What’s better than the smooth creaminess of Starbucks’ Cold Brew drinks? A Starbucks Cold Brew drink with a topping of delicious foam! However, Starbucks offers so many varieties of flavor, you could wonder: what are the 17 Best Starbucks Cold Foam Drinks?

Starbucks’ Cold Foam, introduced in 2018, is made with a base of Vanilla Sweet Cream, which is formed with Heavy Whipping Cream and vanilla and whipped into a semi-solid foam. Any of Starbucks’ 16 syrup flavors can be added to this foam to create delicious Cold Foam Cold Brew recipes, both official and invented by customers.

In this article we’ll cover some of Starbucks’ most popular Cold Foam recipes, not just for Cold Brew, but for some of their more classic favorites!

The Top 17 Best Starbucks Cold Foam Drinks

Starbucks has several Cold Brew recipes featuring a variety of Cold Foam toppings, each with a unique flavor. However, some of the best Cold Foam options aren’t on Starbucks’ menu, but were created by customers who couldn’t get enough of that tasty foam! The best Cold Foam recipes are listed below:

  1. Salted Caramel Cold Foam CB
  2. Violet Drink with CF
  3. Iced Americano with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
  4. Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew
  5. Cold Brew with Cascara Cold Foam
  6. Iced White Chocolate Mocha
  7. Dragon Drink with Cold Foam
  8. Iced Mocha with Raspberry Cold Foam
  9. Iced Caffe Mocha
  10. Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  11. Iced Matcha Tea Latte with Cold Foam
  12. Iced London Fog Tea Latte with Cold Foam
  13. Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
  14. Pink Drink with Cold Foam
  15. Nitro Cold Brew with Cascara Cold Foam
  16. Salted Caramel Nitro Cold Brew
  17. Iced Starbucks Blonde Cappuccino with Cold Foam

Let’s get started on looking more closely at each of these delicious recipies, how to order them, and what they include!

1.   Salted Caramel Cold Foam CB

The Cold Brew with Salted Caramel foam is Starbucks’ second-ever official Cold Foam recipe, and it has stood the test of time since being introduced as a seasonal beverage! Topping Starbucks’ year-round, highly-caffeinated Cold Brew, the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew is sweet but delicious.

The caramel content is actually not in the main body of the drink, but is found exclusively in the foam, along with Starbucks’ special sea salt mixture. The only sweetness in the Cold Brew is the vanilla flavoring pumped into the bottom of the cup. The drink is not meant to be stirred up, but enjoyed by sipping the robust Cold Brew through the layer of sweet, salty foam!

2.   Violet Drink with CF

The Violet Drink is an official placeholder on the Starbucks menu. However, adding Cold Foam to make a killer recipe was the customers’ idea! The Violet Drink is made by combining Starbucks’ Very Berry Refresher recipe with a splash or two of coconut milk.

This means that not only does the Violet Drink contain blackberries, Green Tea, and coconut milk, but an ice cream-like topping to sip it through! It looks lovely, as well, colored brightly purple.

It is important to note that the Violet Drink’s original recipe is dairy-free thanks to the coconut milk; adding Cold Foam makes it compromised and unsafe to drink for those with a dairy allergy.

3.   Iced Americano with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

The Iced Americano features Starbucks’ regular Espresso (though the smoother and more-caffeinated blonde variant can be requested!) over a little ice water and chilled for warm days. Typically, the drink is not very sweet on it’s own and is meant for those who like a strong, bitter coffee flavor.

However, the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam transforms this drink into a sweeter, milkier delight that tastes something like dessert!

4.   Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew with Cold Foam

The Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew typically doesn’t get any Cold Foam in it’s classic form. Instead, all of the sweetness of the drink comes from the Honey Blend Syrup on the bottom, the natural sweeter notes in the Cold Brew roast, and the light sweetness of the almondmilk.

However, adding Cold Foam to this beverage can bring the sweetness to the forefront of your palette. It is especially helpful for those who want the caffeine of the Nitro Cold Brew, but need a little something to disguise the coffee flavor.

It is, again, important to note that before adding Cold Foam this drink is dairy-free, but after adding Cold Foam it is an allergen to those who are lactose intolerant.

5.   Cold Brew with Cascara Cold Foam

Like the Nitro Cold Brew, a regular Cold Brew can be given a much more mild and treat-like flavor with Cold Foam on top. However, a reason to order this instead of the Nitro variant is that a Nitro can only be ordered as a Tall (small) or a Grande (medium,) while a regular Cold Brew comes in the largest sizes, too!

The Cascara element of Starbucks coffee is no longer available, though it once made a great addition to Cold Brew. However, you can still achieve some of the same flavor by asking for the Cold Foam to be made with an affogato blonde shot of espresso. This will up your caffeine content, but may give you some of that long-lost cascara flavoring!

6.   Chilled White Mocha With Cold Foam

The Iced White Chocolate Mocha is a long-standing official recipe of Starbucks. Offering the sweeter White Chocolate sauce, it otherwise follows the same recipe as the regular Mocha, incorporating milk, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. The iced version is chilled.

