Brown Sugar Cold Foam | Dairy or Plant-Based Delicious Brown Sugar Whipped Toppings

The perfect brown sugar cold foam doesn’t exist, until now! Ever since Cold foam became a thing, we made it our mission to create the best cold foam recipes of various flavors. We’ve also tried some of the mainstream versions such as Starbucks, and Dunkin donuts and they are great. However in our opinion, they are a little lacking in the depth and complexity of brown sugar, its not just sweet, it should have hints of vanilla, and molasses, and be paired with a perfectly creamy base and topped with some sort of seasoning such as cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, etc. These flavors all combine to create the perfect brown sugar taste and as a cold foam are perfectly paired with a variety of drinks!

brown sugar cold foam on cold brew drink

Faq For Brown Sugar Cold Foam

Does Starbucks have brown sugar cold foam?

Starbucks offers brown sugar cold foam as a customizable topping, just ask for a cold foam with 2 pumps of brown sugar syrup mixed in. If you want a slightly lighter version of brown sugar cold foam, ask for 1 pump of brown sugar syrup and 1 pump of vanilla syrup.

What drinks pair well with the brown sugar cold foam?

Brown sugar cold foam pairs well with cold brew drinks, lattes, iced coffees, and tea lattes.

Is this recipe similar to Dunkin Brown sugar cookie cold foam?

This recipe is a combination of Starbucks and Dunkins Brown Sugar Cold Foams, we wanted that brown sugar taste but the subtle hint of vanilla and cinnamon in ours. When combined with the cold foam base it tastes delicious and has the perfect amount of sweetness.

What is the difference between Dunkin brown sugar cold foam and Starbucks brown sugar cold foam?

Dunkin Brown sugar cookie cold foam is very similar to a regular brown sugar cold foam but has hints of cinnamon and vanilla in it. The Starbucks version has a stronger brown sugar taste in our opinion, but the Dunkins version is sweeter.

top view of brown sugar cold foam

What is brown sugar cold foam?

Brown Sugar Cold Foam is an original cold foam base of heavy whipping cream and milk with brown sugar syrup, vanilla extract, and topped with cinnamon.

How long does brown sugar cold foam last?

Brown sugar cold foam will keep for about 2 days, after that the whipped cold foam will begin to flatten and separate the thicker ingredients from the thinner ingredients. When storing your brown sugar cold foam, you want to store it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge.

Molasses or Brown Sugar?

Brown Sugar is made with the addition of molasses, so its taste is similar but much milder. While Molasses is strong and sweet tasting and has notes of honey, vanilla, and a slightly smokey taste depending on what depth of molasses you get, the light version will be sweeter and much more subtle.

In our opinion, the perfect brown sugar recipes always feature a tiny bit of molasses, for example, this recipe has just the smallest hint of molasses to really boost the flavor profile of this cold foam to make it stand out against the rest of the boring brown sugar cold foam recipes you’ll find on the internet.

What pairs with brown sugar cold foam?

  • Chai latte
  • iced milk teas
  • cold brews
  • nitro cold brew
  • iced coffees
  • matcha latte
  • lattes
  • iced americanos
  • iced quad shot espresso

What’s usually in Brown sugar cold foam?

Starbucks Brown Sugar Cold foam typically features the following ingredients 👇

Brown Sugar Syrup

Heavy Whipping cream

Milk 2% or some form of plant milk

brown sugar cold foam with cinnamon topping and on top of iced coffee

Fluffy Brown Sugar Cold Foam Recipe

Pair this with our Creamy Spiced Chai Latte for a delicious and tasty twist! Or for a tradtional pairing, pair it with our Vanilla Decaf Cold Brew Recipe. 

