Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Recipe

Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Recipe

Last updated on March 3rd, 2024 at 11:29

Try this salted cream cold foam cold brew recipe if you truly want to replicate the flavor and texture of the beverage that is sold by Starbucks.

It’s tasty and easy to make with no hard-to-find ingredients or special equipment needed that you may not already have.

Keep reading for an amazing recipe!

Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Recipe

Let’s get started with this Starbucks salted cream cold foam cold brew copycat recipe. Thankfully there are few ingredients needed – none of which are difficult to source.

To replicate the cold brew coffee exactly, you can buy the RTD – Ready To Drink sachets or boxes of Starbucks cold brew coffee or buy their breakfast blend coffee beans.

I have a great source, a Starbucks employee, that tells me they use their breakfast blend to brew their cold brew coffee.

You can of course use any beans of your choice. I suggest that you use high quality specialty coffee beans, your favorite coffee beans!

The better the quality of your ingredients, the better your coffee will be – it’s the baristas principle.

Let’s get on with making the perfect salty-sweet coffee drink.

Homemade Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Recipe
Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew

Read: How to make vanilla sweet cream foam

Making The Cold Brew Coffee

Making your cold brew coffee is easy and replicating Starbucks cold brew coffee is effortless. To match what you get at Starbucks, simply buy and use their Ready To Drink coffee in a box or their cold brew pitcher packs.

Alternatively, you can use their breakfast blend coffee beans.

Using Starbucks Breakfast Blend

For this recipe we are going to make 64 oz (1.92 liters) since cold brew coffee takes a long time to brew.

Start by weighing your coffee beans. For this recipe we will use a coffee to water ratio of 1:8. Weight 8 ounces (240 grams) of whole coffee beans.

Once you have your coffee grounds weighed, grind them to a coarse, even grind size using a ceramic conical burr grinder.

A ceramic conical burr grinder provides the best quality of grind with the greatest consistency and helps to protect the coffee beans from heat while being ground.

Place your coffee ground in a glass container with an airtight lid. Add your 1.92 liters (64 oz) of ice-cold water and place it in your fridge to extract.

When you extract at a low temperature, you will get all the low temperature compounds in your brew. The brewing time will be longer, but it is worth it. The brewing time is typically 16 hours to 24 hours.

After 16 hours taste test your coffee. If it is not perfect, test again every 2 to 3 hours until it is perfect for you.

Once it is ready, filter out the coffee grounds using a metal coffee filter or a sieve. Using a metal filter will achieve the best results as you will get all the delicious coffee oils your coffee, using a paper filter will remove all the coffee oil.

A cloth filter will remove some of the oil.

Let’s get talking about making the salted cream cold foam.

Salted Cream Cold Foam Recipe

This recipe for making the salted cream cold foam takes out the complexity and replicates what Starbucks has.

Here are the ingredients that you will need.


Caramel Sauce

It is entirely your own choice if you want to be a fancy Nancy and make your own. I find messing around making my own sauce inconvenient. Store-bought caramel sauce is much more convenient.

There are a few great brands that you can use, Torani Pure made Sauce, Monin, Ghirardelli and Hollander caramel sauce. For a sugar-free option DaVinci gourmet and Torani have great quality caramel sauce that you can use.

Caramel Sauce
The Best Caramel Sauce

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Vanilla Syrup

Same with the caramel syrup you can make your own – its so easy Just water, sugar and vanilla pod are needed. You just use a 50/50 water and sugar solution and add your freshly sliced vanilla pod and slowly bring your solution to a boil.

Let it cool and then filter the vanilla pod.

For convenience, you can buy vanilla syrup online. Amazon has Starbucks if you want an exact replica, Torani (sugar & sugar-free). If you want to get fancy you can try French vanilla and Madagascar vanilla syrup.

Sea Salt

For a perfect salty-sweet coffee drink and that salted part to the salted cream cold foam and to turn the caramel into a salted caramel.

Of course you could buy salted caramel sauce, but when you add your own salt you can end up with a better one, a sea salted caramel sauce or if you so wish, Himalayan pink salt.

It is also more convenient as you end up with a caramel sauce and a salted version when you want and need to.

Half And Half Cream

By using half-and-half cream you save yourself from buying and using two ingredients and save yourself that little extra step.


Either buy your ice or use filtered water to make your own.

That is all the ingredients that you will need for making the salted cream cold foam, the most difficult part of this recipe.

Let’s now talk about making the cold brew coffee.


This is very easy to make, very easy.

