Strawberry Cold Foam

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Make your next iced drink even better with creamy, perfectly sweet strawberry cold foam. It’s so easy to make at home with just 3 ingredients.

Strawberry cold foam being poured on top of a cold drink in a clear glass.

Recipe Highlights

  • Strawberry cold foam is a drink topping that’s made from frothing (without heat) cold cream, milk, and strawberry syrup together. Cold foam is smooth and velvety and can be used in iced drinks instead of milk to make it creamy.
  • Starbucks makes cold foam in a special blender and to make it at home, you just need a French press.
  • Store-bought or homemade strawberry syrup or puree can be used to sweeten and flavor the cold foam.
  • This recipe makes 1 serving of strawberry cold foam using 3 ingredients in 2 minutes.

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Strawberry Cold Foam at Starbucks

Strawberry cold foam can be ordered at Starbucks as a topping for an iced drink even though it’s not on their standard menu.

Cold foam can be customized, like any drink item on the Starbucks menu. Any syrup can be added to vanilla sweet cream cold foam to flavor it.

Baristas aren’t trained on making secret menu items (customized official menu drinks and toppings) so you must be prepared to order it by knowing what goes in it.

Here’s how to order it: “Can I get vanilla sweet cream cold foam with 2 pumps of strawberry puree blended into the foam?”

Vanilla sweet cream cold foam is blended in a special blender that is only used to make cold foam.

Strawberry cold foam can only be ordered in person, not on the app.

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Ingredient Notes

Strawberry cold foam ingredients in measuring cups on a table.
  • Heavy cream
    Cream is essential to making cold foam at home so you can’t replace it with any other ingredient. It’s not possible to make cold foam dairy-free.
  • 2% milk
    Adding a little milk thins out the cream, making it pourable.
  • Strawberry syrup
    Use store-bought or homemade strawberry syrup or puree.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Strawberry cold foam 2 step directions in photos.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Put all ingredients into a French press. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the lid and move the plunger up and down.
    The cold foam will increase in volume.

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Pouring strawberry cold foam into an iced tea.

Expert Tips

  • Add strawberry cold foam on top of any iced drink to add a creamy, sweet fruity touch. It can be added to drinks in addition to or to replace milk or cream.
  • Try cold foam on top Strawberry Bubble Tea, iced tea, Iced Brown Sugar Tea Latte, or an Iced Matcha Latte.
  • Cold foam can also be made using an electric milk frother. A handheld milk frother works too, but a French press creates better cold foam with more uniform bubbles in the froth.
  • ⅓ cup of half & half can replace the heavy cream and milk in the recipe if you want a lighter version of the cold foam.
  • As you pump the plunger, cold foam will increase in volume so don’t overfill the French press.
  • Also, don’t underfill the French press because the plunger must touch the liquids before moving it up and down (or it won’t froth).
  • Cold foam can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 2 days.

RELATED: Salted Caramel Cold Foam

Questions You May Have

Is cold foam the same thing as whipped cream?

They’re slightly different. Cold foam is milk or milk with cream frothed, so it’s pourable and light. Whipped cream is heavy cream that has been whisked or whipped until it can hold its shape. Whipped cream will stay on top of a drink until it’s mixed in but cold foam will sink into the drink after a little bit of time.

How is cold foam made at Dunkin’?

Dunkin’ uses Reddi-wip cold foam that comes in a can. It’s made with nonfat milk, sugar, and cream.

What is cold foam made of at Starbucks?

There are 2 different cold foams at Starbucks. There’s regular cold foam which is nonfat milk and vanilla syrup, blended in their special cold foam blender. There’s also vanilla sweet cream cold foam, which is made with heavy cream, 2% milk, and vanilla syrup.

Finished strawberry cold foam resting on top of a cold drink in a glass cup.

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Strawberry Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
Make your next iced drink even better with creamy, perfectly sweet strawberry cold foam.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry syrup

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Put heavy cream, milk, and strawberry syrup into a French press. Stir to combine.
    Give it a quick stir to make sure the strawberry syrup mixes into the milk and cream.
  • Place the lid and move the plunger up and down 40 times.
    Make sure there's enough room in the French press since the cold foam will increase in volume.

EQUIPMENT

NOTES

  • Add strawberry cold foam on top of any iced drink to add a creamy, sweet fruity touch. It can be added to drinks in addition to or to replace milk or cream.
  • Try cold foam on top iced tea, Iced Brown Sugar Tea Latte, or an Iced Matcha Latte.
  • Cold foam can also be made using an electric milk frother. A handheld milk frother works too, but a French press creates better cold foam with more uniform bubbles in the froth.
  • ⅓ cup of half & half can replace the heavy cream and milk in the recipe if you want a lighter version of the cold foam.
  • As you pump the plunger, cold foam will increase in volume so don’t overfill the French press.
  • Also, don’t underfill the French press because the plunger must touch the liquids before moving it up and down (or it won’t froth).
  • Cold foam can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 2 days.

NUTRITION

Calories: 217 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
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