For A Savory Kick, Top Your Coffee With Cheese Foam

Move over Coffee Mate, half-and-half, and your favorite Dunkin' coffee creamer because there's a new dairy in town that's going to give your morning Joe a sweet and savory kick: cream cheese foam. That's right, cream cheese is not just for your bagel. If you are a coffee drinker who needs a little something to cut the bitter taste of this drink, cream cheese foam can do just that while adding its tangy superpower to your coffee.

While cream cheese foam sounds like an odd pairing with coffee, cheese and coffee are not a new combo. In fact, in Scandinavia, you will find people enjoying a drink called kaffeost, which is basically coffee with cubes of bread cheese made from the milk of reindeer. These cubes of cheese soak up the coffee flavors while imparting some of their own into the warm beverage.

Cream cheese foam will have a similar effect but how does it get placed in your coffee? 

Cold or hot

It all starts with a brick or container of your favorite cream cheese that you are going to combine with your handheld mixer to give it a smooth and creamy appearance. Add a little sugar or sweetener of your choice, and then whip in some heavy cream and milk to transform this ingredient into a light, foamy cream to pour into your coffee until it dissolves. The flavor is a delicate balance of sweet, acidic, and a little nutty that works in either hot or cold coffee. You can add ice, but it will dilute the flavor.

If you aren't a fan of sweet, you can leave the sugar out altogether and use a dash of salt instead. This is more in line with Taiwanese cheese tea, but that little touch of this ubiquitous seasoning in your cream cheese foam will soften the flavor of your coffee and still provide a savory kick. 

Cream cheese foam will last for about three days in your fridge, but will likely lose volume and require you to break out the mixer again to refresh it.