A MOUTHFUL. A complete and total mouthful.
But wow is this recipe so good.
To be honest, I never really understood the whole “cold foam” thing. In my mind, it was essentially a cold cappuccino, which didn’t sound good at all.
And in fact, when I worked as a barista and people would order an “iced cappuccino,” I had to ask them “are you sure?” because it was such a strange order.
But alas, cold foam has taken over specialty coffee shops around the US, so I figured it was time to give in and see what all of the hype is about.
And like, yeah, I get it.
Will I be replacing my morning coffee with almond milk with a cold foam’d beverage? No.
But will I look forward to a cold foam’d treat every once in a while? Yes.
I decided to add cookie butter to the mix because I had some left over from this recipe. It’s so good, but it’s not one of those things that I go through very quickly. So I’m thrilled to have another use for it now!
If you’re unfamiliar, cookie butter is essentially peanut butter… made out of cookies. These kinds of cookies, in fact! Aka those delicious little cinnamony, crisp biscuits that you get on flights nowadays (or in a family-sized box at Costco).
You’ll simply make a syrup with it by melting it and mixing it with some water, and then you add it to your coffee. Mix, then add ice.
Then comes the cold foam. I have a milk frother (that’s an affiliate link, btw!) that froths hot or cold milk, so that’s what I used. And I found some unsweetened vanilla oatmilk at Trader Joe’s, and it ended up being an excellent purchase for this recipe. The vanilla really pairs beautifully with the cookie butter, and I loved that it was unsweetened because the cookie butter is obviously already pretty sweet.
If you don’t have a fancy milk frother, you can purchase a stick frother (like this –– that’s another affiliate link) or you can put your cold milk in the base of a french press and quickly move the plunger up and down until it foams like we did here).
I’m typically a coffee purist, but man was this a fun little treat. I love dipping the cookies that are the base of cookie butter in coffee already, so combining them was a force to be reckoned with.
Three cheers for drinking your cookies!Print
Cookie Butter Iced Coffee with Vanilla Oatmilk Cold Foam
Such a fun, refreshing coffee treat for summer! It’s vegan as written, plus it’s extremely easy to make and even easier to drink!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink (with leftover syrup)
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
FOR THE COOKIE BUTTER SYRUP:
- 1/4 cup creamy cookie butter
- 2 tablespoons water
FOR EACH DRINK:
- 8 ounces warm coffee*
- 1–2 tablespoons of your Cookie Butter Syrup
- 1 cup cold unsweetened vanilla oatmilk
- pinch cinnamon (optional)
- MAKE THE SYRUP: Add your cookie butter and water in a small saucepot over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is all one texture and combined. The mixture may darken slightly and it will be pourable and the consistency of thick caramel (see photo). Pour into a heat-safe container and set aside to cool slightly.
- FOR EACH DRINK: Add your warm coffee to a glass of your choosing and mix in 1-2 tablespoons of your cookie butter syrup. Add ice.
- Make your cold foam choosing your desired method** using the oatmilk and a pinch of cinnamon if desired. Pour on top of your coffee mixture. Drizzle with additional cookie butter syrup if desired and enjoy!
* Coffee: Feel free to use freshly brewed, espresso + water, etc. I used espresso powder because I had it in my pantry and used 1 tablespoon mixed with 8 ounces of hot water.
** Milk Frother: I have a milk frother (that’s an affiliate link, btw!) that froths hot or cold milk, so that’s what I used. If you don’t have a fancy milk frother, you can purchase a stick frother (like this –– that’s another affiliate link) or you can put your cold milk in the base of a french press and quickly move the plunger up and down until it foams like we did here).
Keywords: vegan cold foam coffee, cookie butter coffee recipe