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The Ultimate Guide to Making Dutch Bros Soft Top at Home

The Ultimate Guide to Making Dutch Bros Soft Top at Home

Is there anything better than sipping a delicious drink from your favorite local coffee shop? If you’re lucky enough to live near Dutch Bros, then you know their variety of drinks is next level!

And what exactly takes their popular drinks over the top? Why, their Dutch Bros’ signature Soft Top, of course!

Please stick with me as we break down all the details about this Dutch Bros. coffee menu staple!

And even if you’ve never had the pleasure of sampling from the Dutch Bros menu, this post covers where to buy it.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try making it yourself at home. Whipping up a batch requires only two ingredients and very minimal effort.

Without further ado, let’s get to it!

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What is Dutch Bros Soft Top?

The Soft Top Dutch Bros creation is like whipped cream but doesn’t dissolve right away. Soft Top adorns the top of many regular menu and Dutch Bros secret menu items.

You can order Soft Top on any of the franchise’s drinks, but a few of the following beverages automatically come with it:

  • Cotton Candy Frost: blue raspberry syrup and white chocolate sauce blended and finished with Soft Top
  • Golden Eagle: caramel sauce and vanilla syrup blended and completed with Soft Top and a luscious caramel drizzle
  • Iced Campout Cold Brew: chocolate milk, cold brew, and marshmallow flavoring
  • Cocomo: chocolate milk meets coconut syrups meets Soft Top

Dutch Bros fans rave about the mellow flavor of Soft Top and its ability to retain shape and texture for longer than regular whipped cream. Others remark that it tastes almost like marshmallows.

Regardless of the drink it adorns, Soft Top is simply delicious!

What is Dutch Bros Coffee?

Dutch Brothers Coffee started in Grants Pass, Oregon, back in 1992. As you may have guessed, the coffee chain was started by two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma.

But their interests extend beyond the specialty coffee industry. The coffee company has made a massive difference in countless lives through the Dutch Bros Foundation. Every year they run a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

And a quick browse of the Dutch Bros website reveals other feel-good initiatives to make genuine connections with their customers.

Can You Buy Dutch Bros Soft Top?

Yes! Dutch Bros reportedly uses Rich’s on Top Soft Whip Topping. And you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.

The product is designed for commercial sale, so, unfortunately, you can only buy it in bulk. It stores well in the freezer, but the price reflects the quantity.

What’s in the Original Dutch Bros Soft Top?

A quick browse of Rich’s website reveals an ingredient list typical for canned whipped topping products. Rich’s on Top Soft Whip Topping includes (in part):

  • Buttermilk
  • Hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • Artificial flavoring
  • Disodium phosphate
  • Guar gum
  • Locust bean gum
  • Soy lecithin

The ingredient list includes water, cream, corn syrup, sugar, and cornstarch. Lactose is a natural component of milk but is also individually listed as an ingredient, so this product is not ideal for anyone with milk sensitivities.

How To Make Dutch Bros Soft Top at Home

If your taste buds crave that original flavor, buying in bulk is a great option! But if you’re looking for an option that won’t break the bank or steal freezer space, then making your own is a good choice.

And with only two ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be more straightforward!

Dutch Bros Soft Top Copycat Recipe

Two ingredient copycat version of the Dutch Bros classic!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant pudding mix


  • Combine heavy whipping cream and pudding mix in a medium bowl.
  • Beat until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Put the bowl in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  • Apply a generous dollop to your favorite drink and enjoy!

This recipe makes about two servings of Soft Top. You can store it in a covered container in the fridge for up to two days.

The Soft Top version in this post is slightly sweeter than the original but retains a very similar consistency.

What are the Best Drinks to Top with Soft Top?

Soft Top is a great finishing option for so many drinks! Iced coffee, cold brew coffee, and pretty much any blended coffee drink are solid options.

If you have an espresso machine, do your own experimentation! Try mixing up a dark chocolate and almond syrup latte. Or try adding a bit of Irish cream syrup to your iced coffee and finish with a generous dollop of Soft Top.

If you love that pure coffee flavor, try out an iced Americano and finish with Soft Top.

You could also apply generous portions to non-coffee beverages, including Italian sodas, hot chocolate, or smoothies.

Curious about the difference between an iced coffee and Iced Americano? Check out this post for the recipes!

Variations of Dutch Bros Soft Top

This recipe leaves room for improvisation according to your taste preferences. You can choose different pudding flavors, such as white chocolate, cheesecake, or even butterscotch, to add a flavor twist to your drink.

You could also try non-dairy half-and-half if you’re lactose intolerant. The texture will be thinner because the product has different properties than traditional half-and-half, but it’s still worth trying if you don’t tolerate milk well.

Try drizzling caramel or melted chocolate on top of your drink for an extra tasty finish.

And if you’re searching for a lower sugar option, use a sugar-free pudding mix.

Soft Top would also be a great option for topping pies or other desserts. The recipe in this post tastes remarkably similar to the cream layer from a Perkins French silk pie.

Try it on an ice cream sundae or a warm chocolate chip cookie.

Soft Top makes a simple yet versatile option for a wide variety of drinks and desserts.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’ve had the pleasure of tasting the best Dutch Bros drinks or not, you now can re-create part of the Dutch Bros menu at home. And with only two ingredients and minimal prep time, whipping up a batch couldn’t be easier!

Try out this copycat Dutch Bros recipe next time you’re craving a unique drink. And if you love it, please re-pin or share this recipe with a friend.

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