Caramel Creme Brulee Latte Recipe (Make at Home)

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Make this caramel creme brulee latte recipe at home and skip the coffee shop. With just a few simple ingredients you can enjoy a homemade version of your favorite Starbucks caramel brulee latte. 

homemade creme brûlée latte recipe

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How to Make a Caramel Creme Brulee Latte

The best part about making your own flavored caramel brulee latte recipe at home is that you don’t need a fancy espresso machine. You can make this delicious latte with just a few simple ingredients:

  • 4 oz brewed strong coffee
  • 8oz or one cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp caramel syrup

You will also need a milk frother to create a frothy top on the latte. We like this simple milk frother here: handheld milk frother

Caramel Creme Brulee Latte Recipe

Strong Brewed Coffee

For this hot coffee drink, you will need strong coffee. Of course, you have options. You can brew the coffee with a standard drip coffee maker if that is what you have. We are making this delicious creme brulee latte using coffee brewed with our Aeropress coffee maker. The Aeropress is a must-have tool, for every coffee lover.  It is similar to a French press, and can be found online here: Aeropress coffee press

You can find detailed instructions for using the Aeropress and more coffee recipes using the Aeropress here: Aeropress Recipes. For the sake of this caramel latte recipe, we are using 14g fresh ground coffee, and filling the hot water to the #3 marker of the brew chamber, just like in the butterscotch latte recipe.  

aeropress coffee press

Once you brew coffee, regardless of the method used, transfer 4oz of hot coffee into a tall glass or your favorite mug. 

Make sure to check out The Best Accessories for your Aeropess Coffee Maker to take your coffee making to the next level here: Best Aeropress Accessories.

Caramel Creme Brulee Flavor

To get the sweet flavor of caramelized sugar that caramel lovers adore we are using Davinci Gourmet Classic regular caramel syrup. You can also use homemade caramel sauce or Torani caramel syrup for this caramel brûlée latte recipe. 

Add 2 Tbsp of syrup to the hot coffee. If you like your caramel brulée latte on the sweeter side you can go ahead and add more. 

caramel syrup for coffee and lattes

Next, add 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract to the hot coffee. Stir to mix thoroughly and help the syrup and extract dissolve. While some may prefer to add vanilla syrup to their creme brûlée latte we like the pure vanilla flavor that the extract adds over the sweetness of vanilla syrup. Of course, you can swap these out if you’d like. 

vanilla extract in creme brûlée

Frothed Milk

A caramel creme brulee latte recipe is made with steamed milk. We don’t have a fancy steamer so we will heat the milk on the stovetop and then froth the hot milk.

First, pour 8 oz of milk into a milk frothing pitcher, like this one (here).

easy Caramel Creme Brulee Latte Recipe

Heat the milk over medium heat, do not let the milk boil. 

how to froth milk at home

Next, use a handheld milk frother to froth the milk. 

how to make a creme brûlée latte

Pour the frothed milk into the hot cup of coffee for a new fancy coffee drink. 

froth milk for Caramel Creme Brulee Latte

Delicious Caramel Creme Brûlée Latte Recipe

Enjoy this delicious creme brulee latte during the holiday season or any time of year. Keep it simple, or make it fancy by topping the latte with a pinch of brown sugar, or drizzle with caramel brulee sauce. 

Caramel Creme Brulee Latte Recipe

This easy recipe is a great option when you are in the mood for an indulgent coffee drink but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home. 

homemade Starbucks copycat caramel creme brûlée latte recipe

FAQs and Recipe Variations

  • What kind of milk can I use in this latte recipe? You can use whole milk or skim milk. If you would like a non-dairy milk, then almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, and soy milk are always good options. I would hesitate to use coconut milk because there may be a subtle coconut flavor to the latte. 
Caramel Creme Brulee Latte Recipe (Make at Home)

Caramel Creme Brulee Latte Recipe (Make at Home)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Enjoy a caramel creme brulee latte recipe at home and skip the coffee shop with just a few simple ingredients and less sugar.


  • 4 oz brewed strong coffee
  • 8oz or one cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp caramel syrup


  1. Brew the coffee with either a standard coffee maker or Aeropress coffee maker.
  2. If using an Aeropress, use 14g coffee and fill brew chamber to #3 mark with hot water.
  3. Add 2 Tbsps of caramel syrup to 4 oz of strong brewed coffee.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract to brewed coffee
  5. Stir coffee to dissolve syrup and extract.
  6. Heat milk on stovetop (do not boil). Froth milk and add to coffee.
  7. Top latte with whipped cream, or drizzle with more syrup and Enjoy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 9g

All Nutritional Information is approximate and will vary

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