Become your own amazing barista and make your own perfect nitro cold brew at home!
Have you ever seen nitro brew in a coffee shop and wondered if you could make it yourself? Well, you definitely can! There is no need to buy expensive cups of daily nitro brew ever again. This super easy recipe will show you exactly how to make your own nitro brew that will cost only pennies.
What is Nitro Brew?
Nitro brew coffee is essentially cold brewed coffee that is injected with nitrogen. The nitrogen makes the coffee fizzy and creamy. A good cup of nitro brew will have a thick layer of foam on the top and taste slightly carbonated.
Nitro brew is very strong. It is made with cold brew coffee which is made with concentrated coffee. Since the coffee to water ratio is higher, it does have more caffeine than a regular cup of coffee.
Nitrogen cartridges or nitrous oxide cartridges are used to make nitro brew. The nitrogen is what gives the coffee its fizz and also the smooth, thick texture.
How to Make Nitro Cold Brew at Home?
Nitro Brew is not hard at all to make. In fact, it will only take you about 5 minutes to make the cold brew coffee. The trick to nitro brew is having the right equipment. You do need a nitro brew machine to make this fizzy drink.
Nitro brew canisters are not too expensive for a base model. However, the price can go up for a fancier, prettier nitro brew machine. However, the most basic nitro brew machine will work just fine. You can get coffee shop quality no matter which machine you have!
Here’s a quick look at how to make nitro brew coffee:
- Mix coffee grinds and water together. Add a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
- Let the coffee and water sit for at least a day to develop a strong flavor.
- Strain the coffee very well to get all the grinds out.
- Pour the strained coffee into a nitro coffee machine.
- Charge the machine using the nitrogen or nitrous oxide canisters.
- Shake the container well to really get all the nitrogen into the coffee.
- Let the coffee sit for about 30 minutes to allow the nitrogen to soak into the coffee.
- Pour and enjoy a big cold glass of homemade nitro brew!
Seems simple enough! There’s no need to ever go to the coffee shop again. Now, you can make nitro brew right in your own kitchen.
You Asked, We’re Answering!
Here are a few frequently asked questions about our delicious nitro cold brew. Hopefully these answers will help you make the perfect fizzy cold brew right at home. In fact, you can customize this nitro brew recipe to be exactly the way you want. We will tell you all about it!
Is nitro brew bad for you?
Nitro brew is not bad for you. It has essentially all the same ingredients as regular coffee. In fact, there have been many proven benefits of drinking coffee regularly. It can help improve your memory, boost your energy levels and it even has many nutrients your body needs. Take a big sip and enjoy!
How do you make homemade nitro brew?
Making homemade nitro brew coffee is actually pretty easy. It all starts by mixing coffee grinds and cold water together and letting it soak overnight. Strain the coffee grinds and discard, leaving behind the pure cold liquid. Pour the cold brewed coffee into a nitro brew machine or whipped cream maker charged with nitrogen. Shake the nitro brew machine well to get all that nitrogen into the liquid. Then pour and enjoy!
What can you add to nitro cold brew?
Add some coffee syrup to your nitro brew to give it a sweet flavor. Caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, or pumpkin spice syrup are all delicious! You can also replace the vanilla extract in our recipe with almond extract, maple extract, or even peppermint extract for flavor. The possibilities are endless!
What are the ingredients in Starbucks Nitro cold brew?
Starbucks nitro brew is made with cold brewed coffee and then topped with a sweet mocha sauce, cocoa powder and almond mild coffee foam. You can make a very similar, delicious drink using our recipe!
Do you put milk in nitro cold brew?
You do not need to add milk to nitro cold brew. Adding milk will dilute the foamy top of the coffee. Nitro brew is already fairly thick and creamy thanks to the nitrogen. You won’t even miss the milk!
Why is nitro cold brew so strong?
Cold brewed coffee is the base of nitrogen cold brew. Cold brewed coffee is typically stronger than regular coffee. Nitro brew usually served black because it naturally tastes creamy and sweet from the nitrogen. It definitely has a strong taste but we love it!