Making cold foam is easy. Just follow the instructions below. You can make it by yourself or with your kids in a few minutes.
What Is Cold Foam?
Cold foam is a frothed milk. It is frothier than regular milk because they’re made with non-fat milk. They add very few calories to your iced drinks. However, they do have a slightly sweet creaminess to them.
You can use cold foam as an alternative to whipped and heavy cream on desserts and ice cream. It’s also great for making milkshakes and smoothies.
Making Cold Foam
Cold foam is used for iced drinks such as coffee and tea. It’s also great to use when you want to cool down your drink. Here are some of our favorite cold foam recipe you can try:
1. Pour the nonfat milk into a glass container. Add one teaspoon of sugar per 2 cups of milk. Stir until mixed well. Cover and put in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, remove from the fridge and stir again. If there are any lumps, strain through cheesecloth or paper towel.
2. Put the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth or paper towels.
3. Put the nonfat milk in the blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Then pour the mixture back into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer.
4. Combine the cold milk and heavy whipping cream in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 4 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a clean bowl and refrigerate for 3 hours. When ready to serve, beat again briefly.
5. Pour the nonfat milk into the chilled metal bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip on high speed for 8 to 12 minutes. The mixture will become thick and fluffy.
6. Serve immediately or transfer to a storage container and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
7. Pour the milk into an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to three months.
8. Put the milk in an ice cube tray and freeze for 20 minutes. Once frozen, take out the cubes and place in a zip top bag. Freeze for two more days.
9. Place the milk in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high power for 15 to 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly and repeat if necessary. Repeat this process until the milk has cooled completely.
10. Pour the nonfat milk into your preferred serving vessel.
There are many methods that you can try to achieve the perfect foamed milk for your favorite cup of coffee.
French Press Cold Foam
The French press method is one of the easiest ways to get cold foam.
You will need a French press and a strainer. The strainer should be placed on top of the filter.
Add half and half and salt to the container. Use the plunger lever to aerate the milk. When you see a whipped foam form, stop plunging and let the foamy, fluffy milk foam stand.
Electric Handheld Milk Frother Cold Foam
The favorite method to make cold foam is by using an electric milk frother. This will allow you to control the temperature of the water, which makes it easier to achieve the perfect consistency.
It’s important to remember that the colder the water, the thicker the foam.
Add half and half and salt to your milk frother. Turn it on and froth until you get soft, fluffy foam.
Mason Jar Coffee Cold Foam
In a cold mason jar, add half and half and salt to your milk. Place a lid on the jar, shake it vigorously, and let it sit for a few 2-3 minutes—a soft, frothy foam forms after shaking. Strain the foam out of the jar and enjoy!
Immersion Blender Cold Foam
If you don’t have any other options, you can use an immersion blender instead. Add half and half and salt directly to the blender. Blend until you get a nice, fluffy foam.
Coffee Maker Cold Foam
This is probably the most popular way to make cold foam. You can use either a stovetop or an electric coffee maker.
If you choose to go with a stovetop method, simply put half and half and salt in the bottom of the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool down before pouring it through a fine-mesh strainer.
Best Type Of Milk For Cold Foam
Cold foam is made from whipping air into water. Cold foams made with skim milk are thicker than those made with whole milk. Whole milk makes better steamed milk for lattes.
Whole milk has more fat, which gives it a richer taste. Skim milk is lower in fat, so it works well for cold foams.
If you like thick with creamy texture cold foams, then use whole milk. If you prefer thinner ones, use skim milk.
You can also use another substitute for milk that are dairy-free and vegan options, such as unsweetened almond milk, oat milk and coconut milk, depending on your choice.
Adding Sugar To Cold Foam
When you’re adding sugar to cold foam, you don’t want to overdo it. Too much sugar can cause the foam to become grainy.
Start with 1/8 teaspoon per serving. Increase the amount if needed.
For example, if you’re making a large batch of cold foam, you may want to start with 2 teaspoons of sugar.
If you’re making small batches of cold foam, you might only need 1/4 teaspoon.
