Learning how to make a healthy sugar-free salted caramel cream cold brew recipe will help you stick to a healthier diet, keep your blood sugar levels in check and above all, an amazing cup of gourmet coffee that is just as tasty, delicious and satisfying.
Keep reading for a recipe that tells you how to make this drink sugar-free! Hint: Use the amazing sugar-free syrup options and buy them from Amazon!
Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe Highlights
This cold coffee drink is a tasty Starbucks copycat cold brew coffee made with caramel syrup, salted vanilla sweet cream and cold brew coffee.
The coffee part requires patience as the brew time for ground coffee is 16 to 24 hours due to steeping in cold water.
You can replicate Starbucks cold brew coffee perfectly by using their cold brew pitcher packs. The amazing and tasty cold foam can be made easily and effortlessly at home using your French press, caramel sauce and a dash of salt.
This recipe and the ingredient quantities are for making 16 ounces (480 ml) drink size.
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Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Ingredients VIP Notes
The name of game here and with this recipe is to get as close to what is served at Starbucks and match their flavor. To do this we are going to use Starbucks cold brew coffee pitcher packs. This guarantees that our coffee will be th exact same flavor as what you will get at the world’s most famous coffee shop.
The pitcher packs are easy to use, simply stick one or two into water as per the instructions on the product pack and quantity you are making. Use cold water and let it brew in your fridge for 16 to 24 hours.
For the half and half cream, it is much easier and convenient to use ready made half and half cream than to mix your own. It’s a short cut and little time saver and why buy two ingredients when you only need one.
For caramel sauce, honestly I use it frequently and find making my own more that pain in the butt and a huge inconvenience. Store-bought caramel sauce is much better. I love the Hollander brand.
Torani and DaVinci Gourmet brands have great sugar free options, which are my favorite brands for sauces and syrups for the quality, taste and being sugar free. They are also very easy to stir and mix into hot coffee and cold drinks. You’ll find them on Amazon.
You can buy sugar-free vanilla syrup and some exotic options, Madagascar vanilla, French vanilla and more if you don’t want to make your own homemade vanilla syrup.
Vanilla syrup, it’s up to you; making your own is an option and is so easy to make. The vanilla syrup is added to your cold foam with a pinch of sea salt.
Salted Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Ingredients
- 1 Tablespoon Of Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup.
- 1/3 Cup of half and half cream.
- 1 Pinch of sea salt.
Caramel Cold Brew Ingredients
- 1 Cup of ice.
- 3/4 Cup of Cold brew coffee.
- 2 Tablespoons of Sugar Free Caramel sauce.
Read: Cold brews at Starbucks
Step 1: Pump It!
Add your half-and-half cream, dash of sea salt and vanilla syrup into your French press. Stir well to mix the ingredients and flavors.
Press down on the plunger and pump repeatedly until your cold foam expands to twice its original volume.
Note: Don’t fill your French press to more than 1/3 full.
Step 2: Pour It
Pour your caramel sauce into a tall glass.
Step 3: Add Your Cold Brew
Add your cold brew coffee to the tall glass, add some ice.
Step 4: Add Your Coffee
Add your cold brew coffee, stir well.
Step 5: Top It!
Top your drink with your cold foam from your French press. If needed, pour it over the back of a tablespoon to diffuse it.
Drink and enjoy.
Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Nutrition
Knowing the nutritional details of the drinks at Starbucks are, in my humble opinion, important as I personally consider a trip to Starbuck as the same as any fast food outlet. I consider the coffee drinks to be treats and as liquid cakes if we were to have a closer look at their calorie, sugar and fat content.
Which is what we are about to do with this neat little table.
|Drink Size||Sugar||Fat||Calories||Caffeine||Pumps Of Syrup|
|Tall 12 Oz (360 ml)||19||12||190||145 mg||3|
|Grande 16 Oz (480 ml)||26||14||240||185 mg||4|
|Venti 24 Oz (7200 ml)||32||15||270||275 mg||6|
|Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml)||37||15||300||320 mg||7|
These details have been taken from Starbucks website directly. You can see why I strongly suggest that you look for sugar-free options when making your own.
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Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Calories
Salted caramel cream cold brew has a lot of calories in my opinion for all sizes of their beverage. The calorie count ranges from 190 for Grande to 300 for trenta which is approximately 10% to 15% of 2,000 calorie diet for a single beverage.
In my opinion, that is a lot, which is why I consider a trip to Starbucks a nice once in a while treat.
What Does The Salted Caramel Cold Brew From Starbucks Taste Like?
Salted caramel cold brew coffee is sweet and tasty. The salt is there to tone down the sweetness of the caramel syrup and to balance out the flavors. The vanilla syrup in the cold brew coffee is excellent.
There is something about vanilla in coffee that just goes incredibly well together. With the mellow and well-rounded flavor of Starbuck cold brew coffee, that hint of vanilla is simply outstanding.
…Then add to that the caramel tones this coffee beverage has that wow factor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe
What Is In The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew?
Starbucks salted caramel cream cold brew is made with cold brew coffee, caramel syrup, a pinch of salt and vanilla syrup and cream.
Does The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Have Coffee?
Yes, the “cold brew” in Starbucks salted caramel cream cold brew is in reference to cold brew coffee. It is a tasty cold coffee drink made with caramel syrup and topped with a tasty salted cream cold foam that gives you a tasty two-tone beverage that can be enjoyed in layers or let it cascade into your drink.
What Does Starbucks Use To Make Cold Foam?
Cold foam at Starbucks is made with nonfat dairy milk and vanilla syrup. When it is whipped, it creates a smooth, creamy topping. Starbucks use their own bladeless blender to create the high quality foam. Starbucks Verismo blender can be found at Walmart.
How Do You Customize Salted Caramel Cold Brew At Starbucks?
You can customize your Starbucks salted caramel cream cold brew in any way in which you want and desire. A basic starting point is by altering the number of pumps of syrup, requesting sugar-free options and an alternative milk to be used to make it.
Oat milk, unsweetened almond milk, and coconut milk are great non-dairy milk options.
You can also request a dusting of cocoa powder, which is a great addition.
Is Salted Caramel The Same As Dulce De Leche?
No. Salted caramel and dulce de leche are two very different things. Caramel is derived from burned sugar and salted caramel is caramelized sugar with a sprinkling of salt, usually sea salt is used.
Dulce de leche, an Argentine favorite, is thicker, heavier and is derived from condensed milk, hence the name “dulce de leche” which literally translates to “sweetness of milk“.
How Much Sugar Is In Salted Caramel Cold Foam?
The amount of sugar in salted caramel cold foam at Starbucks varies depending on the drink size as follows:
- Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 19 grams.
- Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 26 grams.
- Venti 24 Oz (720 ml): 32 grams.
- Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml): 37 grams.
Final Thoughts – Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe
I hope that you absolutely enjoyed this tasty salted caramel cream cold brew recipe and follow my recommendation and use sugar-free caramel sauce or sugar-free caramel syrup and sugar-free vanilla syrup.
While gourmet coffee Starbucks style does tend to have a lot of sugar, it is important to manage your sugar intake. Great gourmet coffee, as you have seen, does not need to be loaded with sugar.
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