What You Need for This Recipe 

At Twiga Coffee, we source organically grown coffees from Africa and Central America. We also go that extra mile to search for recipes which will help you enjoy, savor, and enhance the taste of our premium range of coffees. 

Today, we would like to share with you, five simple ways to make cold foam for your coffee beverages. Once you know how to make cold foam, we are certain you will savor this refreshing addition to your favorite coffee concoction.


1/2 to 1 cup milk of choice (we recommend whole milk)

*This recipe will work with your favorite dairy free creamers, non-dairy milk (coconut milk works best), half-and-half or heavy cream

Equipment, depending on your preferred method


Hand mixer

small bowl/mixer attachment

Handheld milk frother

French press

Sealable jar/canister

5 Ways to Make Cold Foam at Home 

But, before we go any further, just what is cold foam? You ask a good question. Fortunately, it’s one we had prepared to answer.

Simply put, cold foam is frothed milk, made without heat or steam, that helps take your hot or cold coffee drinks to the next level!

Now that you possess a list of the required ingredients and equipment, and above all, know what cold foam is, fancy making cold foam yourself? 

Your wish is our command. Because you are super serious coffee drinkers, we will gladly share our favorite ways to make cold foam for yourselves, your families and your friends. 

Making Cold Foam in a Blender

This is the easiest, quick way to make a big batch of cold foam for your friends and family to enjoy.


Pour 1 cup (237 mL) milk of choice into the blender.

Gradually increase to full speed.

Blend well until mixture becomes soft and fluffy.

Using a Hand Mixer

Ideal for small quantities of cold foam.


Pour 1/2 cup (118 mL) milk of choice into a mixing bowl.

Start at low speed, then steadily increase the speed, mixing until frothy.

Remove the mixer and serve!

With a Handheld Milk Frother


Empty 1/2 cup (118 mL) into a large cup or small bowl.

Place frother into liquid and turn on, blending until reaching desired consistency.

French Press Cold Foam

Yes, the French Press also makes cold foam! This works best with half and half or heavy cream. Although the technique is manual, it’s less laborious than most other non-electric methods. Above all, it produces great cold foam!


Pour half & half into the French press beaker.

Replace the plunger and gently pump for 1-2 minutes.

Continue until it is thick and foamy.

Cold Foam in a Sealable Jar

Looking for another manual method? This one requires some elbow grease. On the bright side - you get a workout while making your cold foam.


Pour 1/2 cup (118 mL) milk of choice into a sealable jar or canister.

Seal and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes until reaching your desired consistency.

To enhance the taste of your cold foam, feel free to add sweeteners or syrups like vanilla, hazelnut or even lavender.

Until next time folks, enjoy your cold foam-enhanced Twiga Coffee drinks!

Contact Us 

For further information or clarification about this cold foam recipe and the various ways of making it - or if you kind folks would just like to invite us for a cold foam iced coffee - please don’t hesitate to reach out. Feel to contact us. We would really love to hear from you. Till then, enjoy our cold foam Twiga coffee!

FAQ’s About Making Cold Foam Coffee

Can I put cold foam on coffee? 

You can add cold foam to coffee or any other drink. The addition of cold foam enables you to customize your drink by adding supplemental flavors such as vanilla. Cold foam can be put on either hot or iced coffee. 


How is sweet cream different from sweet cold foam? 

Sweet cream and sweet cold foam vary in texture and purpose for use but have the same ingredients and taste. Sweet cream has a thick base and seeps into your coffee instantly, while the sweet foam is light and airy allowing it to remain on top of your coffee. 


Can I make the cold foam dairy free? 

Yes, you can eliminate the dairy content from your coffee by using plant-based milk such as almond milk. The best substitute of heavy cream is full-fat coconut cream.