Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a delicious and creamy iced coffee drink with fall flavor. Homemade pumpkin sweet cream is simple to make and great for making a DIY pumpkin cream cold brew at home anytime.

copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew coffee drink.

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What Makes the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew the Perfect Fall Treat? 

From pies to lattes, autumn treats are all about pumpkins. Recreate a seasonal Starbucks pumpkin-based beverage with this DIY Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. It’s a popular fall drink at the coffee shop and now you can make it at home.

Enjoy the smooth spiced vanilla flavor of the cold brew with an irresistible head of pumpkin cream at home. 

What Makes This Recipe the One You Want To Make For Your Own Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew? 

You can find many homemade Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew recipes online, but most rely on pumpkin spice-flavored simple syrup or premixed pumpkin pie spice. Real spices are a must for the best taste, and a pumpkin spice blend full of intense flavors like clove and cardamon can overpower the other ingredients.

The homemade pumpkin sweet cream is so much better than store-bought pumpkin creamer. Using real pumpkin puree gives this copycat Starbucks version the same flavor.

This version uses just cinnamon and nutmeg for the right amount of flavor without winding up tasting like a gas station pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Ingredients

To make this pumpkin cream cold foam for this drink, you’ll need:

  • Whole milk 
  • Pure pumpkin puree, canned
  • Vanilla syrup (do not use vanilla extract)
  • Ground cinnamon 
  • Ground nutmeg 
  • Salt 
  • Heavy cream 

Whole milk makes the most decadent foam, but it can take a while. Lower-fat milk options are easier to froth but don’t have the same velvety texture. 

To assemble a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, you’ll need:

Check out this method if you don’t know how to make homemade cold-brew coffee. If waiting overnight is too long, you can always use a cold brew concentrate or instant cold brew powder instead.

Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew ingredients on a tray.

How To Make Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

To prepare the pumpkin-flavored cold cream:

  1. Place all the pumpkin cream ingredients except the cream in a blender
adding pumpkin puree to a blender.
  1. Blend on the puree setting until smooth.
  2. Slowly pour in the heavy cream while the blender is running on low.
  3. After the pumpkin cream reaches a smooth consistency, turn off the blender
pumpkin cream in a blender.
  1. Pour the pumpkin cream into a container or mason jar and keep it in the fridge with a lid on until needed. 

To serve the homemade Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew:

  1. Fill a large 16-ounce serving glass halfway with ice.
  2. Pour a half ounce of vanilla syrup into the serving glass. 
pouring vanilla syrup into a glass with ice.
  1. Pour a cup of cold brew coffee into the glass.
pouring cold brew coffee into a glass with ice.
  1. Stir well with a long-handled spoon.
  2. Top with pumpkin cream.
pouring pumpkin cream into a glass with cold brew coffee.
  1. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew coffee drink and small pumpkins.

How To Store the Pumpkin Cream

Keep any extra pumpkin cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

How Long Does Pumpkin Cream Last? 

The pumpkin foam will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days. You’ll need to blend the pumpkin cream for a few seconds or use a milk frother to whip air into it before using it in the recipe. 

Cold brew will taste its best if you drink it within 48 hours but will remain drinkable for up to five days. Try keeping the cold brew in the smallest container possible to prevent excess air from ruining the flavor. 

Other Uses for Pumpkin Cream

Are you looking for something hot to warm you up? Stir an ounce of the pumpkin cream into a regular cup of coffee for a seasonal treat. Anyone who likes a bit of a tipple may want to try this Hot Pumpkin Cream Rum:

  1. Warm the full recipe for Pumpkin Cream in a saucepan over low heat, serving continuously.
  2. Once hot, take the saucepan off the heat and stir in a half cup of spiced rum. 
  3. If you want frothier drinks, use a hand frother before serving them in two Irish coffee mugs.
  4. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. 

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe Variations

There are a lot of ways for you to customize this recipe. Here are a couple of different options to experiment with:

  • Substitute the vanilla syrup with maple syrup for additional flavor.
  • Go skinny. Use zero-calorie vanilla syrup and switch out the heavy cream for half & half. You could also use skim milk but note it won’t have the same creamy mouthfeel.
  • Making it a dairy-free pumpkin cream cold brew by substituting the heavy cream and milk for plant-based non-dairy milk like Oat Milk Barista Blend from Califia Farms. Other options are almond milk cream and coconut milk.

What To Serve With a Copycat Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Since this DIY Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is such a flavorful drink, pair it with something fairly basic. Pound cake, madeleines, and sugar cookies are all great options.

copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew drink.

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Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

You can make Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew iced coffee drink at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Starbucks Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 268kcal


Pumpkin Sweet Cream

  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup vanilla syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt tiny one-finger pinch
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Cold Brew Coffee with Pumpkin Cream

  • ice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin sweet cream
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg


Pumpkin Sweet Cream

  • Place milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add heavy cream, and blend until it foams up and begins to thicken.

Cold Brew Coffee with Pumpkin Cream

  • Fill a 16-ounce glass halfway with ice.
  • Add 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup.
  • Pour cold brew coffee over the ice.
  • Gently pour pumpkin cream into the glass.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top.



You can purchase vanilla syrup in the grocery store, it is sold near where coffee supplies are sold. You could also use our copycat Starbucks Vanilla Syrup recipe to make this delicious coffee. 


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 886IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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