Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Recipe

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Recipe

Last updated on March 3rd, 2024 at 11:32

When you want to make a Starbucks salted caramel cold foam copycat recipe, you need to make sure that you have the best ingredient and follow as closely as you can to the recipe to get the same taste.

This is exactly what we have here – an almost exact and precise replica of what is served at the world leading coffee company.
Keep reading for a super tasty salty caramel cold foam recipe.

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Recipe Notes

Starbucks salted caramel cold foam is accompanied with a cold coffee drink, usually cold brew coffee or iced coffee.

The cold foam of any flavor can also go well with a hot coffee, especially if it is a milky coffee. It is much better in a cold drink.

It is made with cold brew coffee, ice, vanilla sweet cream, salt and salted caramel syrup.

This recipe will get you matching the same drink at Starbucks exactly as we will be using their cold brew pitcher packs. The brew time is 20 hours to 24 hours.

In this recipe we will go a step further in our brewing process and brew at a reduced temperature to extract all the low temperature flavor compounds. Starbucks extract their cold brew at room temperature.

We will be using iced cold water and storing the beverage in our fridge while it is brewing to get all the low temperature flavor compounds.

Keep reading for the best Starbucks copycat recipe and one of the best cold foam recipes that you will find anywhere!

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam
Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam

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Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Ingredients

Let’s get on with this delicious recipe and get talking about the recipe ingredients.

Cold Brew Coffee

Obviously there are many ways to make your cold brew coffee, and you can find some awesome cold brew recipes on the internet with a few searches.

What makes this an awesome recipe for the beverage is due to replicating exactly what Starbucks uses by using their cold brew pitcher packs and getting the exact beverage used by the world leading coffee company with no guess work!

2% Milk And Heavy Cream

Since Starbucks uses 2% milk and heavy cream, we will be doing the same and using the same ingredients.

Of course when you master this technique and method you can of course get creating and make adjustments and skim milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk and other plant or nut based milks.

Pro Tip: Use the barista branded alternative milk which is available on Amazon, Target, Walmart and eBay. These are specially designed for making cold foam and steamed milk for coffee and will not curdle like other brands.

Caramel Syrup Or Caramel Sauce

It is entirely your choice if you use caramel syrup or caramel sauce. It is far more convenient to buy your syrup or sauce than to make your own.

It is also your own choice if you want to buy a salted caramel sauce or to buy and use an unsalted one and add salt when you need it.

I advise that you use a regular caramel sauce as it is more versatile than a syrup as you can use it in many different drinks and food items.

Also, an unsalted version you can control the amount of salt and what kind of salt you use be it sea salt, Himalayan pink salt or regular table salt. You can also opt to buy a sugar-free caramel sauce (or syrup) if you so want. Monin, Davinci Gourmet and Torani great sugar free versions. Check them out on Amazon.

Caramel Sauce
Barista Quality Caramel Sauce

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Vanilla Syrup

For your vanilla syrup, I suggest that you use Starbucks vanilla syrup, which you buy from them directly, online or from all the usual outlets online.

Once you are comfortable with this recipe, you can experiment with more exotic syrups like a Madagascar vanilla syrup or French vanilla syrup.

Sea Salt

Although you can use any salt for this recipe, it is worthwhile making it a healthy salt like a sea salt of pink Himalayan salt.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Make Your Cold Brew Coffee

Take your Starbucks cold brew pitcher packs and following the instructions on the package, take two packs and add them to a pitcher or a glass container with an airtight lid.

Add 48 ounces of ice cold water. Place your container in your fridge and wait 16 to 24 hours for it to extract.

While you are waiting for your cold brew to extract proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Make Your Salted Carmel Cold Foam

In a glass or metal bowl that is ice-cold, add 1/4 cup of 2% milk and 1/4 cup of heavy cream add a tablespoon of vanilla syrup, 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce (or syrup) and a dash of sea salt.

Mix them well with your handheld blender and mix well until you get stiff peaks and a consistency similar to thawed ice cream.

If you have a Starbucks Verismo frother set it to cold. It’s a special bladeless blender by Starbucks that you can get from Walmart.

If you have a French press, you can also use that to make your cold foam. Simply add the ingredients to an ice-cold French press, mix your ingredients well with a long spoon to make sure that the ingredients are mixed well and evenly distributed.

Once you are satisfied, that the ingredients are mixed well. Pump up and down on the plunger until the solution has expanded and at least doubled in size and has the consistency of melted ice cream your slated caramel cold foam is ready.

Read: Cold foam recipe

Step 3: Pour And Enjoy Your Coffee

When your cold brew coffee is ready, pour it into a tall glass and slowly and evenly pour your salted caramel cold foam on top using the back of a teaspoon as a diffuser to help it float on top.

If you wish, you can add a drizzle of caramel sauce to line the glass for a touch of caramel flavor to the cold brew coffee.

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Nutrition

When you visit Starbucks, coffee is not always just coffee. They can end up being what I affectionately call liquid cakes.

There is unfortunately, depending on the beverage, a high amount of sugar, fat and calories. Let’s get talking about those.

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Calories, Sugar And Fat Content

Rather than simply list the calorie, fat and sugar content in an eye-strengthening block of text for all drink sizes, I’ve created the following table below.

Salted Cream Cold Foal 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 17 grams 310 calories

Frequently Asked Questions About Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam

Whats In The Salted Caramel Cold Foam At Starbucks?

Starbucks uses vanilla simple syrup, caramel simple syrup, salt, heavy cream and 2% milk to make their salted caramel cold foam. The ingredients are added together, mixed well and whipped using a bladeless blender.

How Many Calories Is Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam?

The total amount of calories that are in a Starbucks salted caramel cold foam varies on the size of the beverage.

  • Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 160 calories.
  • Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 220 calories.
  • Venti 24 Oz (720 ml): 270 calories.
  • Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml): 310 calories.

The amount of calories based on the given size of a cold brew salted caramel cold foam.

How Many Calories Are In A Pump Of Salted Caramel Syrup?

A single pump of Starbucks simple syrups, regardless of the flavor, have 5 grams of sugar and 10 calories.

Is There Added Sugar In Starbucks Cold Foam?

There is no added sugar to Starbucks salted caramel cold foam. The amount of sugar in the tasty topping is directly related to the milk sugars, the lactose, which is 4 grams per serving for the cold foam alone. Then we have to take into account how much sugar is in the simple syrup used.

How Much Sugar Does Salted Caramel Cold Foam Have?

The amount of sugar that is in the salted caramel cold foam at Starbucks depends on the size of the beverage served; the larger the beverage, the more sugar it will contain as there are more pumps of the flavored syrup and more dairy product used and thus a greater amount of lactose. 

  • Tall 12 Oz (360 ml): 16 grams.
  • Grande 16 Oz (480 ml): 24 grams.
  • Venti 24 Oz (720 ml): 31 grams.
  • Trenta 30 Oz (900 ml): 37 grams.

How Do I Customize My Starbucks Cold Foam?

It is very easy to customize your Starbucks cold foam. Go to the app or website, look for the drink that you want and then click customize.

On the appropriate drop down menu click add cold foam and select the flavor of topping that you want. From the menu you can control how much or how few pumps of the syrup that you want added to your coffee.

Final Thoughts – Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam

Learning to make Starbucks salted caramel cold foam at home means you will save a small fortune and better still, enjoy it at home while binge-watching your favorite TV series.

The cold foam goes just as well with iced coffee as it does with cold brew. 

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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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