Chai Cold Foam | A Spiced Chai Whipped Topping Perfect For Tea & Coffee

You’ve heard of vanilla sweet cream cold foam, matcha cold foam, brown sugar cold foam, and a lot of other variations but what about chai cold foam? Not many people have attempted this delicious flavor and we have no idea why! I checked the internet looking for chai cold foams, and it was literally like nonexistent!

Why isn’t this delicious cold foam more popular? We have no idea, but we love pairing this chai cold foam with our pumpkin cream cold brew or matcha lattes, it’s delicious! The spiced chai really brings the creaminess out of the cold foam and the hints of the vanilla round it out to a well-rounded cold foam that isn’t too spiced. But we’ll let you guys be the judge of this recipe ☺️.

This post is all about creating the perfect chai cold foam! We love spiced chai, so why not make it into a delicious cold foam?

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Commonly Asked Questions Chai Cold Foam

Is sweet cream cold foam good with chai?

Yes, chai tea would taste great with a sweet cream cold foam. Especially an iced chai tea latte with a vanilla sweet cream cold foam topping.

Can you froth chai tea?

Yes, you can froth chai tea either hot or cold will create a frothy texture if done correctly and with heavy enough milk mixed in.

What syrup goes well with chai cold foam?

Since chai is a strong flavor, you want a subtle but sweet flavor to compliment the spiciness of this strong cold foam. Thus a sweet compliment such as vanilla, or brown sugar syrup will be the perfect pairing for this delicious cold foam.

What is Chai Cold Foam?

Chai Cold Foam is the product you get from mixing a cold foam base with chai syrup, and vanilla extract to create a delicious cold foam that tastes great no matter the season. This delicious cold foam hasn’t been found by hipsters yet so isn’t picked up speed yet, but regardless you’ll love this recipe if you are a chai fan ☺️

Chai vs Masala Chai?

You’re probably wondering what the difference is between Chai and Masala Chai. there’s a big confusion between Chai and Masala after all, But Chai just means Tea in Hindi. So that special Chai flavor that we love so much is actually just “Tea”. The flavor comes from the name “Masala” Which means in Hindi “Spiced” so the flavor we love here in the states is actually Masala Chai which is Spiced Tea. So basically The difference between chai and masala chai, is chai is just tea and masala chai is what we love and use in this recipe.

Chai Syrup vs Chai Powder vs Chai Tea?

What is the difference between Chai Syrup, Chai Powder, and Chai Tea?

Chai Syrup: Chai Syrup is a simple syrup made by brewing chai tea and sugar in water until forms a syrup. The syrup can then be used in recipes such as this one, lattes, cold brews, etc.

Chai Powder: Chai Powder is a powder version of chai tea and is mixed with hot water or hot milk for creating warm drinks.

Chai Tea: Chai Tea is made by brewing chai spices in water and is typically drank just like that or mixed with cream for a creamy latte-style drink.

Does Starbucks Have Chai Cold Foam?

Not officially on their menu, but you can ask them to make a cold foam with 1 pump of chai syrup and 1 pump of vanilla syrup for a delicious chai whipped topping.

What pairs well with a Chai Cold Foam?

Chai may seem too strong to pair with anything else but its because of its strong profile that it makes her perfect companion for other drinks, we recommend pairing this chai cold foam with the following drinks 👇

  • Chai Lattes
  • chai tea
  • Matcha lattes
  • Vanilla latte
  • Pumpkin spice latte
  • Pumpkin spice cold brew
  • cold brews
  • iced coffees
  • nitro cold brews
  • milk tea

Why You’ll Love this recipe

  • Full of flavor Chai Cold foam that is made possible with homemade ingredients like Spiced Chai Syrup
  • Not too spicy, the vanilla and cream from the cold foam compliment the spiced chai flavor.
  • Can be customized to be made plant-based if you swap the dairy products for dairy-free versions such as coconut cream
  • An easy and simple recipe that can be made in a matter of minutes
  • A versatile recipe that pairs well with dozens of drinks

Spiced Chai Cold Foam Recipe

Pair this with a Chai Matcha Latte or Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew!


heavy cream

chai syrup or chai tea powder

vanilla extract



Frothing Equipment:

  • Mason jar with lid
  • Cocktail shaker
  • French Press
  • Hand Held Frother
  • Milk Frother
  • Whisk and bowl
  • Blender


  • measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • glass cup

Recipe Calls For

  • 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp of chai syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 oz of 2% milk
  • 1-star anise for decorating top of cold foam (don’t actually eat this)
  • masala chai powder for sprinkling on top

How To Make Spiced Chai Cold Foam

  1. In your choice of frother, place all ingredients except star anise and masala chai powder in frother equipment and stir until well combined.
  2. When well combined begin to froth until a uniform thick texture forms. This is best done when using a french press as it evenly forms the bubbles, but we love using our handheld frother as it does a pretty good job! Plus, it’s way easier to clean!
  3. Pour over your desired drink!

Recipe Notes:

  • We liked to use thick milk for creating the perfect cold foam, if you swap out the heavy whipping cream the foam won’t last as long and the bubbles will be really airy and uniform. we tried using only 2% milk for a lower calorie alternative and the froth literaly unbubbled in seconds 🙄.
  • Make sure you use chai syrup for your chai flavoring for the best taste, however, if you dont have any or dont feel like making it. You can try cold brewing a chai tea bag in your heavy cream and milk for a few hours to extract some of the chai flavors. However, keep in mind it won’t be as tasty or as sweet. You can also place chai powder in the mixture and stir the 2% milk with it until it dissolves and then incorporates the rest of the ingredients.
  • The Cold foam should keep for about 2 days if placed in an airtight container =)

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