Hi friends! Last fall I created this DIY pumpkin cream cold foam and shared it on IG. SO many of you loved it. I too am quite fond of it. It tastes like the Starbucks version but for much cheaper and you can make it in the comfort of your home. I have been counting down the weeks until Fall arrives so I can enjoy this magic iced coffee again and we have finally made it through the heat people!
If you like iced coffee but caffeine gets you, you may consider making your own iced coffee with decaf coffee. I have found that pre-made decaf iced coffee is hard (if not impossible) to find. Which is why I used to make my own decaf cold brew. I wrote a whole blog post on how to make homemade cold brew and another on how I deal with caffeine. I have a mini cold brew container off amazon, and it has made this process even easier! If I can’t handle any caffeine that day but really want an iced coffee, I will use this to make my own cold brew. If you try this yourself, it is key to get COARSE GROUND coffee. I love the Decaf Coffee from Whole Foods.
To get the foam, I used my hand held frother because I was going for optimal laziness here. However, you will get the same effect if you just shake violently in a mason jar. You can also blend it or whip it!
I drink decaf coffee first thing in the AM. In this last few years I’ve discovered I can’t do caffeine pre-breakfast. I’ve found that it gives me the jitters and makes me anxious, so decaf first thing it is! Midmorning, after I have enough food in my system and I’m ready for a caffeine boost, I enjoy a caffeinated beverage. For this drink, the unsweetened STOK brand cold brew is my favorite. I also like the Starbucks medium roast iced coffee. You can find both at most grocery stores. Without further ado, here’s my recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam!
If video form is more your speed, here is a reel I made on Instagram last fall walking you through the steps as well.
1.25 c iced coffee of your choice (you can get at most grocery stores) OR cold brew
1/4 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
2 tsp pumpkin puree
2 tsp maple syrup
Dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice