This pumpkin cold brew with sweet cream is a delicious blend of 6-ingredients that is slightly sweet, with a smooth finish. And the best thing is you can make it at home. It’s super easy and more affordable than your trip to Starbucks. If you love pumpkin spice treats, this drink is for you.
Cold brew is coffee that is steeped with cold water or at room temperature over a long period instead of quickly brewing with hot water. It is less acidic and less bitter which makes it easier on the stomach. This drink has a special touch with pumpkin puree and spice that makes it an extra special treat.
- Whole milk – you need full-fat milk to make sure it froths properly.
- Heavy cream – it needs to be heavy cream and not whipping cream or half-and-half. Again, it won’t froth properly otherwise!
- Brown sugar – I haven’t tried this but I think coconut sugar would work.
- Pumpkin puree
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Cold brew coffee (instructions are listed below)
How to make pumpkin foam
Pumpkin foam on cold-brewed coffee is an amazing fall drink! It’s easy to make and tastes superb.
- Make the base by adding the heavy cream and milk with brown sugar.
- Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
- Froth for about 30 seconds or until you achieve your desired thickness. If you don’t have a frother, then blend it. That’s it!
To serve, fill a glass with ice, add the cold brew, and spoon on the pumpkin foam. Enjoy immediately.
In 5 minutes, you can be sipping down this luxurious treat.
Recipe note: If you make your own cold brew, it will yield 3 cups. The pumpkin sweet cream makes 1 serving so if you’re sharing with a friend, be sure to double the recipe.
I used a Bodum Electric Milk Frother.
But of course, any kind should work. If you don’t have one, keep reading!
What if I don’t have a milk frother?
You can make the sweet cream in a blender or in a mason jar. But beware, using the mason jar requires a lot of arm strength, but then again, it makes a great excuse to exercise a bit. 😉
How to make a cold brew
Making smooth cold brew coffee at home is extremely easy and more affordable than buying it at a coffeehouse, not to mention avoiding long lines. So let’s get to it.
Add 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee to 3 cups of water into a container like a mason jar, put the lid on, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, stir and strain the contents with a fine-mesh sieve and you’re ready to top with pumpkin foam and serve.
If you don’t have a sieve but have a paper coffee filter, just pour the steeped coffee into the paper filter, and let the liquid drain into another container. Easy, right!?
How to make cold brew in a French press
If you have a French press, perfect! It’s less hassle and makes a great cold brew.
Add the coarsely ground coffee to the press, add cold water, stir and put the lid on it. Let it steep overnight at room temperature.
Then, as you would with a hot cup of French press coffee, stir and add the filter top and press down gently. No sieve is needed unless you want to do an extra filter.
How to make nitro cold brew with sweet cream
For the best pumpkin cold brew ever, break out the whipped cream dispenser for a nitro cold brew with pumpkin sweet cream. I mean, can it get better than that?!
Just prepare the cold brew and add it to the whipped cream dispenser, load it with a nitrogen cartridge, pour the coffee into the dispenser, seal it and shake for half a minute.
Get out your glass, discharge the coffee directly into the glass over ice and top with pumpkin cream.
- You can steep coffee from 12 hours to 24 hours, it’s up to you. I have a hard time resisting it, so I prefer to make it at night. And in the morning make my pumpkin cream, and wake up to a happy morning.
- The more air the coffee is exposed to, the less flavor you’ll have. So if you want a robust coffee taste, cold brew your coffee with as little air as possible. Using a mason jar with a tight lid works well to encapsulate the flavors.
- If you have a wine pump, then, by all means, store the cold-brewed coffee in a wine bottle and pump out the air. This ensures rich flavors no matter how long it takes you to drink it.
- If you filtered it once, but there are still bits of coffee grounds left, go ahead and filter again.
- Filtered water is the way to go.
How to store cold brew
Again, the more air in the container with the cold-brewed coffee, the less flavor you will have. Just fill the coffee in a smaller container with an airtight lid and store it in the fridge.
If you’re in a rush in the morning, just pour yourself a cup and be on your way. You can even heat the coffee if you prefer, just pop it in the microwave a bit.
As for the cream, it’s best to make it as you go, but it’s so easy and only takes 5 minutes to get the best pumpkin flavor for your commute.
Other pumpkin recipes
I love this pumpkin spice drink and I think you will too. If you’re looking for other pumpkin treats, I’ve got plenty of good ones:
- If you plan on making pumpkin desserts this fall, try this easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree. It’s easy in a food processor and then you can make a fancy cold brew, too!
- I love hot chocolate and the added pumpkin in this Vegan Pumpkin Hot Chocolate.
- If you love baked goods, you have to try this Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cake with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting. It’s delightful!
- I know most will be making Pumpkin Pie and this one is paleo and vegan.
- These gluten-free Chewy Pumpkin Cookies have a creamy filling and are perfect for a gathering.
- Can’t get enough pumpkin spice? Try these Pumpkin Spice Cookies, they’re sure to be a hit. Paleo and vegan.
If you make this Pumpkin Cold Brew, be sure to let me know what you think. I would love to see pics. just tag 📸 and follow #fooddoodlesrecipes so that I can easily find them.
Pumpkin Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
- ¼ cup (60 ml) whole milk
- ¼ cup (60 ml) heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup (240 ml) cold brew
To make cold brew coffee:
- Add 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee to 3 cups of water into a container like a mason jar, put the lid on, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, stir and strain the contents with a fine-mesh sieve and you’re ready to top with pumpkin foam and serve.
- If you don’t have a sieve but have a paper coffee filter, just pour the steeped coffee into the paper filter, and let the liquid drain into another container.
To make pumpkin sweet cream:
- To a frother, add the heavy cream and milk with brown sugar. Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
- Froth for about 30 seconds or until you achieve your desired thickness. If you don’t have a frother, then blend it.
- To serve, fill a glass with ice, add the cold brew, and spoon on the pumpkin foam. Enjoy immediately.