How To Make Coconut Milk Cold Foam Like A Pro Barista!

How To Make Coconut Milk Cold Foam Like A Pro Barista!

I can say one thing from the bottom of my heart and the very soul of my coffee loving taste buds, there are very few things better or more delicious than coconut milk cold foam in your cup of coffee.

It’s a vegan milk that every one will enjoy – regardless of dietary requirements and word to the wise, canned coconut cream is a perfectly good option as long as it has not been watered down with coconut water.

Keep reading as we detail coconut milk cold foam and give you an excellent recipe that you can use and make it at home!

Coconut Cold Foam Starbucks

Cold foams at Starbucks are fluffy, long lasting and absolutely amazing and matched their cold brew and frappuccinos incredibly well for an amazing coffee.

Unfortunately, you can’t get a coconut cold foam at Starbucks…Yet. I have seen it in their Starbucks outlets in Vietnam, but that is expected as Ca Phe Dua, a coconut coffee with a rather tasty super cold, semi iced coconut cold foam.

I suspect that Starbucks makes an exception in Vietnam due to it being a popular local request.

Coconut Milk Cold Foam
Coconut Milk Cold Foam Cascading Into Coffee

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How To Make Coconut Milk Cold Foam At Home

Making coconut milk cold foam is very easy, and it makes for one amazing cup of coffee.

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  • 1/2 a cup of coconut milk. Canned coconut milk is fine, shake it well before opening.
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar (optional), better coconut sugar.
How To Make Coconut Milk Cold Foam
Use Fresh Coconut Milk

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Directions And Instructions How To Use The Ingredients

Add all the ingredients into a blender for 2 to 3 minutes and keep the mixer running for a little longer if you want thicker foam. If you want a more liquid consistency, mix for a shorter period of time.

I like to mix until there are foamy peaks when the paddles are removed.

Pro Tip: Cool your blender in the freezer will produce a more abundant foam.

Recipe Notes

You absolutely must use heavy whipping cream. If you are not getting results with it and your blender is getting you that thick lush cream that you want, you can experiment by adding sweetened condensed milk to thicken it up.

Trial and error with the amount needed is your best friend.

Frothing your coconut milk without a milk frother pitcher or an electric milk frother is very easy. You can use the Italian Shakerato technique and pour your coconut milk into a cocktail shaker or a mason jar and shake it strongly and continuously for a minute or two.

You can also use your French press and fill it about 1/3 full of coconut milk and pump the plunger until you get high quality coconut milk foam.

The best results are achieved when you use ice-cold equipment.

A Humble French Press
Your French Press Can Make Frothy Milk

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Non Dairy Cold Foam Starbucks

At this moment in time, there is no non-dairy cold foam option at Starbucks on their menu. You can, however, hack the menu, and you can order almond milk and oat milk and request them as cold foam options.

Have a very good look at the menu, the ingredients that they have and order your drink accordingly as they do have plant-based milk options and nut based milks that you can ask to use as the cold foam in your cold brew coffee or any other coffee that you order.

If you want to get fancy, you can look at what syrups they have and use those to flavor your non-dairy cold foam.

To ensure that you can get quality cold foam from almond milk ask if it has higher fat content than regular almond milk or is of a barista version for coffee, which if it is, it is likely to have higher fat content than your run-of-the-mill shelf-stable almond milk.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coconut Milk Cold Foam

Frothing cold coconut milk is easy and can be frothed in a few ways. If you are using a handheld frother, put your ingredients in a jar and froth until you see a thick foam forming. If have an automatic milk frother, put your cold coconut milk inside it and let it froth until it is nice and thick.

You can also froth it using a French press. Fill your French press 1/3 full with coconut milk and pump the plunger to aerate the coconut milk until it froths.

Can You Make Froth With Coconut Milk?

Yes, you can make froth with coconut milk. It is high in healthy fats which help to create good quality foam. You can make your froth in a number of different ways. 

It depends. If your coconut cream is not mixed with coconut juice or coconut water of any description, you can make a high quality and rather tasty foam. Due to coconut milk being thick and creamy and having as much fat content as regular dairy milk, it is very easy to produce a foam of high quality.

Yes, you have some vegan options for your cold foam at Starbucks. They can easily make you a rather tasty oat milk cold foam which is an amazing choice of milk for any cup of coffee. It is probably the best cold foam without coconut milk that you will find at any gourmet coffee shop.

Many independent coffee shops use barista blend plant milk like Oatly or the well respected plant-based barista milk that is available from Califia Farms.

Yes, just seal your Aeroccino with the lid then press the button on the front to heat and froth your coconut milk. Your coconut milk should be ready in a few seconds.

Final Thought – Coconut Milk Cold Foam 

It is very easy to make an excellent coconut milk cold foam at home and enjoy the rich creamy taste by just using a few simple ingredients. Don’t forget to adjust the recipe to your own personal taste.

Personally, I love adding sweetened condensed milk to get a thicker, creamy foam texture. Let us know how you adjust yours and how it turned out.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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