Rather than whipped cream, consider adding even more rich sugary flavoring by topping the beverage with Cold Foam!

7.   Dragon Drink with Cold Foam

Much like the Violet Drink, this beverage starts out by adding Coconut Milk to Satrbucks’ already-popular Mango Dragonfruit Refresher recipe. The Mango Dragonfruit is made with Mango tea base, dragonfruit pieces, and ice all shaken together until fully incorporated and a bright purple in color.

This drink is already sweet enough on it’s own, but by adding coconut milk and Cold Foam, it turns into something like fruit-flavored ice cream! This is, however, another dairy-free drink made dairy-filled by the Cold Foam element.

8.   Iced Mocha with Raspberry Cold Foam

Perhaps one of the most genius recipes on this list is the Iced Mocha with Raspberry Cold Foam. Typically, this choice is much like a regular, chilled chocolate milk with espresso and whipped cream added in. However, by adding a pump or two of raspberry to vanilla sweet cream foam creates something that tastes like chocolate-covered fruit!

9.   Iced Caffe Mocha with Cold Foam

Just like the White Chocolate Mocha, but with a hint more bitterness, the Iced Mocha with vanilla foam is a delicious choice. It combines dark but sweet chocolate with espresso and ice. If you’re not the biggest fan of raspberry or fruit flavors accompanying chocolate, simply ask for regular vanilla Cold Foam!

10.   Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Cold Foam

The Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte is beloved for it’s hints of cinnamon and incredible-tasting dolce topping! The only thing that can make this espresso beverage better is the Cold Foam replacing the whipped cream.

11.   Iced Matcha Tea Latte with Cold Foam

The Matcha Tea Latte is popularly ordered iced. Matcha is a green tea powder tasting something like sweet grass with multiple health benefits. Because it is a little on the strong and bitter side, customers are given the option to order the tea with sweetener.

Taking sweetness to the next level involves topping the beverage with CF, perfectly balancing the bitter taste with vanilla sugar! It is important to note that this beverage has very little caffeine.

12.   Iced London Fog Tea Latte with Cold Foam

This drink is rarely ordered, so depending on the skill level and experience of your barista, you may need to be careful how you order it. The London Fog is created by first allowing English Breakfast Tea to steep in a hot cup for around 5 minutes, then pouring that over chilled 2% milk and adding ice and vanilla syrup.

The resulting milky tea is refreshing but manages to keep a warm, cozy flavor! It is only made better by the added notes of vanilla in a Cold Foam topping.

13.   Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Nitro Cold Brew

Be sure to add the phrase “Cold Foam” when ordering this beverage, or else you might simply get the Nitro Cold Brew with a pale splash of pure-liquid vanilla sweet cream. It may taste similar, but you don’t want to miss out on sipping Nitro Cold Brew through a nice, thick foam!

14.   Pink Drink with Cold Foam

The last up in terms of Refreshers made with Cold Foam is the super-popular Pink Drink! A traditional Pink Drink is crafted by shaking Starbucks’ Strawberry Acai Tea and dried strawberries up with Coconut Milk. However, ordering it with Cold Foam adds a strawberry-ice cream-like element to the drink, though it does eliminate it as a dairy-free option.

15.   Nitro Cold Brew with Cascara Cold Foam

As stated above, the Cascara part of the Cold Foam is sadly no longer available at Starbucks. However, just like wth the Cascara Cold Foam Cold Brew, a similar kick and flavor can be achieved by ordering the smooth Nitro Cold Brew with Cold Foam topped with a shot of Blonde espresso.

As before, though, watch out; you’re ordering a highly caffeinated, highly sweet beverage that is not for the faint of heart, however delicious it may be!

16.   Salted Caramel Nitro Cold Brew

What’s better than the classic Salted Caramel Cold Brew? A Salted Caramel Nitro Cold Brew! The Nitro Cold brew is usually not served with any ice to amplify the beauty of watching nitrogen-infused foam cascade up and down the inside of the cup. Salted Caramel Cold Foam not only adds to this, but tastes incredible when combined with the smooth flavor!

17.   Iced Starbucks Blonde Cappuccino with Cold Foam

It may seem odd to order a Cappuccino iced, since Cappuccino’s are marked by foamy, hot milk. However, Starbucks has found a way to foam their chilled milk, as well! Add to this the highly-caffeinated Blonde version of their espresso and the sweet, ice-cream-like component of their Cold Foam and you have a delicious drink sort of like a Coffee Milkshake.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, Starbucks’ Cold Foam, which is made with high amounts of vanilla and heavy whipping cream, adds a thick, fluffy topping much like ice cream to any of their cold drinks.

Some of these may already be sweet, such as the Iced Mocha, and some of them, like the Americano, may need their bitterness cut by Cold Foam. No matter what option you choose, Starbucks’ Cold Foam is a great ingredient to add to Starbucks’ wide variety of drinks!