Introducing the Irresistible Star of Summer: Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Coffee
Picture this: you’re strolling down the aisles of your local grocery store, the hot summer sun beating down on you. You find yourself yearning for the perfect thirst-quencher, your favorite drink that never fails to hit the spot. Well, look no further, my fellow coffee enthusiasts, because I have a treat for you. Get ready to indulge in the heavenly goodness of the Starbucks Copycat Recipe you’ve been waiting for—the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Coffee!
With just a handful of simple ingredients and a few steps, you can whip up this sensational cold brew coffee right in the comfort of your own kitchen. No fancy equipment needed, just your trusty French press, a mason jar, and a sprinkle of creativity. This easy recipe will have you hooked from the very first sip. And if you find yourself enjoying this recipe, I invite you to try my recipe for Chick Fil A Mocha Cold Brew as well!
The Essence of Perfection – Cold Brew Coffee
Before we dive into the magical world of salted caramel and cream, let’s talk about the star of the show—the cold brew coffee itself. Forget about hot coffee and say hello to the smooth, refreshing goodness that awaits you. Cold brew coffee is the perfect companion for those scorching summer days when you need a pick-me-up without the heat.
Unleashing the Bean’s Potential
To begin this journey to caffeinated bliss, you’ll need some quality coffee beans. Opt for a medium or dark roast, as their rich flavors will shine through. Grind your coffee beans to a coarse consistency, as this will allow for the perfect extraction during the brewing process.
The Art of Brewing
With your coffee grounds ready, it’s time to bring out the French press. Add the ground coffee to the French press, followed by cold water. This cold brew recipe calls for a ratio of 1 part coffee to 4 parts water, but feel free to adjust it according to your taste preferences. Gently stir the mixture to ensure all the coffee grounds are fully saturated, then cover it and let it steep for a minimum of 12 hours. Keep in mind that cold brew coffee can go bad after roughly 7 to 10 days. Patience is key, my friends!
The Best Part – Salted Cold Foam
While your cold brew concentrate is steeping, let’s move on to the pièce de résistance—the salted caramel cream cold foam. This is where the magic happens. Picture velvety creaminess, a hint of caramel flavor, and a sprinkle of salt to elevate your taste buds to the next level.
The Homemade Twist
Why settle for store-bought caramel sauce when you can make your own homemade version? Trust me, the effort is worth it. With just a few simple ingredients like heavy cream, vanilla extract, and a touch of salted caramel sauce, you can create a luscious, creamy masterpiece that will take your cold brew experience to new heights.
Whipping Up the Salted Cream
To achieve that coveted salted cold foam, you have a few options. If you have an immersion blender, simply combine heavy cream, simple syrup, and a sprinkle of salt in a tall glass. Blend away until you achieve a fluffy, cloud-like texture. Alternatively, a handheld milk frother or an electric frother will work wonders. Whip the cream mixture until it thickens and forms soft peaks, ready to be generously dolloped on top of your cold brew.
Assembling the Marvel
Once your cold brew concentrate has steeped for the recommended time, it’s time to strain out the coffee grounds. Use a coffee filter or a fine-mesh sieve to ensure a smooth and sediment-free beverage. Transfer the cold brew coffee to an airtight container, ready to be enjoyed whenever you need a refreshing boost.
Unleash Your Creativity
Now that you have your cold brew coffee and salted cream at the ready, it’s time to assemble your masterpiece. Fill a glass with ice cubes, pour in your desired amount of cold brew concentrate, and crown it with a generous dollop of the salted cream. For an extra touch of elegance, drizzle some homemade vanilla syrup or store-bought caramel sauce on top. Don’t be afraid to pair this drink with a tasty dessert! This cold brew coffee beverage will pair well with my recipe for Ube Flan or my recipe for Golden Malted Pancakes.
Congratulations, my fellow coffee connoisseur! You’ve successfully unlocked the secret to creating your very own Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Coffee. The simplicity of this recipe coupled with the rich, indulgent flavors will have you coming back for more. So, grab your French press, dust off your mason jar, and get ready to embark on a journey of pure bliss with every sip. Don’t forget to share your creations on your social media platforms, and remember, coffee is always better when shared. Stay tuned for the recipe card and prepare to rate this delightful creation with the highest of stars!
- 2 cups cold brew coffee
- 1/4 cup salted caramel syrup
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Ice cubes, for serving
- Sea salt flakes, for garnish (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Using a whisk or hand mixer, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
- Fill two glasses with ice cubes.
- Pour 1 cup of cold brew coffee into each glass.
- Drizzle 2 tablespoons of salted caramel syrup into each glass. Use a spoon to gently stir and combine the coffee and syrup.
- Take a spoonful of the whipped cream and gently place it on top of each glass, allowing it to float on the surface.
- If desired, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt flakes over the whipped cream for an extra touch of saltiness.
- Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew!
- For an extra indulgent treat, you can add a drizzle of additional salted caramel syrup on top of the whipped cream.
- If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, adjust the ratio of cold brew coffee to your liking.
- Feel free to customize the sweetness level by adding more or less powdered sugar to the whipped cream.
Note: You can make a larger batch of cold brew coffee in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. This will allow you to easily prepare multiple servings of Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew whenever desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 483Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g