To keep your cold foam nice and creamy, avoid stirring it while it’s cooling. Instead, please wait until it starts to thicken before adding any additional ingredients.
Storing Cold Foam
Store your cold foam in the refrigerator or freezer. You can store it up to two days in the fridge.
Cold foam will help prevent it from becoming grainy.
Stirring Cold Foam Before Serving
It’s important to stir your cold foam before serving. Otherwise, it won’t have time to set properly. This means that the foam won’t be as thick and smooth.
If you don’t stir it, the foam will settle at the bottom of the glass. Stirring the foam helps it stay afloat in the glass.
Using Ice Cubes In Your Cold Foam
Ice cubes are a common ingredient in cold foams. They create a refreshing texture and give your cold foam a unique look.
Use ice cubes when you want to serve a cold foam as a drink. Or, use them to garnish your cold foam.
Ice cubes also work well when you want to make a cold foam that looks like a milkshake. Simply pour the cold foam into a tall glass, top it off with some ice cubes, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
You can also freeze cold foam in ice cube trays. Just fill each tray with cold foam and place them in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a re-sealable plastic bag and pop them into the freezer again.
You can also freeze cold foam directly in a mason jar. Add the cold foam to the jar, seal it tightly, and put it back in the freezer. The cold foam should last about one week.
Making Cold Foam With Kids
Kids love cold foams because they’re fun to play with. It’s a great way to teach kids how to prepare food.
Kids can easily make their own cold foams by following these simple steps:
1. Pour any type of milk into a bowl.
2. Sprinkle salt over the milk.
3. Use an electric whisk to whip the milk until it becomes thick and frothy.
4. Serve immediately.
You can also add other flavors to cold foams such as vanilla extract, tablespoon of maple syrup, monk fruit sweetener or cinnamon.
Drinks That Use Cold Foam
Cold foams are perfect for drinks. You can use cold foam on anything you want to chill.
Try a dollop of cold foam on the following:
- Glass of iced coffee
- Cold brews coffee
- Iced cappuccino
- Iced Coffee soda
- Iced latte
- Iced coffee with vanilla / Iced vanilla latte
- Iced white chocolate mocha
- Iced mocha
- Iced espresso
- Iced chai latte
- Iced matcha latte
Garnishes For Cold Foams
There are many ways to garnish your cold foams. Some people prefer using fresh fruit. Others prefer sprinkling sugar on top.
Here are some ideas on what you could use to garnish your cold froths:
- Fresh Fruit – Try topping your cold foam with fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, kiwis, oranges, apples, pears, peaches, melons, grapes, or mangoes.
- Sugar – Sprinkle some granulated sugar on top of your cold foam. If you want to add more flavor, try mixing in some cinnamon or nutmeg.
- Chocolates – Chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, cookies, or nuts all work really well.
Cold Foam And Other Beverages
Cold foam is great for making iced coffee drinks, but it’s not so useful for making cocktails because it doesn’t mix well with alcohol. If you want to make a cocktail using cold foam, you’ll need a different method.
Instead of mixing the cold foam with liquor, try pouring the cold foam into a glass filled with ice. Then, pour the alcohol over the cold foam.
This works best with non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade and soda.
In addition to cold foams, there are many other types of cold desserts available on the market today.
Some examples include vanilla ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, and frozen yogurt. These cold desserts are made with similar methods to those used to make cold foams.
You can use cold foam in your drink of choice.
Hot Drinks That Use Frothed Milk
The easiest way to make hot drinks using frothed milk is by adding it to boiling water. This method is great if you want to add some extra creaminess to coffee or tea without having to whip anything first.
There are so many different types of coffee and tea drinks that include frothed milk or cold foam. You can make them by using simple techniques.
Cold foam is great for serving drinks at parties or events where it’s important to keep everything chilled. It’s also helpful if you want to do something cold without using ice cubes.
You can even use cold foam as an alternative to whipped cream when you’re making dessert recipes. Place a cold foam scoop in a bowl and then sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
If you’d rather have a cold drink than a cold treat, you might be interested in other cold beverages.