Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Copycat

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Perfectly sweet, frothy, and creamy, the Vanilla Sweet Cream cold foam is incredibly easy to make at home and takes just 2 minutes! Recreate Starbucks-quality cold foam in your kitchen.

Pouring Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam into an iced coffee.

Recipe Highlights

  • Vanilla Sweet Cream cold foam is a Starbucks topping option for their cold drinks. It’s cold, frothed milk and cream (made without heat or steam) that’s flavored with vanilla.
  • Starbucks makes cold foam in a special blender but it can easily be made at home in a French press.
  • Cold foam is sweetened and flavored using homemade or store-bought vanilla simple syrup.

Looking for more Starbucks copycat recipes? Try Iced Chai Tea Latte, Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, Iced Shaken Espresso, and Iced Caramel Macchiato.

Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam copycat recipe ingredients.
  • Heavy cream
    This is key to making cold foam. The cream froths up nicely to create that velvety texture.
  • 2% milk
    Because heavy cream alone is a little too rich, 2% milk is added to thin it out a bit. You can also use whole milk or skim.
  • Vanilla syrup
    This flavors and sweetens the cold foam. Use homemade or store-bought.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Put all ingredients into a French press.
  2. Place lid and move the plunger up and down 40 times.
    The cold foam will double in volume.
  3. Pour cold foam on top of an iced beverage.
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Expert Tips

  • A shortcut to making cold foam is using half & half, replacing the heavy cream and milk in the recipe.
  • A handheld milk frother can also be used to make cold foam but the French press does a better job of creating smooth, even froth.
  • Don’t overfill the French press. Since the cream will double or triple in volume as air is pumped in, only fill the French press halfway with cream.
  • Make sure the French press filter is fully submerged in the cream so that air can be pumped in.

Questions You May Have

What is cold foam?

Cold foam is cold, frothed milk and cream.

Can I make cold foam if I don’t have a French press or handheld milk frother?

Another way of making cold foam is by shaking it vigorously in an airtight container like a jar with a tight lid.

Can I make different flavored cold foam?

Swap out the vanilla syrup with another flavored syrup to make different cold foams. Try rose syrup to make rose cold foam or cinnamon syrup to make cinnamon cold foam.

Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Copycat in a glass of iced coffee.

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Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
Recreate Starbucks-quality cold foam in your kitchen in just 2 minutes.
4.9 from 11 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all ingredients into a French press.
  • Place lid and move the plunger up and down 30 times.
    The cold foam will double in volume.
  • Pour vanilla sweet cream cold foam on top of an iced beverage.

EQUIPMENT

NOTES

  • A shortcut to making cold foam is using half & half, replacing the heavy cream and milk in the recipe. Use 1/3 cup half & half and 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup. 
  • A handheld milk frother can also be used to make cold foam but the French press does a better job of creating smooth, even froth.
  • Don’t overfill the French press. Since the cream will double or triple in volume as air is pumped in, only fill the French press halfway with cream.
  • Make sure the French press filter is fully submerged in the cream so that air can be pumped in.
  • Another way of making cold foam is by shaking it vigorously in an airtight container like a jar with a tight lid.

NUTRITION

Calories: 328 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
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