Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew (Starbucks Copycat Recipe!)

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Are you just as obsessed with (read: a sucker for) all of the seasonally themed products out this time of year? I swear, you put some pumpkin spice in a normal, everyday food and I’m gonna try it. Okay, maybe not some of the weird ones that are out there. But nevertheless, I love trying those types of things.

Now enter Starbucks. I love coffee. Love love love coffee. Being a nurse who works 12 hour shifts, my body demands at least 2-3 cups of coffee a day. And in particular, those fancy coffees from Starbucks really just get me. ESPECIALLY the seasonal drinks. So if you’re anything like me, you’ll have seen/tried/fallen in love with the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew drink. I already loved the cold foam cold brew drinks there and they just upped the game!

A top-down shot of the pumpkin cold foam cold brew with pumpkin pie spice on top and coffee beans scattered around.

Despite all my basic white girl obsessions, my wallet cries when I blow a bunch of money on $5 coffees on the regular. So this summer I invested in a little kitchen tool to help me not hemorrhage my whole paycheck to Starbucks so often… I picked up this electric milk frother and it has been AMAZING! Not only does it heat milk, it will also froth it, and it has a COLD FROTH FUNCTION (all caps necessary, people). Aka, you can be making that elusive cold foam in your kitchen for a fraction of the price. And no, this is not a sponsored post, it’s really just that good. But VAVA, feel free to reach out if…ya know (;

Side note, buying this frother is not absolutely necessary to making a cold foam at home. You could also use a hand frother or simply putting the ingredients in a capped mason jar and shaking vigorously. You just won’t get a texture as close to the Stabucks cold foam as you would with the VAVA frother.

The pumpkin cold foam cold brew with cream being poured into it.

Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew

So, the drink. There’s a few tips I’ve picked up along the way of using this amazing frother to make your best drink possible. I prefer using heavy cream for my foams. If the fat content of that makes you cringe, then I’d advise using half and half. I’ve tried with skim milk as well and…meh. It will hold a froth, but it’s very airy and not like the velvety micro-foam texture we’ve come to know and love.

Second, the flavoring syrup added to the foam is what makes that tasty foam. I picked up a pumpkin flavored syrup from my Target, because that’s what they had on hand. Feel free to use whatever you prefer! I also always add a tad of salt to counteract the sweetness of the foam. Trust me on this. And then, of course, you have to add some pumpkin pie spice to the foam mixture to really give it that extra edge! (Pro tip: Trader Joe’s has the cheapest pumpkin pie spice around!)

Thanks for sticking around! Let’s save some money and make this amazing fall drink!

Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew

Recipe by KayleaCourse: DrinksCuisine: CoffeeDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice coffee syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + more for sprinkling

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 10 oz cold brew coffee


  • Add all the ingredients except the coffee to the frother and turn on the cold froth function.
  • Add ice to your cup and pour the black cold brew coffee over it while the milk is frothing.
  • When the milk is foamed, pour over coffee while the coffee cup is tilted at an angle (similar to pouring a beer).
  • Top with extra pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!


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