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If you are a lover of the pumpkin spice latte, then this pumpkin cream cold brew will help you welcome the season while the days are still warm.
Fall is in the air, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 34 bloggers will be sharing 140+ fantastic recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
It’s been 16 years since Starbucks released a new pumpkin coffee beverage, and I’ve gotta say, I’m so glad it is here. I’ve been over the pumpkin spice latte for some time now, and I’m ready to enjoy the pumpkin cream cold brew. It’s a great way to enjoy the start of fall but not say goodbye to the warm summer days.
How To Make Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
Once you get the hang of making the pumpkin cream cold foam, you’ll start putting it on everything. There are two main ways to make cold foam, and both are electric. One is to use a blender, the other is to use a frother. Don’t worry though, they both work with dairy free alternatives as well.
My favorite thing to do is to use the Nespresso Aeroccino milk frother. The newest version has a cold cream option, as well as the traditional offerings. If this price point is a little out of your budget or you’re not sure you’ll use it enough, there are handheld wand frothers available. They are significantly cheaper, take up less space, and does the trick well enough.
If the blender is the way you want to go, you have to be careful about not heating the milk with the friction from the blades. In order to get cold cream in a blender, add fresh milk to the blender and blend on high for about 20-30 seconds. You may have to use a spoon to skim the foam off of the top depending on how well frothed it becomes. As a tip, the fresher your milk is, the better it will froth. Milk that is close to expiring doesn’t make cold foam nearly as well as fresh. It collapses and loses its body really easily.
Tips For Making A Better Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- How To Make Cold Brew That Isn’t Bitter. For some, bitterness is what makes coffee enjoyable, but a well made cold brew is silky and luxurious while lacking an overly bitter profile.
- Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree. If you want your pumpkin spice sauce to have the most authentic flavor possible, make a homemade pumpkin puree. This tutorial takes you through the steps of choosing the right pumpkin, roasting it, and turning it into a perfect puree.
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice Tastes Better. Before being served, the pumpkin cream cold brew gets a light dusting of pumpkin spice (ginger, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg). Make your own using this recipe for better control over the quality and flavor of the pumpkin spice topping.
Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Latte from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Butterscotch Smoothie from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pie Mule from Seduction In The Kitchen
Spooky Sugar Pumpkin Shake from For the Love of Food
White Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate from Our Good Life
Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
3-Ingredient Cheater Pumpkin Muffins from Shockingly Delicious
Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze from The Crumby Kitchen
Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Muffins from Red Cottage Chronicles
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Butter from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Butter from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Cake from Love & Confections
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls from The Baking Fairy
Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Cheesy Corn Pumpkin Dip from Caroline’s Cooking
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs from 4 Sons R Us
Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Pancetta Risotto from The Redhead Baker
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting from Palatable Pastime
Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Frugal & Fit
Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from The Beard and The Baker
Mini Pumpkin Spice Trifles from My Sweet Zepol
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pudding from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti from Creative Southern Home
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Blogghetti
Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe
The heavy cream in the cold foam is completely optional. However, it does help give some substance and binding power so it stays foamy longer.
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Use this grocery list to help simplify shopping. Everything is listed in standard grocery store amounts. If no size is specified, even the smallest package will provide more than enough.
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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- 2-3 teaspoons Torani vanilla syrup
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- Stir together the pumpkin pie spice and granulated sugar. Set aside.
- In the bottom of a glass 16 ounce cup, add in the vanilla syrup and cold brew coffee. Fill with ice until it is ⅔ full and stir with a spoon.
- In a blender combine the pumpkin pie sauce with the milk, heavy cream, and pumpkin puree. Whip until frothy. Scrape the cold foam onto the top of the iced coffee. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice mixture on top of cold foam and serve.
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