Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew | The Perfect Copycat Recipe For Fall

Move over Pumpkin Spice Latte, a new girl is in town, and she’s packed with caffeinated power and pumpkin bliss! The trend of potent cold brews and flavored versions of these delicious slow-brewed espresso beverages has blown through the roof in popularity as these popular editions get tweaked with seasonal add-ons such as vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin spice, chai, you name it. But we’re talking about pumpkin cold brew specifically, and how Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts both took this recipe a step above the rest and created a loyal following for their pumpkin-flavored drinks. It inspired us so much that we deiced to make our very own version of their popular fall-flavored drinks so that you dont have to leave the comfort of your home for a delicious pumpkin-flavored coffee drink. Plus, Pumpkin is full of Vitamins C and E, so don’t feel too bad downing your favorite pumpkin beverages and desserts πŸ˜† At least that’s what we tell ourselves, even though most pumpkin recipes have a small amount of pumpkin πŸ‘€.

This post is all about creating the perfect Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew! We also made sure to cover the frequently asked questions for the popular fall beverage, and the difference between the Starbucks version and Dunkins.

copycat starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew recipe in mason jar

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew FAQ

Is pumpkin cream cold brew sweet?

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is not overly sweet, it does have the creamy taste from the addition of the cream cold foam on top of it, but if you omit the cold foam and only have the cold brew it only has 2 pumps of vanilla syrup at starbucks. In the Dunkin version, you can order it black or with the addition of your cream.

What is pumpkin cream cold brew made of?

Pumpkin cream cold brew is essentially a regular cold brew with the addition of vanilla syrup and your choice of cream. On the top of the drink is the pumpkin cream cold foam that is commonly paired with it at both starbucks and Dunkin donuts.

Is pumpkin cream cold brew cold?

Yes, pumpkin cream cold brew is sold cold at starbucks and Dunkin donuts, however, if making this recipe a home you could actually warm up the cold brew and have it with cold foam on top.

Does the pumpkin cream cold brew have coffee in it?

Yes, Pumpkin cream cold brew is a cold brew that is made from slow-brewed coffee ground beans in a cold environment over several hours. The longer the brewing and the lower water to bean ratio equals a more potent blend.

What is the pumpkin cream cold brew made of?

Depending on where you get the pumpkin cream cold brew, it is typically made with cold brew, vanilla syrup, cream, and pumpkin spice cold foam.

What goes on top of the pumpkin cream cold brew at Starbucks?

The pumpkin cream cold brew is topped with A delicious and creamy pumpkin-flavored cold foam that is the perfect pairing with their pumpkin cold brew.

Is pumpkin spice cold brew coming back?

Yes for the past couple of years pumpkin spice cold brew is making its rounds again for the fall season and will be available at both Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. You’ll also notice that your local cafes will most likely have this delicious fall-flavored cold brew, so make sure to try them all! Some of our favorite pumpkin-flavored drinks are not actually from either big chain but from our local coffee shops.

Is there real pumpkin in the pumpkin cream cold brew?

Yes, there is most likely real pumpkin since both Starbucks and Dunkin use pumpkin puree in their recipes.

Everything About Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

What’s in Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew?

Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Is Dunkin Donuts pumpkin cold brew a secret menu item?

No, Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Cold Brew is available on their regular menu during the fall season for a limited time and while ingredients are available. this means they can sell out sooner than anticipated since they only order so many ingredients for these special fall drinks.

How do you order a pumpkin cream cold brew from Dunkin donuts?

if ordering in person just ask for a pumpkin cream cold brew with either cream or have it black for the base, then make sure they keep the cold foam. Sometimes if you ask for black the barista will also take off the pumpkin cold foam, but you have to have that delicious topping. You can also ask them to add more syrups, reduce the syrup, or add the cold foam topping to another drink of your choice, but expect to pay an additional charge.

Everything About Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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What’s in Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew?

Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew is the perfect introduction to fall weather, this delicious drink features a creamy cold brew that is cold brewed perfectly and paired with two pumps of vanilla syrup for the grande size. Then on top of the pumpkin cream, cold brew is the creamy pumpkin cold foam that is perfect for balancing the strong coffee.

Is the pumpkin cream cold brew at starbucks a secret menu item?

No, Pumpkin cream cold brew at starbucks is an official starbucks menu item that can be ordered during the end of summer usually late august, and all the way into the winter season.

