This copycat Starbucks pumpkin cold foam recipe is SO addictively good. It’s easy to make at home in under 5 minutes, using simple ingredients. Pumpkin cream cold foam is the perfect topping for any type of iced fall latte, coffee or tea.
What is pumpkin cold foam
Cold foam is milk that is frothed cold, adding tiny bubbles and creating a creamy milk topping. When put on top of your cold drink, it will float at first and slowly sink, infusing its flavor into your drink.
This pumpkin spice cold foam is flavored with pumpkin pie filling, pumpkin pie spice and a little cream to create a milky, creamy, pumpkin flavored cold foam.
Why you will love it:
- It tastes like fall. There is a reason there is such a hype surrounding Starbucks’ pumpkin drink recipes. It’s because they taste so ridiculously good. Add this foam onto any drink and it tastes like you are drinking pumpkin pie.
- It takes 5 minutes to make. You can make this recipe before your kettle has even had time to boil.
- There are no fancy ingredients. You don’t need to buy any expensive, hard-to-find flavored syrups. If you are making pumpkin pie (since it’s that season), you probably already have these ingredients on hand.
Ingredients & Substitutions:
- Milk: Use regular 2% milk. Non-dairy milk substitutes may not froth as well for this recipe.
- Cream: Use heavy cream or whipping cream.
- Half and Half: This is not an ingredient required for this recipe. However, you can use half and half to substitute for both the cream and milk. Instead of using 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of cream, use 6 tablespoons of half and half.
- Sugar: Granulated sugar is used to sweeten the pumpkin foam.
- Pumpkin pie filling: You only need a small amount of pumpkin pie filling, so plan to use the rest for a pumpkin pie, or another pumpkin recipe.
- Pumpkin pie spice: This should be easy to find in a grocery store, especially around the holidays. If you can’t find it, you can easily make your own with spices you already have.
How to make pumpkin cold foam:
Add all the ingredients to a tall cup. Using an electric hand frother, froth the mixture for about 1-2 minutes, until it turns into a foam-like consistency.
It literally tastes like pumpkin pie. Creamy, smooth, pumpkin pie flavor that adds a richness to your iced tea or coffee.
Yes. You can only buy Starbucks pumpkin foam drinks from September to about November or December, depending on when stores run out of supplies. However, this at home recipe means you can make it any time of the year.
- Add the foam to iced drinks. This foam is meant to be used on ice cold drinks. Make sure your drink is cold before adding the cold foam on top. Otherwise it will melt and lose its foam-like consistency.
- Scoop the foam onto your drink. After frothing the cold foam, there will be an extra fluffy layer on top, with slightly more liquid foam underneath. I like to pour the more liquid part on top of the drink first to let it trickle down, and then use a spoon to scoop the thicker foam on top of the drink.
- Store in the fridge. This pumpkin cream foam is best made fresh with your drink. However, you can store extra in the fridge for up to a couple days. You may need to froth it slightly before serving.