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Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

This Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is the perfect sweet & delicious iced coffee drink! Easy-to-make cold brew sweetened with vanilla cream!
Course Coffee Break, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Starbucks
Keyword Cold Brew Coffee, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Brewing Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Chrissie


  • French Press or Pitcher & Coffee Filters


For the simple syrup (makes 1/2 cup syrup):

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or high-quality vanilla extract)

For the cold brew:

  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup coarsely ground coffee

For the sweet cream cold foam:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup (recipe above)
  • a dash or two of vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

For serving:

  • ice cubes


For the simple syrup:

  • Add the water, sugar, and vanilla bean (slice it down the middle first) to a pot over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let the mixture sit and cool to room temperature, and remove the vanilla bean before adding the syrup to a jar or bottle. Discard the vanilla bean.

For the cold brew coffee:

  • Add the coarsely ground beans to a french press, pitcher or large mason jar.
  • Pour the cold water over the beans and stir well to moisten all the beans.
  • Cover and let it brew in the fridge for 12 to 18 hours.

For the sweet cream cold foam:

  • Add the cream, milk, syrup and vanilla bean paste or extract to a mason jar and shake well to combine.

To serve:

  • Pour the cold brew over ice into large glasses.
  • Top with the vanilla cream mixture and serve.



This recipe makes 4 servings (1 cup cold brew coffee each, plus 1/4 cup of the vanilla cream mixture each). 
The simple syrup recipe makes 8 tablespoons of simple syrup (or 1/2 cup), so feel free to add a little extra simple syrup to each serving depending on your tastes. The simple syrup lasts for several weeks in the fridge in an airtight container or mason jar.
To make this recipe low carb/keto, simply replace the simple syrup with a few drops of liquid stevia and add some vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract to the cream mixture for added flavour. 


Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg