Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Recipe

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Tired of the same old way you make coffee at home? Check out this pumpkin spice cold brew coffee. It’s a perfect alternative to iced coffee for a warmer autumn day.

While this recipe is very simple and quick to put together, there is something marvelous about having a pumpkin spice coffee ready to go in the morning. Just strain and go!

A front view of a glass of Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee sitting next to a pumpkin.

What Is Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew?

This recipe is a far healthier version of the stuff you can get at Starbucks. Plus, it’s much easier on your wallet as well! It’s simply cold brew coffee made with pumpkin pie spice. Never had a homemade cold brew before? Read on…

Easiest Cold Brew Ever!

For this recipe, you won’t need much. There is no call for a blender or immersion blender or even a handheld milk frother (though you can certainly use one if you wish) All you need is a canning jar and some measuring spoons!

What Spices Are Needed For Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew?

Traditional pumpkin pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. It can be found in the spice aisle of your local grocery store, particularly during the autumn and winter months. But if you don’t have it in your stores, you can easily make your own using this homemade pumpkin spice recipe.

An overhead view of a glass of Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee, a pumpkin, a canning jar and a measuring spoon with pumpkin pie spice.

Calories In A Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Vs. Calories In A Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew?

As mentioned above, this is a healthier version of the drink you can get at Starbucks. Just a single Starbucks version will cost you 250 calories, 12 grams of fat, and a whopping 31 grams of sugar! That’s more than the recommended maximum for an entire day of sugar!

Startbucks pumpkin cream cold brew nutrition data label.
Nutrition Data For A Starbucks 16 oz. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.

This recipe only uses 3 easy-to-find ingredients. There is no simple syrup, vanilla syrup or even pure pumpkin! It’s much friendlier to your waistline and your wallet. It has only 7 calories (before you add any milk), 0.3 grams of fat, and the sugar content is only 0.2 grams! I love to add a splash of oat milk to mine, but you can use whatever milk you usually use in your coffee. Just be wary of the creamers because they always have a ton of processed sugar in them as well.

Should I Add Sweetener?

This recipe is formulated without any sweeteners, but you are always welcome to add them. Clean choices would be:

  • honey
  • pure maple syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Monk fruit
  • Coconut sugar

What About Milk?

Most folk will prefer some milk here. Unless you are a devout supporter of black coffee, here are some good choices:

  • regular milk – if you aren’t dairy-free
  • unsweetened oat milk
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • unsweetened cashew milk
  • unsweetened coconut milk (if you don’t mind the change in flavor)
A glass of Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee sits next to a pumpkin and a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice.

How To Serve A Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

If you are having warmer autumn weather, then serving this cold can be absolutely delicious. Simply add any milk or sweetener you wish after straining the coffee and serve it either with or without ice cubes. The choice is yours.

If you want something warm to drink, this is easy to warm up in a microwave or in a small pot on the stove. Add any sweetener or milk after the strained coffee is warmed up.

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Ingredients

Water – Use good quality, filtered water. Avoid tap water that most likely has a ton of chlorine in it. Not only is it not good for you, but it will throw off the taste of your cold brew as well.

Coffee grounds – You can use regular or decaf. Pick your favorite flavor as well. Your usual coffee that you drink in the morning is great!

Pumpkin pie spice – Make sure this is just a blend of spices without any sugar added. And if you need to make your own, you can find my pumpkin pie spice recipe here.

Recipe Additions

  • If you wish you can also add some pure vanilla extract to this. About one teaspoon will do.
  • Milk of choice
  • Sweetener of choice

Making This For More People

This recipe is formulated to make 1 pint of coffee. An amount that will do for 1 or 2 people. But if you want to make a big pitcher for company, multiply the recipe as many times as you need to, up to a half cup of coffee grounds.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew

Coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice in a pint-sized canning jar.

In a pint-sized mason jar, combine coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice.

Pouring water into a canning jar with coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice.

Add water to the jar to fill it up.

Shaking up Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee in a canning jar.

Put the lid on the jar and shake well. Store in the refrigerator overnight.

Straining coffee grounds from coffee with a small sieve and spoon.

Remove the lid and strain the coffee from the grounds, into a fresh glass or mug.

Pouring milk into the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee.

Add any milk or sweetener you like.

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee in a glass next to a pumpkin.

Sip and enjoy!

Storing Instructions

Keep this in the canning jar overnight. Once the coffee is strained, you can return the coffee to the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Supplies

For this recipe, you’ll need a pint-sized canning jar and some measuring spoons as well as a strainer. Doesn’t hurt to have some pretty glasses either. Click any of the images below to be taken to that product on Amazon. (Affiliate links).

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A glass of Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee sits next to a pumpkin and a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

Delicious pumpkin spice coffee straight from your fridge. Drink it cold, or pop it in the microwave to warm it up! Ready when you wake up in the morning!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 7kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • 1 pint-size canning jar with lid
  • 1 small, fine-meshed strainer

Ingredients

  • 1 pint water
  • 2 tbsp. coffee grounds
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • In a pint-sized canning jar, combine coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice.
    Coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice in a pint-sized canning jar.
  • Add water to the jar to fill it up.
    Pouring water into a canning jar with coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Put the lid on the jar and shake well. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
    Shaking up Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee in a canning jar.
  • Remove the lid and strain the coffee from the grounds, into a fresh glass or mug.
    Straining coffee grounds from coffee with a small sieve and spoon.
  • Add any milk or sweetener you like.
    Pouring milk into the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee.
  • Sip and enjoy!
    Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee in a glass next to a pumpkin.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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