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How are we here? The unofficial start of pumpkin season always begins with Starbucks (so it seems).
I remember they would keep pushing up the start of when their pumpkin drinks would get released and I guess now it’s end of August that we can expect them!
It certainly does not feel like Fall around here yet with the humidity still sky high and the temperatures well above 90. However, it seems like around this time of year, everyone is ready for Fall so why not make this pumpkin cream cold brew at home and skip the line at Starbucks?
Plus, making this at home gives you the opportunity to save some of that $$ for something more important like…more leggings! Ha, slightly kidding. It really does add up daily so making pumpkin cream cold brew at home seems like the best bang for your buck!
The cold brew foam that Starbucks introduced is all the rage and people love it. The great thing about making pumpkin cream cold brew at home is that you can add EXTRA foam without the extra cost. See? It just gets better and better being your own barista!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own pumpkin cream cold brew:
- Sweetened whipping cream
- Pumpkin puree
- Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin pie spice – I have a recipe for homemade pumpkin pie spice that you should keep on hand for all the upcoming Fall recipes!
- Cold brew coffee
Can I make the pumpkin cream ahead of time?
You can but I would only make it a day ahead so it doesn’t lose its fluff! I would also keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
If it looks a little less than fluffy, go ahead and take your hand mixer or whisk/frother and give it a quick whirl!
Can I make this with espresso?
Yes! You can use cold brew coffee or shots of espresso and make an americano or latte then top it with the pumpkin cream.
Is this best served iced or hot?
It’s a cold brew coffee drink so iced is best because otherwise the hot coffee will melt away your pumpkin cream foam! Although, that would give it a nice decadent creamy touch if that’s what you’re looking for!
All things pumpkin ahead!
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Copycat)
- In a bowl beat the whipping cream, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice until foamy. Beat for around 1 minute, it should look frothy, not stiff.
- Combine the cold brew with the water or as is.
- Fill the glasses with ice. Pour the coffee over the ice until more than ¾ full. Top with the heavy cream and serve.
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