Whether you like your coffee hot or cold, a Dutch Bros Soft Top is an easy-to-make coffee topping that pairs well with any drink. Its not-too-sweet flavor complements any morning beverage or an afternoon pick-me-up. Enjoy making this copycat recipe and become a Dutch Bros barista in the comfort of your home.
A Dutch Bros soft top is one of the most popular things to order on the Dutch Bros menu. This is because it pairs with so many drinks on both their classic and secret menus.
This Dutch Bros soft top recipe is great for topping cold drinks on a hot day in the summer months or adding to a fall drink like a warm pumpkin spice latte,.
It can be added to make delicious drinks in a variety of flavors, making it one of the most popular drinks at any Dutch Bros locations. Add on top of the drink like white chocolate sauce, caramel drizzle, or something fun like chocolate macadamia nut syrup or lavender syrup.
What is Dutch Bros?
Dutch Bros is a popular coffee chain with a drive-thru that was founded in 1992 and has been taking over the West Coast ever since. Their headquarters are in Oregon, and they have a total of 538 locations. They have coffee, smoothies, lemonade, and more. They have a large amount of specialty drinks that change with each season.
What is a Dutch Bros' Signature Soft Top?
A Dutch Bros soft top is a mixture of heavy cream, buttermilk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. It's whipped into a delicious soft topping that is perfect for adding to any hot drinks, cold tea or coffee, or even hot chocolate or chocolate milk. A soft top has the consistency between a cold foam and marshmallow fluff, which makes it dense enough not to melt as soon as you add it to a warm beverage. It's somewhat sweet but doesn't take over the flavor of your beverage.
What does a Soft Top taste like?
Soft tops are so popular because they're full of sweet and tangy flavors and have the best creamy texture. The vanilla flavor in this recipe has the perfect amount of vanilla, which doesn't overpower the rest of your drink. You can add it to warm or cold beverages.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
Homemade soft tops have quickly become my favorite to add to any of my drinks, especially when I'm craving something sweet but not overpoweringly sweet.
They're also one of my go-to's because:
- You can add them to any drink, hot or cold.
- You can change up the flavors of your soft top by adding different flavorings.
- You can pair it with the seasons and holidays coming up.
- They're easy to make and only require four ingredients.
- You can make it at home if you live far away from a Dutch Bros.
What do I need to make a Dutch Bros Soft Top?
Heavy Cream: is whipped to perfection in only a few seconds. Whipping cream gives your soft top it's rich flavor and makes it super creamy.
Buttermilk: adds a tangy flavor to the soft top which pairs well with the warmth of vanilla in this recipe.
Powdered Sugar: or caster sugar is added as a sweetener to your soft top. If you plan on using a different kind of favoring, be sure to check out the sugar content so that your topping isn't too sweet.
Vanilla Extract: is the ingredient that adds a warm flavor to your soft topping. You can switch out the vanilla if you're looking for less of a warm flavor and more of a fruity, sweet flavor.
How do I make a Dutch Bros Soft Top?
- Add all of your ingredients into a measuring cup or mixing bowl and froth using a hand-held frother for 30-60 seconds.
- Pour this over your iced coffee and enjoy!
What is the best drink to add a soft top to?
The great thing about a soft top is that you can add it to almost any drink. The most common thing to add it to a Dutch Bros iced coffee drink or a cold brew coffee. You can also add it to warm drinks, like coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Keep in mind if you have a super hot beverage and you drink it a little too slowly, your soft top may start to melt. For an even different flavor, try adding a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce on top.
What is the difference between a soft top and whipped cream?
Whipped cream is simply that, whipped cream. It is also somewhat lighter and is a fluffier topping than a soft top. While a soft top does have heavy cream, there are other flavors added in, like vanilla and buttermilk. You can also change up the flavors in your soft top, unlike a whipped topping.
Is the soft top sweet?
It is, but not too sweet. The sweetness in your Dutch Bros soft top comes from the powdered sugar that is added in. You can also add different flavors that may cause it to become sweet. This recipe sits in the middle of sweet and unsweet, which makes it the best option for adding to any drink. If you want more sweetness but don't want to change the flavor of the soft top recipe, add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel syrup on top of your favorite drink.
Can you buy a Soft Top from Starbucks?
Starbucks does not have a soft top like Dutch Bros., but they do have their cold foam. Starbucks' cold foam is a little sweeter and more airy than Dutch Bros' soft top. Imagine a soft top being more like a thinner marshmallow fluff.
Dutch Bros Soft Top Copycat Recipe
Dutch bros soft top recipe
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbsp buttermilk
- 2 tsp caster sugar or powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla syrup
- Add all of your ingredients into a measuring cup and froth using a hand-held frother for 30-60 seconds.1/4 cup heavy cream, 3 tbsp buttermilk, 2 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp vanilla syrup
- Pour this over your iced coffee and enjoy!