Sea Salt Cream Iced Coffee

Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe with Sea Salt Cream from @whiteonrice

Curiosity. That is what best describes what I was thinking after initially seeing a Sea Salt Coffee on a menu board. We were in an  85°C Bakery locally here in SoCal and with so many items different from what I’m used to seeing I took a little more time to scope out  the menu.

After coming across the Sea Salt coffee I knew I had to try it.  Crazy for coffee, love “salted” sweets, like Salted Caramels, or Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. Not to mention the Vietnamese Salted Limeades. We brine our own limes just to make sure we have them readily available.


Sea Salt Cream Iced Coffee Recipe from @whiteonrice

 drizzle a couple of spoonfuls of the sea salt cream, then give it a stir 

Sea Salt Iced Coffee with Sea Salt Cream from @whiteonrice

I wasn’t sure how I’d like the Sea Salt Coffee, but I knew I had to try it. Turns out I love it. You get so many different level of taste going on. From the bitter coffee which has been slightly sweetened. To the smooth cream which has been salted just enough to highlight the other flavors. Amazing little ingredient that little white salt is. Or pink, or gray or whatever color of salt you like best.

Addicting Sea Salt Iced Coffee with Sea Salt Cream Recipe on @whiteonrice

Speaking of which, my latest salt infatuation has been with the Murray River Pink Sea Salt. We’ve had some in our cupboard for a while, but after going to Australia and seeing with area where it come from I started paying a little more attention to it. So good. The perfect sized flakes and texture, great clean taste. We now always have a jar of “finishing salt” on the counter filled with the tasty Murray River salt.

Back to the coffee… the flavors together may at first be strange to the un-initiated. I know for me, the Vietnamese salted limeades it seemed so strange the first time I drank it. But after a bit you may find yourself drawn in and addicted to the flavors. As much as I love coffee, the Sea Salted Cream Iced Coffees spur those cravings. It isn’t something I want everyday, but once every  week or two is perfect to get that fix.



Addicting Sea Salt Iced Coffee with Sea Salt Cream Recipe on @whiteonrice


5 from 1 vote
Sea Salt Cream Iced Coffee
Total Time
20 mins

There are a bunch of ways to get nice, cold coffee. There are an abundance of cold brew methods and devices out there now. Many of them will produce some of the tastiest cold coffee. Our go-to is to use about double the amount of coffee grinds, and then make a pot of pour-over coffee directly onto about 1 1/2 cups of ice. However, if needed, it will work just fine to save your leftover hot coffee and let it cool off completely before icing (otherwise you'll get watered down coffee).

We love to use simple syrup to sweeten our chilled drinks, and it is something easy to have on hand. Just heat and dissolve together an equal amount of sugar and water. Allow to cool and store in the fridge until ready to use. However with enough stirring (or if you add the sugar while the coffee is hot) you can always just use regular sugar for this recipe.

Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 cup (240ml) whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 4 cups (960ml) strong coffee, cooled
  • 6-8 tablespoons (75-100g) sugar, or to taste
  • Or
  • 3/4-1 cup (180-20ml) simple syrup
  1. Whip the cream until slightly thickened and no large bubbles remain in the cream (don't whip it all the way to the soft peak stage). Stir in the salt and set aside.
  2. Sweeten the cooled coffee to taste using either sugar or simple syrup. It should be just sweet enough to balance the saltiness of the cream.
  3. Pour the coffee into glasses over ice and spoon a couple large spoonfuls of the salted cream on top. Serve and stir.

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  1. DC Kid

    I use pink Himalayan salt in my espresso drinks and it tastes amazing!

    1. Todd & Diane

      That’s awesome! Love pink salt.

  2. Katy

    Tried it for the first time yesterday at the cafe and fell in love. I followed your recipe today and it was spot on – and so simple. Thank you!

    1. Todd & Diane

      Glad you enjoyed it Katy! We’re obsessed with the sea salt cream.

  3. Meredith

    Cold brew coffee is favored for it’s lower acidity and creaminess. I’m wondering if the sea salt would help the acid level of regular coffee?

    Heading to the kitchen…

  4. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    This tasted amazing and I’ll definitely be making it again! If I knew you loved salted caramels so much I’d have brought you some of my own last weekend. .I’ll throw some in a box for you and Diane. Thanks again for an awesome workshop!

  5. ami@naivecookcooks

    Wish I can have a big glass of this right now!! Looks so good for this hot weather.

  6. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    I wish I was drinking one of these right now!!

  7. Carrie Oliver

    Todd, did you happen to experiment with espresso? Or shall I do the experimentation, first? 🙂

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hi Carrie!
      It works great from espresso. Usually if serving a group, I’ll just make a quick batch of coffee and add about 6 double shots of espresso, but for us personally I’ll usually just make it from straight iced espresso. Love to hear your experimentations!

  8. Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up

    This was very good. Cream addict that I am, I had to stir some into the coffee. Definitely making again. 🙂

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Glad you like it! It definitely needs the cream stirred into it, but it is so pretty so serve it floating on top. Plus everyone gets to stir in just the perfect amount of cream for themselves. Some just a little and leave the rest floating on the top, and others will stir in everything. Glad you brought up that point!

  9. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    I loooove this idea <3

  10. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    My mother used to buy salted coffee candies many years ago. They were outstanding, especially because we had to sneek them out of her purse. This reminds me of then. but this is now, and I want one PRONTO!

  11. Mary @ The Kitchen Paper

    This sounds awesome! I’ve always sprinkled a little bit of salt over the grounds before making coffee, but not enough to actually impart a salty taste, so I’m curious to give this a go! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    This looks and sounds so delicious. I’m intrigued.

  13. Deanna

    I live around the corner from 85 degrees and it’s rare I’m willing to brave that line (Or the parking lot) so I’m super excited to be able to make it at home. I used to go to 85 degrees after dim sum at Capitol Seafood, or dinner at my much beloved Urban Seoul, but I like J Zhao’s better for Dim Sum (chicken knees!) and Urban Seoul opened another location that has more comfortable seating.

  14. cristina

    What a gorgeous coffee drink and luv that salted cream on the top…that would take some practice to get that just right 😉 Absolutely love your new sections after the posts, “Shop this story” Have a great week – it’s only going to get hotter by the end of it!

  15. Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen

    Gosh, this looks like my kind of coffee!

  16. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    This looks heavenly! And with this heat we’ve been having in SoCal this week, I want to guzzle this! pinned

  17. Steve @coolcathotfood

    Now I have to figure out a way to carry a small container of sea salt around Bangkok with me so I can add it to my iced coffees. Sounds soooo good.

  18. FoodFlav

    Looks so delicious, I am adding into my List so i can make it later.

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