Homemade Caramel Mocha

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Easy, quick, and delicious - homemade caramel mocha.
If you are anything like me, the best thing you could do in the winter is wrap up in an unnecessarily fuzzy blanket, coffee in hand,watching Netflix until someone makes you turn it off. But sometimes, just plain ol' coffee can get boring *gasp.shock* and unless you are making bank (can we trade?), you can't really afford to go out and buy Starbucks everyday.

For days like these, we really need to know how to make our own specialty coffee drinks, enabling us to keep our fuzzy blankets in tact!

So instead of spending way too much money on a drink that you have to go out to get, try this homemade caramel mocha. It'll quench your coffee craving without you having to leave the comfort of you home!


* 1 cup very strong coffee ( or 1 cup water and 1.5 Tbs. instant coffee)
* 1 cup milk of choice
* 1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3 Tbs. caramel sauce (I used Ghirardelli)


Brew coffee (make sure it's strong)

In a small pot on the stove, heat milk on medium-low, continuously stirring.

As you stir, add in cocoa powder and caramel sauce.

Add in coffee to mixture.

Turn up heat on stove just long enough for the mixture to begin boiling, continuously stirring (be careful that the milk doesn't burn or curdle). 

Serve and enjoy.

This recipe serves two and is approximately 180 calories per serving. If you prefer a thicker beverage, use whole milk and add a packet of hot chocolate. Doing so will increase the calorie count by approximately 75 calories per serving.

Do you have a favorite homemade coffee drink recipe? Share it below!

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  1. Aww, thank you so much! I appreciate that!
    I will definitely stop by your blog!

  2. Oh this looks so delicious!! :) Thank you for the recipe!!

  3. LOL i just went back and read the ingredients closer and it thought it said 3 LBS of carmel sauce HAHAHAHAHA #winning

  4. Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING!! The Caramel Machiato at starbucks is my absolute favourite so I NEED to try this!

    1. Please come back and let me know what you think if you try it :) It really is good!
      Thanks so much for dropping by!

  5. That sounds soo yummy! Definitely going to have to try it. I'm such a sucker for caramel!

  6. This looks like heaven! LOVE!

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  7. YUM! I need to start making more interesting coffee drinks at home and this one looks like a winner! =)

  8. Yes I will be trying this tomorrow morning as it sounds AHHHHMAZING!

  9. It would be great if starbucks was an option everyday but like you said it isn't. I enjoy making my own coffee at home. This looks so good!! I will have to add it to my list of things to make. :)

  10. I'm totally not a coffee person, but I wonder if my husband would like this? He looooooooves his coffee.

  11. This is a for sure must try! Caramel is Gods gift to earth.

  12. I'm thinking it's kind of a shame that I don't like coffee (I actually really don't!) because this sounds really good. It's the caramel that is pulling me in...

  13. Yum! It looks so rich! I should try it... :D

  14. OMG...this looks incredible!!! I can't wait to make it. LOVE Ghirardelli caramel sauce!