This copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew recipe has all the flavors we love in the original Starbucks drink only better. it’s rich and creamy and loaded with the flavors of pumpkin spice along with a kick of espresso or strong coffee. You can even make this drink decaf!
Here we go again! It’s another Starbucks copycat for all of you to enjoy. If you follow my blog even a little, you know I’m a huge fan of Starbucks. You also know I’m a huge fan of pumpkin spice, so I decided to make my own homemade version of their delicious pumpkin cream cold brew drink. It’s just as rich and creamy as the original, but it’s so much cheaper to make and only uses fresh ingredients. I love to serve this to family and friends during the holidays or simply make one for myself as an afternoon pick-me-up. I can do that any time I like because it only takes a few minutes to make!
Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
This easy Starbucks copycat cold brew starts with cold brewed coffee. Or, you can use brewed and cooled strong coffee or espresso that’s been chilled. Then, combined with milk (your choice), vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, and vanilla syrup if using. Mixed all together and poured over ice. After that, I pour in the cream and let it sit on top of the coffee for a nice look that’s just like the original. That’s it! The entire process only takes about 7 minutes, and when I’m all done, I have a beautiful, delicious iced coffee that has the flavors of fall in every sip year round.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
- It’s an easy cold brew drink that anyone can make.
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you can find them all quickly and easily at your local grocery store. This drink looks and sounds fancy, but there’s nothing fancy about the ingredients.
- 2 to 3 tablespoons (1.5 ounces) cold brew (Store bought, most well stocked grocery stores have bottled cold brew in the refrigerated section and in the aisle with the coffee. Or homemade, recipe is down below) 1 shot espresso or coffee is fine to use also. I would just make the coffee a bit stronger than usual. (Instructions on how to make cold brew at home are below)
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk of choice, dairy, almond, oat, soy, they all work (Add more if needed)
- 3 tablespoons cream, heavy, half and half, or use any creamer of choice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, I love this brand
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (missing from ingredients photo) regular or sugar free, found in most grocery stores, Target, Walmart and Amazon
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- ice cubes to fill the glass, make sure your ice is fresh, makes a big difference with taste 1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup, regular or sugar free, found in most grocery stores, Target, Walmart and Amazon
How to Make a Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Copycat
Making this drink is about as easy as it gets. It only takes a little mixing and pouring. There’s really nothing to it. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!
- Combine all the ingredients in a jar or glass measuring cup except the coffee. (Instructions on how to make cold brew at home are below)
- Mix for about a minute with a frother, love this one until the cream begins to foam. You can also use a blender for 20 seconds to foam the ingredients. (A mason jar or clean jar with a tight lid also works, Just shake, shake, shake)
- Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the chilled coffee.
- Pour the cream over the coffee and garnish with cinnamon or even cocoa powder.
Substitutions and Variations
- Use any kind of dairy milk or plant-based milk.
- Use 1 shot of espresso or 1/2 cup of cold coffee (Nighttime? Use decaf)
- You can use half and half, non dairy creamer or any cream of choice.
- If you prefer a sweeter cold brew, add more vanilla syrup, with sugar or sugar free
- Measuring spoons
- Frother or blender
- Tall glass
- Mason jar with lid or glass jar with lid
This recipe makes one cold brew, so you shouldn’t have any leftovers. If you want to save some of yours for later, though, you can refrigerate it for just a few hours in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the coldest part of your fridge. (Really tastes best right after it’s made)
What to Serve with Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Serve this delicious cold brew with cookies, biscotti, or fresh fruit and nuts. It also makes a refreshing, sweet addition to any breakfast with your favorite foods like bacon, eggs, sausage, and hash browns.
- Both a frother, blender, and a jar with a tight fitting lid work well to make the cream foamy.
- Use fresh ice for the best flavor.
- Don’t mix the cream into the coffee. Just pour it into the glass for a pretty, layered look.
More Starbucks Recipes
- Starbucks Copycat Apple Crisp Macchiato
- Copycat Starbucks Cafe Mocha
- Copycat Starbucks Iced Cafe Mocha
What is a Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew?
Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew is a rich, creamy cold brew recipe made with cream, coffee or espresso, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon.
Is the pumpkin cream cold brew back at Starbucks?
Yes, it is. This incredibly popular Starbucks offering is back this fall for the fifth year in a row.
What’s the difference between cold brew and iced coffee?
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, cold brew and iced coffee are different. Iced coffee is typically made by brewing hot coffee and then pouring it over ice. On the other hand, cold brew coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time – usually 12 to 24 hours.
Here’s how to make homemade cold brew: You can double or triple the recipe..
Yields: 1 1/2 cups cold brew coffee
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1/2 cup ground coffee beans
- Add the ground coffee beans with the filtered water into a clean, large mason jar or any glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
- Mix gently. Close the lid tightly and let sit on the counter for at least 12 hours. Every now and then, mover the jar a little.
- Strain the cold brew over a fine mesh strainer that you line with a cone coffee filter or cheesecloth. Do this over a large glass measuring cup.
- Rinse out the jar, wipe the inside so there is not a lot of water left and no leftover ground coffee. Now, pour the cold brew back into the mason jar, cover tightly and cold brew can be stored in the fridge up to 2 days. (Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled)
Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Copycat
You can easily make this delicious Starbucks cold brew right at home. Comes out tasting so close to the original. It's so good!
- 3 tablespoons or cold brew (Store bought or homemade) Or, 1 shot espresso or coffee decaf coffee works too
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk of choice, dairy, almond, oat, soy, all work for the recipe (add more if needed)
- 3 tablespoons cream or half and half, or any creamer of choice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (Regular or sugar free both work great, found in most well stocked grocery stores, Target, and Walmart) vanilla syrup missing from ingredient photo
- ice cubes to fill the glass, make sure your ice is fresh, makes a big difference with taste.
Add the ground coffee beans with the filtered water into a clean, large mason jar or any glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
Mix gently. Close the lid tightly and let sit on the counter for at least 12 hours. Every now and then, mover the jar a little.
Strain the cold brew over a fine mesh strainer that you line with a cone coffee filter or cheesecloth. Do this over a large glass measuring cup.
Rinse out the jar, wipe the inside so there is not a lot of water left and no leftover ground coffee.
Now, pour the cold brew back into the mason jar, cover tightly and cold brew can be stored in the fridge up to 2 days. (Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled)
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