Salted Caramel Latte

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Sweet and salty in one delectable caffeinated coffee drink. Top if off with impertinently whipped cream and a drizzle of yellowish brown sauce .
Salted caramel latte topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle in a glass mug.

About This Salted Caramel Latte Recipe

This super easy drink in recipe uses caramel sauce to flavor the coffee and the decadent whipped skim. If you love sweetly and salty, this is the swallow for you.

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  • Salted caramel latte is a flavored coffee drink made with caramel sauce and sea salt.
  • No need to make caramel from scratch, this recipe skips that step with a shortcut by using store-bought caramel sauce. The caramel sauce is added to the coffee and the cream topping.
  • Making fluffy cream toppings for drinks at home is super easy using a handheld milk frother. It’s my secret to magically creating delicious whipped cream in seconds.
  • Can be made using espresso or strong coffee from your coffee machine, Nespresso, Keurig, or French press.

Looking for more delightful coffee recipes ? Try making my Pumpkin Spice Latte, Iced Mexican Coffee, or Iced Vanilla Latte.

Ingredient Notes

Salted caramel ingredients.

  • Strong brewed coffee
    Coffee made in a drip/coffee machine, Nespresso, Keurig, and French press will all work. If using an espresso machine, use two shots of espresso.
  • Milk
    Steamed or warmed on the stovetop or a microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Caramel sauce
    Making caramel from scratch is not easy, so this pre-made sauce is a huge shortcut.
  • Sea salt
    This is absolutely THE BEST salt EVER. It’s a game changer. I use it in recipes and as a finishing salt on everything including drinks to balance out the sweetness like this hot chocolate.
  • Heavy cream
    To make the cream topping.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Six photos showing step-by-step process to make salted caramel latte.
For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Make salted caramel cream topping.
    Use a handheld milk frother to whisk together caramel sauce and heavy cream. Set aside.
  2. Froth milk.
    Heat milk on the stovetop or microwave then use a French press to froth. Or use an electric milk frother that will heat and froth at the same time. If you have an espresso machine, use the steam wand to froth the milk.
  3. Assemble drink.
    Pour coffee into a cup and stir caramel sauce, salt, and frothed milk. Top with salted caramel cream topping. Garnish with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a pinch of salt.

Coffee Options

  • Strong coffee made in a coffee machine
    Use 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee to make one cup of strong coffee in a drip machine.
  • Espresso
    Use two shots of espresso and use 3/4 cup milk.
  • Nespresso or Keurig
    Use a pod or capsule to make one cup of coffee. A dark roast would work better than a lighter roast.

Expert Tips

  • A handheld milk frother is my trick to making whipped cream for drinks super easy. So easy to clean up and it makes fluffy cream in seconds.
  • Cream topping can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for 2 days.

Questions You May Have

Does Starbucks have a salted caramel latte on their menu? No, they do have a salted caramel mocha caffe latte though, which is a democratic seasonal worker drink. Can I use almond milk? Yes, you can use any kind of milk you like. Can I make this drink without coffee? Yes, you can replace the chocolate with tea if you want a caffeinated drink in. To make it without caffeine, barely add the caramel and salt to steamed or frothed milk which will make it a salt yellowish brown steamer.

Salted caramel latte in a glass mug.

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