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Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

Hey there, coffee lovers and pumpkin enthusiasts! As the leaves start to change and the air gets a bit crisper, it’s that time of year when we all crave a little taste of autumn in our daily routines. And what better way to welcome the season than with a Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam recipe that’s as easy as it is delicious?

Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

Whether you’re a dedicated coffee addict or just someone who enjoys a refreshing pick-me-up now and then, this recipe is a must-try. It combines the rich, bold flavors of cold brew coffee with the warm, comforting essence of pumpkin spice. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Ingredients you’ll need for this Pumpkin cream cold foam recipe

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, found in any grocery store.

  • Ground coffee. Ground coffee is the heart and soul of your cold brew. It’s what brings those bold, caffeinated flavors to your drink.
  • Filtered water. It’s used to dilute the coffee for your cold brew
  • Heavy whipping cream. The heavy cream is the base for your cold foam. It adds richness and creaminess to your foam.
  • Skim milk. The skim milk balances the richness of the heavy cream, giving the homemade pumpkin cream a lighter and more frothy texture. Skim or non-fat milk is actually better at creating a foamy consistency than whole milk, but feel free to use full-fat milk if you prefer.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor by adding a subtle sweetness and aroma. 
  • Pure maple syrup. Maple syrup contributes a natural sweetness with a hint of caramel. It’s the perfect complement to the pumpkin flavor.
  • Pumpkin puree. 100% real pumpkin puree is needed for this recipe. It infuses the foam with that unmistakable pumpkin taste and a lovely orange hue
  • Cinnamon. Cinnamon adds warmth and a gentle spice kick to the foam
  • Nutmeg. Nutmeg, with its earthy and nutty notes, rounds out the spice profile and adds depth to the foam’s taste

Check the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full recipe.

Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

Ingredient substitutions

  • Maple syrup. You can substitute the maple syrup for vanilla syrup, brown sugar, or simple syrup, using the same ratio.
  • Cold brew. You can swap out your cold brew for espresso by allowing your espresso to cool down to room temperature and then refrigerating it until it’s cold. Keep in mind that the taste will be a bit different because cold brew is milder and less bitter, but if you’re okay with that, you can use it as a substitute.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg. You can substitute the cinnamon and nutmeg with pumpkin pie spice. Use 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice instead of both spices.
  • Pumpkin Spice latte. Add 2 shots of expresso, or very strong hot coffee, and 1 cup of hot milk, then add the pumpkin foam on top of the coffee. You can also substitute regular milk for non-dairy milk, like almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.

How to make this Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

How to make Cold Brew:

French press method: (this is how I normally make mine)

Place the coffee grounds in the French press. Pour water over them until they’re completely covered.

Give it a gentle stir with a spoon, making sure the grounds are well-soaked. Cover the French press with the lid, but don’t push down the plunger just yet. Pop it in the fridge for at least 8 to 24 hours.

When it’s done steeping, gently press the plunger down to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid. The mesh filter in the French press does the trick, keeping the grounds at the bottom while you pour out your cold-brew coffee. 

Coffee filter method:

If you don’t own a French press, you can also use a coffee filter to make your cold brew.

Place a coffee filter in a big container or pitcher. Make sure it’s large enough for the coffee and water.

Pour water over the coffee grounds in the filter until they’re all covered.

Give it a gentle stir with a spoon to soak all the grounds. Cover it up and pop it in the fridge for 8 to 24 hours to steep.

Once it’s done steeping, take out the coffee filter. You can use another filter to strain it again and get rid of any leftover bits.

Cold brew maker method:

Place the coffee grounds in the special compartment of your cold brew maker. Slowly pour water over them until they’re all covered up.

Close the cold brew maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Let the coffee sit in the fridge for the suggested time, usually 8 to 24 hours.

When it’s done steeping, use the instructions from your cold brew maker to pour the coffee into another container. Some cold brew makers have filters built in, while others might need you to strain it again using a coffee filter or a fine-mesh sieve.

How to make Pumpkin cold foam:

In a bowl or a measuring cup, combine the heavy cream, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and spices.

Switch on your handheld milk frother or immersion blender and move it up and down until your cream is nice and fluffy. It should take around 1-2 minutes. If you’re using a French press, just pump the plunger up and down until the cream gets frothy and fluffy.

Assembling your homemade cold brew:

Grab a glass, add ice, add the maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and pour your chilled cold brew coffee into it. Leave some space at the top for the creamy foam.

Spoon the pumpkin cold foam on top of your cold brew, stir, and enjoy!

