A salted caramel cream cold brew is a tasty, luxurious coffee that is unfortunately loaded with calories and sugar. There is no denying that fact – it’s on Starbucks own website, right there for the whole world to see.
This article contains a neat recipe for all the ingredients you will need for making a healthy, tasty and quite frankly a better tasting salted caramel cream cold brew coffee that is sugar-free.
Keep reading for the recipe, ingredients and instructions on how to make it.
What Is Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew?
Salted caramel cream cold brew at Starbucks is a tasty, delightful and delicious cold coffee drink made with salted caramel cream cold foam, vanilla syrup and cold brew coffee.
You can enjoy it as a regular cold brew or with Starbucks nitro cold brew coffee.
Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe
This is an easy-to-make copycat recipe that you can make at home without any special equipment or ingredients that you may not already have in your pantry.
As you find out later in this recipe, salted caramel cream cold brew at Starbucks is loaded with sugar with an unhealthy and gut busting 19 grams to 37 grams of sugar per drink which is way too much for a single cup of coffee.
This is our motivation behind a sugar-free version! At Latte Love Brew we believe that you don’t need to risk the adverse side effects to enjoy great gourmet coffee.
Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Ingredients 100% Sugar Free)
Let’s get cracking on with this 100% sugar-free salted caramel cream cold brew recipe and get on with the ingredients list:
- ¾ cup of cold brew coffee.
- ⅓ cup of half-and-half cream.
- 2 tablespoons of Davinci Gourmet sugar-free caramel sauce.
- 1 tablespoon of Davinci Gourmet sugar-free Madagascar vanilla syrup.
- 1 cup of ice.
- 1 dash of sea salt.
Although this is a copycat recipe, some would justifiably argue that it is better tasting due to the exotic Madagascar vanilla syrup and the caramel sauce both being of gourmet quality.
Make sure the coffee, and the rest of the ingredients you are using, matches this quality, and you will have an amazing cup of coffee that is truly enjoyable and amazing.
How To Make Your Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Coffee Sugar Free!
Now you have your ingredients list, let’s get making this tasty cold brew coffee beverage and get right to it.
Step 1: Brew Your Coffee
Using your favorite coffee beans, dark roast works much better for cold brew.
To make 32 ounces (960 ml) of coffee, weigh 4 ounces (120 grams) of whole coffee beans. It is better to weigh your coffee beans when they are whole rather than grinding them first. This improves the freshness factor of your coffee.
(ground or whole, the mass is the same but the surface area that is in contact with air is much smaller when whole).
Grind them to coarse and even grind size with a conical ceramic burr grinder.
Add your coffee grounds to a glass container with an airtight lid. Add fresh 32 ounces (950 ml) of ice-cold water. Mineral water. The better the quality of your water, the better your coffee will be.
Store your coffee and water mix in your fridge while it brews. Brew time is from 16 hours to 24 hours. Test after 12 hours to find out if it tastes great for you.
When your coffee tastes perfect, filter out the coffee grounds using a metal coffee filter or sieve. A metal filter will ensure that all the tasty coffee oils get into your cu of coffee.
- Stone Street Coffee Company Cold Brew Dark Roast.
- Brandywine Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Yirgacheffe.
- Volcanica Cold Brew Coffee.
- Starbucks Breakfast Blend.
These are all perfect for making amazing cold brew coffee.
Read: Salted caramel cream cold brew calories
Step 2: Make Your Vanilla Salted Cream
Using a pitcher or deep bowl, add your half-and-half cream, add a dash of sea salt and your DaVinci Gourmet sugar-free Madagascar vanilla syrup to it.
Whip your cream with a handheld electric milk frother or a handheld blender. Whisk well starting at a low speed for about a minute and work your way up to a high speed blend.
When your mix is nice and fluffy, it is ready.
Step 3: Mix Your Caramel And Your Cold Brew Coffee
This looks much better in a tall glass. If you are making for friends and want an eye-catching look, drizzle your sugar-free caramel sauce along the inside of a tall clear glass.
Otherwise, if you want to, you can simply mix this with your coffee directly.
Pour your coffee into your glass and add some ice cubes.
Step 4: Top Your Foam On Top Of Your Coffee
Top your coffee with your freshly made slated cream cold foam. You can spoon it on or pour over the back of a tablespoon to diffuse your pour.
Drink and enjoy.
It is much preferred that you use a sugar-free caramel sauce rather than a sugar-free caramel syrup. A sauce works better with this recipe than a syrup.
Also use a sugar-free vanilla syrup. There is no need for you to add any sugar to this beverage once complete. It should be sweet enough.
You’ll soon find out in the next few sections why I advise the use of sugar free ingredients.
Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Calories
The amount of calories in a salted caramel cream cold brew at Starbucks varies depending on the size of the drink.
Here are how many calories are in a salted caramel cream cold brew coffee for each of the drink sizes:
- Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 190 calories.
- Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 240 calories.
- Venti 24 Oz (720 ml): 270 calories.
- Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml): 300 calories.
Frequently Asked Questions About Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
Is The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Sweet?
Yes, salted caramel cream cold brew at Starbucks is sweet and slightly salty at the same time. It’s a coffee drink with a lot of sugar for all drink sizes. The salt is added to tone down and blend the sweet taste of the sugar content from the caramel and vanilla syrups used. The cold foam topping adds a refreshing taste.
How Much Sugar Is In Salted Caramel Cold Foam?
The amount of sugar in salted caramel cream cold brew for each drink size is 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.
No matter how you look at it, even the smallest drink size has a lot of sugar. The RDA of sugar as suggested by the American Heart Association is 24 grams per day for women and 36 per day for men.
What Does The Salted Caramel Cold Foam Taste Like?
Starbucks salted caramel cold foam has a balance of sweet and salty flavors. The cold foam adds a rich velvet-like creamy texture with notes of caramel flavors and salt, which creates an essence of salted caramel.
How Much Caffeine Is In Salted Caramel Cold Brew?
The amount of caffeine in all the drink sizes of the Starbucks caramel cold brew is as follows:
- Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 145 milligrams.
- Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 185 milligrams.
- Venti 24 Oz (720 ml): 275 milligrams.
- Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml): 320 milligrams.
Is The Salted Caramel Cold Brew Seasonal?
No, Salted caramel cold brew coffee is a permanent menu item at Starbucks and has been for a number of years now. It is seasonal at other coffee outlets like Dunkin’ Donuts.
I expect that due to the popularity they too may follow suit and become a permanent menu item.
How Does Starbucks Get Their Cold Foam So Thick?
Starbucks and their tasty and thick cold foam is made using a high speed bladeless blender. It is not only very thick, it’s very smooth. You can replicate the effect by using a Starbucks Verismo blends, available from Walmart.
Final Thoughts – Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
Making a sugar-free salted caramel cream cold brew coffee has its obvious benefits. I sincerely hope that you make this for your friends and share the recipe and encourage them to enjoy healthier gourmet coffee.
Gourmet Starbucks style coffee does not need to be loaded with sugar and calories!
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