Making Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam is easy! Try this Starbucks sweet cream recipe at home to top off your cold brew coffee and iced coffee drinks.
Vanilla sweet cream cold foam is extremely popular among Starbucks customers. This cold brew-based drink is essentially an iced coffee topped with sweet cream cold foam infused with vanilla flavor. Making a Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew knockoff is surprisingly simple.
Follow our four three steps to make flavored rich vanilla sweet cream.
What is vanilla sweet cream cold foam?
If you’re still wondering what vanilla sweet cream cold foam is, we’ll explain both vanilla sweet cream and cold foam.
- Let’s start with cold foam first.
Starbucks’ cold foam is more than just aerated cold milk, just so you know. On top of the cold brew drink is whipped nonfat milk. Of course, you can make your own cold foam with or without nonfat milk. However, the final foam will not be as foamy as that of nonfat dairy milk.
- Moving to vanilla sweet cream.
Summertime favorite: vanilla sweet cream! Consider the sweet flavor of vanilla syrup mixed with milk and heavy cream. They are then combined with your favorite cold brew or iced coffee. Now you can guess, vanilla sweet cream is a mixture of 2% vanilla syrup, any type of milk, and heavy cream that is mixed into coffee drinks.
Vanilla sweet cream will not form a foam on top of your cold brew coffee because it is not whipped. However, it is combined with your iced coffee drinks.
How to make Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam at home in 3 easy steps
First, Make cold brew coffee or any other iced coffee. Or you can learn how to make cold brew coffee here.
Second, make the vanilla sweet cream. To make vanilla sweet cream, prepare any vanilla syrup or make your own vanilla syrup with vanilla concentrate.
Lastly, In a container, combine the syrup, milk (any type of milk), and heavy milk. Set aside once they’ve been combined. You can save some of the mixture for future coffee drinks.
This step is turning sweet cream into cold foam.
To make vanilla sweet cream cold foam, simply blend a small amount of the vanilla sweet cream you made in step 1. Blend a small amount, just enough for a cup of coffee.
The goal of this step is to achieve a creamy texture about the consistency of soft ice cream. This way some of the cream mixes into the drink and a nice cloud of cream remains on top.
You can use a mixer, immersion blender, milk frother, or even a whisk to make a foamy mixture.
Place your vanilla sweet cream cold foam in the refrigerator to chill. Only leave it for 15 to 30 minutes to get the foam cold enough.
After 30 minutes, remove the sweet cream cold foam and finally top with your favorite cold brew coffee or iced coffee drinks. Your vanilla sweet cream cold brew is ready to be served. Enjoy!