Are you looking for a delicious chocolatey caramel treat you can enjoy at home without the expense and hassle of a trip to your local coffee shop?
Look no further than the chocolate caramel latte! This decadent concoction will tantalize your taste buds and leave you satisfied.
It’s almost like eating a Twix candy bar!
The chocolate caramel latte can be made in just minutes with simple ingredients, so it’s perfect for when you need a quick pick-me-up or want to impress guests.
With its rich flavors of chocolate and caramel, this beverage will make any occasion feel special. So let’s get started on making this delicious coffee drink!
Click here to jump directly to the Twix Latte recipe.
A Note About the Chocolate Caramel Latte Recipe
The thing I love the most about coffee recipes is that they’re so easily customizable.
There are only a few ingredient components in a basic latte, and they can easily be swapped out to meet dietary or caloric needs.
In general, a latte contains milk, coffee, and flavoring. An iced latte also includes ice cubes. And a frappuccino or blended drink contains the basic ingredients plus ice and some type of binding ingredient.
You can choose to add more or less flavoring to bring out the bold notes of espresso. Or you can add extra whipped cream without an upcharge.
Creating your own custom coffee drinks at home has many amazing benefits, and I hope this post inspires you to try something new!
What’s in a chocolate caramel latte?
Let’s go through the basic ingredients for this fancy drink and a few ways you can easily customize it.
I will include suggestions on the amount of each basic ingredient to add to your drink, but you may need to adjust based on your preferred serving sizes.
Most types of milk work well for lattes. Whole milk adds a creamier texture and richer flavor than skim milk.
But if you love the texture that comes from frothed milk, skim is your best bet.
Non-dairy milk, such as soy and almond, adds a slightly nutty flavor to the final drink.
Because I am lactose-intolerant, I use Lactaid 2% milk for most of my homemade latte creations. And for this recipe, use 1 cup of milk.
The coffee component is my absolute favorite! I have a very basic espresso maker and love how it makes my kitchen smell like a trendy coffee shop.
The delicious aroma brings me back to my days as a barista at a tiny coffee shop named The Chattering Squirrel.
And yes, it was every bit as adorable as it sounds.
For every cup of milk added to a drink, I add one shot of espresso.
But don’t worry if you don’t have an espresso machine!
You can use coffee brewed twice as strong as you normally would. Or you can add coffee exactly as you regularly brew it for a more subtle flavor.
Add one cup of coffee to the drink if you use coffee instead of espresso.
You can leave out the coffee entirely if you’re making this drink for your kids or avoiding caffeine.
Thanks to Amazon, you can now buy coffee flavor syrups for almost any flavor under the sun.
Although I love the convenience of flavor syrups, they sometimes come in huge bottles. This is a problem for me because I hardly ever finish the entire bottle before it goes bad.
And I love experimenting with different flavors so having a huge bottle of one syrup when I want to make a different type of latte is problematic.
But if you’re someone who finds a flavor they love and sticks with it, investing in pre-made syrup might be a great option!
Click the links below to be taken right to Amazon, where you can take advantage of the conveniently pre-made syrups.
Here are homemade options for chocolate and caramel flavors:
- Combine one cup of milk, one tablespoon of cocoa, and one tablespoon of powdered sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Gently whisk the cocoa into the milk as it warms to your desired temperature.
- You can also create the chocolate flavor by combining one cup of milk and a packet of hot chocolate.
- Combine 1 teaspoon of caramel extract and 1 teaspoon of a basic simple syrup made with turbinado sugar. Stir into a shot of espresso or a cup of coffee while it’s hot. The hot coffee will melt the sugar and create a harmonious drink without leaving you with sludge at the bottom. Leave out the simple syrup for a more savory drink.
The topping is where your creativity truly shines! You can top this drink with either pre-made whipped cream or whip up a batch of your own.
And if you’re a Dutch Bros fan, try my copycat Soft Top recipe.
Finish with extra caramel drizzles on top. Add a little chocolate syrup to the top or sprinkle with mini chocolate chips for a fancy drink.
There are so many fun ways to customize this one!
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 tbsp Powdered Sugar
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 shot Espresso
- 1 tsp Caramel Extract
- Combine the milk, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder in a small pan.
- Heat over medium heat and whisk ingredients together to combine until it reaches your desired temperature.
- Pull a shot of espresso and add the caramel extract, stirring to combine.
- Pour the milk into a mug and add the espresso. Stir to combine.
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
The chocolate caramel latte is a simple yet delicious treat that can be made at home with minimal effort.
Add this to your repertoire of cozy drinks for those nights in, or surprise your friends and family with something special.
With so many potential variations, chocolate caramel lattes never get old! Try out different kinds of milk, syrups, and toppings to find your favorite combination.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding extra flavors such as raspberry or coconut for a different twist.
If you loved this post, don’t miss my other great content!
- How to Make a S’mores Mocha Latte
- How to Make the Perfect Peppermint Mocha
- How to Find the Perfect Rose Cold Coffee Maker
- The Great Latte Debate: Is a Latte Supposed to be Hot or Cold?
- How to Make a Copycat Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkaccino
- How to Make Your Own Version of a Dutch Bros Cocomo
- How to Make a Copycat Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Home