When you learn how to make sweet cream cold foam without heavy cream, you will have given your home barista skills a neat little boost and bump as you start making gourmet style Starbucks quality coffee at home.
Keep reading for a great recipe and four unique methods.
How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam Without Heavy Cream
Making sweet cream cold foam without heavy cream is very easy. It is as easy as replacing the heavy cream with condensed milk to help make the milk base a little thicker.
Throughout this article I present 4 ways of making this tasty topping without heavy cream and using various pieces of equipment to make it nice and creamy.
By far the best piece of equipment to use is an electric milk frother.
What Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam?
Sweet cream cold foam is a tasty and lightly sweetened topping that is used on cold coffee drinks like iced coffee and cold brew but can also be used on hot beverages and refreshers too.
The creamy sweet cream cold foam is made with 2% milk, heavy cream, and simple syrup. It is blended in a special bladeless blender, the Starbucks Verismo blender. A regular electric milk frother will get you great results.
What Is Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam?
Vanilla sweet cream cold foam is a flavored adaptation of sweet cream cold foam where the simple syrup is replaced with vanilla simple syrup.
If you are health conscious as I am, you can opt to use sugar-free vanilla syrup. If you love developing your culinary skills, flavoring your sweet cream with a vanilla pod is the most natural way to go.
A Comparison Of Starbucks Cream Toppers
Starbucks has a few tasty creamy toppings for your beverages. Here are the most popular ones.
|Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee Topper||Ingredients||Foamy Layer?||Blended?|
|Cold Foam||Nonfat milk (or the milk of your choice) Simple Syrup.||Yes||Yes|
|Sweet Cream||2% Milk, Heavy cream, Simple syrup||No||No.|
|Vanilla Sweet Cream||2% Milk, Vanilla Syrup, Heavy Cream,||No||No|
|Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam||2% Milk, Vanilla Syrup, Heavy Cream.||Yes||Yes|
|Whipped Cream||Heavy Cream, and Vanilla Syrup||Yes||Yes|
Salted caramel is a popular option too. Simply switch the vanilla syrup for salted caramel syrup.
How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam In A Blender Without Heavy Cream
Sweet cream cold foam is not normally made in a food blender but a special bladeless blender for making the frothy creamy toppings. However, both a regular blender and a food processor will work fine.
Let’s get to the ingredients that you will need!
Ingredients Needed For Making Sweet Cream Cold Foam
You will need only 3 ingredients, which are:
- 1 cup of 2% milk.
- 2 tablespoons of condensed milk.
- 6 Tablespoons of simple syrup.
The use of condensed milk replaces heavy cream as something is needed to thicken your milk enough so that it has a cascading effect and adds a great texture to your beverage.
Instructions For Making Sweet Cream Cold Foam Without Heavy Cream
Add your ingredients into a bowl or mason jar and mix them well to ensure a good quality and even distribution of ingredients.
Use your electric milk frother to whisk your milk. Start with your milk frother at the bottom and move it slowly and evenly through your sweet cream from bottom to top to get the consistency that you are seeking.
The perfect consistency is that of melted ice cream.
If you are not getting this consistency after frothing for a minute, add an additional tablespoon of condensed milk.
To make a vanilla sweet cream, switch the simple syrup for vanilla simple syrup.
Serving And Storing Your Sweet Cream Cold Foam
Serving your sweet cream cold foam is easy. Simply add it to your cold brew coffee or iced coffee drink by pouring it over the back of a tablespoon to diffuse the pour. Diffusing the pour makes it cascade into your drink better.
Storing your sweet cream cold foam is easy. Use an airtight container and keep it in your fridge. It should last for 3 to 5 days while in your fridge.
How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam In A Blender
Making your Sweet cream cold foam in a blender requires the same three ingredients as you would when making it without a blender.
- ½ Cup of 2% milk*.
- 1 Cup of heavy cream (or two tablespoons of condensed milk).
- 6 Tablespoons of simple syrup.
*If you are using condensed milk instead of heavy cream, use a full cup of 2% milk.
