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Caramel Ice Blended Coffee Recipe

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Someone somewhere forgot sugar in a pan and slowly burned it — that’s probably how caramel was born. A few cubes of butter, though, turned it into caramel sauce, and that’s one marvelous ingredient!

Caramel coffee drinks are the best. Yes, the mocha and latte are lovely, and how to beat a timeless classic like the cappuccino. Still, caramel makes everything better; there’s no doubt about that.

I guess the good folks at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf figured it out as well and started blending the golden-colored syrup with their top-of-the-line coffee. It is said they only source the finest coffee on the planet which is less than 1% of the world’s production.

If you want to make this drink at home, you need one good coffee, so visit your local roaster or coffee specialty shop. Look for a superior quality coffee from some exotic land and order it in a medium ‘city’ roast. We want to make the most of those milk, heartwarming caramel flavors. With your coffee in hand, let’s look at the rest of the ingredients.


What you'll need

You’ll need a fantastic coffee, yes, but also non-fat milk, a teaspoon of coffee creamer, a few drops of vanilla extract, some extra sweetener (choose your favorite) and whipped cream as a garnish; we can’t forget about the whipped cream, mainly because we get to drizzle it with caramel sauce!

Yes, you want to have caramel sauce too, and although you can totally make yours at home, I recommend buying one. There are plenty of fine options in the market, and you can even experiment with salted caramel sauce; it’s incredible!

The secret behind the perfect ice blended coffee is using cold espresso, you don’t want to pour it straight from the coffee machine, or you’ll melt the ice. The rest is easy. Get ready to make yourself a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf copycat version of the famous Caramel Ice Blended Coffee. Let’s check out the recipe and get started.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy226 cal


  • 12 oz ice



Brew your espresso and let it cool to room temperature or cool it down in an ice bath.


In a blender, add the ice, espresso, caramel sauce, vanilla extract, coffee creamer and milk. Blend until smooth.


Drizzle a tall glass with caramel sauce. Serve the ice blended coffee, top with whipped cream and drizzle with extra caramel sauce.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories226
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat4.7 g78 g6.03%
  • Saturated Fat3 g20 g15%
  • Cholesterol19 mg300 mg6.33%
  • Sodium257 mg2300 mg11.17%
  • Total Carbohydrate42.3 g275 g15.38%
  • Dietary Fiber0.5 g28 g1.79%
  • Total Sugars4.5 g
  • Protein4.1 g50 g8.2%
  • Calcium148 mg1300 mg11.38%
  • Potassium265 mg4700 mg5.64%