Save money and time. Make your own Copycat Starbucks Caramel Brûlée Latte with your keurig in just minutes! Check out this simple recipe!
So during the holidays, I am just as guilty as the next person of running through Starbucks and picking up one of those super expensive holiday drinks. Let's face it, they taste good, they warm you up, they give you a little pep in your step, and put a smile on your face. This Copycat Starbucks Caramel Brûlée Latte does all those things at a fraction of the price and from the comfort of your own home.
I have my own little holiday drink station set up. My Keurig 2.0, Coffee Mugs, Coffee syrups, and toppings. Of course, I have my great selection of K-Cups thanks to Cross Country Cafe, including the Starbucks K-Cups.
You do not need a Keurig to make this latte! Simply brew your favorite dark blend in any coffee brewer. You can also make espresso if you have your own espresso machine.
Starbucks Grande Lattes are typically made with a double shot of espresso. So the darker the coffee the better.
How to Make Caramel Brûlée Latte
I popped in a Starbucks Cafe Verona Dark Roast Coffee K-Cup into my Keurig and brewed it at 8 oz. This will be strong enough to mimic the espresso used at Starbucks.
If you don't have a Keurig you can brew your own coffee for this copycat recipe. Just make it a tad stronger than usual, or brew your own cup of espresso.
Now, for some of that Homemade Caramel Coffee Syrup. You can totally use those store bought flavored syrups, but I like to make my own.
The amount is up to you and how flavored (or sweet) you enjoy your coffee. For this cup I used about 2 -3 tbsp of syrup. I wanted it to be as close to the original as possible.
I have even heard you can purchase the bottles of flavoring directly from your local Starbucks, or online through amazon.
Now for the delicious milky frothiness. This is my favorite part. I took about 1 tbsp of whipped cream and mixed it in my coffee to give it that latte color and creaminess.
You can add a little more milk if you would like. I found since my coffee is home brewed and not as strong as espresso this works perfectly to maintain the latte flavor I was going for.
Top it with some more whipped cream and some raw sugar. You know the kind with the bigger sugar crystals. YUM!
You could even go crazy and drizzle it with caramel sauce. You know....if you can handle that kind of amazing!
Dairy Free / Vegan
The bonus to making this yourself is that you can make it dairy free/vegan! There are some of the store bought caramel syrups that are actually vegan. You can also use this Coconut Whipped Cream which is delicious, or there are several on the market now that are perfect!
If you are going to make your own latte, may as well make a breakfast treat to go with it. Check out these delicious coffeehouse style treats that are easy to make at home too!
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Brûlée Latte
- Brew the Starbucks Verona Dark Roast K-Cup at 8 oz.
- Once brewed mix in 1-2 oz of Caramel Drink Syrup, and 1 tbsp of whipped cream. Stir. Top with more whipped cream and sprinkle with come raw sugar.
- Drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.