Refreshing Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Copycat Recipe

Starbucks serves some of the best coffee, including their ever-refreshing cold brews! Their salted caramel cold brew has remained one of the best sellers forever! Now with this easy recipe, you can now make a version of this refreshing Starbucks salted caramel cold brew right at your home! 

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

Although the salted caramel cream cold brew is not as much of a festive drink, it occasionally comes and goes on the Starbucks menu. That is what makes all the fans angry, just because the chain does not have this beverage all year round! Well, at least in most places. 

You won’t have to wait until Starbucks gets this cold brew back on its menu. Instead, you can follow this simple recipe and make one right at home. Trust me. It may sound like a task to make a cold brew at home. But it is, indeed, the complete opposite of that! 

Most of the ingredients used in this recipe will already be in your pantry, so that is a plus. Moreover, certain ingredients in this recipe might be less handy, but they will still be available at any grocery store! So, making this cold brew is indeed a much easier task than you may have imagined it to be! 

I have included a complete list of everything needed to make this recipe in this article. Everything in between, from the equipment to the nutritional values, is explained in as much detail as possible. So, let’s discover this recipe now! 

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew? 

  • French Press – To get the foam of this recipe just right, a French press will be needed. If you don’t have one, you can use a cocktail shaker to make the foam. 
  • Saucepan – A medium-sized saucepan will be needed to make the vanilla syrup. 
  • Measuring Cups – A set of measuring cups will help correct the ratios for this recipe. 
  • Spoons – For some of the smaller measurements, you will need a large tablespoon to top the foam on the cold brew and a few teaspoons. They don’t necessarily need to be measuring spoons. 
  • Glass – A large glass will be needed to get the full cold brew together. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew? 

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes5 Minutes10 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew?

For The Vanilla Syrup : 

  • Water – To get a yield of a cup of vanilla syrup, you will need ¾ cup of water. 
  • Sugar – Regular, granulated sugar will be needed to bring the vanilla syrup together, approximately ¾ cups of the same. 
  • Vanilla Extract – Lastly, you will need a tablespoon of good-quality vanilla extract. 

For The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew :  

  • Caramel Sauce – This recipe can use two tablespoons of store-bought caramel sauce. 
  • Cold Brew – For a single glass of this beverage, you will need ¾ cup of your favorite cold brew. 
  • Half and Half – About ⅓ cup of half and half will be needed to make the cold foam of this recipe. 
  • Vanilla Syrup – A tablespoon of vanilla syrup will add a lot of flavor to this recipe. 
  • Sea Salt – A pinch of sea salt will be added to this recipe for flavor. 
  • Ice – Lastly, some ice cools the drink and makes it extremely refreshing! 
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Steps To Make Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

1. Make The Vanilla Syrup

Firstly, you will need to prepare the vanilla syrup and keep it aside until further use. This in itself is one of the easiest tasks ever! Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring them to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes, then remove the heat and add the vanilla extract. Transfer to a different container and let it cool down. 

2. Prepare The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

After your vanilla syrup has cooled down, you can prepare the cold brew. For that, firstly, make the vanilla foam and keep it aside. For that, combine the half and half, vanilla syrup, and sea salt in a French press. Make the foam and keep it aside. 

Add the ice, caramel sauce, and cold brew to the glass. Top the cold brew with some vanilla foam and stir, serve, and enjoy! 

Nutritional Information

Calories261 kcal
Carbohydrates44 g
Protein3 g
Fat9 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Monounsaturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium200 mg
Potassium238 mg
Fiber1 g
Sugar15 g
Vitamin A322 IU
Vitamin C1 mg
Calcium119 mg
Iron1 mg

How Will The Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Copycat Recipe? 

Cold brews do look refreshing in any way! Topped with some cream, and it’s an absolute treat! So, this cold brew will look exactly as you would expect it to, like the one from Starbucks! 

The perfect layers and the cream will surely make you want one immediately! As far as flavor goes, the salted caramel and the cold brew work well together. The cream does add an extra element of flavor and texture to the beverage. 

Recipe Card

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Copycat Recipe

The salted caramel cold brew is one of the best beverages on the Starbucks menu. Now, you can easily make this right at home, with just a few simple ingredients, with this copycat recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 261 kcal


  • French Press
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoons
  • Glass


For The Vanilla Syrup :

  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

For The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew :

  • 2 tablespoons Caramel Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Cold Brew
  • 1/3 cup Half and Half
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Syrup
  • Sea Salt
  • Ice


For The Vanilla Syrup :

  • In a saucepan, add the water and sugar and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for a little while, then remove the heat and add the vanilla extract.
  • Transfer to a separate container and let it cool.

For The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew :

  • Combine the half-and-half vanilla syrup and sea salt in a French press. Make the foam and keep it aside
  • Add cold brew and caramel sauce to a glass over ice.
  • Top with foam, stir and enjoy!


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Cold Brew, Starbucks, Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can this recipe be made without cold foam? 

The cold foam adds a lot of flavors, but you can skip it if you like. 

Can homemade caramel sauce be used for this recipe? 

Yes, you can use homemade caramel sauce for this recipe if you would like. 

Can this recipe be made vegan? 

Yes, you can use plant-based ingredients for this recipe. 

How long does vanilla syrup last? 

The vanilla syrup will easily last in the refrigerator for two weeks in an airtight container. 


This cold brew is refreshing and has the perfect balance of caramel with coffee. There is truly nothing better than this on any day, for that matter! Now that you have this recipe, you can make this for yourself anytime, instantly! 

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