This sweet cream cold foam is a delicious topping for a cold brew, an iced coffee, or really any espresso drink - and it takes just seconds to make! Best of all though is that it tastes just like the Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam, but it might be even better!
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THE BEST SWEET CREAM COLD FOAM
Vanilla sweet cream cold foam is one the most popular things to get at Starbucks right now. And if you've ever had it, you know why it's delicious!
But you don't have to go to a coffee shop to enjoy this cold foam treat. This recipe will show you exactly how to make sweet cream cold foam in under a minute with only 4 ingredients!
And honestly, I think making it at home is even better than ordering it out. The sweet cream cold foam turns out perfectly frothy and creamy with a sweet vanilla flavor.
The best part about it is that it tastes incredible in iced coffee, cold brews, or even just espresso!
With that said, one of my favorite things to do lately is to make a big pot of coffee and put it in the fridge to cool off - or buy some cold brew from the store - and then whip up this vanilla sweet cream cold foam to top it off.
Honestly, it's why I've been jumping out of bed in the morning. And, I'm pretty sure, if you make it, you're guaranteed to have a great day!
So, to make vanilla sweet cream cold foam, you will only need 4 ingredients.
And they are pretty much staples in every home, so you might have everything you need already!
Anyway, here is what you'll need:
- 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
- ½ Cup Whole Milk
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp. Sugar (or sugar free sweetener)
Now, if you want your drink to be sweeter, you can add more sugar. Or, if you want it to be less sweet, you can use less.
If you don't want to use sugar, homemade vanilla syrup works great instead. The homemade vanilla syrup really enhances the vanilla notes and takes this sweet cream cold foam to another level. You can make homemade vanilla syrup, or if you don't want to make it, you can buy it online.
Oh, or if you want to make it a sugar free cold foam, just use some stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, or any other sugar free sweetener of your choice! Oh, and if you want another delicious sugar free hot drink, give this sugar free hot chocolate a try.
HOW TO MAKE SWEET CREAM COLD FOAM
The process of making this sweet cream cold foam could not be any easier, and it seriously takes seconds to make!
Now, you'll need a french press, immersion blender, or electric milk frother if you want it to be frothy, so get one of those out with your ingredients. And you can also make it without the foam if you don't have those - more on that later.
Ok, if you're ready to change the way you drink coffee at home forever, dive into this sweet cream cold foam recipe!
STEP 1: MAKING THE SWEET CREAM COLD FOAM
First, pour the heavy cream, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar into a french press.
Then move the press handle up and down vigorously until it starts to get foamy and has a velvety texture.
If you want to use an electric milk frother or immersion blender, pour all of the ingredients into a jar and give it a shake to combine them. Then mix for about 15-30 seconds until it starts to foam.
STEP 2: SERVING
Now that you have the sweet cream cold foam pour it on top of the drink of your choice, like cold brews, iced coffees, or espresso.
Then use a spoon to put all of that creamy foam over the brim of your glass and enjoy this delicious iced drink!
FAQS ABOUT THIS SWEET CREAM COLD FOAM RECIPE
What is the difference between sweet cream cold foam and whipped cream?
Sweet cream cold foam has a frothy consistency, and it is pourable, kind of like steamed milk. Whipped cream is super thick and creamy and holds its shape really well.
What is in Starbucks cold foam?
Starbucks cold foam consists of milk (typically any kind you ask for), heavy cream, and vanilla syrup. My cold foam recipe puts a spin on Starbucks by using vanilla extract and sugar to achieve the same results! Or you can use a homemade simple syrup for an even more Starbucks experience.
Can you add sweet cream cold foam to any drink?
Yes, you definitely can add sweet cream cold foam to any drink! The vanilla cream cold foam is delicious when you add it to hot or iced coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, teas, cold brews, and really any kind of drink you want.
Can I make this without the foam?
Yes, you can totally use this recipe as a creamer in any drink you want! It is delicious in hot coffee and even early grey tea - along with iced coffee and cold brew.
