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Easy Caramel Brulee Latte Recipe

Heavy shots of Espresso followed up with warm milk and caramel sauce make our Caramel Brulee Latte an immediate hit! With less than 20 minutes of prep work and 5 ingredients, whisk up this amazing drink for all your gourmet coffee-loving friends all fall (and all year long).

These delightful mugs are a mouthwatering, sweet, refreshment, filled with enough coffee for it to not lull you into a nap.

The first time I made these Caramel Brulee’s, I opted for whole milk. But I soon found out that using a plant-based version like almond and soy gave the drink more body- especially with the almond milk.

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Why You’ll Love Starbucks Copycat Caramel Brulee Lattes

  • Cheaper than Starbucks
  • Easy to customize to fit your exact tastebuds
  • Versatile – easy to substitute ingredients
  • The taste- y’all the taste is just IN-CRED-I-BLE!

The caramel sauce mixed with the espresso was our favorite part, as the heat from the espresso cuts through the thickness of the sauce to reveal its sweet, almost buttery, essence.

If you’ve never enjoyed the combination of espresso and caramel, then we highly recommend that you give this drink a try! It just might become your new thing!

Ingredients for Caramel Brulee Copycat from Starbucks.

Caramel Brulee Latte Ingredients

Looking for the ingredients to give these a try? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Ground Espresso – Grab your favorite ground espresso or beans and then grind them down yourself.
  • Caramel sauce – Homemade sauce, regular caramel sauce or salted caramel sauce.
  • Milk – whole milk, coconut milk, almond milk or oat milk (our recipe coming soon)
  • Stroopwafel caramel cookies – one for garnishing your latte and one for dipping in your latte.

Tools To Make The Best Caramel Brulee Lattes In A Jar

Espresso Maker or Moka Pot

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  • MAKE GREAT TASTING COFFEE: Brew rich espresso the traditional way with this moka pot. Fill up the filter with your favorite coffee grounds, place the Italian coffee pot on a stovetop, and watch the best-tasting brew get ready to make rich and aromatic lattes, cappuccinos, or espresso. Brew capacity is 3, 2 oz European espresso cups or 1, 5 oz Americano style cups.

Measuring Cups and Spoons

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  • ✨ USA-DESIGNED FOR THAT TOUCH OF ELEGANCE: Each Morgenhaan measuring cup and spoon is designed right here in the USA for a uniquely elegant cooking experience, with premium features like internal markings for smaller volumes, easy-pour spouts to end spills, and mess-free elongated spoons that fit easily into tall, narrow spice jars

Stirring Spoon

Hiware 9-Inch Long Handle Iced Tea Spoon, Coffee Spoon, Ice Cream Spoon, Stainless Steel Cocktail Stirring Spoons, Set of 4
  • 9 inch long handle heavy-duty iced tea spoon can lead directly to the bottom of Ice cream soda glass, sundae and dessert cup, milk shake, tall coffee mugs

Mason Jars for Storing and Serving

Mason Jar Lids with Straw, Reusable Bamboo Lids, Wide Mouth Mason Jar Tumbler Lids, Mason Jar Tops with 2 Reusable Stainless Steel Straw - 2 Packs
  • Bamboo Mason Jar Lids – Including 2 Bamboo WIDE Mouth Mason Jar lids with straw hole, 2 reusable 304 stainless steel straws for Boba cup, and 1 straw brush. All packed with a cotton drawstring bag for easy carrying. We GUARANTEE You also have the right to return and exchange products for LIFETIME! (Mason jars are not included.)

How To Make A Caramel Brulee Latte

  1. Using a moka pot, add water and espresso to brew espresso.
  2. In a mug, add 1-2 tablespoons of caramel sauce and pour over 2oz of espresso. Stir to mix.
  3. Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
  4. Cut Stroopwafel in half and dice for garnish.
  5. Top latte with whipped cream and diced Stroopwafel. Drizzle with more caramel sauce.
  6. You can dip the other half of the Stroopwafel in the latte for good measure.
  7. Enjoy!

