Homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee with Cold Foam

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As a caramel lover like me, preparing this homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee is a godsend!

Every time I crave for it, it is just so easy to recreate this recipe in my kitchen and I’m sure you can do it too. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can indulge in the extraordinary?

Make this Salted Caramel Iced Coffee as your sweet pick-me-up to start your morning.

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Drink

Why You Should Try This Recipe:

  • Customized to Your Liking: When you make it at home, you have complete control over the ingredients and their proportions. Adjust the sweetness, strength of coffee, or saltiness to match your personal preferences.
  • Healthier Alternative: By making Salted Caramel Iced Coffee at home, you have the option to use quality ingredients, control sugar levels, and choose healthier milk alternatives. It’s a guilt-free indulgence that you can enjoy without compromising on taste.
  • Economical and Cost-Effective: The cost of ingredients is often a fraction of what you’d pay at a coffee shop, and you can make multiple servings for the price of a single store-bought beverage.

Ingredients

  • Coffee: 1 cup (8oz) cold coffee. Use your favorite coffee beans and brew it the way you want (e.g. French press, drip, cold brew).
  • Milk or Cream: 6oz of whole milk half-and-half or cream depending on how creamy you like it.
  • Caramel Syrup: 2 tsp of your favorite caramel syrup. Adjust the amount to match your desired level of sweetness.
  • Sea Salt: A pinch for the salted caramel cold foam/cream.
  • Salted Caramel Sauce: To drizzle on top.
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Ingredients

How to Make Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Step 1: Brew Strong Coffee

  • Brew a cup of strong coffee using your preferred method. Allow it to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate until cold.

Step 2: Pour Coffee

  • Pour 8 oz of cold coffee into a tall glass.
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Step 1

Step 2: Add Ice

  • Add some ice cubes to the glass.
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Step 2

Step 3: Make Cold Foam

  • Add milk or cream, sea salt, and caramel syrup into a blender, French press, or milk frother and make cold foam. If this is your first time making cold foam, I recommend that you read this guide: How to Make Cold Foam. Pour the cold foam on top of the coffee and ice.
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Step 3

Step 4: Drizzle

  • Drizzle some salted caramel sauce on top.
Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Step 4

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

  • Give your creation a final stir and savor the exquisite blend of coffee, caramel, and a hint of salt. Your homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee is ready to be enjoyed!

Tips & Variations

  • Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality coffee beans for a rich and robust flavor. Similarly, choose a good-quality salted caramel sauce or make your own for the best results.
  • Sweetness Control: Adjust the sweetness to your liking. If your salted caramel sauce is very sweet, you might need less caramel syrup. Taste as you go and customize it according to your preferences.
  • Milk Alternatives: Experiment with different milk alternatives such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. Each adds its own unique flavor and texture to the drink.

Homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee FAQ

What is cold foam and how do I make it?

Cold foam is frothed milk (or cream/half-and-half) that’s whipped until it’s smooth and creamy but still cold. You can make it using a milk frother, a blender, a French press, or by shaking it vigorously in a jar.

Should I use regular brewed coffee or cold brewed coffee?

You can use either regular brewed coffee or cold brewed coffee. Making cold brewed coffee takes longer but the coffee is already cold so you don’t have to cool it down. If you use regular hot-brewed coffee, just make sure it’s cooled to room temperature or chilled before using, to prevent the ice from melting too quickly.

What type of milk is best for the cold foam?

I like to use whole milk for this recipe as it makes a nice foam and has a creamy texture and flavor. Non-fat or low-fat milk tends to create the best foam and has fewer calories so those are also good options. For a richer and creamies taste and texture, you can even use half-and-half or cream.

How can I add the salted caramel flavor without making the coffee too sweet?

Start by adding a small amount of salted caramel sauce to the coffee and taste as you go. You can also reduce the sweetness by using less caramel syrup when making cold foam. Remember, you can always add more salted caramel sauce, but you can’t take it out once it’s mixed in.

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee recipe

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

This Homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee with Cold Foam is a great drink to get your day started or to be enjoyed as a dessert! It only takes 5 minutes to prepare this sublime coffee drink!
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brewed and chilled coffee
  • 6 oz Milk, half-and-half, or cream
  • 2 tsp Caramel syrup
  • Sea salt
  • Salted caramel sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pour the coffee into a tall glass.
  • Add ice.
  • Mix milk or cream, sea salt, and caramel syrup and make cold foam. Pour into the glass.
  • Drizzle salted caramel sauce on top.
  • Enjoy your homemade Salted Caramel Iced Coffee!
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