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Waking up to a festive cup of coffee is my favorite way of getting in the holiday spirit. This holiday season, I’m making one of my favorite festive drinks, the Caramel Mocha Latte.  If you like Starbucks’s Salted Caramel Mocha, then you’ll love this recipe!

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latte in a clear glass with froth and caramel drizzle on top

Homemade Caramel Moch

Don’t let the holiday budget compromise your christmas spirit. Enjoy this caramel mocha latte anytime you please, without the guilt! Save money, time and enjoy a more personalized cup of coffee from the comfort of your home. 

This Starbucks copycat Caramel Mocha Latte has endless variations and is super simple to make. With only 4 ingredients added to the coffee, you will enjoy your holiday cup without breaking the bank! 

ingredients in caramel mocha latte

What does a caramel mocha have in it?

  • Strong brewed coffee – or espresso
  • Chocolate syrup – use regular or sugar free
  • Coffee Syrup – caramel or vanilla
  • Milk – we love using nonfat
  • Caramel, for garnish

Recipe Swap

  • For a lower-calorie coffee, use sugar-free chocolate sauce and sugar-free syrup.
  • Most grocery stores carry Torani brand syrups in the coffee aisle, they usually have at least one sugar-free flavor.
  • Use full fat or 2% milk if you prefer, or even non-dairy milk.

How to make Caramel Mochas at home

  • Add coffee to your mug along with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Heat milk in the microwave for about 1 minute – or until it’s not but not boiling. If you have a frother, froth until foamy on top. If you don’t have a frother, add to a blender and blend until it’s part foamy, about 3-4 pulses) – make sure to vent your blender.
  • Pour milk over coffee, add foam on top, and drizzle with caramel.
latte in a clear glass with froth and caramel drizzle on top

Expert Tip

I use a Keurig and brew it to 4 ounces to make it super strong. You can also use an espresso maker, a Nespresso, or just brew really strong coffee.

FAQs

Is caramel mocha hot or cold?

Both! This caramel mocha can be enjoyed hot or cold. For cold, just serve over ice!

Can I make this a salted caramel mocha?

Yes! I love adding the salt over the whipped cream and caramel drizzle as a Starbucks copycat Salted Caramel Mocha. 

Can I make a latte without a milk frother?

You can! Just whisk your milk in a pan before serving. Or enjoy over ice! It’s equally as good. 

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latte in a clear glass with froth and caramel drizzle on top

Caramel Mocha Latte

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Make your favorite Caramel Mocha at home – this easy caramel mocha latte has variations for every diet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 1 servinvg
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 4 ounces strong brewed coffee see note
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup see note
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla or caramel syrup see note
  • 6 ounces nonfat milk see note
  • Caramel for garnish

Instructions

  • Add coffee to your mug along with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup. Stir to combine.
  • Heat milk in the microwave for about 1 minute – or until it’s not but not boiling. If you have a frother, froth until foamy on top. If you don’t have a frother, add to a blender and blend until it’s part foamy, about 3-4 pulses) – make sure to vent your blender.
  • Pour milk over coffee, add foam on top and drizzle with caramel.

Recipe Notes

  • I use a Keurig and brew it to 4 ounces to make it super strong. You can also use an espresso maker, a nespresso, or just brew really strong coffee.
  • For a lower calorie coffee, use sugar-free chocolate sauce and sugar-free syrup. Most grocery stores carry Torani brand syrups in the coffee aisle, they usually have at least one sugar-free flavor.
  • Use full fat or 2% milk if you prefer, or even nondairy milk.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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Make your favorite Caramel Mocha at home – this easy caramel mocha latte has variations for every diet.

Last Updated on December 23, 2022

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33 Comments

  1. I’m obsessed with those Torani syrups. World Market had a flash sale this week- 3.99 for the huge bottles, so I spent over 20$ in flavoring syrups and about 2 hours browsing recipes for them. πŸ˜‰

  2. I think this would make a great present for my parents for Christmas! That coupon and free shipping will certainly help! Thanks for sharing this! Oh and that snowman mug is adorable!

  3. What an absolutely fun new toy to play with!! I need one of those in my life like now!! I drink way too many of those coffee shop drinks and my wallet is hurting! In the long run it will save me money so I think my hubby would be all for it:-) Love all the fun drinks you have created for it too. And thanks for the shoutout:-) of course now I really want one and it is too close to bedtime!!!

  4. Wow Dorothy, looks like you’ve been busy with your newest toy. πŸ˜‰ I can so relate to the morning need for coffee. I’m the same but the only problem for me is, I dislike any type of coffee. No amount of caramel would make me like it but hey, that’s just me.

    But the giant man-baby, he’s a different story. He loves coffee and often smells like a old school teacher in the morning (remember that old teacher coffee smell?) I’m going to have to bookmark this for later use [read: surprises] when I get a coffee maker and treat him to all of these. He’ll love me forever!

  5. I happen to have a hot pepperminty recipe coming up -tomorrow! Love all the delish looking drinks you made. I could go to town on them all!

  6. man we totally need to be neighbours. I am a coffee freak. it’s a little weird. I am so addicted to the peppermint mochas at Starbucks but have had to cut way back b/c they are like $5 each which is totally excessive but I can’t help it.

  7. Yeah, my husband knows not to talk to me until I’ve had a cup (more?) of coffee. This Mr. Coffee looks like a dangerous necessity…might have to add it to my Christmas list. πŸ™‚ I love all of the drinks you made with this – especially that salted caramel chocolate latte.

  8. Holy moly. Lattes at home? I’m afraid with a machine like this I would easily stay at home and drink lattes all day–hello, that salted caramel one looks fantastical. I’m so jelly of your machine! Now instead of going on Starbucks runs, I hope you don’t mind me coming to your house haha.