If you like Dunkin pumpkin cream cold brew, you’re going to love this easy copycat recipe you can make in 5 minutes at home. Pumpkin cream cold foam is perfect to celebrate the fall season and use up leftover pumpkin puree.
What is Dunkin pumpkin cream cold brew?
Dunkin pumpkin cream cold brew is a cold brew coffee that is steeped for 12 hours and then sweetened with brown sugar syrup and topped with frothy pumpkin cream and cinnamon sugar.
The drink puts a delicious autumn spin on their original brown sugar cream cold brew. Next to an iced pumpkin spice latte, it’s my favorite pumpkin drink by far.
Dunkin Donuts pumpkin cream cold brew recipe
I wait all year for Dunkin Donuts fall menu, and their pumpkin cream cold brew is the best. It’s one of my favorite fall drinks, and I love it with a pumpkin donut or pumpkin muffin.
Thankfully, we can create a copycat Dunkin pumpkin cold brew at home. It’s easy and doesn’t require any special equipment. My at-home version is absolutely delicious, and you can make it year-round!
Reasons to love homemade pumpkin cream cold brew
- Amazing flavor: The recipe starts with delicious cold brew coffee topped with fluffy cold foam. The cold foam is infused with a good dose of pumpkin and cozy spices. Yum!
- Real ingredients: My recipe uses simple-to-find ingredients such as pumpkin puree, condensed milk, and spices. You won’t find any fake flavorings, chemicals, or additives here.
- Easy to make: If you have a whisk or a mixer, you can make this! It takes all but 5 minutes to whip up the Dunkin pumpkin cold foam.
- Affordable: Making your own at home is so much cheaper than buying it at the coffee shop or drive-thru.
- Cold brew: Use your favorite store-bought or homemade cold brew or iced coffee. You can also use chilled coffee or espresso.
- Brown sugar syrup: Dunkin sweetens their cold brew with brown sugar syrup. You can buy syrup from Torani or Monin or cook your own. I’ll show you how in the recipe card below.
- Heavy whipping cream makes up the base of the cold foam. The cream needs to be cold. Otherwise, it won’t whip up properly. I recommend refrigerating the cream overnight, so it’s well chilled.
- Sweetened condensed milk adds to the creamy texture and sweet flavor of the cold foam.
- Pumpkin puree: You need pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. The recipe is great for using up leftover canned pumpkin from other recipes.
- Pumpkin pie spice gives the drink so much cozy aroma. Use a store-bought mix or make homemade pumpkin pie spice. Simply combine 1 tsp ground cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg + 1/8 tsp ground cloves.
- Ice: Dunkin donuts cold brew is poured over ice. So have some ice cubes or nuggets ready.
What is the best coffee for this recipe?
Pumpkin cold foam is best used on iced coffee. Cold brews are the preferred choice, but freshly brewed coffee or espresso shots over ice work great too.
How to make pumpkin cream cold brew
My Dunkin pumpkin cold brew recipe is really simple, and you will feel like a seasoned barista after the first sip. Here’s what to do:
#1: Whip cold foam
- Combine the cold heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, whip on high speed until frothy and soft peaks form. This is the base of the cold foam.
#2: Add flavorings
- Gently fold in the pumpkin puree and spices until everything is well combined and incorporated.
- Be careful not to deflate the mixture, and feel free to add more condensed milk to make it sweeter.
#3: Assemble the drink
- Pour the cold brew into a tall glass over ice.
- Next, add the brown sugar syrup.
- Then top with a generous amount of pumpkin cream cold foam. You can pour the cold foam onto the drink or spoon it on top.
- Finish with a dusting of pumpkin pie spice.
How much does the recipe make?
I suggest serving 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cold foam per cup of cold brew or iced coffee. My recipe makes 1 to 2 servings, depending on your preferences.
Do you mix the layers?
Mixing the cold brew and pumpkin foam comes down to personal preferences. I love how the cream sits on top and slowly sinks down into the coffee layer. Of course, you can mix it right away and enjoy it blended.
Store leftover pumpkin cold foam in a mason jar with an airtight lid. It will last 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. When ready to drink, pour it over iced coffee and enjoy.
When the cold foam settles in the fridge, you may notice some separation, which is perfectly normal. Just re-mix until it’s blended again.
- 1 cup / 240 ml / 8 fl oz cold brew (or chilled coffee)
- 1 tbsp brown sugar syrup (see Note below)
Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml / 2 fl oz heavy whipping cream, cold
- 1/8 cup / 30 g / 1 oz sweetenened condesed milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Whip cold foam. Combine the cold heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, whip on high speed until frothy and soft peaks form. This is the base of the cold foam.
- Add flavorings. Gently fold in the pumpkin puree and spices until everything is well combined and incorporated. Be careful not to deflate the mixture, and feel free to add more condensed milk to make it sweeter.
- Assemble the drink. Pour the cold brew into a tall glass over ice. Next, add the brown sugar syrup. Then top with a generous amount of pumpkin cream cold foam. You can pour the cold foam onto the drink or spoon it on top. Finish with a dusting of pumpkin pie spice.
Brown Sugar Syrup
To make the brown sugar syrup, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool, then stir in 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
You can use a store-bought mix or make homemade pumpkin pie spice. To make it, simply combine 1 tsp ground cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg + 1/8 tsp ground cloves.
Pumpkin pie spice traditionally has ginger. However, Dunkin only ever mentions cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, so I skipped ginger.
Of course, you can add 1/4 ground ginger if you love that taste.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 3g
What is Dunkin pumpkin cold foam?
Cold foam is a chilled, foamy milk topping layered on top of lattes and cold brews. Dunkin pumpkin cold foam is made with milk, syrup, flavorings, colorant, and spices and then whipped in high-speed blenders.
Dunkin offers a variety of cold foams for their cold brews, like salted caramel, brown sugar, and smoked vanilla.
What is cold brew?
Cold brew is made by steeping ground coffee beans in cold or room-temperature water for 8–24 hours. This results in a strong, smooth flavor that’s less acidic than regular coffee.
Does pumpkin cream cold brew have caffeine?
Yes, cold brew contains caffeine, but its content can vary based on many factors. The coffee bean type, grind size, water temperature, and steeping time all play a role.
How is Dunkin Donuts pumpkin cream cold brew different from Starbucks?
Dunkin and Starbucks both offer their own version of pumpkin cream cold brew. The Dunkin version is sweetened with brown sugar and dusted with cinnamon sugar, whereas Starbucks is infused with vanilla syrup and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.
Both drinks are delicious, but I like Dunkin a tad better because the brown sugar syrup adds more depth of flavor and a subtle caramel note.
If you want to compare both beverages, try this Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew recipe from Fox and Briar.
More fall drinks
Everyone loves a good fall drink! Here are a few more amazing recipes to try this season. Your family and friends will love them!