15 Delicious Cold Foam Flavors & How To Get It Right Every Time

cold foam flavors

It’s all about the cold foam lately. Starbucks has been coming up with more and more sweet cream cold foam creations that you can add on top of drinks or order as part of a drink, and Dutch Bros has their soft top and recently unveiled a berry flavored soft top for their Valentine’s Day LUV drinks. 

If you’ve been loving all of these cold foam flavors, or have just been sticking with the classic (and delicious) vanilla flavored cold foam, you’re going to love this post. I’ve been recreating all sorts of cold foam flavors and also coming up with some of my own. I thought it was time to round them all up in one post and then I’ll keep adding new ones to this list as I create them. 

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own cold foam at home. I’ll share the best base recipe and some tips and ticks for getting it perfectly every time. So, you can have delicious cold foam any time you want. 

Perfect Cold Foam Every Time: 

white chocolate cream cold brew

The trick to perfect cold foam is the combination of heavy cream and another milk of your choice. I’ve successfully created this with many types of milk: oatmilk, Ripple protein milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, 2% milk, etc. Coconut milk and almond milk do change the flavor slightly, while the others do not. Starbucks uses 2% milk in their mixture. 

Half ‘n half is a mix of heavy cream and milk and I have used it for cold foam as well, but it doesn’t get the texture just right. I’ve still used it and it’s delicious, but know that it won’t be exactly the same. 

To make enough cold foam for one drink (with a generous amount of cold foam) or to split between two coffees, here’s the amount I always use: 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. flavored syrup (usually 1 tbsp. is right, but some recipes need more or less)

Then, you use a milk frother, such as this one here, and you just slowly move it around the mixture until it’s soft set, which means when you lift the frother, the cold foam will stick to the frother, but will slowly drip off. If it’s a bit firmer than that, it’s still fine and it’ll taste like a softer whipped cream. If it’s too liquidy, it’ll end up mixing into your coffee like a creamer would do and you don’t get that cold foam effect of it sitting on top of your drink. 

Each frother is going to take a little bit of a different amount of time. The one that I use now is so fast, it takes maybe 15-20 seconds. It’s unbelievably fast and the one I had before took about a minute. So, I can’t give you an exact time, you’ll need to experiment with your frother. 

I’ve also used the Nespresso Aeroccino frother on the cold milk setting and that does a good job of creating a soft set cold foam. It’s a hands free option that is really handy to have around. I used this one a lot when I had smaller kids.

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15 Cold Foam Recipes: 

Let’s get to those cold foam recipes! I’ve become so addicted to having cold foam on my coffee that it feels like it’s missing something when I don’t make it! 

1. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

Pop & Bottle vanilla cold brew

Let’s start with the most popular one and a classic. Starbucks put this cold foam on the map and it’s definitely started a trend that I fully support. This one is so easy. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla syrup – any vanilla syrup works here. You can even make your own using my easy homemade recipe and it tastes delicious. Or, having a classic vanilla syrup around is always a win. I’ve used vanilla bean, vanilla creme, French vanilla…all good.

Froth until soft set. 

2. Cinnamon Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

cinnamon caramel cream cold brew

You must know by now that I love cinnamon cold foam. If you love the cinnamon caramel cold brew at Starbucks, this is going to give you that flavor at home. Starbucks uses their vanilla cold foam base and add additional flavors on top of it, though, so if you want it exactly the same, add a dash of vanilla, too. I don’t, because it’s sweet enough without it for me. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon syrup – I have also made this homemade cinnamon syrup or you can buy a cinnamon syrup like this one

Froth until soft set. This drink is amazing, to make one just like the picture, head to this post here.

3. Brown Sugar Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

brown sugar cold foam cold brew

This is a new one for me and I am super into it. I love the brown sugar shaken espresso and this gives that similar flavor but over a cold brew and it’s so good. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar – light, brown, doesn’t matter

Froth until soft set. To make the whole drink shown in the picture, you’ll want to head to this post here.

4. Chocolate Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

starbucks chocolate cream cold brew copycat

I love this one. I’ve made it with several different types of mocha sauce or chocolate sauce and it’s all good. Use what you have. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup – you can use a malted chocolate powder like Ovaltine, you can use regular chocolate syrup like you’d use in chocolate milk, you can use a mocha sauce like Kyya. They’re all good. 
  • Optional: just a dash of vanilla syrup to round out the flavor 

Froth until soft set. To make the Starbucks copycat drink, head to this post here.