To make this without the foam, just simply put all of the ingredients in a jar and shake until combined. Then add the vanilla sweet cream to any drink of your choice.
Can I make it dairy free?
Yes, you can easily make this sweet cream dairy free! Just substitute the milk with any plant based milk of your choice - my favorite is vanilla almond milk - and substitute the heavy cream with full fat coconut cream or any plant based creamers.
And if you're out and want to get a dairy free drink from Starbucks, check out this list of over 50 vegan Starbucks drinks and how to order them!
WRAPPING IT ALL UP
That is how to make vanilla sweet cream cold foam that tastes like it's from Starbucks!
Honestly, this vanilla sweet cream swirled drink might be even better made fresh at home. And it is way cheaper and quicker than getting it out.
It just has such a terrific flavor and velvety texture that I seriously have not been able to stop making this vanilla sweet cream cold foam. It has become one of my favorite iced coffee drinks, and I have a feeling it will become one of yours too!
Well, I hope you enjoy this sweet cream cold foam as much as I do! If you try it, leave a comment below and let me know what you think, I'd love to hear. And for more recipes, check out our Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube!
More Drink Recipes
If you want to try some more delicious drinks like this vanilla sweet cream cold foam, then you're in the right place!
Give one of these tasty drinks a try next:
- Starbucks cafe mocha
- Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha
- Starbucks salted caramel cold brew
- McDonald's mocha frappe
- McDonald's caramel frappe
- McDonald's iced coffee
- Brown sugar milk tea
- Thai tea
Sweet Cream Cold Foam In Just 1 Minute
This sweet cream cold foam is a delicious cold brew, ice coffee, and espresso topper that takes seconds to make. And it tastes just like Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold foam, but might be even better!
- 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
- ½ Cup Whole Milk
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp. Sugar (or sugar free sweetener)
- Mix the heavy cream, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a French Press. Move the press handle up and down vigorously until it starts to foam.
- If using a handheld frother, add ingredients to a jar and shake to combine. Then froth for 15-30 seconds until it starts to foam.
- For just a creamer with no foam, mix ingredients in a jar to combine.
- Serve over ice coffee, cold brew, espresso, or any drink of your choice and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
I didn't know cold foam was simple to make!! It was so delish, probably going to make it every morning before work!
I've had this the past few mornings and it is amazing!
I love sweet cream and this recipe is amazing!! It is delicious and is helping me save money not buying coffee lol
Tried it this morning, and it’s better than starbucks!!
I've been making my coffee the same way for years but will never go back after trying this! I love this cold foam recipe and it has made my morning coffee a thousand times better!
Turned out perfect.
This is super delicious and way faster to make than I thought. Really love this recipe!!
This was awesome in my latte this morning! Thanks 😉
This is as close to starbucks as it gets. I literally can't stop making it!!
So happy I found this recipe it has made my morning coffee so much better! I love it!!!
Spot on!! Thanks.
Can’t believe how easy this was to make at home. Thanks!!
Can't get enough of this, I've been making it every morning!!
I used some stevia to make it sugar free. So delicious!!!
Unbelievable flavor!! So much better than my regular cream and sugar coffee.
This came out super foamy and the taste was delicious!!
Very quick to make and it was delish. Convenient to make with my morning coffee before work.
I used some erythritol and almond milk to make it sugar free and it was very good!!
Awesome! Great way to make it sugar free and low carb too!
The taste and consistency of the cold foam is legit. I've mad it a bunch!
Wow! This was so quick and easy to make.
I added a little caramel syrup on top and it was better than words can describe!
Really easy to make. And super tasty.
Made it this morning and I’m still thinking about how good it was tonight!!!
This made my coffee taste better than I have ever been able to make it!
I am obsessed with this!! So amazing!
Easy as can be to make in the morning...and delicious too!
Love that you can make this sugar free! Very great recipe 🙂
Taste and simplicity of this are the reason I make it almost every morning!
Can’t believe it’s this easy to make this stuff at home 🤯
In love with my coffee even more now!