Equipment needed to make brown sugar cold foam

  • French press
  • hand frother
  • milk frother
  • mason jar with lid
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • Airtight glass jar
cold foam equipment


Brown sugar syrup

vanilla extract

heavy whipping cream


ground cinnamon powder


brown sugar cold foam ingredients

Brown Sugar Cold Foam Recipe calls for:

Try our Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup for this recipe!
  • 1/8 teaspoon of molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar syrup
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 oz of milk of your choice – we prefer using 2% milk
  • Sprinkle of ground cinnamon powder

How to Make Brown Sugar Cold Foam

  1. Gather ingredients and place everything but the cinnamon powder into your choice of frother, if using a hand-held frother we like to place it in a small mason jar or taller cup for whipping as the foam will expand upward.
  2. With a spoon, stir ingredients until combined, you’ll notice in the beginning that the sugar stuff went to the bottom and the milk is on top, you’ll want to combine everything so that is demarcation is less severe.
  3. After combining ingredients, you can begin frothing with a hand frother. Froth until you begin to notice wrinkles in the mixture and the overall texture is thick and foamy but not completely whipped like whipped cream. If you are using a french press, you want to make sure the plunger can reach the middle of the mixture otherwise it will not froth, you also want to make sure not to overfill the french press because it will expand quickly. We do recommend using a French press for the best version of cold foams, but we hate the cleanup so always elect to use our handheld frother (we love it!)
  4. After the cold foam is whipped to a small peak formation, you can now pour it on top of your favorite drink! We recommend on top of an unsweetened cold brew, the sweetness and creaminess of the cold foam will more than make up for the cold brew’s strength after being stirred in. After pouring out the mixture and smoothing out (if you want a pretty cold foam look) Top with cinnamon powder, we like to use a sifter for the perfect powder effect on our cold foams.
cream, milk, vanilla extract, molasses, and brown sugar syrup in mason jar
frothing cold foam
brown sugar whipped topping being pour on drink

Recipe Notes:

  • Cold foam mixture can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 48 hours before losing its consistency. we recommend using an airtight container and stirring the mixture before pouring over a drink.

Brown Sugar & Coconut Cream Cold Foam

Equipment for making brown sugar and coconut cream cold foam

  • French press
  • hand frother
  • milk frother
  • mason jar with lid
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • Airtight glass jar


Coconut cream or whole fat coconut milk in a can – Make sure whichever coconut version that you choose, that it is completely cold – refrigerate for at least 6 hours beforehand. The cold temp makes the mixture thicker and thus easier to whip up.

brown sugar syrup – brown sugar syrup is homemade preferably, we try to always use homemade ingredients when possible to save money and adjust sweetness, and eliminate nasty ingredients. Try our homemade brown sugar syrup recipe that is linked above for an easy go-to recipe!

vanilla extract – high-quality vanilla extract is a must.

Cinnamon, chocolate, or nutmeg powder – Ground Vietnamese cinnamon powder is our favorite, and don’t forget a sifter

Plant milk – Any of your favorite plant milk will do, just keep in mind flavors will change the taste of this cold foam depending on what’s used.

Recipe Calls For

  • 1/4 cup of cold coconut cream or 1/4 cup of cold whole fat coconut milk – the top portion of the can
  • 1 oz of coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any of your favorite plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon of molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, or chocolate powder


  1. Combine all ingredients, except cinnamon powder into a bowl or cup or frothing equipment
  2. stir ingredients together to combine together
  3. begin frothing with your choice of frother, we like to use our handheld frother but you can also use a whisk or blender, or french press.
  4. Frother unit wrinkles form on the surface and small peaks
  5. Pour into your drink of choice and top with your favorite powder, we like to use cinnamon in ours

Recipe Notes

  • Don’t forget to refrigerate your coconut milk or coconut cream beforehand, otherwise, your cold foam will not whip and will fall flat easily.
  • Don’t add too much molasses, it’s a very strong ingredient and can quickly overpower the brown sugar taste. We recommend no more than 1/8 of a teaspoon for a tiny boost in flavor.
  • You can swap brown sugar syrup with a sugar-free version of it by using a store-bought sugar-free brown sugar syrup such as Torani.

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