How to store any leftover Pumpkin Cold Brew

If you happen to have any extra Pumpkin Cold Brew leftover, you can store it in an airtight container like a Mason jar, a pitcher, or any bottle with a snug lid right in your fridge.

It will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Expert tips for the best cold coffee drink

  • Opt for good quality ingredients: using high-quality ingredients makes or breaks your cold brew. Opt for the best quality you can find for the best results.
  • Nail the perfect ratio: Play around with various coffee-to-water ratios until you discover your ideal coffee flavor strength. As a general guideline, aim for 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee for every 4 cups of cold water, but don’t hesitate to tweak it to match your personal taste.
  • Don’t skip the steeping: Let your cold brew hang out in the fridge for at least 8 to 24 hours. This extended steeping time is where the magic happens, as it extracts the most delicious flavors and delivers a silky, low-acid brew.
  • Use cool milk and cream: For the ultimate frothy finish, make sure your heavy cream and milk are nicely chilled before you get started for better results.
Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

​Frequently Asked Questions

What milk is best for cold foam?

The best milk to make cold foam is skim milk. This is because skim milk will stay for a longer period of time on top of your coffee. The extra fat weighs more, so the less fat in your milk, the fluffier your foam will be.

Is cold brew stronger than coffee?

Yes, cold brew is stronger than coffee. It’s a concentrated form of coffee drink. Normally, cold brew will be anywhere between 1 part coffee to 4 parts water (1:4) to 1 part coffee to 8 parts water (1:8).

In comparison, regular coffee is anything between 1 part coffee to 16-20 parts water.

How is cold brew different from iced coffee?

Cold brew is made by soaking coffee grounds in cold water for a while, giving you a smooth and less tangy taste. On the other hand, iced coffee is brewed hot and then cooled down, so it keeps that traditional coffee flavor even when it’s cold.

Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

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Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe

Hey there, coffee lovers and pumpkin enthusiasts! As the leaves start to change and the air gets a bit crisper, it's that time of year when we all crave a little taste of autumn in our daily routines. And what better way to welcome the season than with a Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam recipe that's as easy as it is delicious?
Prep Time15 minutes
Steeping time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pumpkin cream, Maria Corcuera, Pumpkin Cold Brew Foam Recipe, pumpkin cream cold brew recipe, pumpkin cream cold foam, sweet fix baker
Servings: 1 cold brew
Author: Maria Corcuera

Equipment

  • 1 french press optional for method 1
  • 1 coffee filter optional for method 2
  • 1 cold brew maker optional for method 3
  • 1 frother or immersion blender

Ingredients

Cold brew with french press (see post for more methods)

  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • 1 cup filtered water room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Pumpkin cold foam

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream chilled
  • 1/8 cup skim milk chilled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon natural pumpkin pureé no sugar added
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg ground

Instructions

Cold brew with french press

  • Place the coffee grounds in the French press. Pour water over them until they're completely covered.
    1/4 cup ground coffee, 1 cup filtered water
  • Give it a gentle stir with a spoon, making sure the grounds are well-soaked. Cover the French press with the lid, but don't push down the plunger just yet. Pop it in the fridge for at least 8 to 24 hours.
  • When it's done steeping, gently press the plunger down to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid. The mesh filter in the French press does the trick, keeping the grounds at the bottom while you pour out your cold-brew coffee. 

Pumpkin cold foam

  • In a bowl or a measuring cup, combine the heavy cream, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and spices.
    1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/8 cup skim milk, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, 1 tablespoon natural pumpkin pureé, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Switch on your handheld milk frother or immersion blender and move it up and down until your cream is nice and fluffy. It should take around 1-2 minutes. If you're using a French press, just pump the plunger up and down until the cream gets frothy and fluffy.

To assemble

  • Grab a glass, add ice, add the maple syrup, and vanilla extract, and pour your chilled cold brew coffee into it. Leave some space at the top for the creamy foam.
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • Spoon the pumpkin cold foam on top of your cold brew, stir, and enjoy!

Notes

Expert tips for the best cold coffee drink
  • Opt for good quality ingredients: using high quality ingredients make or break your cold brew. Opt for the best quality your can find for best results
  • Nail the perfect ratio: Play around with various coffee-to-water ratios until you discover your ideal coffee flavor strength. As a general guideline, aim for 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee for every 4 cups of cold water, but don’t hesitate to tweak it to match your personal taste.
  • Don’t skip the steeping: Let your cold brew hang out in the fridge for at least 8 to 24 hours. This extended steeping time is where the magic happens, as it extracts the most delicious flavors and delivers a silky, low-acid brew.
  • Use cool milk and cream: For the ultimate frothy finish, make sure your heavy cream and milk are nicely chilled before you get started for better results.

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