Salted Caramel Cold Foam | The Perfect Sweet And Salty Topping

Creating the perfect salted caramel cold foam doesnt have to be difficult. As long as you have a solid cold foam base and a delicious high-quality salted caramel syrup, then the process is pretty easy. If you opt for cheap alternatives such as generic salted crame syrups, they won’t taste as rich and will give your cold foam a lackluster finish hand taste. We found this out the hard way when we tried finding an easy way to make this cold foam, but after much testing, we realized the perfect salt caramel cold foam is made from homemade syrup. That’s based on our own personal taste of course, and we are rather picky when it comes to cold foams and syrups 😆. If you don’t mind premade syrups, then by all means buy it and save yourself some time, we just can’t get passed the taste of most of them 🙄.

This post is all about creating the perfect salted caramel cold foam from scratch! We love making our own syrups and cold foams at home so finding the perfect recipe is a must for us!

Salted Caramel Cold Foam FAQ

What’s the difference between salted caramel cold foam and caramel cold foam?

The only difference between salted caramel cold foam and caramel cold foam is the swapping of regular caramel syrup with salted caramel syrup., The addition of the salt changes the versatility of the cold foam to match more drinks since it won’t be overpowering in sweetness.

What kind of salt should be used in a salted caramel cold foam recipe?

the type of salt to be sued in salted caramel cold foam is extremely important, most people will be lazy and grab their regular counter salt or even Himalayan salt. However, to have that true salted caramel taste that is perfectly salty and caramelly, youll want to use a flaked salt. This kind of salt is bigger and chunkier but not as coarse as coarse salt used in pretzels, it’s a thinner and wider variety of salt that dissolves easily and offers a unique salty profile to sweet treats which is why is a favorite for caramel treats.

How long does salted caramel cold foam last?

Salted caramel cold foam will keep for 48 hours when refrigerated in an airtight container.

What drinks work well with a salted caramel cold foam topping?

Sine salted caramel cold foam is more universal than regular caramel cold foam toppings, you can place this whipped topping on a variety of drinks such as cold brews, lattes, teas, etc.

Salted Caramel vs Caramel

The main difference between salted caramel cold foam and caramel cold foam is the taste, regular caramel cold foam will offer a sweeter taste that will need to be placed on a dark brew such as cold brew or black iced coffee. While salted caramel cold foam has the salt to counter the sweetness and thus can be placed on a variety of drinks without feeling like it’s too overpowering in sweetness.

What’s In The Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Foam Topping?

Starbucks salted caramel cold foam is a base of regular cold foam without the addition of vanilla syrup. it has 1-2 pumps of salted caramel syrup and that addition is enough to bump this regular cold foam to salty and caramelly goodness!

How to order a salted caramel cold foam at starbucks

Ask your barista to make you a cold foam base with two pumps of salted caramel syrup mixed in! The end result is that famous salted caramel cold foam that tik tokers love!

Homemade Salted Caramel Cold Foam Ingredients

Salted Caramel Sauce – Follow This Recipe: Perfect Salted Caramel Sauce For Drinks

Heavy Whipping Cream – You need a heavy base for creating the perfect cold foam base, we like to use heavy whipping cream for our cold foams

Milk – any milk will do but we prefer 2% milk for cold foams

Vanilla Extract – High-quality vanilla extract is a must, it helps balance out the caramel flavor so it’s not too overpowering.

Salt Flakes- Completely optional topping to be used on top of your salted cold foam. We sometimes use this if our salted caramel syrup wasn’t salty enough or if we got lazy and used a caramel syrup. Well, swap in some flaked salt to the mixture and as a small topping mixed with cinnamon powder.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy recipes can be made with a variety of equipment, so dont feel the need to go buy frothing equipment, we’ve made cold foam with a whisk and bowl, french press, hand frother, mason jar and a lid, shaker bottle, cocktail shaker, blender, and more!
  • Customzible recipe, swap in vanilla syrup for the salted caramel syrup if you dont like too much caramel in your drinks.
  • The recipe can be made ahead and refrigerated before frothing or stored after frothing for up to 2 days.
  • Can be made with dairy-free ingredients, just swap out heavy whipping cream with refrigerated coconut cream or whole fat coconut milk. Then swap out regular milk with any of your favorite plant-based milk.

Sweet & Salty Salted Caramel Cold Foam Recipe

Pair this with a Vanilla Cold Brew! Also, if you love Cold Foams try our other versions like Brown Sugar Cold Foam, Matcha Cold Foam, and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam. 


  • milk frother
  • French press
  • hand held frother
  • mason jar with lid
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • glass container with a lid

Recipe Calls For

  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 oz of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of salted caramel sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • caramel drizzle for finished topping or decorating glass
  • optional – slight sprinkle of salt flakes for topping
  • optional – cinnamon powder mixed on top of cold foam

How to make salted caramel cold foam at home

  1. Combine all ingredients in your respective frothing equipment choice, except cinnamon powder and flaked salt.
  2. Mixed ingredients with a spoon to combine before frothing.
  3. Froth cold foam ingredients until small weak peaks form and a uniform fluffy texture that is pourable.
  4. Pour Cold foam on your drink of choice, if pouring on a hot drink we suggest whipping cold foam unit stiffer peaks form fora whipped topping that will not melt as fast as regular cold foam.
  5. Top whipped topping with cinnamon powder and stir top to combine cinnamon powder and then optional, top with flaked salt.

Recipe Tips

  • If you dont want to make your own salted caramel syrup, you can buy a premade version. just keep in mind taste and texture made be different from prebought ones. They are also usually really sweet so keep that in mind.
  • Cinnamon and flaked salt are the perfect
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