This Salted Caramel Mocha Latte is a mix of strong coffee stirred with chocolate and caramel syrup and a frothed milk poured over the top. This is a copycat recipe for the coffee house latte you can get at Starbucks every holiday season, only better!
I love to top my Salted Caramel Mocha Latte with sweetened heavy whipped cream. Then, drizzle some of the syrup over top with a sprinkle of fleur de sel. This hot beverage is the perfect treat for a chilly afternoon pick me up!
Making my specialty cup of coffee right at home
I am so enamored with the Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha Latte that you can get at Starbucks that I decided that I had to make my own coffee drink. Spending over $5 for a hot coffee on a regular basis gets to be a little too costly.
However, making your own specialty coffee right at home is really easy and you have the added benefit of making it your own way!
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What you need to make a Salted Caramel Mocha Recipe
Caramel Syrup: This is the thick caramel syrup, not the liquid one.
Chocolate Syrup: Same goes here, buy the actual syrup, not flavored liquid sweetener.
Coffee: We love dark roasted coffee and make it good and strong.
Whipped Cream: You can make your own homemade whipped topping, or you can use the kind you buy in a pressurized can.
Whole Milk: I highly recommend whole milk for the best flavor. If you must use a lower fat milk, I recommend not going lower than 2%.
Milk frother: This will make the hot milk nice and foamy, perfect for topping the Salted Caramel Mocha!
Fleur de Sel: a gourmet sea salt. This is one of the ingredients that makes this recipe what it is. I don't recommend skipping it.
Espresso Machine: This is what I own, however, if you don't have an espresso machine, then you can
How to froth milk for a latte
You do not have to have fancy equipment to make this latte right at home. I own a coffeemaker and a french press. You can brew your coffee for this in the coffee maker also, but if you do have a french press I highly recommend you use it.
So how do you “froth” without the expensive machine? I heat up about ½ cup of milk in my microwave, then I use my whisk to whisk it up and create some bubbling.
Make this latte your way!
- Swirl some extra caramel sauce inside the mug before pouring the coffee in.
- Make a homemade salted caramel sauce to use and eliminate the salt sprinkles on top of the coffee (if desired)
- Skip the chocolate syrup and whisk 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree into the hot coffee for a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
- Skip the coffee and make hot chocolate following the directions below on assembling the mug (for the syrup drizzle etc).
- Drizzle extra caramel syrup over the top of the whipped topping
What so serve with a Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
Mom's Buttermilk Doughnuts: These are a fried cake doughnut that has no icing.
Mini Caramel Coconut Chip Scones are similar to the mini scones you find in the coffee shop, only doctored up a bit!
Apple Dutch Baby is a great breakfast or dessert that goes great with this salted caramel mocha latte!
Other hot beverages to warm you up
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Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
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- Brew your coffee as desired.
- Drizzle syrup inside of the coffee mug and add a little more to your mug to taste.
- Pour ½ cup hot brewed coffee into the coffee mug.
- Whisk hot milk until frothy. Pour ¼ cup hot frothed milk into the mug.
- Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate and caramel syrup. Sprinkle with a pinch of fleur de sel.