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Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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If you’re the type who can’t wait for the weather to get cold to enjoy pumpkin spice, then you need this delicious Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew! It is the cold, creamy, and refreshing pumpkin coffee treat you have been craving all year long!

Hot drinks get a lot of attention in the autumn season, but one cold drink tops them all! Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is the ultimate fall favorite for iced and hot drinkers alike! Here are a few things you will love about this delicious recipe:

  • Flexible Flavor – This recipe provides different brewing ratios to suit your needs, so you can make as much or as little cold brew as you need!
  • Great in Any Weather – Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a refreshing way to enjoy creamy, spicy, and sweet fall flavors earlier in the Autumn season or any time of year!
  • Cold and Creamy – The flavor of this cold brew is so smooth, sweet, and mildly spiced that you will not be able to put it down!
  • Quick Cold Brew – Although a full twelve-hour steep for this cold brew will create a sensationally smooth flavor, with this method, you can have a cold brew ready in only seven hours!

Ingredients you need

Make your own pumpkin cream cold brew at home with two simple recipes for pumpkin creamer and homemade cold brew.

Filtered Water – When it comes to brewing coffee, water is everything. If you have very hard or rusty, water, you can actually taste it in the final cup, so whenever possible use filtered water.

You do not need a fantasy filtration system or bottled water, though. Try a simple water filtration pitcher or a faucet screw-on filtration system.

Coffee – The perfect cold brew starts with coffee beans, of course! When making cold brew you need a very coarsely ground coffee. The beans will steep in cool water over time, similarly to tea, so the larger chunks are actually welcome. The perfect grind size for cold brew coffee is extra coarse or about the size of ground peppercorns.

You can use any type or brand of beans you like for this recipe, but a low-acid medium to dark roast always tastes great when cold brewed. These coffees tend to be more robust and chocolatey in flavor, so when cold brewed, those flavors have time to develop and shine.

Regardless of what beans you choose, be sure to follow the ratios. See the chart below to help you nail the perfect amount of beans to water.

Don’t feel like waiting? Then replace the homemade cold brew coffee with a store-bought cold brew concentrate. Mix the concentrate with water, as directed.

Pumpkin Spice Creamer – Pumpkin spice creamer is a luscious, sweetened creamer infused with the flavors of pumpkin and warm autumn spices. It has delicious notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and, of course, pumpkin!

You can make this delicious mix-in in fifteen minutes flat! Just check out my easy recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer!

However, you can also op to use a high-quality, store-bought pumpkin-flavored creamer to enhance this easy cold-brew coffee.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Step-by-step

Add the ground coffee to the French Press.
Add the ground coffee to the French Press.
Fill in the cold water.
Fill in the cold water.
A crust is formed after the first 4 minutes.
A crust forms after 4 minutes, break it with a spoon.
Put on the plunger without pushing it through.
Place the French press in the fridge and chill for at least seven hours.
Fill the glass with cubed ice.
Fill the glass with cubed ice.
Pour the finished cold brew over ice.
Pour the finished cold brew over ice.
Add the homemade pumpkin spice creamer.
Add the homemade pumpkin spice creamer.
Delicious Pumpkin cream cold brew in gorgeous glass next to French press coffee maker.
You’ll need about two tablespoons of the creamer.
Delicious Pumpkin cream cold brew in gorgeous glass next to French press coffee maker.
Enjoy!

Cold Brew Coffee Ratios

Making great cold-brew coffee is all about nailing the right ratios. Here is a simple guide to cold brew coffee ratios so you always have the best-tasting cold cup!

French Press SizeCoffeeWater
1 L140 g840 g
¾ L105 g630 g
½ L70 g420 g
¼ L35 g210 g

Ingredients for Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Creamer

How To Make Pumpkin Coffee Creamer – Short Version

Gorgeous homemade pumpkin spice creamer in a bottle, placed on green felt next to small pumpkins.
  • Mix – Whisk together the spices.
  • Heat the dairy. Grab a small saucepan, heat up your chosen dairy, and add the salt. See the homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe for full details on how to heat based on the dairy you choose.
  • Stir in the Spices
  • Add the Pumpkin Puree and Heavy Cream.
  • Simmer – Allow the mixture to simmer as directed in the recipe.
  • Strain – This gets rid of any clumps or excess spices.
  • Cool – Once cooled, you can cover the creamer and chill it.
  • Enjoy – Use this creamer in hot or cold coffees, teas, cocoas, and more!

