Caramel Coffee Recipe

Delicious Caramel Coffee

Homemade caramel coffee: A tasty cold morning cuppa

Don’t lie in bed too long. Make yourself a cup of homemade caramel coffee and start your mornings in the sweetest way possible.

Caramel Coffee Recipe

Delicious Caramel Coffee

It’s getting harder to get out of bed in the morning and for many of us, we only wake up when we have our first cup of coffee. However, we sometimes need a bit of an extra incentive and a bit of sweetness makes that more enticing. This homemade caramel coffee recipe is that combination without taking too long to prepare as you get ready for the day. Similar to a latte, this drink is perfect for those who like more milky coffees and some extra flavour to get the motor running.

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Homemade caramel coffee suggestions

The evaporated milk makes things a little bit sweeter and when mixing, you can almost whisk the instant coffee and sugar together with it until frothy. The mixture will be dissolved so your boiling water won’t burn it, making things a bit more flavourful than it has been. You can also get creative and add a sprinkling of coffee powder or cocoa powder on top to make it even better. Get some hazelnut essence and add that to the mixture too!

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Don’t lie in bed too long. Make yourself a cup of homemade caramel coffee and start your mornings in the sweetest way possible.

Last updated on 4 May 2023

Homemade caramel coffee recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Alicia Naidoo Course: DrinksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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A quick and easy way to make your own caramel flavoured coffee.


  • 2 tsp 2 instant coffee

  • sugar to taste

  • 1-2 tsp 1-2 evaporated milk

  • 1 drop 1 caramel essence

  • boiling water


  • Mix your instant coffee and desired amount of sugar together.
  • Add a drop of caramel essence. Caramel essence is strong so no more than a drop to avoid an overpowering flavor.
  • Add just enough evaporated milk to cover the coffee and sugar. Mix together thoroughly, almost whisking until light and frothy.
  • Add boiling water.
  • Top with a little more evaporated milk.

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