Indulge in this easy homemade Caramel Brûlée Latte recipe. Rich espresso, creamy milk, and velvety caramel get topped with whipped cream and a toffee crunch to make Starbucks coffee magic at home!
Four ingredients and 5 minutes for a coffee house drink you can enjoy any time of year!
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Homemade Coffee Drinks
There's something satisfying about making your own coffee drinks at home. No need to run out to your nearest Starbucks or find out that the drink you’re craving is not in season. Nope, you can make your own creations or copycats of your favorite coffeehouse drinks whenever you get the urge.
Whether it's a bold espresso shot, a velvety latte like this Pistachio Latte, a refreshing iced coffee like Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, a warm S’mores Coffee reminiscent of cool fall days, or a cold, refreshing Coffee Banana Smoothie, homemade coffee drinks deliver for any season. It all comes down to being creative and making your own piece of coffee heaven at home.
Why You'll Love This Caramel Brulee Latte Recipe
Saves money and it's just as delicious as the Starbucks version
Only 4 ingredients plus your favorite toppings
Simple ingredients using bottled Torani syrups
Easy to customize - make it iced, add your favorite toppings
Have it whenever you want! No Starbucks seasonal drink here!
Takes less than 5 minutes!
Caramel Brulee Latte Ingredients
For the creme brulee latte:
- Espresso - double shot (or very strong brewed coffee)
- Caramel or salted caramel syrup
- Vanilla or French vanilla syrup
- Milk - I use 2% but whole milk or dairy-free milk can be subbed
For the copycat Starbucks creme brulee topping:
- Whipped cream
- Caramel sauce
- Toffee bits
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
If you don't have an espresso maker, you can use very strong coffee. Double the amount of coffee grounds you use to make a pot of coffee.
Starbucks uses 2% milk in their lattes. You can use whichever milk you prefer, from skim to whole cow's milk, or plant-based milk.
Starbucks uses its own caramel brulee sauce for the drink. Combining caramel syrup and vanilla or French vanilla syrup gives this copycat latte a similar flavor. There isn't a Starbucks caramel brulee syrup.
If you don't have the syrups for the creme brulee flavoring, you can use caramel sauce instead.
Toffee bits are the closest to caramel brulee bits Starbucks uses for the topping.
How to Make a Creme Brulee Latte
- Brew up a 2-shot espresso. If you don't have an espresso machine use either strongly brewed coffee or warm up cold brew espresso.
- Add the caramel and vanilla syrups.
- Froth the milk (see below for instructions if you don't have an espresso machine) and add to the caramel espresso.
- Creme Brulee Latte is now ready to be topped with all your favorites.
Serve the latte as is or top with some whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and a sprinkle of toffee bits. Enjoy!
How to Froth Milk without an Espresso Machine
You can use a milk frother or you can do it with just a simple jar and a little muscle.
Fill a microwave-safe jar with milk, about ⅓-1/2 full. Screw on the lid and shake until the milk becomes frothy, about double in volume. Remove the lid and heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before adding to the espresso.
Recipe Variation - Iced Caramel Brulee Latte
It's easy to make this hot espresso drink into a copycat Starbucks iced creme brulee latte. Here's how:
- Brew the espresso and let it cool to room temperature. (or opt for cold brew espresso)
- Pour the cooled espresso, caramel syrup, and vanilla syrup into a tall glass filled with ice.
- Add cold milk and stir to combine.
- Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and toffee bits.
More Coffee Recipes
- Chocolate Coffee Mousse
- Coffee Ice Cream Pie
- No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
- Peppermint Patty Coffee Cocktail
Find lots of tasty and easy beverages to make right here on 2CM!
Caramel Brulee Latte
- 1 double shot espresso or use strong brewed coffee or cold brew espresso
- 1 ½ Tablespoons caramel or salted caramel syrup
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla or French vanilla syrup
- 6 oz milk
- 2 Tablespoons whipped cream
- ½ teaspoon caramel sauce
- 1 teaspoon toffee bits
- Brew your 2 shot espresso and pour into a mug. (This is the equivalent of 2 ounces of espresso)
- Add caramel and vanilla syrups to hot espresso.
- Steam the milk and pour the milk and foam into the hot espresso. Stir lightly.
- Top with a swirl of whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of toffee bits.