Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam - The Best Recipe!

Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam – The Best Recipe!

Last updated on November 22nd, 2023 at 12:28

If you want to learn how to make the best iced vanilla latte with sweet cream cold foam with an amazing recipe, this article is for you.

In this article I’ll tell you the best beans to use and get you making the perfect shot of espresso and making the vanilla sweet cream cold foam in a natural way that makes it healthier and better tasting.

Keep reading and find out how!

Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

As I have mentioned in previous articles, sweet cream cold foam is not just for cold brew coffee and can be used in any coffee beverage of your choice.

I love adding it to a latte, and even a chai tea latte and making an alternative London fog, and yes, it is excellent with iced coffee.

It’s a great addition that adds to the whole coffee experience, improving both the taste and the texture.

There is no obligation to use regular dairy as you can make it with almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk or cashew milk.

Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam
Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Read: Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam calories

Best Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam Recipe

This recipe and instructions below I consider to be the best iced vanilla latte with sweet cream cold foam recipe for many reasons, principally:

  • You’ll be using the best beans.
  • You’ll be using the best techniques.
  • You’ll be making a naturally flavored vanilla sweet cream.
  • You’ll be making a healthier version of the drink with less sugar and calories.

Above all it is absolutely delicious.

Ingredients For Making Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

At Latte Love Brew we are ethical purveyors of the barista principle. We encourage you to use the best ingredients and the best equipment that you can afford to get the best results.

If you don’t already own a home espresso machine, now is as good a time as any to make the investment, you’ll end up with coffee shop quality at home, and it will pay for itself many times over in terms of the money saved from those expensive Starbucks coffee drinks.

Let’s get to the ingredients that you will need.

  • 40 Grams (1.34 Oz) Single Origin Peruvian Coffee Beans.
  • 60 ml (2 Oz) of Bottled Water.
  • 60 ml (2 Oz) Heavy Cream.
  • 60 ml (2 Oz) Whole Fat Milk.
  • 1 Fresh Organic Madagascar Or French Vanilla Pod.

There should be no difficulties in sourcing any of these ingredients. A Madagascar vanilla pod produces a better flavor than a French vanilla pod. I’ve given you the option in case you have difficulties sourcing Madagascar vanilla pods.

Best Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam Recipe
Use The Best Vanilla Pod You Can Find

Read: Vanilla sweet cream cold foam nutrition

About The Single Origin Peruvian Coffee

I’m not suggesting that you choose any random single origin coffee from Peru that you find.

Seek out beans from the Chanchamayo province as these are well respected for being the best beans from Peru due to the perfect climate and high elevations.

Chanchamayo are beans that are from a high altitude and are classified as such. Expect a chocolatey nutty flavor with a citrus-tones acidity.

The 100% Arabica beans from Volcanica from this Provence, which is a medium roast, is a great choice.

Instructions For Making The Best Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

As I’ve stated earlier, the best quality coffee to make for this drink is an espresso shot using an espresso machine.

It is the only machine that can make an espresso. There are other brewing equipment that many claim to make espresso coffee, I’m talking about the Aeropress, the moka pot and single serve coffee makers like a Nespresso. At best, they make espresso like coffee but distinctly not espresso.

They lack the pressure required to produce the thick rich crema on top. A Nespresso uses a centrifuge to aerate the coffee, which produces a weaker creama.

Making Your Double Espresso Shot

To make the perfect double shot of strong, well brewed espresso, start by weighing 40 grams of whole coffee beans.

Grind them using a ceramic flat burr grinder and grind in 5 second bursts and rest for 3 seconds. It is the best grinder and the best grinding technique.

The perfect grind size is 200 microns, which is a powder like espresso grind.

Add your coffee grounds to your portafilter and prepare for tamping.

Tamp with an even pressure of approximately 30 kg (66 lbs).

Add clean fresh bottled water to your espresso machine. The better your water, the better your coffee will be.

Place your digital coffee scale on your drip tray, put your coffee cup on top and tare your scales.

Pull your shot. Time and weigh your extraction.

The perfect weight of your double shot is 60 grams (2 Oz). The sharp-eyed coffee lovers may notice a coffee to water ratio of 1:1.5, this is the original Italian ratio for brewing a strong and bold espresso, which is what this drink requires.

If your weight is out, you may need to adjust your machine or use manual intervention to stop or brew more.

The brewing time should be as close to 25 seconds as possible. There is a permitted variance of 5 seconds either side of the 25 seconds.

