Chocolate Cold Foam

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Turn your iced coffee into a creamy, delicious treat with chocolate cold foam. See how easy it is to make it at home in just 2 minutes!

Chocolate cold foam being poured on top of an iced coffee.

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Chocolate Cold Foam

Chocolate cream cold foam at Starbucks is made with vanilla sweet cream and chocolate malt powder, the same powder used in the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso.

To make chocolate cold foam at home, all you need is heavy cream, milk, and chocolate sauce. The ingredients are frothed in a French press and takes just seconds to make.

Cold foam is made by adding air to the cream and milk, creating little bubbles. The more uniform and tiny bubbles you can create in your foam, the more velvety the cold foam texture will be.

Pour chocolate cold foam on top of iced drinks to add a decadent and delicious touch.

RELATED: 12 Easy Cold Foam Recipes

Recipe Highlights

  • Chocolate cold foam is cold, creamy chocolate flavored frothed milk. It can be poured over an iced drink instead of creamer or milk. The cold foam will slowly make its way down the cup to flavor and make your beverage creamier.
  • Starbucks makes cold foam in a special blender but you can easily make it at home with a French press.
  • This easy chocolate cold foam is based off of Starbucks’ cold foam recipe and uses 3 ingredients to make delicious cold foam in just 2 minutes.

RELATED: Caramel Cold Foam

Ingredient Notes

Chocolate cold foam ingredients.
  • Heavy cream: This is the key to making really great cold foam and you can’t make fluffy cold foam without it.
  • 2% milk: Heavy cream alone will make whipped cream, so 2% milk is added to thin it out. You can also use whole or skim milk but Starbucks uses 2% milk.
  • Chocolate sauce: This flavors and sweetens the cold foam. Use store-bought or homemade chocolate syrup or sauce.

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

Step-by-Step Instructions

Chocolate poured into a french press with milk.

Step 1: Put all ingredients into a French press. Stir to combine.

Chocolate sauce is thick, so it’s a good idea to mix the ingredients together.

Ingredients plunged together in a french press.

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

Recipe Notes

Use half & half for a lighter, easier version.

For a lighter version, replace the heavy cream and milk in the recipe with half & half. Half & half is half cream and half milk. Use ⅓ cup half & half and the same amount of chocolate sauce.

No French press?

If you don’t have a French press, you can use a handheld milk frother or an electric milk frother with a cold setting like an Aeroccino. The French press and electric milk frother will get you the best results. A large jar with a tight lid also works to create foam if you shake all ingredients for a few minutes. The more you shake, the more froth you’ll create.

Don’t overfill or underfill the French press.

The cream will almost double in volume as air is pumped in, so don’t fill the French press more than halfway. Make sure the French press filter is fully submerged in the cream before you start pumping, so that air can be correctly pumped in.

Expert Tips

  • For a sweet touch, add chocolate cold foam to a cold brew, iced Americano, or an iced latte.
  • Cold foam shouldn’t be added to hot drinks, only iced. Cold foam will instantly melt into hot beverages.
  • Leftover cold foam can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, but it’s best to make and serve immediately.

Questions You May Have

How does Starbucks make cold foam?

Starbucks uses a special blender to make their cold foams. It has a special disc that adds air into the milk and cream to create foam.

Is chocolate sauce the same thing as chocolate syrup?

No, chocolate sauce is thicker and contains dairy. Either can be used to make chocolate cold foam.

How can I make white chocolate cold foam?

Instead of using chocolate sauce, replace it with the same amount of white chocolate sauce.

Pouring chocolate cold foam on top of an iced drink.

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Chocolate Cold Foam

By: Jee Choe
Make your own delicious chocolate cold foam at home in just 2 minutes.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce

Instructions 

  • Put heavy cream, milk, and chocolate sauce into a French press. Stir to combine.
    Chocolate sauce is thick, so it's a good idea to mix the ingredients together.
  • Place the lid and move the plunger up and down 40 times.
    The cold foam will increase in volume.
  • Pour cold foam on top of an iced drink.

Notes

  • You can also use whole or skim milk but Starbucks uses 2% milk to make their cold foam.
  • For a slightly lighter version, replace the heavy cream and milk in the recipe with half & half. Half & half is half cream and half milk. Use ⅓ cup half & half and the same amount of chocolate sauce.
  • The cream will almost double in volume as air is pumped in, so don’t fill the French press more than halfway. Make sure the French press filter is fully submerged in the cream before you start pumping, so that air can be correctly pumped in.
  • Leftover cold foam can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, but it’s best to make it and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 210Carbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 59mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 885IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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