How To Make Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

How To Make Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 18:50

When you learn how to make Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam you will be taking your coffee to the next level as you enjoy your own gourmet coffee at home, which will save you both time and money from visiting your local gourmet coffee shop.

Keep reading for an excellent first class recipe!

How To Make Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Making a Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam is easy and only needs 3 ingredients to make the perfect cold foam topping for your iced coffee drinks, cold brew coffee and yes you hot beverages too.

Best part you can either make your own healthy sugar-free vanilla syrup or order the sugar-free version from Starbucks!

I’ll leave that option to you to be sugar-free or not as Starbucks makes both! By going sugar-free you’ll cut 20 calories per pump from your beverage!

You can make your Starbuck vanilla sweet cream cold brew in only a few minutes and once you master this easy recipe you start to get exotic and make Irish cream cold brew and some of your own exotic and creative inventions.

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What Is Cold Foam?

Cold foam is chilled, a tasty topping added to cold brew and iced coffee at Starbucks. It’s made with nonfat milk with simple syrup used to sweeten it. It is then whipped with a high speed bladeless blender.

The blender that Starbucks uses is their Verismo blender that you can find at Walmart.

Cold foam goes well with cold brew and iced coffees more than hot beverages but can go well with them.

What Is Vanilla Cold Foam?

Vanilla cold foam is a fluffy tasty vanilla cloud that sits on top of your beverage. It is in the most simplest of terms a cold foam that is flavored with vanilla syrup.

At Starbucks, you have the option of vanilla or sugar-free vanilla. You can of course flavor your nonfat milk with a vanilla pod, which is the best and most natural way. You need to wait a couple of hours for it to cool down.

What Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

Sweet cream cold foam is very similar to cold foam with the key difference being the type of milk used. Instead of nonfat milk, 2% milk is used.

It is sweetened with simple syrup and whipped in a bladeless cold foam blender. The topping sits on top of your drink and slowly cascades down and into your beverage.

What Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam
What Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam

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What Is Vanilla Sweet Cream?

It is perhaps obvious at this point what vanilla sweet cream cold foam is. It is the same sweet cream that is made with 2% milk and vanilla syrup but has an extra ingredient, heavy cream. It has the same consistency as melted ice cream.

When you order your beverage at your local coffee shop, it is likely that it will be mixed into your coffee drink.

How To Make Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Making vanilla sweet cream cold brew is very easy; all you need are three key ingredients.

  • Milk: 2% is the preferred milk and the choice that many coffee shops use. Use 120 ml (4 Oz) per person.
  • Heavy Cream: Heavy whipping cream is a better choice than half-and-half cream. Use 200 ml (6.67 Oz) per person.
  • Vanilla Syrup: If you want to match Starbuck you can buy their brand from their coffee shops and online from Amazon. I prefer to use the sugar-free version than the regular sugar version. Monin, Torani and DaVinci Gourmet are other great brands of flavored coffee syrups. Use 70 ml (2.33 Oz) per person.

Follow the baristas principle and use the best quality ingredients that you can find.

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Instructions For Making Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Pour your 2% milk, heavy cream and vanilla syrup into a tall glass or a mason jar and stir well to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed and well mixed.

Although many recipes don’t recommend whipping your ingredients, I do as that whipping helps to mix the ingredients well. Be careful not to over whip or over froth your sweet cream cold foam with your electric milk frother. When you are, move your milk frother through your milk evenly from top to bottom.

You are aiming for the consistency of melted ice cream. When it is ready, pour it onto your cold coffee drink by diffusing it over the back of a tablespoon.

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Make Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

What Is Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Made Of?

Starbucks vanilla sweet cream is made of nonfat milk, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Simply add them together, mix well and blend at a high speed and then pour over onto your coffee drink. If you need to, pour over the back of a tablespoon. to diffuse the pour.

How Does Starbucks Get Their Cold Foam So Thick?

 Starbucks get their chilled foamy dairy based topping so thick by using nonfat, a pump of vanilla syrup and blending in their special bladeless high speed blender. If you want to use the same blender as Starbucks do, look for the Starbucks Verismo blender.

What Sweet Cold Foam Does Starbucks Use?

Starbucks sweet cold foam is a mix of nonfat milk, vanilla syrup and then whipped in their own custom-made blender at a high speed to create a rich texture.

Can I Use Whipped Cream As Cold Foam?

No, if you use whipped cream you will get the wrong texture and consistency. Whipped cream is made with cream and milk and then whipped to create a creamy texture and consistency. Cold foam is different; it’s a milk foam that is made by whipping air into milk, aerating the milk in the process.

Does Starbucks Blend Their Cold Foam?

Starbucks blend their cold foam by first pouring nonfat milk into their custom-made bladeless blender and whipping at a high speed. Depending on the type of cold foam, a pump or two of a flavored syrup may be added prior to whipping.

What Milk Is Best For Cold Foam?

Strictly speaking, any milk can be used to make cold foam, but nonfat milk is the method that gets the best quality of foam.  The cold foam works well on hot drinks just as much as it does on cold brew or iced coffee.

Can I Make Cold Foam In A Blender?

Yes, you can use your high-powered high speed blender to make cold foam at home for adding to your cold brew coffee.

Does Starbucks Cold Foam Have Raw Egg In It?

No, there is no raw egg or egg white added to your vanilla syrup and milk mix. It is cloud foam that uses raw egg white, not cold foam.

Final Thoughts – How To Make Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

When you have learned how to make Starbucks Vanilla sweet cream cold foam, you can get creative and make some amazing and delicious toppings for your coffee drinks.

I have a sweet tooth, and I am a sucker for making chocolate orange with chocolate sauce and orange syrup and peppermint and chocolate. Chocolate and coffee are always a great combination.

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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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