Love the new Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew? Make it home really easily with this copycat recipe! Not only will save money, but you can have unlimited refills!
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If there was ever an unlimited Gold card status, I’m pretty sure the Wise family would have it. It all started back when Jordan was barista-ing through college and continued as our lives have gotten busier. We love coffee.
Then the kids came and if was even possible, we added more coffee to the mix. I even created Starbucks Halloween costumes for the kids. #mommasfavoritethings
Over the years we fell in love with cold brew coffee and try to make it at home as much as possible.
But then, Starbucks recently released it’s the newest drink, Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew, and we were both hooked.
Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew
If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s downright amazing. It’s a salty & sweet take on the cold brew we already love. Think creamy, sweet, and no bitter taste.
But quite frankly at $4.50 a pop for each of us, we can’t literally drink it all day every day. So Jordan was determined to find a way to make it home ourselves, easily!
And gosh, did his former barista-self make this drink SO WELL…
Seriously, I wish you all could stop by and have a glass with me! This drink does not disappoint. It’s so easy to make and is the perfect copycat recipe for Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew drink.
Love coffee at home? Grab a copy of my favorite DIY coffee bar checklist located at the bottom of this post! It only takes a few items to create your own little coffee shop 🙂
How to Make Copycat Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew
To start, you’ll make up a batch of really strong cold brew. The rest comes after it’s steeped at least 18 hours. The wait isn’t fun, but the result is so good that it’s worth it!
To copy Starbucks really strong cold brew recipe, I measured out 2 cups of very coarsely ground coffee and mixed it with 5 cups (40 ounces) of cold, filtered water. This is a stronger batch than our traditional cold brew recipe, but we are making it Starbucks style after all! We’ll dilute it with some water in the final recipe.
This large of a batch fit well in our French Press. In the recipe, I halved it for normal coffee drinkers. 🙂
After the cold brew has steeped 18+ hours, it’s time to filter out the grounds. I use a French Press for this entire process so that I can simply pop on the top and plunge the grounds. Plus, it’s fun. (Wondering about the steeping? After mixing the grounds in the water, I cover the top with plastic wrap and pop it in the refrigerator.)
Since the cold brew is so strong, you’ll dilute it with ice & water. After numerous attempts at getting it just right, we figured it out to be close to a 3:1 ratio. 3/4 cup of cold brew to 1/4 cup of water poured over ice. Obviously, you can eyeball it to your liking, but that was as close to ‘strong’ but without ‘too overpowering’ as we could get. The caramel flavoring makes the entire drink taste wonderful and buttery.
And let’s talk about that salted cream cold foam…
If you aren’t familiar with cold foam, it’s made out of low-fat milk frothed up to make a thick heavy cream without ever actually pouring in ‘real cream.’ To get that salted cream flavor, you’ll blend in a little bit of sea salt in the milk. It’s what makes that nice salty & sweet blend.
Update: I’ve asked at several Starbucks counters and received a few responses on how they make this frothy cream. It’s always low fat milk or a combination of Half & Half and low-fat milk!
Update x 2: Here in Arizona the salted cream cold foam is super thick and sticks with the drink for the entire time. It’s definitely different and admittedly more decadent than the salted cream we’ve had in Michigan & Ohio.
[My only complaint about this recipe? That I could make the cold foam last longer. But Starbucks has a proprietary blender & blade that makes their foam last a bit longer. If I find a way to reverse engineer it, I’ll let you know and update the post!]
Simply pour your foam over your coffee and enjoy!
Gosh, I hope that you like this drink as much as we do!
- 1 Cup Coffee Grounds, Very Coarse, Dark Roast
- 2.5 Cups Cold Filtered Water, (20 Ounces)
Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew
- 2.5 Cups Cold Brew Recipe (Above)
- .5 Cups Cold Water
- 1 Cups Ice
- 4 Pumps Caramel Flavor
- 1/4 Cup Low / Non-Fat Milk
- 1/8 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt, more or less to taste
Prep Cold Brew
- In a French Press, mix together the coarse coffee ground & cold filtered water
- Let Steep in the refrigerator for 18-24 hours. Press/filter out the grounds.
Making Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew
- Mix together 3/4 cup of cold brew to 1/4 cup of cold water. Add Ice
- Mix in 4 pumps of Torani Caramel Flavoring into each drink
- In a glass container, mix in a scant 1/8 teaspoon of fine sea salt with 1/4 cup of low-fat, or non-fat milk. Option: Exchange out half of the milk with half & half for extra creaminess!
- Froth together until thickened
- Pour the cold foam over the coffee
Love coffee at home? Grab a copy of my favorite DIY coffee bar checklist! It only takes a few items to create your own little coffee shop 🙂
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