You Can Make Nitro Cold Brew At Home With A Whipped Cream Dispenser

Coffee enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the next big thing in their quest for the perfect cup. Enter nitro coffee — a cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas, resulting in a creamy, velvety texture and a naturally sweet taste. Nitro coffee is cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas that creates an experience similar to that of a frothy stout beer. It has a more pronounced mouthfeel, making it a luxurious and satisfying alternative to traditional iced coffee.

While nitro coffee has become popular at coffee shops, many people wonder if they can replicate this luxurious experience at home. Fortunately for home baristas, you can actually make nitro at home. With a gas-charged cream whipper, you can create your very own nitro coffee without investing in expensive equipment (via Cook's Illustrated). With just a little know-how of the world of home-brewed nitro coffee, you can master this delightful drink.

Charge cold brew with nitrogen

Making nitro coffee at home is surprisingly easy, thanks to the versatile whipped cream dispenser. This kitchen gadget, typically used for creating whipped cream, can also be used to infuse your cold brew coffee with nitrogen. Start with your go-to cold brew coffee method. Once the cold brew is ready, reach for the cream whipper. 

Pour your cold brew coffee into the whipped cream dispenser, filling it no more than two-thirds full. Be sure to use a dispenser that is compatible with nitrogen cartridges, not just nitrous oxide cartridges, as nitrogen creates the desired creamy texture. Having checked, insert a nitrogen cartridge into the dispenser, following the manufacturer's instructions. Screw on the cap, and shake the dispenser vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds. This will allow the nitrogen gas to infuse the coffee. Finally, hold the dispenser upright and gently press the lever to dispense the nitro coffee into a glass. Watch as the creamy, frothy head forms, creating that signature nitro coffee appearance.

So, with a whipped cream dispenser in hand, you can enjoy the velvety indulgence of nitro coffee in the comfort of your own home. Continue to experiment with different coffee beans and say goodbye to ordinary iced coffee.