Copycat Recipe For Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew from Dash of Vigor

Making Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew at home is quite simple. This drink is just cold brew coffee with a caramel taste, topped with sweet cream cold foam and a pinch of salt. This drink recipe appeals to me since it is straightforward to prepare. That, in my opinion, makes it the ideal cold coffee drink for the summer. Furthermore, an espresso machine is not required, so anybody may create this cold coffee beverage at home.

If you order this drink at Starbucks or prepare it at home, leave the straw out. Each taste of your Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew will be a delicious blend of salt, sweet cream, caramel, and coffee.

Let see how to prepare it at home.


  1. Highlights for The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
  2. Step-By-Step Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe
  3. How to Make Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew?
  4. EXPERT TIPS for The Perfect Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
  5. F.A.Q.

Highlights for The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

As the name says, the salted caramel cold brew blends its original cold brew with its salted caramel coffee syrup. It’s then covered with a creamy foam that’s likewise caramel-flavored.

Now, I’m not one of those people who can handle a lot of sugar first thing in the morning. Because I eat a low-carb diet, one of these drinks might knock me out of ketosis. Fortunately, you can make a homemade version that looks and tastes exactly like the original, but without the carbs or the exorbitant price tag.

Before I go into the recipe, there are a few things to know about this drink.

  • The Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew is created with ice, cold brew coffee, salted vanilla sweet cream, and caramel syrup.
  • Starbucks steeps ground coffee in cold water for 20 hours to produce a cold brew. This recipe utilizes the same procedure as the last one, except this time it’s with Starbucks cold brew pitcher packs.
  • You can easily make perfect cold foam at home with a French press! It’s flavored with caramel and salt to achieve the right balance of sweetness and saltiness. This Starbucks knockoff drink follows their formula as closely as possible. This recipe creates a Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew grande (16 ounces).

Step-By-Step Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe


  • Caramel Syrup: You may buy or make caramel syrup. While most simple syrups are straightforward to create, caramel syrup is a bit harder since the sugar must be caramelized.
  • Cold Brew Coffee: You’ll need standard strength cold brew coffee for this drink. This may be accomplished by adding cold, filtered water to cold brew concentrate or purchasing a bottle of Starbucks cold brew already prepared. This recipe is easy to mimic because Starbucks sells various cold brew coffee items. Another alternative is to prepare cold brew coffee at home. If you choose this path, make sure to prepare ahead. It will take at least 12 hours to brew.
  • Ice: I recommend using filtered water to make ice. The same is true when it comes to creating coffee and tea drinks. Starbucks’ beverages are made with triple-filtered water, which gives them a crisp, delicious finish.
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream: Combine heavy cream, 2 per cent milk, and vanilla syrup to produce a pot of vanilla sweet cream in no time. Then all you have to do is whip up the required amount of sweet cream cold foam for your Starbucks knockoff iced drink. 
  • Sea salt: Go ahead and get some coarse sea salt. This is the final component, and it’s what gives the salted caramel cream cold brew its “saltiness.”


Here’s all you’ll need in your kitchen to prepare your own Starbucks beverages. Cold Brew Coffee can also be substituted with espresso.

  • Nespresso Machine – For producing a shot of espresso, Nespresso was the coffee machine of choice. The Nespresso can create up to two-shot. Purchase one of these machines if you enjoy combining Premier Protein drinks with espresso. Be mindful that various versions utilize different espresso pods.
  • Frother – Invest in a frother that can produce warm and cold foam cream. When you buy a Nespresso machine, the frother is sometimes included, but it may also be purchased separately. This is how it’s done if you like Starbucks Cold Brew with vanilla sweet cream.

Preparation (Step-By-Step Instructions)

Step 1: Make Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Starbucks keeps a pitcher of their house-made vanilla sweet cream in the refrigerator at all times. When a client wants a drink with cold sweet cream foam, the barista prepares just enough sweet cream for each cup.

So I have a bottle of handmade vanilla sweet cream on hand at all times. Then, while making a drink, I froth up a small amount. It also works well as a creamer on its own.

So go ahead and combine this recipe with vanilla sweet cream. Heavy cream, 2% milk, and vanilla syrup are required. After that, froth some and set it aside.

Step 2: Add Caramel Syrup to Cup

Put 2 pumps of Starbucks Caramel syrup straight into the cup if you have a bottle of syrup with a standard-size pump. If the bottle has a shorter, half-dose pump, use all four pumps. If not, 2 teaspoons of syrup should be added. Starbucks counts the number of pumps on their syrup.

Step 3: Pour in Cold Brew Coffee

Pour cold brew coffee over the syrup as the following step. Pour the coffee up to the third black cup-marking if you’re preparing this drink in a Starbucks reusable cup. If not, 1 cup cold brew will be enough.

Step 4: Fill A Cup Halfway With Ice, Then Top With Sweet Cream Foam And A Pinch Of Salt

It’s now time for ice. Fill the cup close to the brim with ice. Just make sure there’s enough room for the cool foam. Finally, carefully pour the cool sweet cream foam (from step 1) over the ice.

Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of this delectable cold coffee beverage to finish.

How to Make Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew?

This recipe makes one 16-ounce drink, so prepare it in a 16-ounce cup. Here’s how to prepare this cold coffee once you have all the ingredients.

To prepare a Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Brew:

  1. Fill a 16-ounce cup halfway with caramel syrup.
  2. Pour in the cold brew and enough ice to fill the cup.
  3. Froth a tiny bit of sweet vanilla cream for one sip.
  4. Add a sprinkling of salt and sweet cream cool foam to the drink.

There are also a few dietary variations:

  • Leave out the dairy. Plant-based heavy cream or canned coconut milk can be used in place of heavy cream.
  • Reduce your calorie intake. Use a caramel coffee syrup that has no calories or sugar. Although the cold brew will be thinner, it will retain all the caramel flavors. That way, salted caramel cream cold brew calories will be less.
  • Make sure it’s sugar-free. Sugar-free caramel syrup is used in the original recipe. You risk adding more sugar if you make any modifications or substitutes.
  • Have a bubble effect. The vanilla cream and caramel syrup are kept the same, but the cold brew coffee is frothed with nitro. This infuses nitrogen into the coffee, resulting in a creamy, bubbling effect (similar to Guinness served at a bar). The salted caramel cream nitro cold brew is one of my favorites! It has a thick, creamy texture and a sweeter flavor than other cold brews.

EXPERT TIPS for The Perfect Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

To make this brew, simply follow the instructions I provided above.

Before you get started with this knockoff, there are a few things you should know.

  • If you don’t have a French press, you may use a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight cover to combine the cold foam components, but it will take a little longer.
  • You may use whatever sort of cold brew coffee you choose. But the Starbucks cold brew mix, which contains coffee from Nario, Colombia, will taste the best.
  • You may prepare the vanilla syrup and cold brew coffee ahead of time. It’s ideal making the cold foam shortly before assembling the drink.
  • To get the flavor, use their cold brew pitcher packets. They are as close to Starbucks as possible. Simply submerge a pitcher pack in water and refrigerate for 20 to 24 hours. Easy!
  • Use store-bought vanilla syrup or make your own. Give homemade a try; it’s so quick and simple to prepare. Add this to the cold foam to prepare a salted vanilla sweet cream cold foam.


Is salted caramel cream cold brew good?

The salted caramel cream cold brew is great for hot summer days. But it contains calories. If you order it from Starbucks, the Grande cup has 220 calories with 24g of sugar.

If you want fewer calories on a diet, ask the barista to put Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup instead of Vanilla Syrup. You can also ask the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam to be Light.

Now you have it—the perfect fresh drink.

How do you order salted caramel cream cold brew?

If you are at Starbuck, follow these steps:

  1. Ask the barista for “Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew.”
  2. Choose the Cup size (Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta)
  3. If you want fewer Calories in the drink:
    • Ask for Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
    • Ask for Light Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam

How many calories is in a salted caramel cold brew?

When you order the salted caramel cold brew at Starbucks, the calories will be as follow:

  1. Tall Cup Size (12 fl oz) – 160 Calories
  2. Grande Cup Size (16 fl oz) – 220 Calories
  3. Venti Cup Size (24 fl oz) – 270 Calories
  4. Trenta Cup Size (30 fl oz) – 310 Calories

Is caramel cold brew sweet?

The Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew has a few ingredients:

  1. Ice
  2. Brewed Coffee (at least 12 hours in the refrigerator)
  3. Vanilla Syrup
  4. Salted Caramel Cream

Both the Vanilla Syrup and Salted Caramel Cream contain Sugar. Thus, this drink’s taste is sweet and salty. The sugar content is as follow:

  1. Tall Cup Size (12 fl oz) – 16g
  2. Grande Cup Size (16 fl oz) – 24g
  3. Venti Cup Size (24 fl oz) – 31g
  4. Trenta Cup Size (30 fl oz) – 37g

How do you make salted caramel cold brew healthier?

When you prepare it at home, use sugar-free and plan-based heavy cream. You can follow these steps:

  1. For the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
    • Replace the 2% milk with plant-based milk (rice, almond, or coconut milk).
    • Choose a heavy cream with plant-based creamers
    • Replace the Sugar with some alternative, or do not use it at all.
  2.  For the salted caramel Cream Cold Foam
    • Use Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup
    • Use Sugar-free Salted Caramel

Final Words

This cold brew with sweet and salty froth is like drinking a perfect cloud, and it’ll set your day off to a great start. Prepare the coffee and caramel syrup the night before to make the foam and assemble the drink fast in the morning. Before combining, taste the cold brew to see if it needs to be diluted; it may be rather powerful.

This simple recipe will show you that salted caramel and cold brew are actually a combination made in heaven! 

This salted caramel cream cold brew recipe could just become your new favorite. As soon as possible, try it at home!

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