Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam (Starbucks Copycat!)

If you are a Starbucks lover you will swoon from this home away from home Vanilla sweet cream cold foam recipe.

It’s made with just a few simple ingredients, and you can store this copycat vanilla sweetcream mousse in your fridge for up to 5 days!

pour the cold froth of the sweet cream into the cup.

Starbucks fans, we’re about to make your dreams come true with his vanilla sweetcream cold foam recipe!

What is Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream cold foam?

Vanilla Sweet Cream Froth is Starbucks’ signature summertime froth, commonly served over cold brew coffee.

Vanilla Sweetcream Cold Froth is sweet, creamy and frothy (aka frothed) to perfectly float on top of your cold brew. It’s essentially an improved sweetened vanilla cream and that’s what we’re here for.

Ingredients on the countertop.

What is in sweet cream cold foam?

whipped cream: Whipped cream is the basis of vanilla sweet cream foam.

2% milk: some 2% milk is added so that the whipped cream does not turn into whipped cream, but into foam. Don’t skip this!

Vanilla Bean Paste: There’s nothing quite like seeing the little blobs of vanilla bean paste. For this you need 1/2 vanilla bean.

Simple Syrup: Feel free to use store bought simple syrup or make your own homemade simple syrup.

Salt: a little salt brings out all the delicious vanilla flavor!

Why do I have to use cream and milk?

The reason you need to thin the cream with some milk is so it doesn’t clump and mix easily with your coffee. Oftentimes, adding pure cream to the coffee causes the coffee to clump together, which is why most people use half and half (cream + milk).

ingredient swap

Can I use iced coffee instead?

You can definitely use iced coffee instead of cold brew coffee.

Not even sure what the difference is? Cold brew coffee is brewed by steeping instead of heating. Check out our Homemade Cold Brew recipe here.

Cold brew coffee with cream

How to do

Cold brew coffee

Check out this super easy tutorial on how to make your own cold brew coffee at home with just 2 ingredients!

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What can I use instead of plain syrup?

If you don’t want to use plain syrup but still want to make your sweet cream sweet, here are a few ideas:

Can I use vanilla extract?

While we prefer vanilla bean, you can use vanilla extract if that’s all you have. We recommend 1/2 – 1 teaspoon.

Pour the vanilla-sweet cream into the glass.

How to make vanilla sweet cream cold foam

Let’s make Starbucks vanilla confectionery!

  1. Scrape out the vanilla bean: First, use the back of a butter knife to scrape the vanilla bean paste off the vanilla bean. Put that in a small glass.
  2. Put the ingredients in the glass: Put the remaining ingredients in the jar.
  3. Mix: Place the lid on the jar and mix to combine everything. Option to serve as is.
  4. Foam: To turn the sweet vanilla cream into foam, use a frother to froth it for 15-20 seconds.
Vanilla sweet cream in a glass.

How to “Froth” Vanilla Sweetcream.

The reason sweet custard is considered a “foam” is because it actually gets whipped up into a foam. There are many different ways to do this.

Electric frother: We have a Nespresso electric frother and it works like a gem. Make sure you use the cold setting.

Electric Hand Frother: Hand frothers are an inexpensive way to froth sweet vanilla cream.

French press: That’s a little secret from us, but a French Press actually works like a charm when it comes to frothing. Just put the sweet vanilla cream in your french press and use the pump to froth it up.

whisk: Don’t have any of the above? Use some elbow grease and follow with a whisk.

Vanilla sweet cream cold foam in the bottle.

serving suggestions

Vanilla icing foam is like an upgraded vanilla icing. It’s sweet, frothy and really so perfect for any coffee drink.

  • Cold Brew: Crown your cold brew coffee with this frothy delicacy.
  • French press coffee: You’ll never want to drink your French Press coffee with anything else but this froth again.
  • Filter coffee: loven classic filter coffee? We also! This foam makes it even better.
Pour the vanilla-sweet cream into the frother.


If you think you have leftover custard, DO NOT froth it if you plan to save it.

Transfer to an airtight container or jar, seal and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Vanilla sweet cream cold foam on cold brew.

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