How many pumps of syrup are in pumpkin cream cold brew?

The number of pumps of syrup in a pumpkin cream cold brew varies depending on the size of the drink:

Tall – 1 pump

Grande – 2 pumps

Venti – 3 pumps

Trenta – 4 pumps

What sizes are available for the pumpkin cream cold brew?

The pumpkin cold brew drink is available in the following sizes:

  • Tall
  • Grande
  • Venti
  • Trenta

How many Calories are in Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew?

The Tall Size has 140 calories, the grande size has 250 calories, the venti size has 310 calories and the Trenta size has 360 calories.

How many grams of sugar and fat is in the pumpkin cream cold brew iced drink?

Breaking down the different sizes and their sugar and fat content:

Tall – 17g of sugar and 7g of fat

Grande – 31 g of sugar and 12g of fat

Venti – 40g of sugar and 15g of fat

Trenta – 48g of sugar and 17g of fat

How do you order a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks?

Since the drink is an official member of Starbucks’ official menu, you can just ask for it at the counter, drive-thru, or for an even easier experience order through the Starbucks mobile app. Don’t forget you can always customize it to your liking whether that means extra cold foam, extra cream, syrup, or swapping around flavors.

What is the difference between Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and Dunkin Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew?

pumpkin cream cold brew

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You can make this recipe as natural as you like by swapping canned pumpkin puree with homemade puree, using homemade vanilla syrup, simple dairy ingredients, and homemade cold brew.
  • An easy recipe that almost anyone can make
  • Tasty real pumpkin flavor that doesnt have any artificial flavorings! (when using real pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice)

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe With A Pinch Of Spice

How to Make A Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Recipe

pumpkin cold brew ingredients: cold brew, pumpkin spice, pumpkin sauce, and vanilla syrup


Pumpkin Spice or Pumpkin Spice Sauce – We like using either version but if you’re looking for a creamier base we recommend using pumpkin spice sauce as it really emphasizes the pumpkin flavor! Otherwise, if you’re watching added calories, just use pumpkin spice powder.

If you're opting for a creamier and delicious base try our Homemade Pumpkin Spice Sauce!

Cold Brew Concentrate or Cold Brew – The stronger the better! We recommend creating a strong cold brew concentrate for this recipe and diluting it to just about your preferences. The reason is that the pumpkin spice cold foam topping or any cold foam topping will add a creamy flavor that will help counter the potency of the cold brew.

Vanilla Syrup –

Milk or Cream –

Ice –

Water –

Equipment you’ll need

  • Mason jar with a lid or drink shaker
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring Cups

Recipe Calls For

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin sauce or 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • ice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla syrup
  • 1/2 cup of cold brew concentrate or 1 cup of cold brew or 1 cup of strong brewed coffee that is cooled
  • 1/2 cup of water – only if using a concentrate
  • 2 tbsp milk of your choice – optional
  • Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam Topping – We linked our delicious homemade pumpkin spice cold foam recipe below πŸ‘‡
How to Make Delicious Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam From Scratch!
cold brew in mason jar with ice
Step 1. Combine ice, cold brew concentrate, vanilla syrup, and pumpkin spice
cold brew is topped with whipped topping
Step 4. Top your iced coffee with a delicious cold foam!


  1. Combine ice, cold brew concentrate, vanilla syrup, pumpkin spice, or pumpkin spice sauce.
  2. Cover with lid and shake until well combined and foamy, remove the lid
  3. Fill with remaining liquids (milk and water)
  4. Top with your favorite cold foam topping! Vanilla Cold Foam, Chai Cold Foam, and Matcha Cold Foam are all great choices besides the pumpkin cream cold foam.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to use a strong cold brew concentrate, otherwise if using regular cold brew, don’t dilute it
  • If topping with cold foam, we would commit to adding any additional milk to the base since the cold foam is eventually mixed into the drink and adds the perfect amount of creaminess
  • You can get a stronger pumpkin taste by cold brewing your coffee with pumpkin spices during the brew time in the fridge.
  • Using pumpkin spice powder will result in a less powerful pumpkin taste but overall lower calories =).

That wraps up our post on creating the perfect fall weather pumpkin cream cold brew! Whether you love the Dunkins version or the Starbucks version, we are sure you’ll love this homemade one even more! Make sure to pin this recipe for later for future reference ☺️

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