Cream Cheese Foam Coffee

Experience the creamy delight of my Cream Cheese Foam Coffee, where the richness of cream cheese, sweetener, and whipping cream combine to create a luscious foam! Crafted with a hint of sea salt, this velvety topping, known as a cheese cap, beautifully enhances freshly brewed coffee, offering a delightful contrast of creamy and frothy textures. Skip the lines and savor this indulgent treat at home, saving time and money while relishing every sip!

Cream cheese foam coffee in a serving glass.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a passionate fan of boba drinks, I can’t help but love my take on this Cream Cheese Foam Coffee recipe for its simplicity and affordability! I crafted it with ease and speed in mind, ensuring that anyone can whip it up quickly at home, probably faster than it would take you to get this order at your local boba shop! But what makes this recipe truly special is my carefully crafted Cheese Foam Cap, perfected through numerous tests in my own kitchen and featured in my wildly popular Cream Cheese Foam Green Tea!

We first make the cream cheese topping, using my proven at-home technique, then simply top the cream cheese topping on a brew of ice coffee. It’s carefully assembled in the same way as my Matcha Cream Cheese Foam Milk Tea and the foam topping used in my Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee and Salted Cream Coffee drinks. By following my straightforward method, I promise you’ll be able to recreate the magic of boba shop-style drinks right in your own kitchen!

Imagine sipping on a strong coffee with a sweet, creamy, and cheesy foam topping—it’s a delightful treat for anyone craving that boba shop experience. So why wait? Brew up a batch of this coffee drink now and treat yourself to a luxurious drink without ever leaving home! Your wallet will also thank you!



  • Iced Coffee – use your preferred method to brew strong bold ice coffee.
  • Cream Cheese – blocks and at room temperature.
  • Sweetener use your preferred sweetener.
  • Whipping Heavy Cream – use whipping cream or heavy cream. Double cream if in the UK.
  • Half and Half – for a dairy-free option, you can use coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk.
  • Salt sea salt preferred.

Additional Add Ins

For additional flavor enhancements, consider incorporating a touch of Cinnamon or a dash of Vanilla Extract into the cream cheese mixture. These subtle additions can elevate the taste profile of the cream cheese foam while providing a twist to your drink.

Cream cheese foam in a mixing bowl to be used in a cream cheese foam drink recipe.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


☑ Before Getting Started

Ensure your Cream Cheese is at Room Temperature before mixing to achieve a smooth and creamy foam texture.

Step 1 Start by combining cream cheese and sweetener in a bowl, then whisk them together using a hand or stand mixer. Next, incorporate sea salt, half and half, and heavy cream into the mixture, continuing to blend until you achieve a thick and frothy consistency with stiff peaks.

Cream cheese foam in a bowl.

🌀 Mixing Pro Tip

The cheese foam is ready once you lift the mixer and notice Peaks Formed in the mixture. This visual cue indicates the perfect consistency for achieving a smooth and creamy foam texture.

Step 2 Brew your iced coffee and generously spoon the creamy and frothy cream cheese foam mixture on top.

Cream cheese foam coffee in a cup.

💡 Coffee Pro Tip

For optimal flavor, Brew Your Coffee Hot and then Refrigerate Until Chilled, rather than adding ice cubes directly. Ice cubes have the tendency to dilute the coffee, compromising its rich and robust flavor.

🥤 Serving Pro Tip

Sip the coffee and savor the foam Without Mixing them together. By doing so, you’ll fully appreciate the delightful layers of flavor in every sip.

Recipe Variations

For a delightful twist on the original recipe, consider using the same cream cheese foam as a topping for freshly brewed tea to create my Cream Cheese Foam Green Tea or brew Homemade Milk Tea to make my Cheese Foam Milk Tea variation! If you’re in the mood for something fruity, try blending up some strawberries with cream and topping it with the cream cheese foam to make my Cream Cheese Foam Strawberry Smoothie recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use instant coffee instead of brewed coffee?

Absolutely! While brewed coffee is recommended for the optimal flavor experience, you can certainly use instant coffee as a substitute. However, ensure that the instant coffee you choose is bold and robust in flavor to complement the rich cream cheese topping perfectly.

Can I make the cream cheese foam ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can definitely prepare the cream cheese foam ahead of time. Simply whip it up according to the recipe instructions and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This convenient method allows you to have the cream cheese foam ready to go for up to 5-7 days, making it incredibly easy to whip up your favorite drinks whenever you want them.

What can I use if I don't have a hand mixer?

Unfortunately, a hand mixer is essential for achieving the desired texture and consistency of the cream cheese foam in this recipe. It requires the speed and power of a hand mixer to aerate the cream and cheese properly, otherwise you won't be able to achieve that fluffy foam that characterizes this drink.

Storage Tips

Once you’ve added the foam to the coffee, it’s best to enjoy it right away. However, if you have any leftover cream cheese foam, you can store it by placing it in an airtight container or wrapping it in plastic wrap. This will keep it fresh in the fridge for 5-7 days.

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Cream cheese foam coffee in a serving glass.

Cream Cheese Foam Coffee

Indulge in the creamy goodness of my Cream Cheese Coffee! This delightful beverage combines bold coffee with a luscious cream cheese foam topping for a truly indulgent treat. Perfect for anyone craving a rich and flavorful pick-me-up, this Cheese Coffee recipe is sure to become a favorite. Try it today and experience the irresistible blend of creamy cheese and robust coffee flavors!
4.48 from 19 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: cheese coffee, cream cheese coffee
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 392kcal


  • 12 oz Coffee
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Half and Half
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for cream cheese foam coffee.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine sweetener and cream cheese. Beat on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes with a hand mixer. Then, add half and half, whipping cream, and sea salt to the mixing bowl. Beat until thick and frothy, but still slightly runny, about another 3 minutes with a hand mixer.
    Cream cheese foam in a bowl.
  • Brew coffee per your preferred method. Note - I recommend making the coffee stronger to avoid dilution.
    Iced coffee in a cup.
  • Spoon whipped cream cheese mixture on top of iced coffee.
    Cream cheese foam coffee in a cup.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 226mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1553IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. Great recipe! I tried to make 1 serving in my ninja single smoothie blender and it did NOT work out but I’m excited to try it again with a hand mixer

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Susie! Happy to hear you liked the recipe! Yeah, a blender probably won’t ‘aerate’ the heavy cream to foam it up.

  2. The batch of cream cheese foam. How long will it last in the fridge ?

  3. I LOVED THIS! I am a crema boba fan and a starbucks salted caramel cream fan and this hit the spot. AND it’s low carb!

    I made a 1/2 batch since I didn’t want too much leftover. Husband approved! We dipped strawberries into all the leftover foam and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

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