Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam

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Cold brew coffee, caramel sauce, sea salt, and cold foam makes this drink sweet, salty, and perfectly delicious.

Iced salted caramel latte with cold foam in a cup.

Recipe Highlights

  • This refreshing drink an iced version of a salted caramel latte, made with cold brew coffee, sea salt, and caramel sauce. It’s all topped with homemade cold foam.
  • It tastes best with cold brew coffee, but you can also use strong from a coffee machine, Nespresso, or Keurig.
  • Cold foam is surprisingly easy to make at home using a French press.

Love cold foam? Try my Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew or Irish Cream Cold Brew, which are both topped with cold foam.

Ingredient Notes

Salted caramel cold brew with cold foam ingredients.
  • Cold brew coffee
    Super easy to make at home. Get smooth, delicious coffee made in the refrigerator as you sleep. See how to make it foolproof with my cold brew guide.
  • Caramel sauce
    It’s way too much work to make caramel sauce at home from scratch so a tasty store-bought version is a huge timesaver. Use higher quality caramel sauce for a better, richer tasting drink.
  • Sea salt
    This salt is a MUST to elevate this drink to another level. I use this salt on everything and I cannot go back to regular table salt after tasting this one and I don’t think you’ll be able to either. Yes, it’s that good.
  • Half & half
    Half & half is half cream and half milk. You can also use milk instead.
  • Simple syrup
    This is to sweeten the cold foam. You can make this easily by stirring one part sugar and one part hot water.
  • Ice
    The ice keeps the drink cold and helps to layer the cold foam on top.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Four photos showing steps to make iced salted caramel latte.

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

  1. Make cold foam.
    Put half & half and simple syrup into a French press and pump plunger.
  2. Combine cold brew coffee, caramel sauce, and salt in an airtight container. Shake.
  3. Assemble drink.
    Pour salted caramel coffee into a cup with ice and top with cold foam.

Coffee Options

  • Cold brew coffee
    The easiest and best way to make this drink at home. Use my method to make it perfect.
  • Strong coffee from coffee machine
    Make slightly strong coffee than you usually make by adding 1/2 -1 tablespoon more ground coffee to make a cup. Cool it down in the refrigerator (at least one hour) or in the freezer (15 minutes).
  • Nespresso or Keurig
    Use a pod or capsule to make a cup of coffee then cool it down in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Espresso
    Pull 2 shots of espresso and add 3/4 cup cold water to make a cup.

Expert Tips

  • Milk can be used instead of half & half but it won’t be as creamy.
  • Simple syrup can be easily made by stirring together one part sugar and one part hot water.
  • If you don’t have a French press, you can make cold foam in a blender. A mini blender will be easier to use for making one serving.

Questions You May Have

What airtight containers can I use to shake the ingredients together?

A cocktail shaker is what I used to make this drink but a jar with a tight lid or a water bottle will work too.

Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, there’s caffeine in cold brew coffee.

I don’t have a French press. How else can I make cold foam.

A handheld milk frother will also work to make cold foam by adding air to the milk but it won’t be as frothy as making it in a French press.

What kind of coffee should I use?

A dark roast like French roast is better than a lighter roast for this recipe.

Iced salted caramel latte in a cup.

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Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
A sweet and salty drink made with cold brew coffee and cold foam.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

Salted Caramel Cold Brew

Cold Foam

  • cup half & half
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make cold foam.
    Put half & half and simple syrup into a French press and pump plunger up and down 40 times. The milk will nearly double in volume.
  • Combine coffee, caramel sauce, and salt in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
    A cocktail shaker is the easiest to use but any airtight container can be used to shake the ingredients together. A jar with a tight lid or a wide-mouth water bottle will both work.
  • Assemble drink.
    Pour salted caramel coffee into a cup with ice and top with cold foam.

EQUIPMENT

NOTES

  • Milk can be used instead of half & half.
  • Simple syrup can be easily made by stirring together one part sugar and one part hot water.
 

Coffee Options

  • Cold brew coffee: The easiest and best way to make this drink at home. Use my method to make it perfect.
  • Strong coffee from coffee machine: Make slightly strong coffee than you usually make by adding 1/2 -1 tablespoon more ground coffee to make a cup. Cool it down in the refrigerator (at least one hour) or in the freezer (15 minutes).
  • Nespresso or Keurig: Use a pod or capsule to make a cup of coffee then cool it down in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Espresso: Pull 2 shots of espresso and add 3/4 cup cold water to make a cup.

NUTRITION

Calories: 261 | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
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