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Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Recipe (Creamy & Delicious)

pumpkin spice cold brew recipe

As the seasons start to change, so do the coffee flavors that coffee shops feature. When fall arrives, it is time to whip out the pumpkin spice to add richness and flavor to your coffee. Instead of running out for a Starbucks pumpkin spice cold brew, enjoy it right out of your kitchen with our handcrafted pumpkin spice cold brew iced coffee.

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Homemade Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew


  • 1-2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice syrup (store-bought or homemade)
  • 6 oz cold brew coffee (diluted)
  • Ice
  • Milk (swap for plant-based milk)
  • Coffee mug or cup
  • Tall Glass
  • Tablespoon
  • Microwave (optional)
  • Frother (optional)

1. Add Cold Brew Coffee to a Mug or Glass.

Add diluted cold brew coffee to a coffee mug.

2. Add Pumpkin Spice Syrup.

Add about ½ tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice Syrup, then stir until blended.

3. Pour Over Ice in a Tall Glass.

Drizzle syrup in a tall glass and add ice, then add the pumpkin cold brew.

4. Add Milk or Milk Foam and Garnish with Syrup.

Top off with milk or milk foam (using a frother), then garnish with the rest of the syrup.

The Cold Brew Experience

What is Cold Brew Coffee?

Cold brew is a fairly newer concept of ‘cold’ coffee drinks, quickly becoming the new favorite for many. Ground coffee beans steep in water for 12–24 hours, creating a bold, flavorful coffee concentrate. It’s smooth and rich in flavor, bringing out flavor notes that only cold brewing can. If you are an iced coffee fan and you haven’t tried cold brew yet, we highly recommend giving it a try.

cold brew coffee preparation
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Cold Brew Coffee vs Iced Coffee

Although both are cold coffee drinks with ice, there is a big difference between cold brew and iced coffee. While cold brew steeps for hours and does not require a coffee maker, most iced coffee is drip-brewed hot coffee. The most noticeable difference is that iced coffee has a more acidic, bitter taste compared to the smoother, bolder cold brew. However, cold brew coffee takes 12 or more hours to make at home, so iced coffee is easier and faster to make.

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Simple Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Here’s our favorite way to make a flavorful pumpkin spice cold brew coffee. It’s the perfect way to enjoy this seasonal favorite, without stepping foot inside a coffee shop. Add as much pumpkin spice flavor as you like and enjoy it fresh each morning!
5 star average
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink


  • Tall glass
  • Coffee cup
  • Microwave (optional)
  • Frother (optional)


  • 1-2 tbsps Pumpkin Spice syrup store-bought or homemade
  • 6 oz Cold brew coffee diluted
  • Ice
  • Milk swap for plant-based milk if you'd like


  • Dilute cold brew concentrate in a coffee mug or glass, using your preferred ratio. We recommend starting with 5:1 water to cold brew.
  • Drizzle around ½ tablespoon of pumpkin spice flavor syrup, then stir until the syrup is blended. To make the syrup dissolve easier, heat in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • In a tall glass, line the bottom with the pumpkin spice syrup, then add ice. Pour the pumpkin spice cold brew over the ice, then stir it until mixed to your liking. Alternatively, you can also add it to a drink mixer and shake it or use a hand stirrer.
  • Top off with milk or milk foam (using a frother), then garnish with syrup.
Keyword cold brew, fall recipes, pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice cold brew, Starbucks copycat, starbucks pumpkin spice cold brew

Featured Image Credit: Laura Heineman, Shutterstock


Jaimie Wisniowski

Jaimie is a freelance writer fueled by coffee, whether it’s hot, iced, or made from a local coffee shop. She enjoys writing all things coffee, especially if it means trying the latest coffee shop trends (hello cold foam!). After spending years writing poems, college essays, and short stories, it only a matter of time to turn writing into a career. Writing about coffee simply combined two of her favorite things! When she’s not drinking coffee by the minute and writing at her laptop, Jaimie spends time hiking, exercising, and living an active life. She also loves to snuggle up with a good book and her dog, Margo. If you catch her without a cup of coffee, she’s probably on her way to the coffee maker now.

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