5. White Chocolate Sweet Cream Cold Foam:

white chocolate cream cold brew

Oh boy, I’m on a white chocolate kick for sure. This is unbelievably good. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. white chocolate syrup  – again, use what you have. I had Kyya on hand, but use the white chocolate available to you. 

Froth until soft set. To make the whole drink shown above, head to this post here.

6. Raspberry Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

iced raspberry. mocha with raspberry cold foam

I made a lot of raspberry drinks in the last couple of weeks and they are so good. It’s so easy, too, with a raspberry syrup. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1.5 – 2 tbsp. raspberry syrup – I find a little more than 1 tbsp. turns it a brighter pink and gives it a stronger flavor. 2 is going to be a stronger flavor, too. 

Froth until soft set. Want to make this iced raspberry mocha? Head to this post here.

7. Strawberry Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

strawberry cold foam iced coffee

Another delicious option! I happened to have the strawberry rose syrup, which has a noticeable floral flavor, but you can use plain strawberry syrup or even make a homemade syrup. 

Froth until soft set. To make the drink in the photo, head to this post here.

8. Chocolate Hazelnut Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

iced hazelnut latte

This one only sounds complicated and tastes amazing. It’s the easiest ever thanks to a chocolate hazelnut sauce that does most of the work for you. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate hazelnut sauce

Froth until soft set. That’s seriously it! To see the whole recipe for this drink, head to this post here. 

9. Pumpkin Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

pumpkin cream shaken espresso

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie sauce
  • Dash of vanilla syrup (optional, but really does make it all come together)

Froth until soft set. For the full recipe shown in the photo, head to this post here.

10. Caramel Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

This is a staple cold foam and really easy to make. I prefer to use Monin Caramel Creme syrup, because I think it’s the best on the market. But, I’ve also used just Hollander caramel sauce (the kind you use to drizzle) and that works, too. Try what you have and tweak it from there.

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. caramel syrup or sauce (syrup does blend a little easier) 

Froth until soft set. 

11. Salted Caramel Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

Some people really like that little kick from salt. I’m not a huge fan of it myself, but I did play around with some combinations to find one that tastes great. You can make this even easier by getting a salted caramel syrup!

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. salted caramel syrup or just caramel syrup
  • Optional: If you syrup is not salted, then add a little pinch of salt. Sea salt preferred. 

Froth until soft set. 

12. Honey Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

One of my favorites! You won’t believe how delicious this is!! Who knew honey and coffee were such a great pair? 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. honey  – yup, just regular ‘ol honey

Froth until soft set. 

13. Butter Pecan Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

butter pecan cold foam

I started drinking butter pecan syrup after getting it at Dunkin’ Donuts. I tried a bunch of their coffees so I could come up with this round-up of the best Dunkin’ Donuts coffees. After that, I was converted and needed more butter pecan flavor in my life. I’ve made it as a cold brew and I’ve also added it to cold foam. It pairs especially well with vanilla. 

  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. butter pecan syrup

Froth until soft set. To see me make the coffee above, check out my quick recipe video on Instagram. 

14. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

Did you know there is actually a chocolate chip cookie dough syrup? It’s one of my all-time favorites. I’m not even kidding you, it is so delicious. You’ve gotta try it if you’re a cookie dough fan (and who isn’t?)

Froth until soft set. 

15. Hazelnut Sweet Cream Cold Foam: 

Starbucks has released their hazelnut cold foam cold brew and it’s amazing. I hadn’t tried just plain hazelnut syrup before and I was surprised by how flavorful it was and how much I liked it. Luckily, it’s as easy as picking up a hazelnut syrup and you’re in business. 

Froth until soft set. 


Whew! That was a lot of flavors! Did you know it was so easy to make any flavor of cold foam? The trick really is the mix of the cream and the milk to get that soft whipped cream texture. But, have fun with the flavors and figure out the amount that is just right for you. 

If you make any of these recipes, make sure to tag me on social media so I can celebrate with you! 

Get roasted, 


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