All About the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew – The BEST Cold Brew Drink at Starbucks!

starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Yes, we know, it’s a bold claim to say that the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is the BEST cold brew or iced coffee drink at Starbucks, but honestly, we stand by it.

In fact, we’ve been testing almost the entire menu of iced coffee and cold brew drinks at Starbucks and still stick by this one. And, while all the taste testers over here don’t always agree on which drinks are the best, we all wholeheartedly agree that the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is unequivocally the best cold coffee at Starbucks – so that’s saying something.

So, today, in honor of this delicious drink that we think will knock your socks off, we’re going to share all the details on this drink, how to customize it, how to order it, and what to expect.

What’s in a Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew?

starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

This drink is made with the slow-steeped custom blend of Starbucks® Cold Brew coffee infused with vanilla syrup and topped with  house-made vanilla sweet cream that cascades throughout the cup. It’s sweet, creamy and super-smooth.

You can ask for it to be topped with the vanilla sweet cream cold foam for even more sweetness. To learn more about Starbucks Cold Brew, read this post.

What does the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew taste like?

If you love creamy, sweet coffees, where you can still taste the coffee, this will be your jam. It’s creamier than a vanilla latte, but not as sugary or sweet as other drinks.

If you’re a Dutch Bros fan, it’s not as sweet as a Golden Eagle, but a slightly similar flavor profile (just no caramel).

There are a lot of cold brew drinks with the sweet foam on top, but the cold brew is unsweetened, so as you drink through the sweet top, the coffee gets stronger and stronger. I’m not a huge fan of those and like how this one has a more consistent flavor throughout.

How many calories are in a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew?

starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

If you are ordering the drink without substitutions, here are the calories you can expect:

  • Tall: 90 calories
  • Grande: 110 calories
  • Venti: 200 calories
  • Trenta: 210 calories

To learn more about what the Starbucks cups sizes mean, read this post. 

What are the nutrition facts for the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew?

Considering your sugar and carbs, too? Good for you. Here’s a look at the grande version:

starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew nutrition facts


What customization options can you make?

Like most of Starbucks drinks, you have a lot of choices for how you can customize. Here are some of the ways you can make this drink your own custom creation:

  • Add syrups, including sugar-free vanilla
  • Add milk of choice, such as almond, oat, soy, etc.
  • Add vanilla sweet cream cold foam to the top – it’s delicious!
  • Add whip to the top

How to make a keto Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew:

starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

If you’d like to make this keto, simply ask for sugar-free vanilla and heavy cream instead of milk. This is a pretty low-calorie drink with only 14g of carbs made as designed, so it’s on the healthier side compared to some other drinks we have tried that have been in the 70g of carb range.

How much caffeine is in the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew?

Looking to get that coffee buzz on? We don’t blame you. You’re looking at 185mg of caffeine for a grande. Yum!

Vanilla Sweet Cream Copycat Recipe:

You can try to make your own at home using copycat recipes! We have a copycat for this that is so, so close – you won’t even believe it. We’ve even taste tested it with other brands of coffee to find which one is the best. Read all about it here.

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Float: 

coffee float

Did you know you can buy canned Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew? You sure can and I used it to make this delicious coffee float. 

Learn all about this super easy, delicious recipe in this post here.


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