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starbucks salted cream cold foam

Copycat Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Foam

This recipe is a copycat salted cream cold foam cold brew coffee from Starbucks in both original and vegan options.
4.12 from 27 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 127 kcal


Caramel Syrup

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water

Cold Foam

  • 2 cups half and half (you can sub milk but it may not form a long lasting foam) or vegan cream
  • pinch salt

Cold Brew Concentrate

  • ½ cup coffee grounds
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup ice


Make the Cold Brew

  • The night before, mix the grounds together with water and allow them to steep overnight. Here are a few of my favorite cold brew makers (or skip this and buy concentrate from the store).
  • The next morning (or after about 16 hours) filter the concentrate away and store in the fridge for up to 30 days.

Make the Caramel Syrup

  • In a medium saucepan heat the sugar on medium-low to medium heat. Be patient, sugar burns easily! You want the sugar layer to be fairly thin across the pan so use one wide enough, or otherwise add it in parts (1/4 allow it to dissolve, then add another 1/4, etc).
  • Allow the crystals to dissolve, they'll start to turn golden brown. This takes me about 5-10 minutes. Be sure to give your pan a shake or stir the sugar so it doesn't burn.
  • As it dissolves completely add the water. IF you have clumps form, don't worry, they'll dissolve once you add the water. *** BE careful as it will spatter some (so keep those kiddos away from the stove now.)
  • Let the water heat up in the pan, and then continue to stir as any clumps that formed continue to break down. In total this takes about 20 minutes, but it will vary based on your pan size and how well you got the clumps to break down right away.
  • Once it's all dissolved (trust me, it'll dissolve, just be patient), remove from heat and place in an air tight container. It'll keep in the fridge for a week (probably more but we never let it last that long!)

Make the Salted Cream Cold Foam

  • Only make up enough for what you plan to drink that day! ¼ cup is all that's needed per serving, so plan accordingly.
  • With a hand mixer, immersion blender (with whisk attachment), or stand mixer, beat together the cream and salt until a thick foam forms.


  • Add 2 tablespoons of the caramel syrup.
  • Pour ⅔ cup of the cold brew concentrate with ⅓ cup of water over the caramel syrup. If you use a cold brew system, follow their dilution instructions.
  • Add about ½ cup of ice to the glass.
  • Top with the cold foam.
  • Stir it up and enjoy.


Serving: 1glassSodium: 32mgCalcium: 67mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 214IUSugar: 13gPotassium: 79mgCholesterol: 22mgCalories: 127kcalSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 7gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 15gIron: 1mg
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