Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew is a delicious iced coffee drink topped with sweet chocolate cold foam. A wonderful way to enjoy cold brew coffee and perfect for chocolate lovers.
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Cold Chocolate Drink at Starbucks
With the introduction of the new Chocolate Cream Cold Brew to the summer menu, Starbucks’ customers are in for something extraordinary this summer. The new drink is not quite an iced mocha yet offers much more sophistication than other flavored cold brews.
It all starts with classic Starbucks’ cold brew coffee flavored with a touch of vanilla. But it is the light, chocolatey cream topping that is the star of the show.
If you can’t make it to your local Starbucks to taste this treat, give it a try at home with this copycat recipe! It’s perfect for a warm summer day.
What Makes This Homemade Version So Good?
This Chocolate Cream Cold Brew recipe ramps up its chocolate flavor by using pure chocolate syrup instead of cocoa powder like other versions.
Nevertheless, despite the richness of the cold foam, it remains light and airy. The secret is replacing half of the heavy cream with milk. The change results in a cold cream that is more like perfectly made microfoam than thick chocolate whipped cream.
Chocolate Cream Cold Brew Recipe Ingredients
To make the chocolate cold foam Starbucks serves, you’ll need:
- Heavy Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Malted Milk Powder
- Granulated Sugar
For the cold brew component of the Starbucks chocolate cold brew, you’ll need:
Since the chocolate syrup is already pretty sweet, you may want to adjust the sugar level based on your taste.
Malted milk powder helps to stabilize the cold cream and adds just a touch of malt flavor and nuttiness. If you don’t want to buy malted milk powder and have evaporated milk powder on hand, you can substitute that.
You can use chocolate malt powder for extra chocolatey goodness.
The salt brings out the intensity of the chocolate flavor, so don’t leave it out.
How to Make Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew
There are two parts to this chocolate iced coffee Starbucks customers are raving about. To save preparation time, you can make the chocolate cream in advance and keep it in the fridge.
To prepare the chocolate cream foam:
- Add all the ingredients to the pitcher and blend on HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds;
- Transfer the cold chocolate cream to a bowl, cover it, and keep the cream in the fridge until needed.
To finish the Starbucks chocolate cold brew:
- Fill a tall serving glass halfway with ice.
- Add the vanilla syrup.
- Pour in the cold brew until it is about an inch from the top of the glass.
- Give the coffee a good stir to mix in the vanilla syrup.
- Add enough cold chocolate cream to come up to the lip of the glass.
How To Serve
Serve with a long straw and try garnishing with either shaved dark chocolate or cocoa powder.
How Long Does the Chocolate Cream Last
Homemade cold brew coffee should last about four to five days in the fridge.
The chocolate cream cold-foam lasts for two to three days in an airtight container in the fridge. For the best consistency, you may have to re-whip it.
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Chocolate Cold Foam
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup 2% milk
- 2 tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon malt powder
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/16 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Cream Cold Brew Drink
- 2 teaspoons vanilla syrup
- cold brew coffee
Chocolate Cream Cold Brew Drink
Fill a 16-ounce glass halfway with ice.
Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup.
Pour enough cold brew to fill the cup within 1 inch of the top.
Pour chocolate cold foam over the top.