This Pumpkin Cold Foam is a Starbucks Copycat Recipe and a must have for the Fall season. Skip the Starbucks line, save some cash, and make a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at home!
This Pumpkin Cold Foam will transform any boring coffee into magic. Plus, pumpkin flavored anything is my jam in October and November. I randomly tried this cold foam on top of apple cider too, and it was surprisingly delicious and great for the kiddos.
The pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree bring in the pumpkin flavor and the heavy cream and milk add the creamiest texture to the cold brew & coffee. It's an absolute must try recipe.
If you love Pumpkin recipes, pair this drink with my Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing for the best breakfast or dessert!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It only uses 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make
- This pumpkin cold foam is so festive and a must try on top of coffee for the Fall season
- Get the drink you love, but skip the Starbucks line and save some cash
Heavy Cream- The base of cold foam used for its creamy and thick texture that whips to perfection and holds a lot of its form on top of the cold brew coffee.
Whole Milk-Just a touch is used in this recipe for a better texture and flavor than heavy cream alone. I tested both with and without milk, and I felt the milk version tasted better and had better texture, even though it mixed into the drink a bit more when poured.
Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Spice- Must have pumpkin flavors for this pumpkin cold foam. I love the variety of spices in the pumpkin pie spice and the aroma screams Fall.
Vanilla Extract- For a hint of vanilla flavor.
*Full recipe ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
Substitutions & Variations:
This cold foam is not sweet. You need to sweeten the actual coffee or cold brew. I highly suggest pouring in my brown sugar simple syrup, but you can use sugar, honey, maple syrup, or any other simple syrups.
If you want to serve this in hot drinks, like a pumpkin spice latte, just heat up the ingredients before whisking or if you are using the Nespresso Aeroccino, use the warming button instead of cold.
Don't have pumpkin pie spice? You can make a similar version with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and ⅛ teaspoon of a blend of each nutmeg and ginger, and then add a tiny pinch of clove (clove is really strong, so use hardly any).
If you don't have a frother or nespresso aeroccino machine, a good old fashioned whisk will work wonders. Just prepare to work a bit.
I don't recommend any substitutions for the heavy cream or whole milk. They have a certain fat content that works really well in this recipe.
How to Make Pumpkin Cold Foam:
Step 1: Into a medium sized bowl, add in the heavy cream, milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine.
Step 2: Continue to whisk if you want to whip by hand. Otherwise, transfer into the aeroccino (& use the cold button), or use a frother, to thicken the foam into a texture that resembles ice cream when it begins to melt.
Step 3: Pour the cold brew or coffee into a glass. Sweeten with simple syrup of your choice if desired.
Step 4: Pour the pumpkin cold foam over the top of the coffee. Optional: Sprinkle over additional pumpkin pie spice. Serve and enjoy!
- If you're using the aeroccino or a similar machine, use the cold setting and do not overfill the machine. You will need to work in two batches for the best texture. I usually run mine about 2-3 times each to get it as whipped as possible.
- The texture of the foam needs to be thick, like melted ice cream. You're not looking to get to the whipped cream texture point.
- For sweetening the coffee or cold brew, I suggest using my brown sugar simple syrup. This cold foam is not sweet at all. You will need to sweeten the actual coffee or cold brew.
For more Starbucks copycat recipes, check out these popular Starbucks Copycat Egg bites.
Cold foam is made of milk and cream and sits on the top of the coffee. It is frothy, delicious and made cold, so it's fantastic on iced coffee and cold brew.
Pumpkin cold foam only contains a bit of sugar from the pumpkin puree and it doesn't taste sweet at all. If you want your drink sweet, make sure to flavor the actual coffee or cold brew with a simple syrup like my Brown Sugar Simple Syrup or any of your favorite Fall flavors.
You can double up this recipe and keep it in the fridge for 2 days. I suggest frothing it right before adding to your coffee or cold brew as the texture won't keep well in the fridge.
Cold brew generally packs more intense flavor and caffeine levels than iced coffee because the coffee is steeped in cold water for an extended period of time. Then, it is strained. Iced coffee is just regular coffee, cooled and poured over ice.
The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks uses Cold brew coffee, that is pumped with a few shots of vanilla syrup, then topped with a pumpkin cold foam, similar to this recipe.
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