Add all your ingredients together in a bowl or mason jar and mix well prior to adding them to your blender. This extra step ensures a high quality and even mix of your ingredients.
Add your ingredients to your blender and blend well at a high speed for 30 seconds to a minute.
Once ready, add your sweet cream cold foam to your coffee beverage by pouring it over the back of a tablespoon.
How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam Without A Frother Or Blender
There are still a few techniques for making your sweet cream cold foam with neither a frother nor a blender.
It is your choice to use heavy cream or to replace it with condensed milk.
Ingredients List Needed
The same three ingredients are needed as if you were making your sweet cream cold foam with a blender or frother. Here is the list again to save you from s
- Half a cup of 2% milk*.
- 1 Cup of heavy cream (or two tablespoons of condensed milk if you want to be free from heavy cream).
- 6 Tablespoons of simple syrup.
*If you want to use condensed milk instead of heavy cream, use a full cup of 2% milk.
Add all your ingredients together in a mason jar, stir well to ensure good quality distribution of flavors.
Shake your mason jar well for about a minute and pour the contents onto your coffee beverage. This technique works best when your mason jar is ice-cold.
Alternatively, transfer your ingredients into your French press and pump well for about a minute. Pour the contents onto your beverage.
How To Turn Your Sweet Cream Into Cold Foam
Turning your sweet cream into cold foam is easy. Simply add your sweet cream into your blender and blend well at a high speed for about a minute.
If you are not using a blender, a milk frother will get great results. Simply frother for about a minute while moving your frother through your milk for a minute.
A pump-based hand milk frother or French press will also achieve quality results.
Frequently Asked Questions About How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam Without Heavy Cream
Can You Make Cold Foam With Milk?
Yes, to make a DIY cold foam at home you need the ingredients in the right amounts and ratios. Milk, low fat milk and vanilla syrup are key ingredients. You can make it perfectly well with a high speed blender and milk!.
Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam Made From Heavy Cream?
Sweet cream cold foam is made with a combination of heavy whipping cream and a low fat version of milk or nonfat milk. Vanilla syrup is added to sweeten and flavor the cold foam. It makes a perfect topping for iced coffee, hot coffee and cold brew coffee.
How Do You Make Cold Foam At Home?
Making a tasty vanilla sweet cream at home is easy. Collect the ingredients, nonfat milk, heavy cream and vanilla syrup and mix the mixture well at a high speed for one minute until it frothy and meets a perfect consistency. Pour over the back of a tablespoon into your coffee or iced drink.
How Do You Stabilize Cold Foam?
Stabilizing cold foam is easy. Add your ingredients into a tall glass, mix well and then froth for as long as it takes for your cold foam to stabilize. A handheld milk frother or blender will get the results that you are seeking: a good stable cold foam.
What Can I Use Instead Of Heavy Cream At Starbucks?
Heavy whipping cream is popular at Starbucks as a topping due to the rich creamy texture and taste. Half-and-half cream is a good replacement. Alternatives to replacing heavy cream can be with non-dairy milk like coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk or oat milk.
Is Cold Foam Made With Cream Or Milk?
Cold foam is made with low-fat milk. It can be made with heavy cream too for a more decadent experience. Cold foam is more commonly seen on iced coffee drinks and cold brew coffee. It can also be used on hot drinks too.
What Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam Made Of?
Starbucks sweet cream cold foam is made with vanilla syrup, low fat milk and heavy cream.
What Makes Starbucks Cold Foam So Thick?
Starbucks cold foam is so thick due to the way that the low fat (non-fat milk) is whipped with their bladeless blender. If you want one, look for a Starbucks Verismo blender at Walmart.
Final Thoughts – How To Make Sweet Cream Cold Foam Without Heavy Cream
Now that you know how to make sweet cream cold foam without heavy cream at home with various pieces of equipment that you have at hand or can easily borrow, all that is left for you to do is to make.
Once you make it, you can get really creative and start to flavor your sweet cream with a variety of spices, herbs and syrups and make rich, creamy toppings that are simply amazing!
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