Pumpkin cold foam is more than just a drink; it's an experience that brings the cozy, comforting flavors of fall right into your cup. With cold foam beverages gaining popularity and pumpkin being a seasonal star, now is the perfect time to combine the two. Whether you're a home barista, a pumpkin lover, or a DIY enthusiast, this guide will teach you how to create this delightful treat in your own kitchen.

pumpkin cold foam recipe

Ingredients and Tools

Before you start, gather the following ingredients and tools:


  • 1 cup cold milk (whole, skim, or a plant-based alternative)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or your preferred sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Espresso or strong-brewed coffee


  • A milk frother or a handheld electric whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • A small saucepan (for heating the milk)
  • A spoon (for mixing)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Pumpkin Mixture

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until it's well combined and slightly thickened. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 2: Froth the Milk

  1. Pour the cold milk into your frother or a tall container if using a handheld whisk.
  2. Add the cooled pumpkin mixture to the milk.
  3. Froth the milk until it doubles in size and becomes thick and creamy. This should take about 1-2 minutes with a frother or 2-3 minutes with a handheld whisk.

Step 3: Brew Your Coffee

  1. While the foam is setting, brew a shot of espresso or a small cup of strong-brewed coffee.
  2. Pour the coffee into your favorite mug or glass.

Step 4: Combine and Serve

  1. Gently spoon the pumpkin cold foam over the top of your coffee.
  2. Sprinkle a little extra pumpkin pie spice on top for garnish, if desired.

Tips for Customization

Make the pumpkin cold foam truly your own with these customization tips:

  • Adjusting Sweetness: Add more or less maple syrup depending on your taste preference. You can also substitute with honey, agave, or a sugar-free alternative.
  • Spice Level: Increase or decrease the amount of pumpkin pie spice to suit your palate. Feel free to experiment with other spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves.
  • Foam Thickness: For a thicker foam, use less milk or froth it for a longer period. For a lighter foam, use more milk or froth it for a shorter time.

Serving Suggestions

Enhance your pumpkin cold foam experience with these serving ideas:

  • Pair with Baked Goods: Enjoy your pumpkin cold foam with a slice of pumpkin bread, a cinnamon roll, or a scone for a perfect fall treat.
  • Dessert Companion: Serve alongside a piece of apple pie, a pumpkin tart, or even a simple shortbread cookie.
  • On-the-Go: Pour into a travel mug and take your autumn-inspired beverage with you as a delightful start to your day.


Creating your own pumpkin cold foam at home is a fun and rewarding way to indulge in the flavors of fall. Don't be afraid to experiment and customize the recipe to make it your own. We encourage you to share your creations and inspire others in the coffee-loving community.

Ready to get started? Gather your ingredients, follow these simple steps, and enjoy a delicious pumpkin cold foam right at home. Happy brewing!

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