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Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
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Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

This Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is just like the version at Starbucks - it's so creamy and refreshing, and the cold brew coffee can be made easily at home!
Prep Time20 mins
Resting time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Coffee
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold brew coffee, iced coffee, starbucks drinks, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Servings: 4 drinks
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups ground coffee
  • 1 cup sweet cream (see below)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla syrup (see below)

Vanilla syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tbsp vanilla extract)

Sweet cream

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla syrup


Cold brew coffee

  • Make the cold brew coffee by mixing water and coffee grinds together in a large pitcher. Let sit overnight in the fridge for at least 12 hours (or up to 48 hours if desired). 
  • When ready to serve, slowly pour coffee through cheesecloth that is sitting in a fine mesh sieve into another large pitcher. Make sure you pour slowly and with precision to ensure there are no coffee grounds in the cold brew.

Vanilla syrup

  • Add one cup boiling water and 1 cup sugar to a mason jar, stirring well. Add vanilla bean, then let cool to room temperature. Remove vanilla bean, then store in the fridge up to 2 months. Alternatively, use vanilla extract.

Sweet cream

  • Mix all ingredients together well in a large mixing cup. If you'd like the frothy texture, use an immersion blender or milk frother to mix up ingredients - if choosing this method, be sure to add to your cold brew ASAP!

Putting it all together

  • Add a handful of ice to a large glass or mason jar, then mix in 2 tbsp of vanilla syrup. Top with 2 cups of coffee, then add 1/4 cup of sweet cream on top. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Calcium: 58mg