Easy & Delicious Vanilla Cold Brew with Vanilla Cold Foam (VIDEO)!

iced vanilla latte

One coffeehouse drink that is always on rotation around here is the vanilla sweet cream cold brew from Starbucks. I absolutely love the sweetened foam topper on my fave iced vanilla latte.

But, I also love to make my drinks at home – and like most things homemade – find that I like them even better when I can customize them exactly to my liking.

So, if you’re spending $5 or more for your daily iced vanilla latte, you’re going to love this easy and delicious homemade iced vanilla latte with vanilla cold foam recipe! In just 5 minutes, you can whip up this better than a coffeeshop iced vanilla latte.

Make it without vanilla syrup for a regular latte, or sub out a different syrup to mix it up. Either way, you’ll be shocked how easy it is to make, customize, and even make the best cold foam ever.

Iced Vanilla Coffee with Vanilla Cold Foam: Ingredients

iced vanilla latte

I love how the cold foam starts to slowly mix with the iced coffee. Delicious. Now, let’s break down what you’ll need. I think you’ll be surprised at how little you need!

  • Cold Brew Coffee – I’m a big fan of Stok Cold Brew for my cold brew. I even did a cold brew taste test and tried a bunch of different brands to determine my personal favorite. Use your favorite, make your own, use iced coffee, or even make an Americano (espresso shots with water). 
  • Vanilla Syrup – I sweetened my cold brew with my homemade three ingredient vanilla syrup. Check out that recipe here. Why make my own? I prefer the flavor and less fillers/ ingredients. I also buy vanilla syrups sometimes, too. Here’s one that I like. 
  • Heavy Cream – I have not found a way to make the cold foam without heavy cream. So, if you’re going for dairy free, know that it could change the texture, but taste will still be amazing. 
  • Milk of choice – I’ve successfully used all types of milk here. Today it’s cashew milk. 
  • Ice – Yes. Must have ice. Cold brew should have ice. I will not take any alternative opinions on this at this time. 


I started getting lots of messages on the items I use in my videos, so to make it easier for you, I’m including lists of what I use in my posts. Feel free to find your new favorite coffee tool or glass here, or let it inspire you to use something you already have.

Also, affiliate links are used below for the products I have purchased myself. If you choose to make a purchase through one of my links, I’ll receive a small commission at no cost to you.

Make Your Iced Vanilla Latte:

Check out this quick video I shared on Instagram that walks you through how to make this:


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In the video, I start by bottling my homemade vanilla syrup, which has just three ingredients: sugar, water, vanilla extract in a 1:1:1 ratio – one cup of sugar, one cup of water, 1 tbsp. vanilla extract. Simmer on medium until dissolved and then let it cool before bottling. For even more details, check out this detailed post. 

Now, let’s put together your coffee: 

  • Add one cup of ice to a glass
  • Add 1-2 tbsp. vanilla syrup (I like two!)
  • Add 6-8oz. cold brew or iced coffee
  • In a separate carafe, mix 4 tbsp. heavy cream, 2 tbsp. milk, 1 tbsp. vanilla syrup and froth with a hand frother for about 20 seconds until soft set.
  • Pour cold foam over coffee
  • Enjoy!

That’s seriously it, and you’re going to love it. 

Have you tried making your favorite coffeehouse drinks at home? Lately, I’ve been digging the oatmilk trend and will be posting some of my oatmilk latte recipes on the blog soon.

Get roasted,



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