Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew- At Home Copy Cat Recipe
Hi all you basic pumpkin loving everything ladies (and gents!) There is no doubt about the fact that my heart starts racing every year as summer comes to and end and those pumpkin flavored drinks come back to Starbucks. The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is without a doubt one of my favorite ever Starbucks drinks. If you are anything like me, you will want to keep reading. I am sharing my version of an easy at home recipe for the Pumpkin Cream Cold brew that you can enjoy for a very small fraction of the price. Surprisingly it is very easy to make too!
Couple things before we get started with the recipe. This is like I said my version. It is an easy quick version that is a very close match. There are many other recipes out there that require more and I'm sure are more exact but this is nearly the same and only takes a couple minutes to quickly whip up. Get it 🙃
One thing that I really appreciate about making it at home is the fact that you can make all your substitutions very easily. For example if you prefer dairy free milk, you can easily swap the creamer base. Or if you prefer another flavor of syrup you can do that too. The sky is the limit.
What I am showing you today is a basic recipe with heavy whipping cream as I think it foams up the nicest at home. With that being said I have used everything in my milk frother from almond milk and oat milk to whole milk, 2% milk and heavy whipping cream. I have not ever used skim milk but I have heard that whips together really nicely as well... Like I said in my experience, I found that the heavy whipping cream holds its firmer shape nicely for the tops of drinks. I also do not prefer oat milk or almond milk as I can't ever seem to get it to stiffen or foam up the way I like. It is a good alternative for me though as I am lactose intolerant! Beggars can't be choosers though 😀
Anyways this recipe only requires 5 ingredients, all of which you should be able to buy at your local Target, Walmart, or grocery store. The base of this drink is the cold brew. Usually my sweet husband makes our own old brew at home (I can share this process with you if you are interested- let me know in the comments) but when I saw the Stok Pumpkin Cold Brew I wanted to try it (can. I be any more basic). Again the sky is the limit here and the nice thing about making it at home is you can use what you like or have. If all you have is regular coffee, just use iced coffee as the base. Of course Starbucks uses their cold brew but its not going to make or break your drink to use something else. Then pump 1-2 pumps of flavored coffee syrup into your drink.
Next you want to whip up the foam which is super easy. Add the whipping cream (or milk of your choosing) into a bowl along with the pumpkin puree (IMPORTANT: make sure it is NOT pumpkin pie filling) and another 2-3 pumps of your flavored syrup. If you have a frother like I do you can put everything in there and make cold foam. If you do not, you can easily use a hand mixer, hand frother, or anything of similar nature. If you are in a pinch you can use a whisk or shake all the ingredients together in a mason jar. With these methods its a looser foam that doesn't string together as nicely though and seeps into your drink (although it still tastes delicious!)
Lastly top your drink with the foam and sprinkle either cinnamon or more pumpkin spice seasoning on top. Enjoy this delicious and extremely easy to DIY fall favorite!
Hand frother- here
Vanilla Syrup- here
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