Salted Caramel Cold Foam

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

Salted Caramel Cold Foam

Salted caramel cold foam is cold heavy cream, milk, caramel sauce, and salt frothed together without heat or steam.

It’s perfectly sweet, salty, and delicious. Add it to cold drinks instead of milk or cream.

All cold foams at Starbucks are made in a special blender that uses a circular disc to achieve fluffy cold foam but it can easily be recreated at home using a French press.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Salted caramel cold foam is a flavored topping for iced drinks using caramel sauce, milk, heavy cream, and salt.
  • This salted caramel cold foam is velvety, smooth, and can be added to cold drinks instead of milk or cream.
  • This quick and easy recipe is made with 4 ingredients in just 2 minutes using a French press.

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Ingredient Notes

Salted caramel cold foam ingredients.
  • Heavy cream: Heavy cream is needed to get the right consistency to fluff up the cold foam.
  • 2% milk: Starbucks uses 2% milk but you can use any milk you like.
  • Use store-bought caramel sauce because it’s much easier than making your own.
  • Sea salt: Salt brings out the sweetness of caramel.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Caramel poured into a french press with milk.

Step 1: Put all ingredients into a French press. Stir to make sure the thick caramel doesn’t sit at the bottom.

French press with cold foam.

Step 2: Place the lid and move the plunger up and down. The cold foam will increase in volume.

Pour onto an iced drink and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Best cold foam has tiny bubbles.

Cold foam is made by adding air to the cream and milk, creating little bubbles. The more uniform and tiny bubbles you can create in your foam, the more velvety the cold foam texture will be.

Use half & half as a shortcut.

If you want cold foam with less calories or to make things easier, replace the heavy cream and milk with ⅓ cup of half & half. Half & half is half cream and half milk.

Don’t overfill or underfill the French press.

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.

Expert Tips

  • A will also make cold foam, but the French press does a better job. You can use an electric milk frother, like an on the cold setting.
  • Salted caramel cold foam can be poured on top of any iced drink, replacing milk or sweeteners. Try cold foam on top of a cold brew, iced Americano, or iced latte.
  • Cold foam can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 2 days. It will deflate over time, so give it a stir or a shake before serving.

Questions You May Have

How do they make cold foam at Starbucks?

Each Starbucks has a special Vitamix blender that can aerate liquids and it’s only used to make cold foam.

Can I make cold foam without a French press?

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 poured into an iced drink.

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Salted Caramel Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
Give your next iced drink 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 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

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

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.
    Serve immediately.

NOTES

  • If you want cold foam with less calories or to make things easier, replace the heavy cream and milk with ⅓ cup of half & half. Half & half is half cream and half milk.
  • 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.
  • No French press? 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.
  • 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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