What To Add To Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee

What To Add To Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee

This article is dedicated for the coffee lovers that want to know what to add to vanilla sweet cream cold brew coffee.

It is a sticking point for some who think this coffee beverage is missing that certain something and just does not hit spot for them and the great news is that there is a lot of room to “manoeuvre” and add ingredients to get this cold coffee drink hitting the spot for you.

Keep reading for full details and a list of ideas of what you can do to make this drink that more exotic!

What To Add To Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew – Customising Your Beverage

There is a lot of options that you have for customising your beverage be it at home or at Starbucks. You no longer need to be wondering what to add to vanilla sweet cream cold brew coffee!

This coffee is not one that needs to have a sweetener added to it as the drink is sweet enough as it is.


if you wish to add a sweetener this will alter the flavor of your drink more than what you would imagine.

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee

Read: How many calories in sweet cream at Starbucks?

Try Different Sugars And Sweeteners

It is best that you add the sweetener to your cold brew and not the vanilla sweet cream. Also, take into consideration how the flavor of the sweetener in your coffee will blend with the sweet cream.

Alternative sweeteners to consider are:

  • Brown sugar or Brown sugar simple syrup.
  • Stevia.
  • Honey.
  • Coconut sugar.
  • Agave.

These sugars and sweeteners are healthier choices and better quality sugars. They will also change the flavor dynamic of your beverage.

Try Different Sugars And Sweeteners
Brown Sugar And Cinnamon Are Great Additions

Read: Vanilla sweet cream cold foam calories

Try Different Types Of Milk

Something that also changes the flavor of your beverage in a big way is the type of milk that you use.

While I don’t particularly add milk to coffee, and it is not advised to add milk to a vanilla sweet cream cold brew as it will end up being too milky – regardless of which type of milk you use.

You can, however alter the type of milk that you use to make the sweet cream and produce a very different flavor and texture.

Be conscious of how the type of milk will interact with the type of sugar or sweetener that you use. You can match them like coconut milk and sweeten the coffee with coconut sugar, or aim for a coconut-caramel like taste by using coconut milk while sweetening the beverage with brown sugar.

Here are some ideas for the type of milk that you can use:

  • Coconut milk.
  • Almond milk.
  • Soy milk.
  • Rice milk.
  • Oat milk

Are interesting options to try.

Try Adding Flavored Syrups

I would not want to alter the vanilla sweet cream so much by adding a flavored syrup. When you are considering the use of a syrup to add to your vanilla sweet cream cold brew take into consideration how the flavors will mix together with the coffee.

At home you have unlimited choices, since a flavored simple syrup is easy to make. All you need sugar, water and the herb or food item (or artificial flavoring) that you wish to flavor the syrup with.

At Starbucks, in my opinion, your limited to:

  • Caramel.
  • Salted Caramel.
  • Toffee Nut.
  • Hazelnut.
  • Cinnamon Dolce.

The other 6 flavored syrups will not mix well with this beverage at all. Be free to try at your own will.

Torani Flavored Syrups
Torani Flavored Syrups

Read: Vanilla sweet cream cold foam

Can You Add A Topping To A Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew?

Unfortunately topping are not something that will go well with a vanilla sweet cream cold brew unless you request whipped cream topping and sprinkle them on to the whipped cream.

Cocoa and cinnamon powder are two good choices as is pumpkin pie powder. At home, you can go a step further and use chocolate shavings to decorate your drink.

The use of whipped cream as a topping also opens up the possibility of a drizzle of syrups and sauces on to the whipped cream.

There is a lot that you can do to make your cold brew taste better, other than the suggestions in the section above.

Here are some ideas for you to consider:

  • Use naturally flavored coffee beans.
  • Brew your cold brew with shredded coconut.
  • Brew your cold brew coffee with toasted shredded coconut.
  • Add a drizzle of condensed milk in your coffee.
  • Add spices to your cold brew in cocktail shaker and shake for 2 min, filter out teh spices.
  • Add spices when you are brewing your cold brew.
  • Add dulce de leche to your cold brew coffee for a buttery sweet taste.
  • Add powdered nut butter to the sweet cream.
  • Add chocolate syrup and stir well.

Here is my favorite tip for a better cold brew coffee:

Brew it at home and use high quality coffee beans of a specialty grade. Brew with cold water and brew it your fridge. You will get a better quality low temperature extraction.

Frequently Asked Questions About What To Add To Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

What Should I Order With Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

Both sweet cream cold foam and vanilla sweet cream cold foam go brilliantly with cold brew coffee and iced coffee drinks. You can also try it with an iced chai latte. Some people like them to be added to nitro cold brew – this is not necessary and is overkill as a nitro cold brew is creamy as it is without adding a creamy topping or any milk.

Yes, cold brew coffee is very smooth as it is, and the vanilla sweet cream is sweet and adds a sweetness to the beverage. Getting granular, sweet cream is sweet, adding vanilla syrup to flavor add an extra sweetness. It is accurate, due to the sugar content, to say that Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew is sweet.

A house-made vanilla sweet cream can be made with sugar-free vanilla syrup, an option that is also available at Starbucks, which will help to reduce the sugar content.

Many drinks are good with vanilla cold foam even though it can go well with both hot drinks and cold drinks, it goes much better with iced drinks and cold brew drinks.

Try it in a Starbucks cold brew or iced coffee drinks, all of them are compatible with vanilla cold foam. A great choice is to order a macchiato as a cold coffee and have vanilla cold foam as the topping with a drizzle of caramel or chocolate.

You can experiment and add a pump of toffee nut syrup, a drizzle of caramel on top of your vanilla cold foam topping on any drink that you wish.

Final Thoughts – What To Add To Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Since you have read this far you know exactly what to add to vanilla sweet cream cold brew to make more delicious, tasty and exotic. 

If you scrolled down, I recommend you scroll back up and try out some of the ideas listed!

How did you alter your vanilla sweet cream cold brew coffee? What did you add to it to give that extra special taste?

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Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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