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How to Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam in 4 Easy Steps


Brandon Pierce
September 26, 2022

How to make sweet cream cold foam? Or do you want to learn about  Starbucks sweet cream cold foam? This step-by-step guide will explain everything. 

Starbucks sweet, creamy foam is non-fat milk that is whipped and served on top of cold brew coffee cups.

Each sip of a cold, foam-topped drink served in one of the new straw-less cups are a delicious blend of cold coffee and cream. I suppose you could call that the ideal sip.

Did You Know? With only 4 ingredients, this recipe will show you how to produce sweet cream cold foam in under 4 minutes!

To be clear, Starbucks cold foam isn't just cold that's been aerated. The non-fat milk beats at a high speed in a special Bladeless blender. The outcome is a melting ice cream-like "foam."

Of course, the cold foam may be added to any Starbucks beverage, but it's meant to be served with a cold brew or Nitro cold brew.

Baristas may also manufacture cold foam out of any sort of milk. However, it may not froth up as much as non-fat dairy milk.

What Is the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

Vanilla sweet cream cold foam is what it sounds like. Simply said, Starbucks vanilla, sweet cold foam is vanilla, sweet cream mixed into a creamy foam.

The cream mixture is placed into the cold-foam blender, which turns it into vanilla sweet foam! Starbucks has been amazingly creative in describing the cold brew.

The result is a "cloud of vanilla, sweet cream cold foam," at Starbucks describes it.

How Do I Make This Sweet Cream Cold Foam At Home?

If you've ever learned how to create it, this is the recipe for sweet creamy cold foam. I'll show you how making your wonderful foam at home.

The sweet cold foam may be used to add flavor to your morning iced coffee. If you want to spice things up, add some vanilla or caramel syrup flavoring.

Many Tik Tok producers enjoy making a quick Starbucks sweet cream cold foam knockoff for their iced coffee films, and most of them are handmade Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam! You can make it at home since it's very simple.

It's also a lot better than store-bought creamer.

What Will You Learn from This Recipe?

You'll learn a lot of useful information about preparing coffee at home in this coffee series. In this recipe, you'll discover how to:

  •  What's the difference between cold foam with sweet cream and plain cold foam?
  •  You may make this recipe using a blender or a whisk at home.
  •   Simple flavor variants ranging from vanilla to pumpkin spice

What Are The Ingredients That You’ll need?

To create this sweet cream cold foam at home, you'll need the following ingredients:

  1.     ¾ cups Whipping Cream
  2.     ½ cup 2% milk
  3.     6 pumps Vanilla Simple Syrup or 6 tablespoons

Tip: Simply adds stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, or any other sugar-free sweetener of your choice to produce sugar-free cold foam for your cold brew!

How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

One of the most popular drinks at Starbucks right now is vanilla, sweet cream cold foam.

And if you've ever had it and enjoyed its velvety texture, you'll understand why it's so tasty!

However, you don't need to visit a coffee shop to enjoy this cold foam pleasure.

Making it at home, in my opinion, is much better than ordering it out. With a delicious vanilla taste, the cool, sweet cream foam turns out flawlessly foamy and creamy.

In my opinion, the easiest and best way to make it is by using a mason jar. In a mason jar, add all ingredients and whisk to blend.

This is sweet cream that may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Now you can choose one of the ways below to make your favorite foam coffee.

Vanilla Sweet Cold Foam Recipe

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
4 out of 5 star rating


  • 2 cups of cold foam
  • 16 oz of cold brew coffee

Pre-Brew Ingredients

  • ¾ cups Whipping Cream
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 6 Tbsp Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 16 oz Cold Brew Coffee

Prep Information

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Additional Time: 1 minute
  • Total time: 4 minutes


  1.  Combine all ingredients except for cold brew in a chilled mason jar or blender.
  2. Vigorously shake mason jar for up to 3 minutes or blend until foamy
  3. Place foam contents in a freezer or refrigerate for 1 minute while preparing the last step.
  4. Pour 2 individual cups of Cold Brew Coffee or a 16 oz serving and place a dollop or two of the cold foam on top of the beverage before serving.

Mason Jar Vanilla Sweet Cream

Freeze a mason jar for 10–15 minutes before using it to make coffee. Pour 3–4 teaspoons of sweet cream into a chilled mason jar.