All About Espresso

Espresso is the equivalent of 5 instant coffees, a few ibuprofens, and 48 hours’ worth of sleep in a cup- you feel nothing, and you happily feel nothing for a long time.

Aside from being a massive energy booster, espresso is a happy elixir thanks to caffeine!

The caffeine to hormone mix is a very interesting one, and without diving into too much science, caffeine can affect neuropathways that directly affect your moods and dopamine levels.

Plus with your body already knowing that you’ll respond happily to the sips of coffee (because you’ve repeatedly done that many times before), it triggers dopamine levels to rise and therefore a signal to your brain that coffee makes you happy!

What’s even more fascinating is that espresso is even stronger without the added creams and sugar. So if you’re already enjoying your happy buzz with a dollop of whip cream in the mix, just imagine how you’d feel on espresso alone!

Close up shot of a homemade Starbucks Copycat Caramel Brulee.

What Is In A Caramel Brulee Latte?

A Caramel Brulee Latte is made up of deliciousness. Actually, it’s made of espresso, caramel, milk, and whipped cream.

What’s in Starbucks Caramel Brulee- The Amazing Caramel Brulee Sauce?

According to the Starbucks website, “Espresso, milk and ice blended with rich caramel brulée sauce, and then topped with whipped cream and more rich sauce ….”

What Does The Caramel Brulee Latte Taste Like?

It’s a sweet espresso drink with a bit of a “smokier” taste, hence the “brulee” name. Brulee in French means burned.

The common French dessert the Creme Brulee is a custard with caramelized brown sugar on top. (Burned brown sugar). This is a fantastic way to get your caffeine boost.

Caramel Brulee Latte Variations

  • Trade out your regular caramel sauce for a salted caramel sauce. Or sprinkle a few granules of kosher sea salt on top of your drink.
  • Use your homemade caramel sauce (our recipe coming soon)
  • Add a tad bit of white chocolate sauce for a great variation.
  • Add some Monin Caramel Syrup to your coffee to add even more caramel taste.
  • Make this kid-friendly by leaving out the espresso- maybe try hot chocolate instead.
Caramel Brulee Latte with waffle cookie and whipped cream.

Other Fantastic Lattes And Coffees To Try

Other Mason Jar Recipes To Try Out

Caramel Brulee Latte Mason Jars

Mason Jar Recipe
5 Ingredients and 20 minutes is all it takes to whisk up these amazing Caramel Brulee Latte Mason Jars! Impress your friends and family or secretly indulge yourself, we swear we won't tell a soul.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Grande Lattes


  • Stove top Espresso Pot (moka-pot) or Instant Espresso


  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • cup ground Espresso
  • Caramel sauce
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 4 Stroopwafel caramel cookies


  • Using a moka pot, add water and espresso to brew espresso.
  • In a mug, add 1-2 tablespoons of caramel sauce and pour over 2oz of espresso. Stir to mix.
  • Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
  • Cut Stroopwafel in half and dice for garnish.
  • Top latte with whipped cream and diced Stroopwafel. Drizzle with more caramel sauce. You can dip the other half of the Stroopwafel in the latte for good measure.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Caramel Brulee Latte
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Recipe Rating

Jasmine Martin

Friday 10th of September 2021

I love caramel. I am definitely going to have to try this caramel brulee latte. It'll be a delicious treat for myself.

Monica Simpson

Friday 10th of September 2021

I would love this. I need caramel in my coffee always.


Friday 10th of September 2021

OH MY YUM! This is like a fall recipe of goodness in a glass. Must try soon!

Amber Myers

Thursday 9th of September 2021

Oh yum, this looks incredible. I am pretty sure I'd love it.


Thursday 9th of September 2021

Oh wow this makes my mouth water, I love anything with caramel