Butterfly Pea Flower Cold Foam

5 from 1 vote

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Top your favorite iced drink with this frothy butterfly pea flower cold foam. So easy to make it at home with 3 ingredients in just 2 minutes.

Butterfly Pea Flower Cold Foam in a clear glass.

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Recipe Highlights

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Ingredient Notes

Butterfly Pea Flower Cold Foam ingredients in measuring cups and labeled.
  • Heavy cream: An essential ingredient, heavy cream gives cold foam its rich and frothy texture.
  • 2% milk: Milk helps thin out the cream to make cold foam pourable. Starbucks uses 2% milk, but feel free to use any milk of your choice.
  • Homemade butterfly pea flower syrup: This homemade simple syrup flavored with butterfly pea flower tea adds flavor and sweetness.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Pouring butterfly pea flower syrup into a French press with milk.

Step 1: Put all the ingredients into a French press.

Plunging butterfly pea flower syrup in a French press.

Step 2: Place the lid and move the plunger up and down. Liquid will increase in volume.

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Recipe Notes

Make the butterfly pea flower syrup first.
A blue syrup made with water, sugar, and butterfly pea flower tea, it’s basically the same as making a very sweet tea. Make this first.

Use an electric milk frother.
An electric milk frother can be used in place of a French press. Just make sure there’s a cold setting so that it doesn’t heat the heavy cream and milk.

Don’t overfill or underfill the French press.
If it’s underfilled, the plunger won’t be able to touch the liquids before moving up and down and won’t froth. The cold foam also increases in volume as you pump the plunger, so be careful not to overfill.

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Expert Tips

  • Cold foam can be used in addition to or as a replacement for milk or cream in an iced beverage.
  • Cold foam shouldn’t be used in hot drinks since it’ll instantly melt into the drink.
  • Alternative milks can also be frothed to replace the heavy cream, but the resulting cold foam will be thin and runny.
  • Leftover cold foam can be left in the French press and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just give it a few pumps before serving since it loses some of its volume.
  • To simplify the recipe, you can use half & half, which consists of a 1:1 ratio of heavy cream and milk. Replace the heavy cream and milk with ⅓ cup half & half.
  • Use this cold foam to top iced drinks, such as a butterfly pea flower bubble tea or iced butterfly pea flower latte.

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Questions You May Have

How is cold foam made?

At Starbucks, cold foam is made in a special blender, but you can use a French press or electric milk frother to make it at home.

What’s the difference between cold foam and whipped cream?

Cold foam is a pourable drink topping made by frothing together heavy cream and milk. Whipped cream is heavy cream that’s whipped either by hand or in a mixer to hold its shape.

Is cold foam sweet?

Cold foam contains a bit of flavored syrup so it’s lightly sweet.

Does butterfly pea flower cold foam have caffeine?

No. The butterfly pea flower syrup that’s used to flavor this cold foam is caffeine-free.

Butterfly Pea Flower Cold Foam being poured into clear glass on top of  Butterfly Pea Flower Iced Tea.

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5 from 1 vote

Butterfly Pea Flower Cold Foam

By: Jee Choe
Top your favorite iced drink with this frothy butterfly pea flower cold foam. It's made with 3 ingredients in just minutes.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Equipment

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients into a French press.
  • Place the lid on the French press and move plunger up and down 40 times.
    The cold foam will increase in volume. Pour cold foam on top of an iced drink and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Alternative milks can also be frothed to replace the heavy cream, but the resulting cold foam will be thin and runny.
  • Cold foam can be used in addition to or as a replacement for milk or cream in an iced beverage.
  • Cold foam shouldn’t be used in hot drinks since it’ll instantly melt into the drink.
  • Leftover cold foam can be left in the French press and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just give it a few pumps before serving since it loses some of its volume.
  • To simplify the recipe, you can use half & half, which consists of a 1:1 ratio of heavy cream and milk. Replace the heavy cream and milk with ⅓ cup half & half.
  • Use this cold foam to top iced drinks, such as a butterfly pea flower bubble tea or iced butterfly pea flower latte.

Nutrition

Calories: 325Carbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 124mgSugar: 33gVitamin A: 905IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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About Jee Choe

Welcome! I'm a certified Tea Sommelier and a self-proclaimed bubble tea and iced tea master. I'm all about making tea EASY and DELICIOUS.

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