There are a lot of different ways to prepare coffee, but cold brew has to be my favorite. This salted caramel cream cold brew is the BEST way to drink coffee. Let me show you how to make this popular copycat coffee drink at home.
I’m a big fan of coffee, that’s a no brainer! I drink it every day. I love the taste, the caffeine boost, and how it helps me start my day. My favorite way to drink coffee is cold brew. I like to make my own at home, but I also love buying cold brew from local coffee shops.
Recently, I discovered a new way to enjoy cold brew: with salted caramel cream added in! It’s delicious and so creamy. If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, be sure to try adding some salted caramel cream to your cold brew!
What is Salted Caramel Cream?
Salted Caramel Cream is a flavor of cold brew coffee that has become popular in recent years. The drink is made by combining cold brew coffee with milk, sugar, and caramel syrup. The result is a sweet and creamy drink that has a slight salty taste.
Salted Caramel Cream is often garnished with cold foam and a sprinkle of salt. Some people also add a shot of espresso to the drink to make it even more caffeine-packed. If you’re looking for a delicious and unique flavored coffee, Salted Caramel Cream is definitely worth trying.
What is cold foam?
Cold foam is a newer topping for drinks that has recently become very popular. It is like whipped cream but smoother and sweetened with different flavors. You can make a cold foam in a blender, using a frother or by hand with a whisk. This salted caramel cold brew is topped with a delicious homemade salted caramel cream cold foam!
Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll only need 4-ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Caramel sauce– If you want to get as close to Starbucks as possible, use Fontana Caramel sauce. You can also use homemade caramel too!
- Cold Brew coffee– Cold brew coffee is brewed with cold water instead of hot water for a unique and cool taste.
- Vanilla syrup– Instead of sugar, you will be using vanilla syrup to add sweetness to this iced coffee drink.
- Half & Half– Half and half is a simple mixture of equal parts whole milk and cream. You can also use heavy cream here instead.
How to make a Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Brew
This Starbucks salted caramel cold brew is super easy to make. The hardest part is waiting on your cold brew, but you can easily start it the night before. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Brew the Coffee
First, you will need to brew the freshly ground coffee with cold water. You will do a ratio of 1:4 (coffee & water) without heating. You can follow my cold brew coffee recipe here.
Step 2: Put the Coffee in the Fridge
Place the coffee and cold water in the refrigerator overnight, and preferably a whole day to brew. Then, strain the coffee. If you are wanting to make this drink ASAP, you can use cold coffee or day old coffee.
Step 3: Add Caramel
Next, add 1 tablespoon of caramel syrup. Beat in the blender until fully combined.
Step 4: Mix Cream and Vanilla
In a separate bowl, mix the half & half, vanilla syrup, and the rest of the caramel sauce using a blender or French press.
Step 5: Assemble the Cold Brew
Finally, pour ice into a glass, add the cold coffee, and just before serving, pour in the cold cream foam. Stir to combine.
Serve and Enjoy!
What Kind of Caramel Sauce Do I Need?
If you want to get as close to Starbucks as possible, they use Fontana Caramel sauce. You could also make your own Homemade Caramel Sauce for the best caramel flavor. However, any caramel sauce will work.
How Do I Make Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee is actually pretty easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for it to be ready. For more information on how to make it correctly, see my post: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee.
Starbucks Copycat Baked Goods to Pair
Pair your Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew with other delicious Starbucks treats. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Starbucks Apple Fritters
- Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf
- Starbucks Copycat Cheese Danish
- Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
Other Starbucks copycat drinks to try
Some of my other favorite copycat coffee house drinks are:
- 2 1/2 tablespoons caramel sauce
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla syrup
- 1/2 cup half 'n half
- Prepare your cold brew coffee and let it "brew" overnight or use already made cold brew coffee.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the caramel sauce to the the cup of cold brew coffee.
- Mix together the rest of the caramel sauce, vanilla syrup and half 'n half in a blender to create the cream.
- Pour the cold brew mixture over ice and top with the cold foam.