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Vanilla sweet cream is a popular ingredient in Starbucks ‘ cold brew coffees and can be easily made a home to save on money and sugar, so you can stay in ketosis.

Below I talk about how to get this drink at Starbucks while skipping the sugar. I also tell you how to make sugar-free vanilla sweet cream cold brew at home. There are also 4 alternative ways to recreate the sweet cream, in addition to what’s in the recipe card.

If you love coffee and other Starbucks drinks, check out the other drinks I list below the recipe.

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Vanilla Sweet Cream at Starbucks

I called the Starbucks near me and asked what was in their sweet cream and the barista informed me that there is vanilla syrup, 2% milk, and heavy whipping cream. She also informed me that it’s similar to half and half consistency.

This is also the same answer I got when I asked a former barista at Starbucks, Amanda on Tik Tok, this same question.

Amanda also let me know that the ratio of the liquids are 1/3 milk to 2/3 heavy cream.

Can you get Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew sugar-free?

You can get vanilla sweet cream cold brew sugar-free easily at Starbucks. All you have to do is ask for sugar-free vanilla syrup.

Is sweet cream cold brew Keto? Sweet cream cold brew at Starbucks is not keto with their recipe. However, you can have them change a few things to make it keto.

Ordering Keto Sweet Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks

  1. You will want to ask for unsweetened almond milk in place of the 2% milk. Or you can have them use just heavey whipping cream.
  2. Ask for sugar-free vanilla syrup.
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Recipe Sweetener Substitutions

The recipe has you using liquid monk fruit sweetener. However, there are other sweeteners that you can use to keep this sugar-free and keto at the same time.

Stevia Drops are just like liquid monk fruit but it’s stevia. Stevia Sweet Leaf has a bunch of flavors that you can use.

Erythritol is a good granular sugar alternative. I would use the powdered form to help avoid a gritty texture. I linked the Lakanto brand where there is some monk fruit mixed in.

Sugar-Free Syrup is what Starbucks uses. The top 3 brands you can choose from are Torani, Skinny Syrups, and DaVinci Gourmet.

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4 Recipe Variations

There are three different ways you can make this recipe below. However, feel free to play around with this recipe with the ingredients that you have on hand.

Version 1 with Sugar-Free Syrups

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla surgar free syrup at the bottom of your glass. Then add in your cold brew coffee and ice.
  2. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup, 2 tablespoons unsweetened nut milk, 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.
  3. Once sweet cream is mixed, pour over your cold brew.

Version 2 with Half and Half

  1. Get a glass and pour in the vanilla extract and monk fruit with the cold brew. Add in ice.
  2. In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons of half and half, 1/8 teaspoon of liquid monk fruit, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  3. Once the sweet cream is mixed, pour over your cold brew.

Version 3 with Powdered Sweetener

If you only have a powder sweetener, you will not be able to sweeten the cold brew without the added cream.

  1. Follow the recipe steps for the cold brew coffee in the glass.
  2. In a small bowl combine 2 tables of unsweetened nut milk, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  3. Once the sweet cream is mixed, pour over your cold brew.

Version 4 Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup with Half and Half

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla surgar free syrup at the bottom of your glass. Then add in your cold brew coffee and ice.
  2. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of sugar-free vanilla syrup and 4 tablespoons of half and half.
  3. Once sweet cream is mixed, pour over your cold brew.

Questions

How many calories are in a sugar-free Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew? In this recipe of sugar-free vanilla sweet cream cold brew, there are X calories and X grams of fat.

Is the Nitro cold brew with sweet cream keto? If you order a Nitro cold brew with sweet cream at Starbucks, it will not be keto. This is the case because there is sugar in the sweet cream.

You can easily make this drink keto, however. All you have to do is ask them to use only heavy cream and sugar-free syrup for the cream.

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

The basics of how to make cold brew are listed below. For more detailed info visit Coffee Eat Three.

The only 2 ingredients that you need are coffee and water. Of which I’m sure you knew that. 🙂 However, you will need a medium course ground coffee or a french press grind.

Directions

  1. Pour 1 cup of ground coffee into a glass or piture that will hold 4 cups of water.
  2. Now pour 4 cups of cool water into your container with the coffee grounds.
  3. Place the container in your fridge for at least 12 hours.
  4. Take the container out and filter the coffee grinds out of the water. I like to use a coffee filter and a strainer.
  5. For more detailed instructions check out this other step by step post.

Recipe

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Yield: 1 glass

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

This sugar-free vanilla sweet cream cold brew is super easy to make and can be made in more than one way. Perfect for keto as well.

Ingredients

Vanilla Sweet Cream

Vanilla Cold Brew

Instructions

  1. Make your cold brew coffee or purchase the premade brew at your local store.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients for the sweet cream and set aside.
  3. Get a glass and pour in the vanilla extract and monk fruit with the cold brew. Add in ice.
  4. Pour the sweet cream on top of your cold brew.
  5. Mix or enjoy as is.

Notes

Please see the heading, 4 Recipe Variations, to view all the different alternatives to this recipe with different ingredients.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 13gCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.7g