2x Coffee Cold Brew
I am so mad at myself…. How is it possible that I haven’t thought about this yet??
This blog is for coffee lovers and, especially for cold brew lovers, and I have done a lot of cold foam recipes.
What you’ll Need
- Dark or Medium Coffee Beans
- 1/4 Cup Skim Milk
Cold foam flavored with different flavors, for example, vanilla, hazelnut, salt caramel, etc. But I haven’t done a coffee flavored foam so far(!?). So that’s what I am doing today.
Most of the cold foam recipes I’ve posted on the blog so far are sweet foams, flavored with, for example, coffee syrups, vanilla extracts, and maple syrup, etc. But this recipe will be a bit different.
The coffee flavored cold foam I’m making today will not be sweet at all. Sure, you’ll get some sweetness from the milk you use for the cold foam, but most of the sweet flavors will be subdued by the coffee.
That said, you can, of course, add a sweetener to your foam if you want to—for example, sugar or maple syrup.
Even though I’m adding more coffee than usual to this recipe, I will still recommend you not to use light roasted coffee. Otherwise, you risk the milk to be a bit too overpowering.
The Coffee Cold Foam
The coffee tasting cold foam will marry great with the slightly sweet and smooth cold brew coffee. I’m using skim milk for this recipe because this makes the best cold foam. However, it’s also not as overpowering as milk with a higher fat percentage would be.
The milk is flavored with the same coffee beans I’m using for the cold brew, even though you probably could use another coffee for the foam. I think it actually might create a nice contrast to have a darker cold brew and a milk foam flavored with a lighter coffee. But I haven’t tried it yet, and when I do, I will surely post about the result here on the blog.
Okay, enough of info, let’s make some cold brew coffee!
Step 1 – Brew the cold brew coffee
If you are using whole beans, start by grinding them and then add them to your brewing device. If you are using ground coffee, add it directly to your brewer. Preferably coarse grind coffee (for example, DripBeans ground coffee).
After the coffee, add the water. Make sure that all the coffee gets wet. How much water? It depends on how strong you like your coffee. I’m using a 1:14 ratio, but you can use whatever ratio you prefer. I have written a whole blog post about ratios if you want to know more about it.
After adding the water, let the coffee brew for 12-24hrs. After the brewing process has finished, just filter out the coffee grounds and your cold brew is ready.
*If you want a more in detail cold brew guide, check out our video guide – “The Cold Brew Guide”.
Step 2 – Infuse the milk with coffee
You’ll want to do the exact same thing you did when making the cold brew, but with milk instead of water. Add coarse grind coffee to a container/brewer and add the milk. Make sure all the coffee gets wet. Again, skim milk creates the best cold foam, but you can use milk with a higher fat percentage if you want to.
You probably not want to use a big cold brew maker for this because then you’d have to add a lot of milk to cover all the coffee. But a french press will work fine, or really any container, glass or similar. You’ll just have to filter out the coffee afterward. I’m using IKEAS small 13.5oz french press “Upphetta” for this.
Let the coffee infuse the milk for 12-24hrs (for the same time as you brew the cold brew), and then filter out all the coffee. Now you have some nice coffee infused milk, ready to be foamed.
Easy, right? Still, I’ve not seen anyone do this for cold foam before!
Step 3 – Make the coffee cold foam cold brew
Okay, all the ingredients are prepared. Now you just have to foam the coffee milk and pour up the drink. I like my coffee foam cold, so about 30min before making the foam, I put the coffee milk into my freezer. However, it will taste great regardless of the exact temperature of the cold foam.
Start by adding ice to a glass and pour up your cold brew. But make sure to leave some space for the delicious foam. Now we just have to make a foam out of the milk.
I often recommend people to use a milk frother with an option for cold foaming, for example, this one. However, for this recipe, I used a french press to infuse the milk, so I will use the same french press to make the foam.
Just add the coffee milk to it and start moving the filter up and down. The movement will incorporate air into the milk, and pretty quickly, you’ll have a nice, fluffy, coffee tasting foam. Pour your foam over the cold brew, and there you go. Coffee cold foam cold brew. Easy, few ingredients, and fast. But so great tasting!
Enjoy, and make sure to let your friends know about this recipe! I can’t understand why I’ve never thought about making this before, but I’ll for sure make it many times more.
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