Make your own Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Coffee right at home from scratch with this easy Starbucks copycat recipe! Rich caramel, smooth coffee and a vanilla cold foam all combine in this refreshing beverage.
You don't need to leave the house to try Starbucks' Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Coffee!
This refreshing beverage has smooth cold brew coffee that's sweetened with caramel sauce and topped with a rich vanilla-infused cream cold foam.
If it's your favorite drink to buy at the famous coffee shop chain, you'll love making this homemade version at home with this easy copycat recipe! You'll save money and you can tweak it to make it exactly how you like it best.
Serve up your iced coffee with copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones and you'll feel like you're right there in your local coffee shop, but with the comfort of home.
What is Cold Brew?
Cold brew coffee is a type of coffee made by steeping coffee grounds in cold or room temperature water for 12-24 hours.
The result is a smooth, naturally sweet, and low-acid coffee with higher caffeine content than traditional hot-brewed coffee.
Cold brewing is a popular method for making iced coffee, but it can also be enjoyed hot.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's a copycat recipe of the Starbucks favorite.
You can adapt the ingredients to your liking.
A budget-friendly way to enjoy a Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew.
It's a tasty way to make your cold brew extra special with a few add-ins.
- Cold Brew Coffee - Make your own cold brew coffee, or use Starbucks Cold Brew Pitcher Packs, which you can find at the grocery store.
- Caramel Sauce - the stuff in cans (I use Carnation) that's thick and full of caramel flavor. You could also make your own caramel sauce.
- Half and Half - for the cold foam. If you can't get half and half, make your own with half single cream and half whole milk stirred together.
- Vanilla Syrup - you can buy vanilla syrup for coffee, or try making your own.
- Salt - for that classic salted caramel flavor. I use flaky sea salt.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Starbucks copycat Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew coffee recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Make the cold brew coffee: Stir coarse ground coffee into cold water. Cover and refrigerate for 18 - 24 hours. Strain through cheesecloth and store the coffee in a clean jar or pitcher, covered, in the fridge until ready to use. It should last up to 2 weeks.
Mix in the caramel: Stir in the caramel sauce and salt into the cold brew until combined.
Create the cold foam: In a French press, or blender, add the half-and-half, a little caramel, and vanilla syrup. Plunge up and down to create cold foam, or briefly pulse the blender to create foam.
Assemble the beverage: Add ice to a glass with the caramel coffee and spoon on some cold foam. It will swirl down into the coffee.
You can make the caramel coffee ahead of time, but for best results, the cold foam needs to be made just before serving.
Instead of cold brew coffee, you can use cold regular coffee.
Try it with a decaf cold brew if you don't want that coffee rush!
Store the cold brew on its own for up to two weeks.
The assembled salted caramel cream cold brew needs to be enjoyed immediately for the best results.
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Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 2 ½ tablespoons caramel sauce divided
- ½ cup half and half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- Make the cold brew coffee: Stir coarse ground coffee into cold water. Cover and refrigerate for 18 - 24 hours. Strain through cheesecloth and store the coffee in a clean jar or pitcher, covered, in the fridge until ready to use. It should last up to 2 weeks.
- Set aside 1 teaspoon of the caramel. Stir the remaining caramel sauce into the cold brew until combined.
- In a French press, or blender, add the half-and-half, remaining caramel, vanilla syrup and salt. Plunge up and down to create cold foam, or briefly pulse the blender to create foam.
- Add ice to a glass with the caramel coffee and spoon on some cold foam. It will swirl down into the coffee.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.