Last Updated on January 7, 2023 by laurenpacek
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This Chocolate Cream Cold Brew is sweet, creamy and tastes just like the Starbucks treat! It's so easy to make at home, too.
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What is a Chocolate Cream Cold Brew?
Okay, so you know the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam from Starbucks? It's the super creamy, sweet, almost fluffy topping that floats on top of cold brew coffee. Well this is the chocolate version of it! It tastes just like the Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew.
Starbucks launched the chocolate counterpart to their super popular Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam as part of their summer menu (now part of the permanent menu!). It's sweet, creamy, and chocolatey.
- Heavy cream: The fat content in heavy cream will give your cold foam the über creamy texture that you're looking for.
- Milk: Using 2% milk will give your cold foam the correct flavor and texture.
- Vanilla syrup: You can use store bought (I like Torani brand) or homemade vanilla syrup. It's seriously so easy to make your own.
- Chocolate malt powder: This is they key ingredient in this chocolate cream cold foam. It (obviously) contributes the chocolate component of this cold foam, and also adds this really great malty flavor. Have you ever had Whoppers candy? It tastes like that! I read that Starbucks I found mine at my local grocery store, but you can always turn to Amazon if you can't find it locally.
How do you make a Chocolate Cream Cold Brew?
It's truly not as difficult as it may seem on the surface! Start by putting all of your ingredients in a jar or glass. I used this cocktail mixing glass so y'all could see what was going on while I made it.
Next, submerge your milk frother into the ingredients and let 'er rip!
As you can see in the photo below, you'll end up with a really nice, fluffy and creamy chocolate cold foam. You'll want to make sure that you stop short of whipping the cream into peaks (soft or otherwise). We're not going for full on whipped cream here.
Now that you have your cold foam, it's time to prepare your cold brew!
I sweetened mine a bit, but follow your heart.
All that's left to do is pour the chocolate cold foam onto the top of your cold brew!
It will mostly float right on the top, but as it sits it will also start to seep down into the coffee.
How to make it without a milk frother
Like I talked about in my How to Make (Vanilla) Sweet Cream Cold Foam post, I really prefer to use a handheld milk frother. There's minimal cleanup involved, and it's quick and convenient. There are other options, however, if you don't have one!
First, you can put all of the ingredients in a bowl and just whisk it by hand. It takes a little more effort, but it will also get the job done.
You can also use a regular blender. Pour the ingredients into the blender and blend until it reaches the desired consistency.
The same thing goes for using an immersion blender: pour the ingredients into a jar or glass and submerge the end of the immersion blender into the liquid. Blend until it reaches the desired consistency.
- A handheld milk frother
- A jigger, for measuring your wet ingredients
- Measuring spoons, for the chocolate malt powder
Other cold coffee recipes
If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for a delicious cold coffee recipe. They're not just for summertime, ya know! Check out the links below to some really great recipes from me as well as other bloggers.
- Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam from A Nerd Cooks
- Mocha Dalgona Coffee from Babaganosh
- How to Make Cold Foam from A Nerd Cooks
- S'Mores Iced Coffee from Nutmeg Nanny
- Iced Lattes from A Nerd Cooks
- Mint Mojito Iced Coffee from The Short Order Cook
- Java Chip Frappuccino from A Nerd Cooks
- Vietnamese Coffee from Carmy
- Irish Cream Cold Brew from A Nerd Cooks
FAQs/Tips and Tricks
Yep! Scroll up to the section titled "How to make it without a milk frother" for more info!
Yes! This is a Starbucks copycat recipe, so it will taste like the chocolate cold foam that you get on your cold brew at Starbucks.
My go-to is always cold brew coffee, but iced coffee and iced lattes are good choices, too!
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- 2 ounces heavy cream
- 1 ounce 2% milk
- ½ ounce vanilla syrup
- 2 teaspoons chocolate malt powder
- Add the cream, milk, vanilla syrup, and chocolate malt powder to a glass or jar.
- Submerge your milk frother into the liquid and froth for 20-30 seconds, or until a thick and creamy foam has formed. Stop short of forming soft or stiff peaks.
- Pour the foam onto a glass of cold coffee with ice (sweeten your coffee as desired).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g