If you look around your typical coffee shop, you’ll probably spot at least a few cups of coffee crowned with a dollop of creamy cold foam dropped on the top, making it an indulgent treat that takes a humble cup of morning coffee to the next level.

And now, you don’t have to depend on coffee shops to get a serving of this delightful perk.

It turns out our in-house coffee roaster Chelsea isn’t only an expert at roasting coffee to the maximum point of deliciousness, she’s also quite inventive when it comes to creative ways to enhance the coffee past the brewing point.

With this simple recipe, all it takes is a few simple ingredients for you to make your own cold foam at home.

The best part? Your flavor options are limited only by your imagination. Adding Nutella produces a chocolate hazelnut taste, while more indulgent flavors can be achieved by mixing in vanilla extract, caramel sauce, or a salt packet for salted cold foam. 

Combine your creation with one of our flavored coffees, such as Irish You Luck or It’s Pronounced Caramel, for a fantastic coffee treat.

Get creative and experiment until you find your perfect cold foam recipe!

Here’s how our expert, Chelsea, perfected this unbeatable coffee embellishment:

“Nutella cold foam is like the promise of never stubbing your toe again. An absolute dream!

  1. Combine a few heaping spoonfuls of Nutella (or off brand hazelnut spread) and about 1.5 cups of heavy cream in your French press <link to Catholic Coffee French Press>.
  2. Stir in the spread until it looks more like chocolate milk. Because of the consistency of Nutella, it will still have visible tiny chunks but smooths out in the next step. 
  3. Then, I pump the French press until I get the consistency I’m going for. I’ve enjoyed it at every consistency. Barely foamy, more milky, made my whole coffee taste like a dream. Thick sturdy foam sat and lasted so well on top of my cold brew. (And I’ve gone all the way to whipped cream you could eat with a spoon. Might’ve shed a tear of joy on that one.)

*Note: Dairy alternatives can work, too. They’ll each just have slightly different consistencies.”

When it comes to the flavors, Chelsea agrees the possibilities are endless. “The cold foam/whip can be done with anything. I’ve used chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, I’ve poured in extra sweetened cold brew to make a coffee whipped cream, and I’ve used a dash of caramel and a salt packet for a salted cold foam; it was glorious with It’s Pronounced Caramel Coffee.”

Enjoy this treat with hot or chilled coffee, and even on-the-go with Thank God For Coffee tumbler in your favorite color: Coffee Mugs and Merchandise.

Fun to make, even more fun to taste, sweet cold foam opens an endless world of possibilities of consistencies, flavors, and pairings to develop a new favorite coffee treat. Give it a try today!

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