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How to Make a Copycat Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew at Home

How to Make a Copycat Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew at Home

Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-make cold brew recipe?

Look no further! This pumpkin spice cold brew is the perfect way to get your caffeine fix while enjoying the flavors of autumn.

With just a few simple ingredients and some basic equipment, you can make this tasty beverage right in your own home.

Whether it’s an afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat, this pumpkin spice cold brew will hit the spot without breaking the bank.

So let’s get started so you can see just how easy it is to make your own autumnal delight!

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What is a Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew?

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew is a cold coffee beverage that combines the rich flavor of cold brew coffee with the fragrant spices of autumn.

It’s sweet and creamy and served over ice for a refreshing treat.

As you would expect, this seasonal drink can be found on the fall menu at your local Starbucks coffee shop.

What’s in a Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew?

The drink is made up of two essential parts: cold brew and cold foam.

The cold brew portion is sweetened with vanilla syrup when ordering from Starbucks. This recipe takes a slightly different sweetening route in that it uses marshmallow instead of vanilla syrup.

And the cold foam portion has Starbucks’ classic cold foam with pumpkin spice syrup.

This version adds a bit of cinnamon to give the drink a sensational fall feel.

The layers are combined to create a luscious treat perfect for cooler days.

How can you customize the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew?

The best part about being a home barista is that you have the freedom to experiment. You can choose how to change this recipe to best serve your taste buds.

The second best thing is how much money you can save by making this recipe (and other recipes!) at home!

Cold Brew

You can easily make a batch of your own cold brew at home by combining regular cold brew coffee grounds and water in a French press.

Leave for 8-12 hours and press down on the plunger to separate the grounds.

Pour into a pitcher or airtight container and refrigerate until you’re ready to make this recipe.

You can also substitute regular coffee that has been chilled. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make extra coffee tomorrow morning and refrigerate the rest.

Espresso is another route you can take to give this drink its signature coffee flavor.


Cold Foam

When it comes to cold foam, you have options on what type of milk you want to use and the method you use to create it.

I have found that using creamy oat milk in my Instant 4-in-1 milk frother makes the best froth.

But feel free to use whatever milk you have on hand.

Back in my barista days, I found that skim milk created the highest quantity of foam. 2% milk creates a more substantial foam, and neither half-and-half nor whole milk froths well.

Non-dairy, nut, and coconut milk tend not to froth, but feel free to experiment and see what you like.

If you don’t have a milk frother, try a blender or handheld mixer. A handheld milk frother would also work well for this and other cold foam recipes.


Pumpkin Spice Flavors

There are also different ways to create pumpkin spice-flavored sweet cream. You can combine simple syrup and pumpkin pie spice to create a sweet, homemade pumpkin flavoring.

Try adding pumpkin purée to add authentic fall flavors to this popular fall drink.

But you can keep it simple by adding premade pumpkin spice syrup.

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Copycat Recipe

Celebrate the best of fall flavors with this pumpkin spice cold brew recipe!


  • 8 ozs cold brew coffee concentrate
  • 1 tsp marshmallow flavor syrup
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice flavor syrup
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • ice


  • Combine the cold brew coffee and marshmallow flavor in a mason jar and give it a good shake to combine.
  • Add ice to the mason jar.
  • Add the milk, pumpkin spice flavor syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon to a blender. You can also use a handheld frother. Foam to your desired consistency.
  • Pour the pumpkin spice cream over the cold brew coffee, and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make this recipe with almond milk?

Yes. Almond milk would add a unique flavor profile to this drink.

It may not froth as well as other types of milk, so consider combining it with another milk if you like a lot of foam in your drink.

Can you buy pumpkin spice syrup?

Yes. You can find it on Amazon. You may also find it at your local grocery store during the fall season.


Can you make this recipe with pumpkin spice coffee?

You can certainly make a pumpkin cream cold brew coffee and top it with cold foam sweetened with marshmallow syrup.

Or try cinnamon, a dash of simple syrup, and a hint of vanilla extract blended into the cold foam for an extra special sweet treat!

What are other options for adding sweetness to this drink?

You can try using maple syrup or brown sugar to add a bit of caramel flavor to this drink. And if you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake, try Stevia.

Final Thoughts

I hope this post has inspired you to try recreating your coffee shop fall favorites at home!

Becoming a home barista has opened up a whole new world of delicious possibilities. It’s given me this incredible freedom to experiment and find new ways to replicate my stand-by favorites.

Now, get out there and give this recipe a try! I hope you love it as much as I love it! 🙂

And if you enjoyed this post, check out my other great coffee-inspired content!

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