How To Make Cold Foam: 3 Easy Ways & 6 DIY Recipes

Below is the step-by-step cold foam recipe guide that explains how to make cold foam just like Starbucks or Dunkin.


In 2014, Starbucks’ cold foam got popular overnight because of its creamy and vivid flavor. But going to Starbucks every time just because of this cold foam is not a good option. To get out of this situation either you have to learn how to make cold foam or buy this cold foam online.

So, below I share a Dunkin or Starbucks cold foam recipe that anyone can make in their kitchen!

What is Cold Foam?


Cold foam is frothed milk that is mainly used to garnish cold brews, iced mocha, iced espresso, iced cappuccinos, nitro coffee, etc.

This foam just looks like steamed milk. But it does not melt on your hot drinks so you can enjoy a special flavored drink taste like “Vanilla Sweet Cream or Matcha Pink Drink”.

Things to know before making Cold Foam

Before knowing the cold foam making process some points need to be kept in mind. Like, what are the ingredients and best handheld tools to make perfect cold foam?

Essential ingredients for making Cold Foam

Use the below measurements for serving cold coffee with cold foam for two people.

  • Take ½ cup of non-fat or skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • Flavored sweeteners like honey, vanilla, mint, etc. (For Starbucks / Dunkin Taste)

Common Handheld Tools for making Cold Foam

The most popular and commonly available tools for making cold foam are milk frother, French press, and regular blender.

Now, let’s see step-by-step instructions on making cold foam at home with various tools.

How to make Cold Foam with a Milk Frother



Ingredients for 2 cups of Cold Coffee

  • ½ cup of skim milk


  • Add skim milk to a glass jar.
  • Put milk frother into a jar and blend this mixture for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Gently spread this cold foam on your drink or coffee.

How to make Cold Foam with a French Press


Ingredients for 2 Cold Coffee cups

  • ½ cup low-fat milk


  1. Add low-fat milk to a clean French press filter.
  2. Place the plunger on the filter top and press down the plunger.
  3. Repeat step 2 process again until the mixture makes a thick frothy layer of milk.
  4. After 30 to 45 seconds of doing step 3, our cold foam is ready.
  5. Garnish this cold foam on coffee cups.

How to make Cold Foam in a Blender


Ingredients for 2 cups of Cold Coffee

  • ½ cup fat-free milk


  • Pour fat-free milk into your blender jar.
  • Now placing this jar on the blender machine slowly increases its speed.
  • After blending this mixture for 40 – 50 seconds at high speed, pour this thick foam mixture onto the coffee.
  • Add ice cubes to this coffee and convert your normal coffee to Starbucks iced coffee.

Note – If you like to experiment with your coffee taste then add your desired sweetener with skim milk.

Top 5 Starbucks Cold Coffees with Cold Foam

Bonus: 3 DIY Cold Foam Recipes

After knowing how to make cold foam, let’s know how to make the other signature cold foams using different ingredients.

So Here I’m going to share my personal favorite three cold foam recipes that you can try in your kitchen. All the below recipes can be prepared within 2 to 5 minutes.

Note – For the below recipes, I used a French Press. But as per your convenience, you can pick other tools.

#1. Lavender Cold Foam


  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon lavender syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt

Serving: 1

Instructions to be followed

  • Take a French press and add all the ingredients to it.
  • Place the plunger on the filter and move it in an up-down direction until the texture becomes thick.
  • After doing the step 2 process for 40 – 50 seconds, your lavender cold foam is ready.
  • Add this foam to any cold or iced drink and enjoy the taste.

#2. Strawberry Cold Foam


  • ¼ cup Heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons of strawberry syrup

Note – You can also use homemade strawberry syrup or puree. 

Serving – 1

Instruction to be followed

  • After adding all essential ingredients into a French press filter, make the mixture thick and foamy by pressing the French press handle up and down for 35 – 45 seconds. Spread this cold foam on your cold coffee.

#3. Caramel Cold Foam 


  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce

Serving:- 1

Steps to be followed

  • Add all the above ingredients to a filter. Now place the plunger onto the filter and move the plunger to the up-down side for 35 – 45 seconds. After the foamy mixture is created, pour it onto the cold coffee.


Why Always Ful is choosing these cold foam recipes? Because these recipes are cheap, easy, and quick. Also, feel the coffee shop experience in your home. Starbucks and Dunkin are known for their experiments with taste. So why do you not try this vivid taste? Read this blog and serve your desired cold foam coffee with your friends and family.


Q) How to make sweet cold foam?

Ans: – Use sweeteners like sweet vanilla syrup that make your cold foam sweet. To know how to make cold foam like Starbucks or Dunkin refer above recipes.

Q) Which is the best milk to make cold foam?

Ans: – Always use skim milk to make the best and thick cold foam for any cold coffee.

Q) How to make Cold Foam without a Frother?

Ans: – There are lots of other ways in which you can make cold foam with no need for frother. You can use a blender, French press, or mason jar to make cold foam.

Q) How to make Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam?

Ans: –


  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Syrup

Steps to be followed

  • Take all the above ingredients in a filter. Now add the plunger to the filter and move the plunger to the up-down side for around 40 – 45 seconds. After the foamy mixture is created, pour it onto the cold coffee.

Q) How to make Pumpkin Cold Foam?

Ans: –


  • 0.5 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • 4 tablespoons of pumpkin spice sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup

Serving – 2

Steps to follow

  • Add all the ingredients to the French press.
  • Stir all the ingredients well.
  • Put the lid on and move the plunger vertically at least 40 times.
  • Your pumpkin cold foam is ready.

Q) How to make Dunkin Cold Foam?

Ans: –


  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of milk of your choice
  • ½ tablespoon of maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Add all the ingredients into a frothing jar. Place milk frother into a jar and blend for 15 – 20 seconds. After your ingredients are transformed into fluffy foam, pour them onto the drink.

Q) How to know if the Cold Foam is good or not to use?

Ans: – If the cold foam is thick, fluffy, and creamy, it is usable. But if it smells bad and the texture becomes thin then don’t use it.

Q) Cold foam is safe for how many days?

Ans: – If you store leftover cold foam in the fridge then it is safe to serve for up to 3 days.

Q) How to store Cold Foam?

Ans: – Store your leftover cold foam in an airtight container in the fridge. Before serving this stored cold foam either shake this container continuously or either just froth again this cold foam with a milk frother or blender.

Gina Alvarez

Content Creator at Always Ful

Myself Gina Alvarez. I am a Creative Wordmonger & Content Creator of Always Ful. ...