Shake the container vigorously until the liquid has thickened and has the consistency of melting ice cream.

French Press Sweet Cream  Iced Coffee

This is my preferred way. Fill your French press with 3-4 teaspoons of sweet cream.

Pump the sweet cream in the French press until it has doubled in size and resembles melting ice cream. Combine the milk frother and the milk.

Milk Frother Cold Foam

In a small glass, pour 3 teaspoons of sweet cream. Whip the sweet cream with the milk frother until it has doubled in size and resembles melting ice cream.

A steam wand should not be used since it will heat the mixture. You want the cool foam of sweet cream to be chilly.

Larger batches of the Sweet Cream Cold Press

If you're preparing a large amount of cold foam, combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until the mixture has doubled in size and resembles molten ice cream.

Optional ways include shaking cream rapidly in a cold container with a lid, frothing heavy cream in an electric milk frother, beating the cream with a mixer, or thickening the sweet heavy cream into the cold foam with an immersion blender.

How To Serve Cold Foam With Sweet Cream

Keep a container of sweet cream in the refrigerator for convenience. Then, while you're making a drink, use a bit of it to make cold foam.

As a rule of thumb, for a 16-ounce beverage, I find that 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sweet cream suffices. It is the same with vanilla, sweet cream.

Serve it over top of iced cold brew coffee.

Some cream will pour into the drink, and a cloud-like layer of foam will rest on top, much as at Starbucks.

Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Coffee Beverage

For the optimal ratio, use roughly 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sweet cold foam per iced coffee. Pour it straight over cold coffee, and if it's thickened enough, it'll settle on top.

Continue to whisk or add extra chilled heavy cream as necessary. I like to whisk it in so that it dissolves into the coffee, but a lot of the froth will remain on top.

What Can Sweet Cream Cold Foam Be Used For?

Let's first learn about the Nutritional Facts of The Sweet Cream Cold Foam Coffee (1 cup)

  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Calories: 250kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 48mg
  • Potassium: 207mg
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Vitamin A: 862IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
  • Calcium: 77mg
  • Iron: 1mg

The beauty of this recipe is that you can simply change the flavor of your foam and coffee by changing the flavor of your simple syrup!

Here are a few basic syrups to try in your chilled foam:

Vanilla: If you want to make a copycat vanilla, sweet cream cold brew, this is the flavor to use.

Caramel: To make the salted caramel cream cold brew, combine this with a sprinkle of salt.

Pumpkin Spice: Do you enjoy a cold brew with pumpkin cream? This is the one you've been looking for!

Hazelnut is a delicious accent to any fall or winter beverage. For serving suggestions, we would recommend you sprinkle some cinnamon or brown sugar on top.


Is it possible to create a cold foam recipe with a frother?

Sure! Blending the ingredients with a frother is another option. Depending on the method you select to mix, the texture will change significantly (frother, blender, hand whisk). They all, however, provide a delectable result.

Is it possible to generate cold foam using my espresso machine's steam wand?

With a steam wand, you can't generate cold foam. Steam wands utilize steam to froth and heat liquids, so it'll be too hot to add to iced coffee beverages.

What may I use in place of heavy cream or whole milk?

In a pinch, 1 and 1/4 cups of half-and-half can be substituted for the whole milk and heavy cream. For my Canadian readers, coffee cream is a good half-and-half substitution.

If you use this as an alternative, make sure you use coffee cream rather than flavored coffee creamer.

What is the amount of cold foam I should use per cup of coffee?

In general, 1/4 cup of cold foam should be used per cup of coffee. You'll be able to create roughly 6 cups of cold brew with cold foam if you do so.

What do I do if I do not have a hand blender?

Alternatively, if you do not have a blender, you can hand whisk the mixture for 1 minute until you've achieved a thick foam.


We hope you enjoyed this post about sweet cream cold foam and the ways to use it in your different styles of iced coffees and drinks.

Save money as you have the perfect sip of your favorite cold brews and iced coffees.

As a serving suggestion, we would suggest you top it off with some carrot or banana cake.

Brandon Pierce

About the author

My name is Brandon and I love cold-brew coffee. If you're a fan of everything homebrew, then we'll get along just fine. I also enjoy riding my Onewheel around town, and going on adventures with my future wife! As an online work-from-home advocate, it's important that I stay connected to the world while being able to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

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