If you want to know how to make the most delicious coffee drink at home without breaking the bank, then you’ve come to the right place! I will be making a fantastic copy-cat Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew in today’s post. Now let me show you just how easy it is! This homemade cold foam is a perfect whipped topping for iced coffees!
If you’ve tried Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew, welcome to the Cold Foam Club! LOL Each sip from one of these drinks tastes like a perfect mix between coffee and cream, thanks to their special bladeless blender, which whips up this delicious concoction at an incredibly high speed.
Now, with that said, I am semi embarrassed to admit how much money I’ve been spending each week to get my fix for one of these delectable drinks. After a few weeks of buying way too many of these drinks, I knew I had to find a way to start making it at home.
Well, my (and your) problem is solved because I’ve figured out a way to make this $5.00+ drink way more budget-friendly and just as tasty! So, if you are a big fan like me, my Copycat Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew Starbucks drink may be just what you’re looking for!! I used Javvy coffee concentrate to make this drink. I’ve included an affiliate link in this post.
This copycat recipe for Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew is just as good, if not better, than what you find at your local Starbucks. It’s a great way to replicate that authentic experience of trying something new and different from home! All you need are 5 ingredients and a few tools! Ingredients & Directions are below!
What is cold foam?
Cold foam is a fluffy milk-based foam that you can top your coffee with instead of adding creamer or milk directly to your coffee. You can make it at home by following my step-by-step directions below.
What equipment is needed to make cold foam?
All you need is a blender and some type of milk frother. You can use an electric or handheld milk frother, but we recommend using the AER blender attachment because it’s easier to control the consistency of your cold foam this way.
How Do You Make This Delicious Starbucks Copycat Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew?
- Get yourself some JAVY cold brew coffee concentrate OR make your cold brew or iced coffee at home.
- Fill cup with ice
- Top with salted caramel homemade cold foam (best when made in a “bladeless” blender)
- Sprinkle with sea salt and Enjoy!
For the Cold Brew Coffee:
- Cold Water
- JAVY Coffee Concentrate or your favorite cold brew, iced coffee, or iced espresso
For the Salted Caramel Cold Foam (Homemade Salted Cream):
- 2% milk
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Caramel Syrup (I used Davinci)
- Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
- Vitamix Aer Disc
Copycat Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew
- Salted Caramel Cold Foam:
This cold foam recipe is easy and delicious! Pour the 2% milk, heavy whipping cream, caramel syrup, and salt. Froth or blend until it is thick and foamy. To do this, you can froth the mix with/in milk frother, whip the with a KitchenAid mixer, or (for the best results) use an Aer Blade in your blender! I have the one for my Vitamix.
- Cold Brew Coffee
Grab your favorite glass, fill it 1/2 way with ice, and fill almost to the top with your favorite cold brew. Mix well. Top with your Homemade Salted Caramel Cold Foam and Enjoy!!
I cannot WAIT for you to try making your own! Please tag @house_fur on Instagram and share a photo with me if you do! Or, comment below!
Copycat Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Cold Brew
- Vitamix Aer Disc + Container
- Milk Frother
- 1 tsp JAVY Coffee Concentrate (or your favorite brand of cold brew)
- 8 oz Cold Water
- 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/8 cup 2% Milk
- 1 tbs Caramel Syrup
- 4 oz Ice
- 2 tsp Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
Cold Brew (1 serving)
- Grab your favorite glass and fill it 1/2 way with ice.
- Add 1-2 tsp of JAVY Coffee Concentrate and cold water. Mix well.
Salted Caramel Cold Foam (4 servings)
- Combine 2% milk, heavy whipping cream, caramel syrup, in a bowl or pour into your blender with the AER blade. If you want a thicker consistency for your foam you can leave out the 2% milk.
- Froth or blend until it is thick and foamy. To do this you can froth the mix with/in milk frother, whip the with a mixer, or using an Aer Disc Blade in your blender. To get the BEST results I recommend using the aerator disc like Starbucks does. I pour the mixture in my blender and set it to the lowest blender setting for 45 seconds.
- Store unused cold foam in the fridge for 2 days.
Cold Foam Cold Brew Drink
- Fill your favorite cup with ice, add cold brew, and top with your homemade Salted Caramel Cold Foam.
- If you want your cold foam sweeter, simply add more caramel syrup.
- If you like it saltier add more salt. If you don't like salt, don't add salt.
- You can customize this drink however you want. You can even use different syrups besides caramel. I sometimes add Vanilla Paste to the cold foam and it is truly amazing!
Questions You May Have
What are the ingredients for homemade vanilla sweet cream?
Milk or heavy cream with vanilla syrup blended with a bladeless blender. I use an AER blender attachment with my Vitamix.
What Is Starbucks Cold Foam, and Can You Make It at Home?
Made by whipping skim milk in a special blender, Cold Foam is featured on many Starbucks drinks! And, yes! You can make it at home!
What kind of milk does cold foam use?
My cold foam only has a few ingredients and is easy and delicious! Cold foam is made from 2% milk, heavy whipping cream, caramel syrup, and salt and blend!
What does cold foam taste like?
Cold foam is a frothy, creamy topping that is typically used on cold brew coffee. It’s made by shaking milk with coffee and ice until it becomes thick and foamy. The result is a delicious, caffeinated treat that can be enjoyed any time of day.
If you prefer a smooth, creamy coffee drink, this isn’t the drink for you: The cold foam tends to remain at the top of the drink and does not mix well. It’s also out of the question if you want milk alternatives like soy or almond milk.
What is the best milk for cold foam?
You can get away with only using 2% milk, but it is essential to add heavy whipping cream for a thicker cold foam.