Valentine’s Coffee Starbucks Copycat

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Get ready to elevate your Valentine’s Day coffee with a delightful Strawberry Cold Foam topping! This festive treat adds a beautiful pink hue and a creamy fruity flavor reminiscent of chocolate-covered strawberries. And the best part? We’re making it right at home, even better than what you’d find at Starbucks!

Did you know that making strawberry syrup from scratch is a breeze? While you could opt for store-bought options like Torani or Hershey’s, creating your own syrup is not only easy but also incredibly rewarding. Plus, any leftovers can be drizzled over pancakes, waffles, or ice cream for an extra treat!

Valentine’s Coffee Starbucks Copycat

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1


For the Strawberry Syrup:

  • 10 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the Strawberry Cold Foam:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup

For the Drink:

  • 2 to 3 shots of espresso
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon white mocha or chocolate sauce
  • Milk of your choice
  • Strawberry cold foam
  • Freeze-dried strawberries crushed into powder


Make the Strawberry Syrup:

  • In a pot over medium heat, combine frozen strawberries, sugar, water, and cornstarch.
  • Cook the strawberries for 6 to 7 minutes until softened, then mash them down with a spoon and simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Strain the syrup from the pulp into a bowl and set it aside. You can discard the pulp.

Prepare the Cold Foam:

  • In a bowl, jar, or measuring cup, whisk together heavy cream, 2% milk, vanilla, and strawberry syrup using an electric whisk until thickened and pink in color.

Assemble the Drink:

  • In a cup, mix white mocha sauce, chocolate sauce, or your preferred sweetener with espresso shots.
  • Add milk and ice to your liking, then top with strawberry cold foam.
  • Finish it off with a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberry powder for a delightful finish!

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