Drinks, Recipes

Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew


Forget paying $5 for a cup of coffee and make a healthier version in the comfort of your home! Enter this Starbucks copycat Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Made with coconut milk to make this dairy free and sweetened with maple syrup.

two pumpkin cream cold brew in mason jars, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice

This is a good one y’all. Actually, it’s a great one! I’m addicted to Starbucks’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and would literally buy it every day if I could afford to. If it were possible, I would honestly eat that pumpkin infused foam straight from a bowl.

I’ve seen people make versions of this drink and tried my hand at one and it changed me. I knew I didn’t need to drive to the store, pay a bunch of money, and waste another plastic cup ANYMORE. The recipe I followed used heavy cream and a TON of white sugar. It tasted absolutely fantastic, but I knew that wouldn’t be sustainable for my health if I wanted to keep my addiction alive.

pumpkin cream being poured into coffee

Healthier Pumpkin Cream

Dairy Free Alternative

This recipe uses canned coconut milk instead of heavy cream or half and half to help those who are vegan or are dairy free. You can swap this out with any other dairy free milk, but I haven’t tested that, so I can’t speak to the flavor difference.

vegan pumpkin cream in mason jar


Maple syrup is the sweetener in this recipe, as opposed to a ton of sugar used in other recipes. The good thing about using maple syrup is that it is healthier than refined sugars and best of yet, it actually cuts down the time needed in this recipe. Using granulated sugar requires you to heat it over the stove in a liquid (cream) until it dissolves. This leaves your cream hot and needing to cool down before adding to your cold brew, takes much longer, and leaves more dirty dishes! Using maple syrup lets you whisk together everything in one bowl or glass and ready to use immediately!

mason jars filled with black cold brew and ice

Pumpkin Cold Foam

Okay, now the only downfall to this at home recipe is the fact I cannot get this foam to sit on top of the coffee like Starbucks does. They must do some magic, but I’ll work on it and update you all later if I can get it right. But don’t let that discourage you- this tastes just like the real deal (just a creamy version of it!).

pumpkin cream melting down into cold brew in a mason jar

Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Say goodbye to $5 coffees. Say hello to this healthier, vegan pumpkin cream cold brew made right in the comfort of your kitchen. Tastes like the real deal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course : Drinks
Cuisine : Breakfast
Servings : 2


  • 1 cup coconut milk canned
  • Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • tsp pumpkin spice


  • In a mason jar, whisk or froth together ingredients
  • Add as much as you'd like to a cup of cold brew coffee and top off with some ice

Pair this cold brew with Shakshuka with Feta Cheese for a winning breakfast!

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