Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe With Cinnamon! A Delightful Cold Brew Topping

Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe With Cinnamon! A Delightful Cold Brew Topping

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 17:01

This almond milk cold foam recipe with cinnamon is delightful, tasty and emulates exactly what you’ll find at Starbucks, Costa coffee, Dunkin’s and your local gourmet coffee shop.

I also talk about leveling up your tasty topping and making it even better by flavoring it naturally, which in my opinion makes it better than any coffee shop, period!

Keep reading for the details!

Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe

This almond milk cold foam recipe is easy, very easy to make and can be made in a matter of minutes and aims to emulate the cinnamon almond milk cold foam cold brew coffee beverage that you see on the Starbucks drinks menu.

It goes great on iced coffee drinks too and, perhaps to your surprise, it’s pretty good on hot coffee as well.

I’ll talk about two ways of making this delightful and healthy topping that will save your both time and money from heading out to Starbucks!

Let’s get to it and get making this almond milk cold foam recipe!

Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe
Almond Milk For Making Cold Foam

Read: Cold foam recipe with heavy whipping cream

How To Make Cold Foam With Almond Milk Without A Frother

Let’s start with the Starbucks copycat recipe by replicating 100% their cold brew coffee.

Cold brew coffee is not brewed coffee with ice; that is an iced coffee.

It is slightly ironic that iced coffee is brewed hot and then chilled with ice.

A cold brew coffee is purposely brewed with cold water to extract the low temperature flavor compounds. The result is a great tasting mellow and well-balanced low acid coffee.

Let’s get making that cold brew coffee!

How To Make The Cold Brew Coffee Base For Your Almond Milk Cold Foam

This cold brew coffee is exactly what is sold at the coffee conglomerate and makes it in the exact same way!

(Well, a slightly better way!).

Let’s get to the ingredients and equipment that you will need!

Ingredients Needed For Making Your Cold Brew Coffee

Only two ingredients are required for replicating Starbucks cold brew coffee, top quality water and Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew Pitcher Pack.

  • Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew Pitcher Packs.
  • Bottled Water.

The better the quality of your water, the more delicious your coffee will be.

How To Make Cold Foam With Almond Milk Without A Frother
Starbucks Nariño 70 Cold Brew

Instructions For Making Your Cold Brew Coffee

Making your cold brew coffee is super simple. Look out a glass container with an airtight lid and add three pitcher packs to it and pour in 2160 ml (72 Oz) of ice-cold water.

Put your container in your fridge and leave it for 24 hours to brew.

That is how easy it is to replicate Starbucks cold brew coffee. It is brewed slightly better as Starbucks makes their batches of cold brew coffee at night and at room temperature, meaning they are not getting the lowest temperature flavor compounds in your coffee.

You absolutely must use a glass airtight container as coffee is acidic and will leach the toxic chemicals from plastic into your coffee.

Coffee is great at absorbing odors and flavors from nearby items, including the food in your fridge, thus your container absolutely must be airtight.

Since it takes so long for your cold brew coffee to extract it is well worth your while to make a large batch like 72 Oz (2160 ml).

When your coffee is ready, remove the cold brew pitcher packs.

Now, the fun part, the almond milk cold foam recipe and making your tasty topping.

How To Make Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe Without A Frother

Since the goal is to create, emulate and make a better cinnamon almond milk cold foam that is better than Starbucks, it is best that we use the best quality barista almond milk.

Ingredients Needed For Making Your Cinnamon Almond Milk Cold Foam

  • 1 Cup (4 Oz, 120 ml) Barista Almond Milk.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground cinnamon or 3 inch cinnamon stick.
  • Optional: Stevia to sweeten.

The better your ingredients are, the better the results will be.

Instructions For Making Your Cinnamon Almond Milk Cold Foam

Pour your almond milk into your French press and add your freshly ground cinnamon. Add stevia if needed. Mix well for approximately one minute to ensure that all your ingredients are evenly distributed.

Close the lid of your French press and push up and down on your French press for approximately one minute until the volume of your almond milk doubles.

Slowly pour your tasty cinnamon almond milk on top of your cold brew coffee and enjoy. If you need to, pour it over the back of a tablespoon to diffuse the pour and help it float on top of your coffee.


Levelling Up Your Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe
Ground Cinnamon Or A Stick?