If your double shot takes 31 seconds or more to brew your coffee grinds are likely too small, which is inhibiting the flow of your hot water through the bed of coffee. To encourage greater flow, use a slightly larger grind size.

If your double shot is extracted in 19 seconds or quicker, you have the opposite problem. Your hot water is flowing past your bed of coffee too quickly and not getting enough contact with your coffee grounds, resulting in an under brewed coffee that is slightly sour tasting.

To encourage greater contact, use a slightly smaller grind size.

When you have the perfect you can use for you iced vanilla latte with sweet cream cold foam.

Does Starbucks Cold Foam Have Calories
Does Starbucks Cold Foam Have Calories

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Making The Perfect Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Of course, it is easy to make the vanilla sweet cream cold foam using vanilla syrup.

Companies like Starbucks and Torani have both regular and sugar-free versions of their Vanilla syrup.

Davinci Gourmet has a great Madagascar Vanilla syrup worth trying.

However, let’s not take the lazy approach and use a flavored syrup or vanilla extract. Let’s put in the effort and make a much better and more natural sweet cream cold foam.

How To Make A Naturally Flavored Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Add 2 Oz (60 ml) of heavy cream and 2 Oz (60 ml) of full ft milk together in a small saucepan and stir well to ensure that they are well mixed together to make the perfect half-and-half cream.

Slice an organic Madagascar vanilla pod and add it to your half-and-half cream. Gently heat your half-and-half cream with your sliced Madagascar vanilla pod at a low heat, keep stirring.

Let your dairy solution simmer for half an hour and ensure that is does not go over 55C (140F), ideally keeping your solution at a temperature of 50C (130F).

If your dairy goes above this temperature, the milk sugars start to burn, and you’ll get burnt notes.

Let your vanilla sweet cream cold foam cool naturally and then in your fridge for 6 to 12 hours. The time variance is due to how much of a vanilla flavor you want in your sweet cream.

When you have perfect flavor, remove the vanilla pod slices.

Putting It All Together

Pour your double espresso shot into a tall glass with ice and pour twice as much vanilla sweet cream cold foam into the drink; 4 Oz (120 ml) of the tasty topping is to be used.


Frequently Asked Questions About Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Does Starbucks Cold Foam Have Calories?

Yes, although the number of calories that cold foam and sweet cream are not listed on the Starbucks nutritional information for the various drinks and drink sizes, you can dig around and do a lot of searching and find that the cold foam and sweet cream adds 50 calories to your cold foam drink or sweet cream drink.

Can You Add Sweet Cream Cold Foam To A Latte?

Yes, you can add sweet cream cold foam to a latte or any coffee drink that you so wish be it a cappuccino, flat white, misto or any drink that you want.

How Many Calories In A Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

A vanilla latte with sweet cream cold foam for the various drink sizes is as follows:

  • Short 8 Oz (240 ml): 150 calories.
  • Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 200 calories.
  • Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 240 calories.
  • Venti 20 Oz (720 ml): 300 calories.

How Many Calories In A Grande Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

The number of calories that are in a sweet cream cold foam for all three drink sizes that the drink size is available in is as follows:

  • Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 190 calories.
  • Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 240 calories.
  • Venti 24 Oz (720 ml): 270 calories.

Is Cold Foam Good On Iced Lattes?

Yes, cold foam and sweet cream are great on all kinds of beverages and not only cold brew coffee, nitro cold brew coffee and iced coffee drinks.

And an iced latte with cold foam resembles an iced cappuccino with a greater coffee to milk ratio.

Does Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Have Milk?

Yes, vanilla sweet cream cold foam is made with milk and heavy cream (also known as whipping cream) in equal amounts. It’s flavored and sweetened with vanilla syrup.

Why Do People Like Cold Foam?

People like cold foam as it adds a great creamy and rich texture to drinks. It creates a layered drink, meaning you get a little cream and a little coffee in your mouth and experience the richness of the cold foam.

It also looks great.

Can You Add Any Flavor To Cold Foam?

Yes, you can add any flavor to cold foam as it is made with only a single ingredient, heavy whipping cream, which is whipped in a special bladeless blender.

You can add any flavored syrup or combination of flavored syrups with vanilla, caramel and salted caramel being the most popular options. You can also flavor with any herb or spice that you want.

Honey and maple syrup are good options too.

Final Thoughts – Iced Vanilla Latte With Sweet Cream Cold Foam

I hope that you have a lot of fun making this iced vanilla latte with sweet cream cold foam recipe and fully enjoyed your coffee.

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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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