Chocolate Cold Foam

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Turn your iced coffee into a creamy, delicious treat with chocolate cold foam. See how easy it is to make it at home in just 2 minutes!

Chocolate cold foam being poured on top of an iced coffee.

Recipe Highlights

  • Cold foam is cold, creamy frothed milk. It can be poured over an iced drink instead of creamer or milk. The cold foam will slowly make its way down the cup to flavor and make your beverage creamier.
  • Starbucks makes cold foam in a special blender but you can easily make it at home with a French press.
  • This easy chocolate cold foam is based off of Starbucks recipe and uses 3 ingredients to make delicious cold foam in just 2 minutes.

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Chocolate Cold Foam at Starbucks

Chocolate cream cold foam was added to the permanent Starbucks menu with the addition of Chocolate Cream Cold Brew.

The chocolate cream cold foam is made with vanilla sweet cream and chocolate malt powder.

The chocolate malt powder is the same one used in the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso.

If you don’t like malt powder and want to add mocha sauce instead, it’s possible by requesting mocha sauce to be blended into vanilla sweet cream cold foam.

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

Just a note that this customization can only be ordered in person and cannot be done on the app.

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Ingredient Notes

Chocolate cold foam ingredients.
  • Heavy cream
    This is the key to making really great cold foam and you can’t make creamy and fluffy cold foam without it.
  • 2% milk
    Heavy cream alone will make whipped cream, so 2% milk is added to thin it out. You can also use whole or skim milk but Starbucks uses 2% milk.
  • Chocolate sauce
    This flavors and sweetens the cold foam. Use homemade or store-bought chocolate sauce or syrup.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Steps for how to make Chocolate Cold Foam with one photo per step.

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  1. Put all ingredients into a French press. Stir to combine.
    Chocolate sauce is thick, so it’s a good idea to mix the ingredients together.
  2. Place lid and move the plunger up and down.
    The cold foam will increase in volume.

RELATED: Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Copycat

Expert Tips

  • If you want a lighter version that’s fluffier, replace the heavy cream and milk in the recipe with half & half. Use 1/3 cup half & half and the same amount of chocolate sauce.
  • Another way to make cold foam is to use a handheld milk frother, but a French press is better at creating smooth froth.
  • Don’t overfill the French press! The cream will increase in volume as air is pumped in, so don’t fill the French press more than halfway.
  • Make sure the French press filter is fully submerged in the cream before you start pumping, so that air can be correctly pumped in.
  • Leftover cold foam can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, but it’s best to make it and serve immediately.
  • Any cold drink that works with chocolate will taste great when topped with chocolate cold foam.
  • To add another layer of chocolate to a drink, add chocolate cold foam to Iced Mocha or Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
  • For a sweet touch, add chocolate cold foam to a refreshing cold brew, Iced Americano, or an Iced Latte.

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Questions You May Have

What is cold foam?

Cold foam is cold, frothed milk. Cream can be added to make it taste and feel richer and creamier. Flavored syrups can be added to create different flavored cold foam.

How does Starbucks make cold foam?

Starbucks uses a special cold foam blender to make their cold foams. Regular cold foam is made by blending nonfat milk and vanilla syrup until it is fluffy and smooth. Vanilla sweet cream cold foam is heavy cream, 2% milk, and vanilla syrup blended together.

How can I make cold foam at home?

The easiest way is to use a French press, but if you don’t have that a handheld milk frother will also work. Electric milk frothers also have cold foam options.

Pouring chocolate cold foam on top of an iced drink.

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Chocolate Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
Make your own chocolate cold foam at home in just 2 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put heavy cream, milk, and chocolate sauce into a French press. Stir to combine.
    Chocolate sauce is thick, so it's a good idea to mix the ingredients together.
  • 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

  • Heavy cream alone will make whipped cream, so 2% milk is added to thin it out. You can also use whole or skim milk but Starbucks uses 2% milk.
  • If you want a lighter version that’s fluffier, replace the heavy cream and milk in the recipe with half & half. Use 1/3 cup half & half and the same amount of chocolate sauce.
  • Another way to make cold foam is to use a handheld milk frother, but a French press is better at creating smooth froth.
  • Don’t overfill the French press! The cream will increase in volume as air is pumped in, so don’t fill the French press more than halfway.
  • Make sure the French press filter is fully submerged in the cream before you start pumping, so that air can be correctly pumped in.
  • Leftover cold foam can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, but it’s best to make it and serve immediately.
  • Any cold drink that works with chocolate will taste great when topped with chocolate cold foam.
  • To add another layer of chocolate to a drink, add chocolate cold foam to Iced Mocha or Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
  • For a sweet touch, add chocolate cold foam to a refreshing cold brew, Iced Americano, or an Iced Latte.

NUTRITION

Calories: 210 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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