Are you looking for a delicious and unique way to enjoy your morning coffee? Look no further than this Cinnamon Caramel Cream Cold Brew!
This indulgent cold brew recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, creamy, and caffeinated.
It’s easy to make at home with just a few ingredients – cold brew coffee, a dash of cinnamon, and a dollop of sweet, cold foam are all you need to whip one up for yourself.
So get ready for an unforgettable cup of cold brew that will keep you energized all day long!
What is the Cinnamon Caramel Cream Cold Brew?
Starbucks stores introduced the new Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew to its menu in spring 2023.
Inspired by the flavors of your local bakery’s gooey sticky buns, this new drink has quickly become the star of the chain coffee shop’s spring line-up.
According to the press release, the new Starbucks drink will join the Starbucks year-round menu.
What’s in the Cinnamon Caramel Cream Cold Brew?
Like other delectable favorites from the Starbucks menu, the new cold brew drink has a layered design.
The bottom layer is their nitro cold brew coffee sweetened with caramel syrup.
And the top layer has all the flavors of cinnamon cold foam drizzled with cinnamon dolce topping.
The drink has a lovely balance of decadent baking flavors with the added bonus of caffeine.
What could be better?
Options for Customizing the Cinnamon Caramel Cream Cold Brew
The best part about making custom coffee drinks at home is your ability to customize them to your preferences.
But skipping that morning Starbucks line isn’t a bad reason to become a home barista, either.
Neither is the opportunity to save the environment by using your favorite reusable cup.
And just think about all the money you can save by recreating your favorite drinks at home!
It’s all a massive win in my book.
Here are specific ways you can swap out ingredients while staying true to the essence of this drink.
Nitro Cold Brew
You can whip up your batch of cold brew from whatever coffee you have.
If you have a French press, put the ground coffee and water together and let it sit for 8-12 hours before removing the grounds.
You can buy special cold brew coffee makers and ground coffee with a coarser grind designed for cold brew coffee.,
Try buying a case of Starbucks’ nitro cold brew at the grocery store for added convenience.
You could also substitute espresso or regular coffee that has been chilled. Still, both types of coffee have slightly more acidity than cold brew.
Sweet Cinnamon Cold Foam
When creating that delicious frothy texture characteristic of creamy cold foam, it’s best to use skim dairy milk.
Plant-based milk, such as soy, oat, and almond, doesn’t froth as well as dairy milk.
Experiment with different types of milk and frothing methods to figure out what works best for you.
And to add a hint of cinnamon sweetness to the cold foam, you can use a homemade cinnamon-flavored simple syrup or buy pre-made cinnamon syrup.
For a sugar-free alternative, try adding Stevia with a pinch of ground cinnamon to the milk before frothing.
You can customize the caramel flavor for this drink in a few ways. One is to add pre-made caramel syrup to the drink.,
Caramel syrup has a thinner texture than caramel sauce and tends to blend better with cold drinks, so if you go with pre-made, use syrup.
I prefer to make my own caramel syrup by combining a basic simple syrup with caramel extract.
If you’re cutting down on sugar, try using a simple syrup made with Stevia and add the caramel extract for flavor.
You can also buy sugar-free caramel syrup to minimize the blood sugar spikes that come with pure sugar.
Cinnamon Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe
- 1 cup cold brew coffee
- 1 tbsp simple syrup or substitute premade caramel syrup
- 1 tsp caramel extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp simple syrup or substitute premade cinnamon syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Fill your favorite glass with ice.
- Pour cold brew coffee into the glass and add either 1 tablespoon of simple syrup + 1 teaspoon caramel extract or 1 tablespoon of caramel syrup
- Add milk, 1 teaspoon of simple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon syrup to your milk frother.
- Once frothed, gently pour the milk over the coffee and enjoy! You can finish the drink with a dusting of cinnamon sugar on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you buy Starbucks nitro cold brew?
Yes. You can find Starbucks’ velvety smooth nitro cold brew on Amazon or in grocery stores. Starbucks makes unsweetened versions as well as sweet cream ones.
Can you make cold foam without a milk frother?
Yes. Try using a handheld mixer to create peaks of cold foam. You can also use a mason jar with a lid or shaker cup to achieve similar results.
A French press is another option, as is a handheld frother.
Using a blender may be another creative option for creating cold foam without buying additional kitchen equipment.
What’s the difference between cold brew coffee and regular drip coffee that has been cooled?
Cold brew coffee and drip coffee are brewed in slightly different ways. Regular drip coffee involves heating for extraction, while cold brew relies on time.
Although cold brew takes much longer to make than regular drip coffee, the result is a smoother, less acidic brew.
It’s also more concentrated, which means it pairs well with ice and sweet cold foam.
You can use either type of coffee for this recipe; however, cold brew has a less bitter, more concentrated flavor than cold coffee, which makes it a natural fit for iced recipes such as this one.
The new cinnamon caramel cream nitro cold brew is the perfect way to celebrate the spring season and welcome warm weather!
Its sweetness and frothy texture make it a great drink to enjoy on its own or even as part of a sweet dessert.
My favorite part is how the cold foam slowly drips into the cold brew, making it a drink almost too pretty to enjoy!
I also love how the cinnamon flavor melds so well with the caramel flavors, creating a cinnamon roll in drink form.
It’s a fresh take on flavor that, at first glance, doesn’t seem to blend well at all. But the whole thing blends so well that I guarantee you’ll be coming back for more!
And once you master this recipe, think of all the fun flavor combinations you can try, such as a pistachio cream cold brew or even a chocolate macadamia nut cream cold brew.
The possibilities are endless!
So, give this recipe a try and see just how delicious cold brew coffee can really be! Enjoy!
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