Peppermint Cold Foam

Make coffee, cold brew drinks, and iced lattes extra cheerful with a dollop of Peppermint Cold Foam. With these step-by-step instructions, you’ll make creamy, sweet, and minty cold foam to elevate your favorite sips with festive holiday flavor year-round.

peppermint cold foam

Starbucks paved the way for “cold foam,” and it’s here to stay. At its core, this innovative coffee trend is nothing more than milk or cream frothed into a smooth whipped topping, yet cold foam makes simple drinks sophisticated.

These step-by-step instructions will show you how to make peppermint-flavored cold foam with heavy whipping cream, simple syrup, peppermint extract, and your choice of frothing gadget.

This cold foam takes like a candy cane and is lovely with cold brew drinks, hot chocolate, and eaten with a spoon. It’s fantastic around the holidays, and when you could use a little holiday cheer!

Why Make Peppermint Flavored Cold Foam?

  • Only THREE ingredients with plenty of ways to customize.
  • Make drinks inspired by Dunkin & Starbucks’ seasonal menu at home.
  • Perfect for winter holidays, “Christmas in July,” or any time of the year.
  • It’s easy to make peppermint MOCHA cold foam.
  • Budget-friendly. Making homemade cold foam is less expensive than routine trips to the coffee shop.

❄️ Ingredients

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – For the creamiest cold foam, use full-fat heavy whipping cream. For a non-dairy alternative, use an unflavored barista blend vegan creamer. What’s most important is that the cream is cold! So take it out of the fridge right before frothing.
  • Simple Syrup – To give your cold foam a bright, sugary-sweet flavor. You can use your sweetener of choice here. See ‘variations & drink ideas.’
  • Peppermint Extract – Peppermint extract is pure peppermint, whereas mint extract is a blend of spearmint and peppermint. Peppermint is best, but you can use either.
  • Recommended Tools – You’ll need an electric frother or a handheld stick frother (or an immersion blender) and a tall durable container (like a mason jar or plastic tumbler).
ingredients for peppermint cold foam

🥣 How To Make Peppermint Cream Cold Foam

1️⃣ Step One: add cream and simple syrup to frother.

Start by adding COLD heavy whipping cream to your electric frother. If using a stick frother, add the cream to a mason jar (or tall durable container). Pour in the simple syrup.

2️⃣ Step Two: froth cream and simple syrup.

Then, start frothing! Froth the cream and simple syrup for at least 30 seconds.

3️⃣ Step Three: add peppermint.

Finally, add the peppermint extract and continue frothing until the mixture thickens into thick, creamy cold foam. Layer on top of your favorite specialty sips, and enjoy!

💭 Recipe Tips

  • You can use essential peppermint oil. However, it must be food grade.
  • Peppermint extract goes a long way. Start with one drop of extract, taste, then add more until the peppermint flavor reaches your desired intensity.
  • Making more than one serving? A stick frother or immersion blender is great for making a small amount. However, if you’re making a big batch, you may want to use a standing mixer.
  • Once you start frothing, the foam will almost triple in size. Be sure the container you combine the ingredients in is roomy enough to compensate for the added volume.

🧋Variations & Drink Ideas

Use these easy-follow instructions as a guide and personalize! Check out some of the options below:

  • Peppermint mocha cold foam – When adding the peppermint extract, add a tablespoon or two of chocolate syrup or cocoa powder.
  • Switch it up with simple flavored syrups – Swap plain simple syrup with gingerbread, vanilla, or brown sugar.
  • Sugar-free – Use keto simple syrup or your favorite keto liquid sweetener and full-fat heavy whipping cream.
  • Dairy-free – Make vegan cold foam with a plant-based barista blend. Try highly rated brands like Oat-Ly!, Elmhurst, Califia Farms, Pacific Foods, and Nut Pods.

Looking for holiday-themed drinks to showcase the sweet minty foamy goodness? You’ll love:

🧊 How To Store Cold Foam

Storing: Whether you made too much or made extra to have on hand to add to drinks quickly, it can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

Freezing: is not recommended.


Does Starbucks have peppermint cold foam?

A few menu items feature vanilla-peppermint cold foam, but plain peppermint must be specially requested.

How do I order peppermint cold foam from Starbucks?

To order your drinks with peppermint-flavored cold foam, kindly ask your barista for cold foam with 2 pumps of peppermint syrup.

How do I order peppermint mocha cold foam from Starbucks?

For drinks with peppermint mocha flavored cold foam, ask your barista for cold foam with 1 pump of peppermint syrup and 1 pump of mocha sauce.

Is peppermint extract the same as peppermint syrup?

No! -and using one instead of the other will result in two very different drinks. Peppermint syrup is simple syrup infused with peppermint, while peppermint extract is pure peppermint flavor.

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Peppermint Cold Foam

A Blissful Sip
Add holiday cheer to iced coffee, cold brew coffee, and your favorite DIY Starbucks holiday drinks with a smooth and creamy layer of this peppermint cold foam. You'll only need 3 ingredients and the foam comes together in seconds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Total 5 mins
Course Cold Foam
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 128 kcal


  • Electric Frother or handheld strick frother and a mason jar (or tall durable container)


  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 drop peppermint extract plus more to taste


  • Add cold heavy whipping cream to an electric frother. If using a handheld stick frother, add the cold heavy whipping cream to a mason jar (or tall durable container).
  • Pour in the simple syrup, then froth the cream and simple syrup for 30 seconds.
  • Finally, add the peppermint extract and continue frothing until the mixture thickens into creamy cold foam!
  • Layer your peppermint cold foam on top of your favorite specialty sips, and enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 35mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 437IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keywords peppermint cold foam, peppermint mocha cold foam, starbucks peppermint cold foam
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