Copycat Starbucks Cold Foam Cold Brew

"I used to wonder how Starbucks made such a beautiful cloud-like cold foam that perched on my cold brew. This recipe makes enough Cold Brew for one week, and enough foam for two drinks! foam it up every day of the week."
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Ready In:
24hrs 1min


  • Cold Brew for one week

  • 8 ounces coffee beans, coarsely ground
  • Copycat Starbucks Cold Foam For Two

  • 12 cup whole milk, very well chilled


  • In a large container, that fits in your refrigerator; combine the ground coffee and 6 cups of cold water. Stir well until coffee is fully mixed in . Cover, and allow the coffee to steep 12 hours. Coffee can steep up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl. Line the strainer with a few layers of damp paper towels, or cheesecloth. You may need to strain the coffee in batches. The coffee should also be strained until it is completely clear of particles, perhaps more than once. Once the coffee is strained transfer it to a pitcher with a lid, and return it to the refrigerator.
  • Copycat Starbucks Cold Foam For Two:

  • In the carafe of a french press, or milk frother add milk. Close top and plunge press 5 for 6 times until milk consistency changes to a light foam, with very small bubbles. Do not over-pump.
  • Make Two Drinks:

  • Fill two tall glasses 3/4 full with ice cubes, top with cold brew, leaving about 2 inches for Copycat Starbucks Cold Foam. Dividing evenly, carefully pour Copycat Starbucks Cold Foam over cold brewed coffee, so it rests on top; serve immediately.
  • Remaining coffee can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, tightly covered.

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  1. I asked one of the Starbuck's baristas and she said they put an egg white/meringue powder into the foam. Wondering if that could be added to the milk to make it lighter and airier?



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