How to Make Cold Foam

How to Make Cold Foam

If you’re looking to make some frothy iced coffee at home, we have the perfect cold foam recipe for you to top it with. According to Juliana Hale, the brains behind this five-minute recipe, this addition will make your cold beverage taste like it’s come right out of a coffee shop. Just top your cold brew or beverage with this frothy concoction and you’re ready for a novel coffee experience right at home!

How to Make It


  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons vanilla syrup (homemade or ready-made)
  • 2 cups iced coffee or cold brew
  • Freshly grated cinnamon or nutmeg or cinnamon
How to Make It


  1. Start by gathering all your ingredients.
  2. Next, in a small measuring cup add the milk and simple syrup.
  3. Now put the frother’s end in the mixture and start frothing. Do it until the milk is thick and foamy. For normal milk, 15-20 seconds is a good enough time but for skim milk, you have to froth for at least 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now for your cold brew, divide it into two glasses.
  5. Spoon your homemade cold foam onto the coffee. Finish it by sprinkling some nutmeg and cinnamon, and Viola!

Making Vanilla Simple Syrup at Home

If you’re looking for a complete homemade experience, you can start by making your simple syrup at home. For it, all you need to do is combine together three tablespoons of water, sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Put all the ingredients in a jar and screw it shut tight. Shake well until the sugar is dissolved. This recipe will give you enough syrup to use for 20 drinks. Refrigerate it for future use.

Tips and Tricks

If you’re looking to experiment with your foam-making experience, here are some tips from the experts. For people looking to use plant-based milk, opt for oat and soy milk, as almond milk doesn’t give good frothy results. In terms of milk, another thing to keep in mind is that the best results often come from skim milk, as it produces the most stable foams.

Tips and Tricks

If you don’t own a frother, worry not! Just put your ingredients in a French press. You can froth your milk with the plunger easily! Lastly, while making the vanilla syrup, there is no need to continuously shake the jar. You can just shake it well, set it down, and let the sugar dissolve on its own. Come back in a while, and give it a final shake at the end to ensure the work is well done!