Starbucks Copycat Crème Brûlée Latte
Rich with both caramel and coffee flavors, this easy to make Starbucks Copycat Crème Brûlée Latte will be your reason for rolling out of bed in the morning! Made with just 5 simple ingredients and whipped up in about 5 minutes or less, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself to this simple, yet indulgent latte.
Starbucks Copycat Crème Brûlée Latte
It’s almost fall, which means the season of warm and cozy drinks is finally upon us! However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy this copycat latte all year round. It’s so easy to make and with only 5 ingredients called for, it ends up being much less pricey than the real deal, too!
And don’t worry – just because you’re pinching a penny by making this at home recipe rather than swinging by the drive-thru, you won’t be missing out on any of the flavors you’re craving.
In fact, I find this homemade latte to be much more flavorful than the actual Starbucks version! I think because when I make it at home, I can whip it up precisely how I like, which for me usually means a little extra caramel. With this recipe though, I feel like I’ve really balanced the flavors of sweet caramel and rich coffee perfectly! It’s not too sweet, and not too strong.
Well, until I top it with lots of caramel drizzle, that is… Then it becomes a bit sweet, just the way I like it. However, you can top yours off however you like it!
In the season of pumpkin spice and apple crisp flavors, caramel often gets pushed to the sidelines, and that simply won’t do. Not when drinks like this crème brûlée latte are just begging to be made!
With that being said, if you decide to sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice on top of the whipped cream to make this warm caramel drink even more autumnal, I’m not judging. And as I previously mentioned, this easy to make morning masterpiece is delicious all year round, too!
How to Make It
Brew the espresso. Using a moka pot, add water and espresso to brew espresso.
Sweeten it up. In a mug, add 1-2 tablespoons of caramel sauce and pour over 2oz of espresso. Stir to mix.
Make it milky. Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
Garnish, and enjoy! Cut stroopwafel in half and dice for garnish. Top the latte off 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!
What is a moka pot?
It’s an electric coffee maker that makes the BEST espresso! It’s the easiest way to get the espresso you need for this recipe in a timely fashion.
However, if you have another type of fancy espresso machine that can get the job done, that’ll definitely work as well. As long as you have some strongly brewed espresso in your cup, you’ll be ready to make a latte… and caffeinated!
What kind of caramel sauce should I use?
Let’s discuss something really quick – homemade caramel sauce will always yield tastier results than store-bought. I know it sounds like a lot of extra work, but using my Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe is SO worth the effort! Plus, when you’ve made your latte, you’ll still have plenty of caramel sauce left over for all your other treats.
Can I make this drink iced?
You absolutely can! To make this an iced latte, I’d recommend letting whipping it up by following all the same steps, then letting it adjust to room temperature or even popping it in the fridge for a while to help it cool off.
Once it’s no longer hot, pour it over some ice cubes, and enjoy! I don’t recommend pouring the hot latte directly over ice cubes, as the ice cubes will melt and water down your delicious drink.
You could even make this Cold Brew Coffee and use it instead of the espresso. It had plenty of punch in the way of caffeine.
Cozy up with these warm drinks all fall and winter long!
Get the Recipe: Starbucks Copycat Crème Brûlée Latte
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 2/3 cup ground espresso
- Caramel sauce
- 2 cups of milk
- 4 stroopwafel caramel cookies
- Stove top espresso pot (moka-pot) You can also use instant espresso.
- 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.