How does Starbucks make cold foam? (What is the cold foam at Starbucks made of? + More information)

There is a new trend in Starbucks drinks known as cold foam topping. Many have tried it but do they know what the Starbucks cold foam is made of or what the cold foam at Starbucks is made of?

Like many others, I am a lover of cold brews and Starbucks iced coffees. I like the fluffy topping added to my drink and that’s the cold foam. The cold foam is a topping made of frothed milk and is not suitable for people who are on a milk-free diet or that are lactose intolerant.

Starbucks introduced the cold foam first in their reserve stores but then it spread like wildfire due to social media influence. This was a topping like the frothed milk used on hot drinks but the froth couldn’t stand the ice on cold drinks served at Starbucks. It was then discovered that whipping 0% fat milk and whipped cream in a special blender gave a frothier result that could stand the ice and that is how cold foam is still made.

What is Starbucks cold foam?

Starbucks cold foam is a cold drink topping that is used on the popular iced coffee, nitro cold brew, and refreshers at Starbucks. It is a thick frothy topping that you get for the cold drinks served at Starbucks.

What is the cold foam at Starbucks made of?

Starbucks cold foam

Starbucks cold foam is made using 0% fat milk. This type of milk foams a frothier foam compared to other types of milk. Ideally, the non-fat milk has more proteins than fats and this quality helps the milk produce larger bubbles. Milk with fat produces smaller bubbles which makes it good for a less frothy and silkier foam used on hot beverages and making latte art.

What Is Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

Starbucks cold foam mostly tastes like diluted milk due to the lack of fat in the milk. Mostly nonfat milk is reduced from whole milk making it less creamy and this also affects the milk taste. This has made Starbucks formulate ways to add taste and twist to the cold foam toppings and thus the production of sweet cream cold foam.

Sweet cream cold foam is a cold drink topping made of vanilla syrup, heavy cream, and 2% milk. This mixture is then whipped with a special cold foam blender to make it frothy. You will find this sitting on top of your drink and it allows the milk to diffuse slowly into your cold drink while leaving the sweet foam at the top.

You can also find several flavors of the sweet cream cold foam but you will have to specify that in your order. You can find blueberry and caramel flavors at Starbucks. if you don’t specify, the barista will just go with vanilla flavor for your drink.

How to make Starbucks sweet cream cold foam at home?

What is the cold foam at Starbucks made of?

There are many versions of making Starbucks cold foam at home. In all these methods, ingredients remain the same and only a slight change of equipment is used. To make Starbucks sweet cream cold foam at home, you will need sweet vanilla syrup, heavy cream, 2% milk, and a blender. The normal blender should work fine but you can find specialized milk frothers. Mix your ingredients in the blender and run the highest power for about a minute. You should get a very frothy mixture and that’s your sweet cream cold foam.

In case you don’t have a blender, you can use the French coffee press to make the sweet cream cold foam. Mix your ingredients in a clean coffee press and push the plunger up and down fast about 40 times. This should aerate your mixture and have a very good sweet cold foam.

FAQ section

Q. Does Starbucks cold foam have sugar in it?

A. Yes, there is sugar in form of carbs in Starbucks cold foam. Starbucks cold foam has 35 calories and 7 grams of carbohydrates which translates to sugars. The Starbucks sweet cream cold foam used vanilla syrup which is sweetened so there is a bit more sugar in the Sweet cold foam than the ordinary Starbucks Cold foam.

Q. How Do You Make Starbucks Cold Foam at home?

A. to make Starbucks cold foam at home, take non-fat milk and pour it into a blender. Start the blender on low and slowly increase the speed to the highest setting. Let the milk blend and froth to a perfect foam. Pour your cold foam on top of your drink and enjoy.

Q. When did Starbucks start serving the cold foam?

A. Starbucks cold foam was first served with Americano con crema coffee in 2014 in the Seattle roastery. Later on, it was introduced to Starbucks reserve bars in 2017, and in 2018 it was introduced across all Starbucks stores.

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