The classic tastes paired with coffee are flavors like chocolate, toffee, vanilla, etc. But, since cold brew is a much smoother sort of coffee, I think you actually can pair it with much more fruity flavors. I have earlier done, for example, a lemon cold brew recipe, and I did get some new reviews on it inside the DripBeans Cold Brew Facebook-group. So, I thought, why not try a new recipe in the more fruity spectrum of flavors?
Raspberry + Cold Brew?
Raspberries, can they really pair with cold brew coffee? Yes, I think so at least! However, raspberries are quite sour, and I don’t like my cold brew sour, so I will some sugar. If you are like me, I would advise you to use quite a lot of sugar (or any other sweetener) for this recipe. I usually don’t like my cold brew with any additional sweetener, but this is more of a coffee drink than just regular cold brew.
I’m also adding some raspberries and sugar to every part of the drink, both the coffee itself and the cold foam. This is to make the different flavors marry.
What About the Coffee?
As always, I recommend freshly roasted whole beans. This will just give so much more taste. Go to a local roastery and ask for beans they recommend for cold brew, or check out our coffee beans at DripBeans. I highly recommend our Everyday Hero coffee for this recipe. If you are using any other coffee, I recommend going for a medium or light roast. A dark roast might just be too strong for the fruitiness from the raspberries.
When it comes to the coffee-to-water ratio for the cold brew, I recommend a 1:16 ratio. That’s is quite a normal ratio, not too strong and not too weak. You can read more about the coffee-to-water ratio here.
That’s enough of info, let’s jump into the recipe!
Raspberry Cold Foam Cold Brew
- Cold brew maker or similar
- Coffee grinder (if using whole beans)
- Milk foamer or a french press
For the cold brew coffee
- 1 oz Whole Coffee Beans (or ground coffee)
- 1 lb Water (room temperature or cold)
For the raspberry cold foam
- 1 cup Skim milk
- 1/2 cup Raspberries (or store-bought raspberry jam)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 3-4 Ice cubes
The cold brew coffee
- Start by grinding the coffee beans (or use ground coffee) and add it to your cold brew maker or similar cold brewing device.
- Add the water to the cold brew maker and make sure all the coffee gets wet. Then put the coffee in the fridge and let it brew for 12-24hrs. For more info about cold brewing - check out our video guide.
The Raspberry Foam
- (If you use jam, jump to next step) Start by heating up the raspberries at low temperature in a saucepan. When the raspberries have started to liquefy, add the sugar and let it cook while stirring for 3-5min.
- Remove the raspberries from the heat and filter them through some sort of filter. I'm using a stainless steel coffee filter, but you could use any sort of strainer.
- Add the milk to milk foamer and cold foam the milk together with just a splash of the raspberries. If you don't have a milk foamer, you can use a french press.
- Take a glass, add ice and cold brew, but make sure there is some space left. Add one small spoon of the raspberries to the cold brew and stir around. Then add the raspberry cold foam and add some of the raspberries at the top. There you go!