Caramel Cold Foam

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Top your iced coffee or iced latte with this decadent caramel cold foam that can easily be made at home in just 2 minutes!

Caramel cold foam poured over an iced coffee in a glass.

Recipe Highlights

  • Caramel cold foam is cold, frothed milk flavored with caramel that’s poured on top of iced drinks. It’s made by frothing together (without heat or steam) cold cream, milk, and caramel sauce.
  • The foam texture is creamy, smooth, and it can be used instead of milk in cold drinks.
  • Starbucks makes cold foam using a special blender but you only need a French press to make it at home.
  • This easy caramel cold foam is based off of Starbucks cold foam recipe and takes just 2 minutes to make.

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Caramel Cold Foam at Starbucks

Salted caramel cold foam can be found on the Starbucks standard menu since it’s a part of the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew but caramel cold foam isn’t on the menu at all.

Even though it’s not on the menu, caramel cold foam can be ordered as a customized drink topping at Starbucks making it a part of the secret menu.

Any cold foam can be customized with syrups or matcha to create flavored cold foam like chocolate cold foam.

Caramel cold foam can only be ordered in person and can’t be ordered on the app.

Here’s how to order caramel cold foam: “Can I get vanilla sweet cream cold foam with 2 pumps of caramel syrup blended into the foam.”

RELATED: How to Make Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Ingredient Notes

Caramel cold foam ingredients in measuring cups.
  • Heavy cream
    Combining heavy cream with milk gives cold foam the right consistency to float on an iced drink.
  • 2% Milk
    The milk thins out the heavy cream because cold foam is thinner than whipped cream and thicker than milk alone.
  • Caramel sauce
    To flavor and sweeten the cold foam. Use store-bought caramel sauce, it’s easier than making it at home.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

How to make caramel cold foam in two steps.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Put all ingredients into a French press. Stir to combine.
    Stir to make sure the thick caramel doesn’t just sit at the bottom of the French press.
  2. Place the lid and move the plunger up and down.
    The cold foam will increase in volume.

RELATED: Matcha Cold Foam

Expert Tips

  • Making the perfect cold foam is all about the bubbles you create when foaming the ingredients. The more uniform and tiny bubbles you can create in your foam, the more velvety the cold foam texture will be.
  • 1/3 cup of half & half can replace with heavy cream and milk in the recipe if you want a lighter version of the cold foam.
  • A handheld milk frother can also make cold foam, but a French press does a better job of creating foam.
  • When frothing the ingredients, cold foam will increase in volume, so be careful not to fill the French press more than halfway.
  • Don’t underfill the French press or it won’t foam up. The French press filter must touch the liquid.
  • Cold foam can be stored in the fridge for 2 days. It’s best to make it and serve immediately.
  • Caramel cold foam can be added to any iced coffee drink, replacing milk and sweeteners.
  • Try cold foam with any iced drink that pairs well with caramel, like cold brew, Iced Americano, and Iced Latte.

Questions You May Have

Does Starbucks have caramel cold foam?

On their standard menu the only caramel cold foam is their salted caramel cold foam. Caramel cold foam is part of the secret menu, so must be ordered with directions on how to make it. This customized cold foam can only be ordered in person since you can’t request special cold foams via their app.

How do they make cold foam at Starbucks?

Each Starbucks has a Vitamix blender with a circular disc with holes that aerate liquids. This special blender is only used to make cold foam. Starbucks’ regular cold foam is made with nonfat milk, and the flavored cold foams use milk, cream, and flavored syrup.

Can I make cold foam without a French press or a handheld milk frother?

Yes. Shake ingredients in a large jar with a lid that’s tightly closed. The more you shake, the more froth you’ll create.

What drinks can you add cold foam to at Starbucks?

Any cold drink will work with cold foam. Since cold foam is dairy based, it can be added to any drink instead of milk or cream. Try it on an iced coffee, iced latte, or cold brew.

Carmel cold foam being poured into an iced coffee in a glass.

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Caramel Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
Top your iced coffee or iced latte with this sweet making caramel cold foam!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put heavy cream, milk, and caramel sauce into a French press. Stir to combine.
    This is essential to make sure the caramel mixes well with the cream and milk.
  • Place the lid and move the plunger up and down 40 times.
    The cold foam will increase in volume.
  • Pour cold foam on top of an iced drink.

EQUIPMENT

NOTES

  • Making the perfect cold foam is all about the bubbles you create when foaming the ingredients. The more uniform and tiny bubbles you can create in your foam, the more velvety the cold foam texture will be.
  • 1/3 cup of half & half can replace with heavy cream and milk in the recipe if you want a lighter version of the cold foam.
  • A handheld milk frother can also make cold foam, but a French press does a better job of creating foam.
  • When frothing the ingredients, cold foam will increase in volume, so be careful not to fill the French press more than halfway.
  • Don’t underfill the French press or it won’t foam up. The French press filter must touch the liquid.
  • Cold foam can be stored in the fridge for 2 days. It’s best to make it and serve immediately.
  • Caramel cold foam can be added to any iced coffee drink, replacing milk and sweeteners.
  • Try cold foam with any iced drink that pairs well with caramel, like cold brew, Iced Americano, and Iced Latte.

NUTRITION

Calories: 217 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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