How To Make Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew From Scratch

Grind – Grind the coffee beans to extra-coarse.

Brew – Mix the coffee and filtered water in a French Press, place the plunger on top, but do not press it. Refrigerate for at least 7 hours up to 12 hours.

Strain – Strain the grounds out of the finished cold brew by pressing the plunger.

Serve – Pour the finished cold brew over ice and then top it with the pumpkin spice creamer and enjoy!

Barista Tips

  • When brewing coffee, always use filtered water. Unfiltered water can calcify your brewing equipment and give your favorite coffee a funky taste. So opt for filtered whenever possible.
  • If you’re familiar with brewing hot coffee in the French Press, cold brew has a much different water-to-coffee ratio. Hot French Press coffee has a ratio of 1:15, whereas cold brew is much stronger with a ratio of 1:6.
  • When using a big, 34 oz French Press, you wanna use 4.9 oz coffee to 29.6 oz water and dial it down for smaller French press sizes.

Products

Coffee Grinder – This recipe requires very coarsely ground coffee, not your average ground beans from the supermarket. So you will need to have a coffee grinder on hand or use the grinder at the store or cafe where you purchase the beans.

French Press – The French Press is the most versatile and affordable way to make so many different types of coffee and tea. Investing in one of these awesome coffee makers might just be the best move for your home bar.

If you just can’t wait for your new French Press to make this recipe, you can use a covered pitcher to brew. You will need to take extra steps to strain the coffee, but it can work in a pinch.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Is Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Dairy-Free?

Unfortunately, for any non-dairy drinkers, the original recipe for this drink does include dairy. The delicious pumpkin spice creamer in this cold brew is made with dairy.

How Long Does Cold Brew Take to Make?

This recipe is great because it is easy to fit into your routine. The cold brew needs to steep for about 7 to 12 hours, so prep the batch before bed to make a luscious cold brew in the morning!

Is Cold Brew More Healthy Than Iced Coffee?

Cold brewing is a method of making coffee using coarse grounds and cool water. The resulting cup of coffee tends to be much lower in acid than traditional iced coffee. The smooth, low-acid flavor of cold brew appeals to many, especially anyone with acid sensitivity, but it is not inherently healthier than other methods.

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Delicious Pumpkin cream cold brew in gorgeous glass next to French press coffee maker.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

A delicious and refreshing drink that combines cold brew coffee, made with a French press, an a yummy pumpkin spice creamer.
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
Course: Coffee, Cold Beverage
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: cold brew, pumpkin cold brew, pumpkin cream cold brew
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 22kcal

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 29.6 oz Filtered water
  • 4.9 oz Ground coffee very coarse
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin spice creamer
  • Cubed Ice

Instructions 

  • So when using a big, 34 oz French Press, you wanna use 4.9 oz Ground coffee to 29.6 oz Filtered water and dial it down for smaller French press sizes.
    29.6 oz Filtered water, 4.9 oz Ground coffee
  • Mix the desired amount of coffee with the appropriate amount of filtered water. Place the plunger on top.
  • Do not press through and leave in the refrigerator for at least seven hours (ideally twelve hours). Don't feel like waiting? Then replace the homemade Cold Brew coffee with a purchased Cold Brew concentrate.
  • Once your pumpkin coffee creamer and cold brew are ready, fill your serving glasses with Cubed Ice, pour the cold brew into serving glasses, and add 2 tbsp Pumpkin spice creamer.
    2 tbsp Pumpkin spice creamer, Cubed Ice

Notes

Cold brew ratio: 1:6
The cold brew water-to-coffee ratio of 1:6 is different from the standard French press ratio of 1:15.
So when using a big, 1l French Press, you wanna use 140 g coffee to 840 g water and dial it down for smaller French press sizes. 
French Press Size
Coffee
Water
1 L
140 g
840 g 
¾ L
105 g
630 g
½ L
70 g
420 g
¼ L
35 g
210 g

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

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By on September 12th, 2023
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