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Caramel Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

Caramel Latte {Starbucks Copycat} – Save money and make this classic Starbucks recipe at home! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, so easy and delicious!

Caramel Latte

Caramel Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

With everything going on in the world right now, I have been making SO many lattes at home to make up for not being able to go to the local coffee shops.  After making the iced caramel latte recipe last year, I knew that I wanted to make a warm version of the same classic drink and thus, we have this caramel latte recipe!

All you need to make this recipe is caramel syrup (don’t have any on hand? Click HERE for a recipe!), milk, and espresso (or coffee).  You can use dairy milk or any alternative milk that you like so feel free to experiment! Using oat milk in this recipe has become my go-to!

For a fun spin, try making this recipe with bourbon salted caramel sauce!

Common questions about making caramel lattes

What is in a Starbucks caramel latte?

A Starbucks caramel latte is made with caramel syrup, steamed milk, and espresso.

Are lattes sweet?

Lattes can either be sweet or not.  A latte is made with steamed milk and espresso which is not a sweet drink but you can add syrups and flavors into it that make it sweet such as mocha or caramel.

What is the difference between a caramel macchiato and a caramel latte?

The difference between a caramel macchiato and a caramel latte is that a caramel macchiato is made by putting vanilla syrup, milk, foam, espresso, and then caramel syrup in a cup in that order.  In a caramel latte, the order is caramel syrup, espresso, and milk (plus sometimes whipped cream).

How can I steam milk at home?

One of the best parts of a latte at a coffee shop is the steamed milk in the latte.  The easiest way I have found to get a similar effect at home is once you have heated your milk with the caramel, use an immersion blender to foam it up a bit before pouring into a mug.

Can I make a latte without espresso?

Yes, so there are a few different options for ways to get close to espresso.  The cheapest option would be to brew quite strong coffee in a normal coffee pot which won’t be exactly the same but it’ll work.  If you have a moka pot or an aeropress coffee maker, those will get you pretty close to regular espresso.  If you use the moka pot or espresso, follow the same proportions in the recipe but if you choose to go the strongly brewed coffee route, use 3/4 cups coffee and 1/2 cup milk.

Caramel Latte Recipe

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Please note that this recipe is inspired by the drink from Starbucks and thus may not be a perfect copy. It has been lovingly created at home by a Starbucks fan for others who love the drink and want to make a one at home using simple ingredients.

Easy Caramel Latte

Yield: 1 Serving

Caramel Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

Caramel Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

Caramel Latte {Starbucks Copycat} – Save money and make this classic Starbucks recipe at home! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, so easy and delicious!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and caramel. Stir frequently for about 5 minutes or until caramel has fully combined with milk.
  2. Pour espresso and caramel milk into a mug Top with whipped cream (optional) and serve.


* Don't have an espresso machine? No worries - use 1/2 cup milk and 3/4 cup strongly brewed coffee or make the "espresso" with an aeropress.

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