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Easy Salted Caramel Mocha Coffee Recipe

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If you’re into chocolate, or coffee or caramel, then this is your drink. It’s made for you. The fantastic combination of these three decadent ingredients becomes something else, something absolutely fantastic.

After all, we’re talking about three delicious ingredients, plus milk. What could go wrong? So, today we’re talking about a mocha — chocolate and coffee in communion. Still, we’re taking the drink to the next level with caramel sauce or syrup, and not any caramel, but salted caramel.

What salt does to food and drinks is that it enhances flavors, making them more intense, and that goes for sweet stuff as well!

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How to make a salted caramel mocha coffee?

To make this specialty, you need a good coffee. Instant coffee won’t do. You need to bring out the big guns, and that means freshly brewed espresso. Make yours with an espresso machine, a pod coffee maker or a stovetop moka pot.

You’ll also need high-quality cocoa powder, if unsweetened, even better. Then comes the caramel — you can buy a nice, salted caramel sauce anywhere these days, and they’re all rather good. Trust me, making caramel sauce at home is a pain.

Finally, you’ll need milk, and although whole milk or low-fat milk are fine. So are plant or grain-based milk alternatives. Almond milk is particularly compatible with this one!

Tips for the perfect salted caramel mocha.

  • To make a proper caramel mocha, heat the milk on the stovetop. That, of course, if you don’t have a milk steamer. And don’t let it boil. Once it shows some steam, remove it from the heat.

  • Look for a natural caramel sauce, not those with artificial flavors. After all, caramel is slightly burned sugar and cream. There’s no need for artificial ingredients.

  • Sweeten the mocha to taste. I like what the caramel does for the drink on its own, but if you like yours a bit sweeter, either add more caramel sauce or a teaspoon of sugar. That’s your call.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy276 cal




Brew the espresso and set it aside.


In a small pot or the microwave, heat the milk until steamy but not boiling.


In a blender, add the milk, espresso, cocoa powder and salted caramel syrup.


Blend until smooth and pour in a cup.


For an iced salted caramel mocha, use cold milk and serve over ice.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories276
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat4 g78 g5.13%
  • Saturated Fat2.4 g20 g12%
  • Cholesterol15 mg300 mg5%
  • Sodium121 mg2300 mg5.26%
  • Total Carbohydrate53.5 g275 g19.45%
  • Dietary Fiber0.5 g28 g1.79%
  • Total Sugars50.3 g
  • Protein6.4 g50 g12.8%
  • Calcium220 mg1300 mg16.92%
  • Potassium183 mg4700 mg3.89%
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