the fall months, I almost always have a partial can of pumpkin which I store in a food storage container in the refrigerator. This makes it super convenient to make this pumpkin cold brew.
- Maple Syrup – You’ll want to add some pure maple syrup for some added sweetness.
- Vanilla – I like to use vanilla bean paste in mine because it screams VANILLA! Can’t get better than that. However, you can use regular vanilla extract as an alternative.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – A magical ingredient that is a great combo of all the pumpkin-y things.
- Cinnamon – A pinch of cinnamon is always a good thing when it comes to pumpkin.
How to make Pumpkin Foam Cold Brew
Make cold brew. This should be done ahead of time and chilled. You could also buy cold brew at the store if you don’t make your own version at home. But trust me…you’re going to want to!
Combine ingredients. Use a blender and combine the ingredients in the order listed – cold brew, milk, pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
Blend. Start the blender and blend until smooth and foamy! I recommend letting it run for about 30 seconds or so.
Pour. Pour into glasses filled with ice. I love using mason jars for a fun fall presentation. Add a cinnamon stick, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and you can even add whipped cream for some extra decadence!
Frequently Asked Questions
Great question! I’ve got a little tutorial on the blog that explains how to make the best cold brew! A simple process and the cold brew can be stored in your refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
I don’t recommend making this into a hot drink. It’s so good over ice! If you want a hot pumpkin drink, try my Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
If you don’t own a blender, just mix everything up in a large mason jar. Then shake vigorously until everything is well mixed and your arms are tired! Bonus – an upper body workout! However, the blender is the best method. If using a mason jar, it may be a little gritty.
These pumpkin drinks are healthier than most. They don’t contain any refined sugars – just some pure maple syrup. The calories are also FAR less than you’d find at Starbucks!
Yes, you can! Make them as directed, pour into mason jars (without ice) place lid on, and store in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, add ice to jars and shake vigorously! Add a cinnamon stick and serve!
Pumpkin Treats to enjoy with cold brew
- Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Streusel Cake
- Mini Glazed Pumpkin Scones
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Pumpkin Foam Cold Brew
- 1 cup cold brew – or strong coffee
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 3 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste – or vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine everything in a blender in the order listed. Blend until well combined and foamy. Pour into two glasses with ice.
- To serve, add a cinnamon stick. You can also add some decadence by adding cool whip to the top, with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- If you don't have a blender, place ingredients in a large jar and shake vigorously! (But note that it may be a little gritty using the mason jar method.)