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Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew {Starbucks Copycat Recipe}

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No fancy gear needed to make this Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at home! Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and full of iced coffee flavor. I’ll show you the correct cold brew coffee ratios and how to make the perfect vanilla sweet cream! At the fraction of the price, it’s so easy to make and you can now enjoy it regularly!

No fancy gear needed to make this Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at home! Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and full of iced coffee flavor. I’ll show you the correct cold brew coffee ratios and how to make the perfect vanilla sweet cream! At the fraction of the price, it’s so easy to make and you can now enjoy it regularly!

To me, few things are more satisfying than the cool, caffeinated iced coffee. This vanilla sweet cream cold brew is even better than the regular iced coffee!

With just one sip, you’ll understand why people love it so
much. Cold brew coffee is made chilled, never heated. It also has a higher
coffee to water ratio. You can make a big batch, and enjoy it whenever you
want! You don’t need much special equipment beyond a large container for making
the coffee and a strainer.

Although it’s stronger than regular coffee, this vanilla
sweet cream cold brew actually contains less caffeine, as the oils and sugars
are extracted during the steeping process. Give it a try, and you’ll love this
smooth, sweet, and icy cup!

Ingredients &
Substitutes

  • Coarsely Ground Coffee: Darker roast works better for cold brew. You can buy it at local supermarkets or order online. You can also grind the coffee beans coarsely.
  • Vanilla Syrup: You can use store-bought vanilla syrup, available online from Amazon. Or make your own at home by mixing boiling water, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Heavy Cream: Use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream with 35% fat for a creamy texture. You can also use milk for a healthier option.
  • Water: Use filtered cold water for the best results. You can also use regular water in a pinch.
Closeup showing coarsely ground coffee.

The Basic Cold Brew Coffee Ratio

A cold brew is stronger than regular coffee, and a good place to start is 1 cup ground coffee for 4 cups of cold water, although the ratio is flexible and depends on personal taste. You can double the recipe if you’d like to make a big batch. Just store it in the fridge, and simply add the cream mixture when you’re ready to drink it.

How to Make Vanilla Sweet
Cream Cold Brew at Home

Step 1: Make the Cold Brew

Showing how to make cold brew.
  • Steep the coffee: Combine ground coffee and water in a large container. Then let it chill in the fridge for 12-24 hours.
  • Strain the mixture: Strain the coffee mixture using a cheesecloth, French press, or cold brew machine

Step 2: Make the Vanilla
Sweet Cream

Vanilla sweet cream in a white jar.

Simply mix together vanilla syrup and heavy cream. If you
don’t have vanilla syrup, you can make it at home by combining boiling water,
sugar, and vanilla extract.

Step 3: Put Everything
Together

Fill your glass with ice cubes about 3/4 full, then add your
cold brew coffee. You can dilute with cold water based on your preference. Then
top with vanilla sweet cream to taste.

Tips for Success

  • Choose the right coffee. Darker roasts tend to work better as the flavor of lighter roasts sometimes gets muted. Also make sure to select a coarser grind size as fine grinds can pass through the towels and create a gritty coffee.
  • Give enough time to steep. It’s best to steep your coffee for at least 12 hours, so that the coffee will fully infuse the water.
  • It’s best to use filtered water. This will give your cold brew a cleaner and sweeter flavor.
No fancy gear needed to make this Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at home! Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and full of iced coffee flavor. I’ll show you the correct cold brew coffee ratios and how to make the perfect vanilla sweet cream! At the fraction of the price, it’s so easy to make and you can now enjoy it regularly!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vanilla Sweet Cream
Cold Brew?

According to Starbucks’
website
, it’s “slow-steeped custom blend of Starbucks® Cold Brew
coffee accented with vanilla and topped with a delicate float of house-made
vanilla sweet cream that cascades throughout the cup. It’s over-the-top and
super-smooth.”

What Does Vanilla Sweet
Cream Cold Brew Taste Like?

It tastes sweet, creamy, and much milder than a regular iced
coffee. It also has a pleasant vanilla aroma.

Does Vanilla Sweet Cream
Cold Brew Have Caffeine?

Yes, the caffeine comes from the ground coffee. If you prefer a caffeine-free drink, you can use decaf coffee.

Is Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold
Brew Sweet?

Yes, it’s sweeter than
a regular cold brew with a nice vanilla flavor.

How Many Calories Does It
Have?

According to Starbucks, a grande (16-oz) Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew has 110 calories, a tall glass has 90 calories,  and a venti has 200 calories.

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If you tried this recipe, let me know how your Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew turns out in the comments below! 

No fancy gear needed to make this Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at home! Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and full of iced coffee flavor. I’ll show you the correct cold brew coffee ratios and how to make the perfect vanilla sweet cream! At the fraction of the price, it’s so easy to make and you can now enjoy it regularly!

Easy Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Recipe

No fancy gear needed to make this Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at home! Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and full of iced coffee flavor. I’ll show you the correct cold brew coffee ratios and how to make the perfect vanilla sweet cream! At the fraction of the price, it’s so easy to make and you can now enjoy it regularly!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Steeping Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses
Author: Izzy
Calories: 106kcal

Ingredients 

For the Cold Brew

For Vanilla Sweet Cream

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (you can make your own using water, sugar, and vanilla extract, see recipe notes)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ice cubes

Instructions 

  • Combine ground coffee and water in a container or jar. Stir to mix well.
  • Let it chill in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Strain the mixture using a cloth or with a French press or cold brew machine.
  • Make vanilla sweet cream by mixing together vanilla syrup and heavy cream.
  • Fill your glass with ice cubes about 3/4 full, then add the cold brew coffee. (You can add more cold water to dilute the cold brew slightly based on your preference.)
  • Top with vanilla sweet cream to taste.

Notes

  • To make the homemade vanilla syrup: Combining 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
  • You can customize the sweetness of your drink. Taste and adjust the amount of vanilla syrup for the perfect subtle touch.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 41mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Izzy
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
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No fancy gear needed to make this Starbucks Copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at home! Made with a few simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and full of iced coffee flavor. I’ll show you the correct cold brew coffee ratios and how to make the perfect vanilla sweet cream! At the fraction of the price, it’s so easy to make and you can now enjoy it regularly!


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