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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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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Stirring Spoon

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Mason Jars for Storing and Serving

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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

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Caramel Brulee Latte Mason Jars

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
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Brulee Latte
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Grande Lattes
Author: Mason Jar Recipe


  • 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!

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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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