Add the half-and-half cream, your vanilla syrup and a dash of sea salt into your French press or blender to make the salted cream cold foam.

Blend at a high speed. If you are using a French press, pump your French press by pushing down on the plunger repeatedly until it is ready.

Pour some caramel sauce into your cup and add your cold brew coffee. Top up with your cold foam. Stir well before you drink.

Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Brew
Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Brew

What Is The Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Brew?

Salted caramel cream cold brew coffee is a delicious Starbucks cold brew coffee that is made with caramel syrup, slated vanilla, cold brew coffee and ice.

The cold brew coffee is made by steeping ground coffee, their breakfast blend, in cold water for 20 hours.

Starbucks brews their cold brew coffee at room temperature and not in the fridge.

Salted Cream Cold Foam Calories

For the nutritional details of Starbucks salted cream cold foam and how many calories, fat and sugar in each of the 4 drink sizes, Tall, Grande, Venti and Trenta check the table below.

Salted Cream Cold Foam Beverage Size Sugar  Fat  Calories
Tall 12 Oz (360 ml) 16 grams 10 grams 160 calories
Grande 16 Oz (480 ml) 24 grams 13 grams 220 calories
Venti 24 Oz (720 ml) 31 grams 15 grams 270 calories
Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml) 37 grams 16 grams 310 calories

Is Salted Cream Cold Brew Sweet?

When you taste and try salted cream cold brew you’ll find that it is the perfect salty-sweet coffee drink. The cold brew is very smooth and well-rounded; the tastes of vanilla and caramel make it a truly great beverage.

What Does Salted Cold Foam Taste Like?

The foam itself can taste a little salty but not overtly so. It nice and has a balance of all the flavors. Enjoying the beverage in layers as you sip it is the best way to enjoy this coffee drink.

When you mix the salted cream you get all of it at once mixed in with the coffee but if you leave the topping sitting on to you can enjoy the beverage in layers.

It is not a salty coffee, the salt flavor does not dominate the drink.

What Is The Point Of Cold Foam?

The point of cold foam is to enjoy the foam on top of your coffee and to have a layered beverage that adds a great texture and a layered flavor to a coffee beverage.

It looks great and improves the taste and the texture.

Frequently Asked Questions About Salted Cream Cold Brew Recipe

What Is In Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Foam?

Starbucks salted cream cold foam is made by frothing milk, cream caramel syrup, salt and vanilla syrup.

What Is In The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew?

The salted caramel cream cold brew coffee is a cold coffee drink from Starbucks that is made with cold brew coffee, caramel syrup, salted vanilla sweet cream and ice.

Is Starbucks Cold Foam The Same As Whipped Cream?


cold foam and whipped cream are two different ingredients. Cold foam which was first available in Starbucks outlets in 2018 is made with non-fat milk (or the a milk alternative of your choice) and then frothed. Whipped cream is heavy cream that is whipped using a blender.

Which Starbucks Cold Foam Is The Best?

Which Starbucks cold foam is the best is very subjective and based on a personal opinion. Which the best for you may be unappealing to another. Because it is Starbucks, knowing what their ingredients are, you can mix and match and make your own.

My own favorite and the best in my opinion is mint chocolate made with chocolate sauce and mint syrup.

Here are some other Starbucks cold foam that I consider to be the best of the best:

  • Irish cream.
  • Pumpkin cream cold foam.
  • Honey and Almond Milk cold foam.
  • White mocha cold foam.
  • Vanilla Sweet cream cold foam.

These are all tasty. Look at what milks are available and why syrups and sauce then have a good think of what flavors you enjoy and what would go well together. Get creative!

Is Salted Caramel Cold Foam A Thing?

Yes, and it is a tasty delight. Salted caramel cold foam is creamy, smooth and has a rich velvet-like texture with only light hints of salt. It goes very well with both regular cold brew coffee and amazing with nitro cold brew.

Is Starbucks Cold Foam Just Frothed Milk?

Yes, at Starbucks they make their cold foam by whipping (frothing) nonfat milk from the fridge at a high speed and is flavored by request or as per the set menu. It is a great topping for your coffee beverage.

Their sweet cream is different as it is made with a mix of milk and heavy cream.

Both are great with cold brew, nitro cold brew and iced coffee.

Final Thoughts – Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Recipe

If you read this far you know how to make this salted cream cold foam cold brew recipe and emulate exactly that same beverage that is sold at Starbucks. 

And if you want, you can get exotic and decorate it with exotic chocolate shavings or a sprinkling of cocoa.

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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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