To make the cold brew taste as close to Starbucks' use their Cold Brew Pitcher Packs. They're simple to use but you do need at least 20 hours of steep time, so make the cold brew first, the day before. You can also use any kind of cold brew you like. Cold brew can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Instead of buying vanilla syrup, make it at home! It only takes 3 ingredients (sugar, water, and vanilla extract) and 5 minutes. Make a batch ahead of time and use to to flavor and sweeten drinks, cold foams, and whipped cream.
Aside from a French press, cold foam can be whisked using a handheld milk frother but the foam won't be as frothy and smooth.
Cold brew is a concentrated coffee that's typically stronger than regular brewed coffee. If the coffee is too strong, just add cold water to dilute it.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Topping Recipe
Make your own pumpkin spice topping by combining:
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
Cold brew is the foundation of this drink but if you don't have cold brew, here are some other coffee options for you to try.
Strong brewed coffee made in a coffee machine Cold brew is usually stronger than regular coffee made a coffee machine so make a stronger cup than usual, using 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee and 1 cup of water to make ¾ cup of coffee. Quickly cool down the hot coffee by placing it in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes.
French press Combine 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee and 1 cup of hot water in a French press and steep for 4 minutes. Strain, then cool down the coffee in the freezer or refrigerator.
Keurig Make coffee using 1 pod to make ¾ cup of coffee, then cool it down.
Espresso made in an espresso machine or Nespresso Make espresso, then add cold water to make a ¾ cup of Iced Americano.