They make this cream in pitchers every 48 hours or so. All of these are purchasable at most grocery stores. Since we’ve made homemade versions of some of my favorite tea recipes, it’s time we switch to coffee!

One of my favorite Starbucks drinks is the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. How do they actually make this cold brew? It may taste a bit different so keep that in mind. Shake well before each use. You can make your own at home if you want, but I’m lazy and just bought it. Let’s get to making our own! They make this cream in pitchers every 48 hours or so. Since we are not running a Starbucks out of our homes, I’ve come up with a small batch of the sweet cream which yields enough for about 5 drinks depending on how much you add to each drink.

Here you will find healthy and easy recipes with a few indulgences thrown in for good measure!

This is it.

I found a bunch of threads on Reddit of baristas discussing the recipe as it’s one of those drinks that can be very inconsistent. You can purchase their vanilla coffee syrup (affiliate link) online or in their stores. Your email address will not be published. Prepare the vanilla sweet cream.

My name is Stephanie. I find that about 2 tablespoons is enough for me.
Love.? Why the name Eat. Specifically, the delicious Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks.

Stir well.

To make Sweet Cream, use half a cup of 2%, half a cup of heavy cream, and 3 pumps of vanilla syrup. Love.! Learn how your comment data is processed. To make the cold brew, pour the cold brew coffee into a tall glass, add the vanilla syrup, and 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared vanilla sweet cream. You could also use sugar-free vanilla syrup when making these at home! Required fields are marked *. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The bottle of their cold brew that you can buy from the store is not a concentrate so I didn’t add any water, just the cold brew.

This is it. The sweet cream that Starbucks uses is batch-made in store and indeed, does not contain any sweetened condensed milk.

You could also buy different brands of vanilla syrup in the coffee aisle of your grocery store.

In a jar, combine the vanilla syrup, cream, and milk. One of the most popular recipes on this blog is my Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea and also my Starbucks Iced Green Tea. Drink. It’s just three ingredients: their vanilla coffee syrup (affiliate link), a touch of 2% milk, and heavy cream. Top with ice.

The ingredients to make Sweet Cream are vanilla syrup, 2% milk, and heavy cream.

For the drink recipe, since Starbucks uses cold brew concentrate, they add water when making it in store. Before making this, I hit up the interwebs to do some research. Your email address will not be published. Make sure you store the cream in a sealed jar or bottle and it should last you about 5 days and give it a good shake before using. I found a lot of copycat recipes that used sweetened condensed milk, but I know they don’t use that in their stores so I kept searching.

Store leftover cream for 5 days in the fridge in a sealed jar. Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew - Make your own Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew right at home that tastes just like Starbucks!

Welcome to Eat. Well, I think this is what life is all about! It makes me laugh since these aren’t super complex or impressive recipes, but one thing is for sure, you guys love your Starbucks and who am I kidding? I love it too!

Strong cold brew coffee can literally give me the shakes, which is why I love the Starbucks sweet cream version. I've seem some recipes that don't include added vanilla syrup to the cold brew. The sweet cream that Starbucks uses is batch-made in store and indeed, does not contain any sweetened condensed milk. To properly make a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, start by pumping a few pumps of vanilla in the bottom of your cup. Feel free to omit if you are happy with the sweetness and flavor of the sweet cream if desired! It’s just three ingredients: their vanilla coffee syrup (affiliate link), a touch of 2% milk, and heavy cream.

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It’s not overly sweet and I also like the smoothness of the cold brew.

So, there you go, that’s what we need here!

Shake or stir well to combine. Enjoy.


For the actual drink, they use their cold brew concentrate, water, the vanilla sweet cream, and I’ve seen some mixed recipes calling for additional pumps of vanilla syrup to the drink directly. Drink.