Read: Cold foam recipe

Levelling Up Your Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe

This is the best way of making your cinnamon almond milk cold foam as it produces more of a natural flavor from the cinnamon.

The ingredients are the same: instead of freshly ground cinnamon, we are going to use one 3-inch cinnamon stick.

Add your ingredients, the barista almond milk, cinnamon stick and stevia if you need to sweeten it to a small saucepan, mix well and heat at a low heat and let your cinnamon stick extract while your almond milk is simmering.

Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes while being careful not to boil yoru almond milk.

Let your almond milk cool naturally. Taste test for flavor of cinnamon. If it is perfect, remove your cinnamon stick. If it is not, let it extract while in your fridge for 4 to 6 hours and taste test again.

When it is ready, remove your cinnamon stick.

Add your cinnamon almond milk to your French press and push up and down on the plunger for a minute or until your milk doubles in volume.

Pour slowly over the back of a tablespoon to diffuse your pour and pour over the top of your cold brew coffee.

Almond Milk Cold Foam: Starbucks

Starbucks have two clear almond milk cold foam toppings that are listed on their menu, cinnamon almond milk cold foam and cocoa almond milk cold foam, both of which are tasty and healthy and take advantage of ingredients that they already have and use for other beverages.

The cocoa and cinnamon are powered versions and used. With the wide range of sauces and simple syrups and combinations of flavored syrups, you can make any flavor of almond milk cold foam that suits you – as long as they have the flavored simple syrup to make it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe

Can You Turn Almond Milk Into Cold Foam?

Yes, you can use almond milk on its own or with heavy cream or half-and-half cream; more decadent is using coconut cream.

If you are using barista oat milk, you won’t need to use anything other than your oat milk. Simply use your handheld milk frother and froth evenly through your milk.

Can You Make Milk Foam With Almond Milk?

Yes, almond milk is one of the best non dairy milks for frothing. It is every bit as good as soy milk and regular milk for frothing and making milk foam and cold foam.

I encourage you to use the barista style because they are specifically designed for frothing and steaming as they are enhanced with enzymes, stabilizers and emulsifiers to prevent them from curdling and to help them to hold the foam.

Gellan gum and Xanthan gum are often used.

What Can I Add To My Almond Milk To Make It Froth?

If you want to add something to your natural and organic almond milk or any nut based milk, lecithin powder is a great option.

Lecithin has both water loving (hydrophilic) and water hating (hydrophobic) compounds that help to prevent your almond milk from separating into layers while you are using it to make milk foam and a tasty almond milk cold foam.

How Do You Make Cold Foam With Almond Milk Without A Frother?

Making almond milk cold foam without a frother is easy.

You have many options. You can use your French press or manual milk frother. Add your almond milk to no more than half way full and pump with vigor for approximately one minute until it doubles in volume.

You can also use a blender, a manual whisk and an ice-cold mason jar. Add your almond milk to your mason jar and shake well for about a minute.

What Happens If I Whip Almond Milk?

When you whip almond milk you will get a great and tasty thick, decadent and delicious topping for your coffee drinks that is tasty as it is on its own or can be enhanced with vanilla extract to create an almond milk vanilla sweet cream or cold for your cold brew coffee or iced coffee drinks.

Why Doesn’t My Almond Milk Froth?

Ideally, you need an almond milk that is high in both fat and protein in order to froth well.

Your almond milk may not be frothing or creating a quality foam due to having a low fat or nonfat content.

Does Almond Milk Froth In Nespresso?

Yes, you can froth your almond milk in your Nespresso aeroccino milk froth. You can jazz it up if you want and add vanilla to make it a vanilla sweet cream cold foam.

Does Almond Milk Or Oat Milk Froth Better?

Plant-based milk can be awkward to froth for coffee drinks and can be difficult to steam, which is why you must use a barista style of alternative milk for your coffee beverages.

It’s really hit-and-miss depending on the brand and the fat content, protein content and the ratios between the fat and protein.

It is fair to say that almond milk and oat milk will foam equally well (or equally bad) as each other when you are using a barista (or non-barista) type.

Final Thoughts – Almond Milk Cold Foam Recipe

I hope that you have seen just how easy this almond milk cold foam recipe is to make and stepped up and made it the natural way with a 3-inch stick of cinnamon. Sure it takes longer and requires little more effort, but it is worth it!

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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