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Peanut Butter Cold Foam (Cold Coffee Topping)

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Peanut Butter Cold Foam is a nutty and sweet cream topping that goes onto cold coffee drinks. Ready in minutes, it is the perfect cold coffee topping to make at home!


Need a festive holiday coffee? Try this Peppermint Mocha Latte with Peppermint Simple Syrup. It pairs well with Christmas movies, cookies and decorating! If you are in the mood for a cozy, fall drink try this Warm Apple Pie LatteIt tastes like you are eating a warm slice of apple pie in a mug!


It seems that Cold Coffee (either Cold Brew or Iced Coffee) is all the rage today. Add a sweet, foamy topping that sits perfectly on top of the coffee and you have a picture perfect and delicious cup of joe. If you are sick of standing in the coffee line and spending $$$, try this coffee shop copycat recipe.

Jar of Peanut Butter Cold Foam to be used on top of coffee


What is Cold Brew?

Cold Brew is coffee that has slowly steeped in cold or room temperature water for a minimum of 12 hours. The coffee grounds are then strained. The coffee can be served chilled, over ice or at room temperature with milk and/or sweetener. This results in a coffee that is smoother and less acidic with more caffeine than regularly brewed coffee.


What is Cold Foam?

Cold Foam is a creamy, dairy topping for cold drinks. This frothy topping is the equivalent of steamed milk that is used on hot drinks except that it is cold and does not melt into your drink. It is made by frothing the dairy into a light and airy layer. This foam layer sits directly on top of your coffee providing a  fun look with a sweet topping.


Cold Foam Details

Level of Difficulty: Simple! After combining the ingredients, it only takes about 30 seconds of frothing to make the perfect cold foam at home.

Flavor: This cold foam has a sweet and nutty taste thanks to the peanut butter powder and sugar.

Time: Making Peanut Butter Cold Foam at home will take you less than 5 minutes!


Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Heavy Cream
  • 2% Milk
  • Peanut Butter Powder: Peanut Butter Powder easily blends into the cold foam topping. Using regular peanut butter in the cold foam will result in a rich peanut butter taste but will not provide the cold foam texture. Here is the Peanut Butter Powder I use!
  • Sugar: To enhance the nutty flavors, I used Oh My Pumpkin Spice Sugar. Substitute white or brown sugar.


Dark coffee with thick layer of Peanut Butter Cold Foam



  • Large, clear glass or clear jigger
  • Handheld Milk Frother


Frother Alternatives

Help! I don’t have a milk frother. No need to worry. You can use a French press. Simply add your ingredients to the French press and press up and down until you reach your desired cold foam consistency.

Alternatively, use a whisk and bowl. Add ingredients to a small bowl and quickly whisk together until the desired consistency is reached. I found that chilling my bowl for a few minutes in the freezer helps the foam to form quicker.

In my experience, I have achieved the best cold foam texture and consistency in the shortest amount of time using a milk frother. Here is the one that I use.


How To Make

  1. Add ingredients to a tall glass. A cocktail jigger or a mixing glass works well because they have a spout. If you don’t have one of these, use a clear, tall water glass.
  2. Froth ingredients together. Move the frother up and down for about 20 seconds. The volume of the foam will increase as well as the consistency. Froth until volume has almost doubled in size and the foam has a thick and stable consistency. If you froth too long, peaks will begin to form and your cold foam will quickly turn to whipped cream (beware!).
  3. Pour over top of cold brew. You can add ice to your cold brew coffee or simply serve the coffee chilled. Pour the cold foam directly on top of the liquid, see your frothy layer, sip and enjoy!


Other Cold Foam Flavor Combinations

  • Chocolate:  Add mocha powder in place of the powdered peanut butter.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: Add mocha powder and the powdered peanut butter (sounds like a Reese’s Cup coffee!).
  • Pumpkin: Add pumpkin pie spices and some real pumpkin puree.
  • The flavor combinations are endless! Simply add some flavored syrup to the milk and heavy cream when frothing to come up with your own, unique cold foam combination.


How To Store

Store cold foam in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you find that your cold foam has deflated or lost some of its foamy consistency, add cold foam back to glass and froth again.



Can I flavor my Cold Foam? Yes, you can flavor your cold foam by using flavored syrups, powders and spices (such as cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, etc.).

What else can I put Cold Foam on? Cold foam can also be used on matcha tea, iced hot chocolate or any cold drink. Adding cold foam to a hot drink would result in the cold foam melting into the drink and can be used as creamer.

Do I need ice in my coffee for the Cold Foam to float? No, you do not need to have ice in your coffee for the cold foam to float. The cold foam has a stabilized consistency that allows it to layer directly on your coffee. However, if you like ice in your coffee for an extra chill, add the ice!

Can I make Peanut Butter Chocolate Cold Foam? Yes, simply add cocoa powder to the peanut butter powder to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Cold Foam!

What are other uses for Peanut Butter Powder? Peanut Butter Powder is very popular in smoothies because it adds the peanut butter taste and protein without the extra calories. Peanut Butter Powder can also be used in oatmeal and baking.


Peanut Butter Cold Foam layered on top of coffee


Need More Coffee…

Try one of these delicious coffee recipes:

Kentucky Coffee with Maple Simple Syrup: This boozy coffee is the perfect afternoon pick me up!

Maple Pecan Coffee with Cold Brew: If you are not ready for full Pumpkin Spice Latte season, try this coffee. It has all of the nutty and cozy fall flavors but is served cold.

Butter Pecan Coffee Milkshake: Because we all need some coffee in our milkshake! You can’t go wrong with sweet and refreshing flavor combination.

Iced Chai Matcha Latte: This cold drink combines two of the best tea flavors: matcha and chai! The result is one healthy and tasty latte.


If you make this delicious Peanut Butter Cold Foam, please leave a comment and tag @delmarvaliciousdishes on Instagram!

Jar of Peanut Butter Cold Foam to be used on top of coffee
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Peanut Butter Cold Foam

Peanut Butter Cold Foam is a nutty and sweet cream topping that goes onto cold coffee drinks. Ready in minutes, it is the perfect cold coffee topping to make at home!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2


  • Large glass
  • Milk Frother


  • 4 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp 2% Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp Peanut Butter Powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar


  • Add ingredients to a tall glass.
  • Froth ingredients together for 30 seconds until liquid has doubled in size.
  • Pour on top of cold coffee and enjoy!


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