Salted Caramel Cold Foam

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Add a decadent topping to your iced coffee with this salted caramel cold foam that can be made at home in just 2 minutes!

Pouring salted caramel cold foam on top of an iced coffee.

Recipe Highlights

  • Salted caramel cold foam is cold cream, milk, caramel sauce, and salt frothed together without heat or steam. It’s perfectly sweet and salty and delicious on top of iced drinks.
  • The cold foam is velvety and smooth and it can be added to cold drinks instead of milk or cream.
  • A special blender makes cold foam at Starbucks but it can be recreated at home using a French press.
  • Make this quick and easy recipe with just 4 ingredients in just 2 minutes.

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Salted Caramel Cold Foam at Starbucks

Salted caramel cream cold foam is on the Starbucks menu as a topping on the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew.

Because it’s on the official menu, this cold foam can be added to any cold drink by asking for the “salted caramel cream cold foam.” No special instructions are needed, unlike items from the secret menu.

All cold foams at Starbucks are made in a special blender that uses a circular disc to achieve fluffy cold foam. This blender is used only to make cold foam.

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Ingredient Notes

Salted caramel cold foam ingredients.
  • Heavy cream
    Heavy cream and milk gives the cold foam the right consistency to float on an iced drink.
  • 2% Milk
    Starbucks uses 2% milk but you can use any milk you like.
  • Caramel sauce
    This sauce will flavor and sweeten the cold foam. Use store-bought caramel sauce because it’s easier than making your own and tastes just as good.
  • Sea salt
    Salt brings out the sweetness of caramel.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Steps to make salted caramel cold foam at home in a French press.

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 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.

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Expert Tips

  • Salted caramel cold foam can be poured on top of any iced drink, replacing milk or sweeteners. It’s best when served immediately.
  • Try cold foam on top of a cold brew, iced Americano, or iced latte.
  • The more uniform, tiny bubbles you can create in your foam, the more velvety the cold foam texture will be.
  • If you want cold foam with less calories, replace the heavy cream and milk with ⅓ cup of half & half.
  • A handheld milk frother will also make cold foam, but the French press does a better job of creating froth.
  • Cold foam will increase in size so don’t overfill the French press.
  • Don’t underfill the French press either, or it won’t froth properly. Make sure the French press filter is touching the liquids before moving the plunger.
  • Cold foam can be stored in the fridge for 2 days.

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Questions You May Have

How do they make cold foam at Starbucks?

Each Starbucks has a Vitamix blender with a circular disc with holes that can aerate liquids and it’s only used to make cold foam. Their regular cold foam is made with nonfat milk, but 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, just shake ingredients for a few minutes in a large jar with a tight lid. The more you shake, the more froth you’ll create.

Can I get flavored cold foam at Starbucks?

Yes, cold foam can be customized with any flavored syrup, matcha, or puree. Customized cold foams can only be ordered in person. Ask the barista to add 2 pumps of any syrup available to be blended into the cold foam.

Salted caramel cold foam on top of an iced coffee.

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Salted Caramel Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
Give your next iced coffee or iced latte a sweet and velvety boost by making this salted caramel cold foam at home in under 2 minutes.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put heavy cream, milk, caramel sauce, and salt into a French press. Stir to combine.
    Stir 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

  • Salted caramel cold foam can be poured on top of any iced drink, replacing milk or sweeteners. It’s best when served immediately.
  • Try cold foam on top of a cold brew, iced Americano, or iced latte.
  • The more uniform, 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 will also make cold foam, but the French press does a better job of creating froth.
  • Cold foam will increase in size so don’t overfill the French press.
  • Don’t underfill the French press either, or it won’t froth properly. Make sure the French press filter is touching the liquids before moving the plunger.
  • Cold foam can be stored in the fridge for 2 days.

NUTRITION

Calories: 217 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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