Are you looking for a topping for your fav coffee drink, like a cold brew? Have you been trying to figure out just how to make sweet cream cold foam? Well, I’m glad you found me.
Guys, I can eat this straight out of the bowl with a spoon. Sometimes my batch of sweet cream cold foam just doesn’t make it to its intended resting place. It has those vanilla Chantilly sweet cream feels and is so delicious. I’m totally crazy about this topping and am pretty sure you’re going to be too.
If you’re into that Starbucks vanilla sweet cream foam, you’ll definitely be into this!
Let’s dive in.
What is sweet cream cold foam?
So, the Starbucks version of sweet cream cold foam is basically a combination of heavy cream, milk, and vanilla syrup. There are a couple of variations out there; mine is a little different, as I use vanilla paste and powdered sugar instead of vanilla syrup.
This recipe is meant to be used as a coffee topping, but it actually has a lot of uses. I’ll get into those a little later.
Guys, sweet cream foam is basically a velvety, silky, frothy, vanillary, sweet dream! There’s no other way to describe it.
Ingredients you’ll need
Here is the list of ingredients to make my sweet cream cold foam. Note that you can use vanilla extract if you don’t have vanilla paste at home.
- 1 TBS heavy cream
- ½ a cup whole milk
- 1/8th tsp vanilla paste
- ¾ TBS powdered sugar
You can use vanilla paste either straight from a pod or out of a jar. Vanilla syrup is also widely available if you’d like to give it a try.
In terms of tools for this recipe, if you want a frothy topping (which I’m guessing you do), you’ll need a milk frother, an immersion blender, or a French press to get the bubbles in there.
How to make sweet cream cold foam
Eek, guys, you can seriously make this up in a jiffy. It’s so easy and takes less than a minute to whip up.
Anyway, let’s get whipping!
I like to make mine with a French press. So first, I add the heavy cream, vanilla paste, milk, and powdered sugar into my French press. If you don’t want a super sweet foam, you can halve the amount of powdered sugar or use your choice of sweeteners like stevia or xylitol.
Pump the French press handle up and down. This action should begin to result in some foam. It should have a silky smooth texture and mouthfeel.
You can use an immersion blender or a regular milk frother if you like.
Top your drink of choice with this delicious sweet cream cold foam, and enjoy!
How to store sweet cream cold foam
Pour your sweet cream cold foam into a container with a lid. I would suggest a glass container with a lid to keep the texture.
Depending on the shelf-life of the ingredients, you should be able to keep this foam in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Definitely check the shelf-life before making a batch that you plan to keep for 5 days. If the ingredients are set to expire sooner than that, the whole batch will likely go bad within 5 days.
Can I make this dairy-free?
Yes, you can make a dairy-free sweet cream cold foam, for sure! Any of your plant-based milk variants, like almond, oat, or macadamia milk, will work well in this recipe.
There are a couple of barrister-quality plant kinds of milk that foam up pretty well. These will work super well in this recipe.
What can sweet cream cold foam be used for?
You can use it in all your favorite drinks. I really like adding mine to my matcha teas and cold-brew coffee. You can use it in cappuccino, ice coffees, and lattes.
This cream can also be used in creamy cocktails. The options are endless and quite exciting.
Like I said earlier, this foam can be spooned straight from the bowl into your mouth! It’s that good.
Is Starbucks cold foam sweetened?
Yup, you bet it is. Starbucks uses vanilla syrup as the main sweetener. It’s a really yummy sweetening option for this recipe if you can get your hands on some.
What’s in the Starbucks sweet cream cold foam?
Starbucks makes their sweet cream cold foam with heavy cream, milk, and vanilla, and that’s it! It really does bring something unique to their regular coffees; it’s no wonder it’s so popular!
Luckily, their sweet cream cold cream is pretty easy to replicate. Just a couple of simple ingredients and you are there. You can use the exact same three ingredients that they use or you can make up your own recipe like I have.
So long as you cover the basics of milky, vanilla and sugar in some form, you’ll have something similar.
Is cold foam just whipped cream?
No, not at all. Cold foam is much more than just whipped cream. It’s a sweetened vanilla dream, slightly frothy and packed with desserty flavor.
It gives you the same feeling as good quality vanilla ice cream.
Can I turn creamer into cold foam?
You absolutely can! Just follow the same recipe as I’ve listed here and swap out the milk for your creamer.
This is a great substitution idea if you don’t have regular milk at hand.
Best Sweet Cream Cold Foam Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)
- milk frother, an immersion blender, or a French press
- 1 TBS heavy cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla paste
- 3/4 TBS powdered sugar
- I like to make mine with a French press. So first, I add the heavy cream, vanilla paste, milk, and powdered sugar into my French press. If you don’t want a super sweet foam, you can halve the amount of powdered sugar or use your choice of sweeteners like stevia or xylitol.
- Pump the French press handle up and down. This action should begin to result in some foam. It should have a silky smooth texture and mouthfeel.You can use an immersion blender or a regular milk frother if you like.
- Top your drink of choice with this delicious sweet cream cold foam, and enjoy!
Wrapping it up!
So why wait? Head straight into the kitchen and start whipping and frothing. It’s super simple and won’t take up too much of your time. Plus, there is just so much you can do with this delicious foam.
From hot tea and coffee-based drinks to cocktails and desserts, it’s one of those real all-rounders. Mostly, I love that I get to replicate another amazing Starbucks recipe at home. It’s such fun to experiment with copycat recipes. Enjoy making your own batch and I hope this answers the question “how to make sweet cream cold foam?”.