Winter Cold Foam Coffee Recipes

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious cold foam coffee drink! With so many seasonal flavors in the winter, it’s easy to make a delicious and seasonal beverage that you’ll be wanting to drink all year round!

What You’ll Need

These recipes will all require the following base ingredients and tools:

Iced Coffee or Cold Brew Concentrate

This is the coffee base of your beverage. Some cold-brews come pre-diluted, while others may come in concentrate form. Whichever you get, follow the instructions on the packaging for the correct water-to-concentrate ratio. We suggest the DNA Blend, RNA Blend, or Colombia Heriberto, as they are great for cold brew.

Dairy or Non-Dairy Milk

Dairy milk (or heavy cream) makes up the typical foam for a cold foam coffee beverage. Due to their high-fat percentage, dairy products create the best texture and thickness for cold foam, enabling the mixture to float on top of the cold brew for the classic cafe look. Milk will result in a thinner foam, while heavy cream will be thicker and airier.

While the dairy option will produce the most consistent results, using a high-fat non-dairy option can be done as well. Try using full-fat coconut milk or barista-grade oat milk for the best results.

Milk Frother or French Press

This is the only tool required to make cold foam for any coffee recipe. There are many milk frothers on the market, with some able to be used as handheld for portability and easy storage. For those who cannot splurge on a frother, a french press brewer can be used in a pinch — Just put your milk into a clean french press and plunge rapidly and repeatedly until the desired texture is achieved.

Cold Foam Coffee Recipes An iced coffee with cold foam.

Peppermint Cold Foam Cold Brew


  • Heavy Cream (or a non-dairy alternative)
  • Cold Brew
  • Peppermint Syrup
  • Vanilla or Simple Syrup

The only additional ingredient needed for this recipe is Peppermint Syrup. Add about 2 tablespoons of peppermint syrup to the milk before frothing for a simple Peppermint Cold Foam. Add 2 tablespoons of Vanilla or Simple Syrup to your cold brew and mix well, before pouring over ice and topping with your Peppermint Cold Foam.

This beverage is perfect for a festive and wintery drink that goes perfectly with a bowl of fresh fruit or a buttery pastry.

Iced Mocha with Salted Caramel Cold Foam An iced mocha with cold foam.


  • Heavy Cream (or a non-dairy alternative)
  • Cold Brew Concentrate or Espresso
  • Mocha Sauce or Chocolate Sauce
  • Milk (or a non-dairy alternative)
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Salt

Though there are a few extra ingredients in this beverage, the process is very simple. For the Iced Mocha portion, mix 2-4 tablespoons of Mocha sauce with espresso, and add 10 ounces of milk. For those without access to espresso, prepare a cold brew base with 5 ounces of cold brew concentrate and 5 ounces of Milk, once again adding 2-5 tablespoons of Mocha sauce.

For the cold foam, combine your heavy cream with 1 tablespoon of caramel syrup and a pinch of salt before frothing. You may have to froth this mixture a little more than usual, since the salt and syrup may prevent the heavy cream from frothing as easily.

Prepare your iced mocha and pour the cold foam over top for an easy twist on a classic early winter drink! This cold foam coffee can also be prepared in batches, making it a great option for entertaining or serving large groups.

Mix Up Your Coffee

These recipes are phenomenal as-is, but are also good starting points for creating your own recipes for cold foam coffee! Try using different coffees, or replacing syrups with flavors you love to create your own twist on winter classics. Even in the coldest months of the year, nothing beats a great cup of coffee.