I used it just as a creamer with some stevia. Way better than any sugar free creamer I have bought from the store. Thanks!
It was very flavourful in my latte!
Ahhh this cold foam is super! I always get it from starbs and didn't know it was so easy to make!
Love, love, love this.
I've tried other recipes before and this is the only one that truly turns out foamy, it's so good!!
Loved how foamy this was, and the flavor was great too.
Love how simple this is to make, very convenient to whip up when my coffee is brewing!
Made it this morning. And loved every sip.
Incredible to say the least! Has given me something to look forward to drinking every morning!
Totally delicious!! Need to make this if you have not yet y'all!
I felt like a barista making this! Have been very much enjoying it in the morning.
Loved this so much.
Pleasantly surprised by how much foaminess there was and it has a nice taste.
Just the right amount of sweetness in this I loved it!!
I have been making it into foam but tried it as a creamer for the first time this morning. I liked to better than the one I usually buy.
I've never enjoyed my morning coffee so much.
Had the cold foam on my french vanilla cappuccino and the two together is excellent.
The cold foam was excellent!
Making this is part of my morning routine now. I make it while my coffee is brewing, it times out perfect!
Unreal recipe I love it so much!
I added some cinnamon to it and it reminded me of a cinnamon dolce latte
Have been making this everyday since I found the recipe! Def give it a try if you haven't yet!
The best coffee type drink that I have made!
Added a little mocha sauce to this and it was bomb!
I don't have a frother or french press so just used a blender and it came out great!!
Oh my I'm going to be addicted to this!
Just made this cold foam and it's incredible.
Life hack: put this on hot chocolate it's everything!
This is keeping my from buying coffee and saving me so much money lol thank you!!
Made it for the first time this morning and loved.
Safe to say I'm addicted to this. Make it every day, best cold foam ever!!
Amazed by how foamy and tasty is!
My favorite way to make my coffee now
I put it on my hot Chocolate instead of whip cream and it was heaven
Literally starbucks at home super great!
I just made this and added some peppermint syrup in, amazing! I'll be making the same thing the next two days.
This made some lovely foam!!
Made this Christmas morning, and it was a HUGE hit.
So obsessed with this!!
the cold foam is in a league of its own. have made it four days in a row now.
Finding this recipe and making it this morning was the best way to start the new year!
I don't have a hand blender or french press so I used a small blender and it was super great!!!
Loved how foamy this was.
I added some cinnamon to this and the flavor was really really yummy!
So I have made a couple of different cold foam recipes and I think this is the easiest and best tasting one. Give it a try if you haven't!
This is superior to any cold foam I have made.
Heaven in a cup. I make this every single morning and put it on a bunch of different drinks.
So good I make this at least four times a week.
I love the foam it is pretty close to one at Starbs.
Life hack, put everything in a blender with ice and a shot of espresso!!
I make this every weekend now. Tried it a month ago, and it’s great!
I never leave reviews but I make this almost every morning and just love it. Everyone you need to try it!!!
If you add some maple syrup and cinnamon it makes a french toast tasting cold foam. Very good in a Frappuccino.
Ridiculous how good this is!!
This made a crazy amount of foam, and I loved it.
The best SCCF I’ve made at home.
Can I use almond milk?
Yes! Any type of milk works really well!
Can this be made in advance and kept in the fridge? Then just foam as much as you need later?
Yes for sure!
Better thank SBUX
I've tried several different cold foam recipes and this is easily the best one.
Not fair how darn good this is.
I make this with oat milk pretty much every day and it is fantastic!!
Love it! Oat milk is a great way to make it even creamier.
Excellent just excellent!
This was really really good!!
Cold foam that tasted great and was easiest to make.
I make this every single day and I love it!!
Actually insane how good this is.
Love starting my morning with this in my coffee.
Fantastic in every way.
Do you have to make immediately before serving, or can you store in the fridge for the next day?
You can store it in the fridge!
I made this with almond milk creamer and it was excellent!!