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Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha
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Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha

This Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha is a perfect copycat! It’s made with homemade sauce then topped with whipped cream and salted caramel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 326kcal


Mocha sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Caramel sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the drink itself

  • 2 espresso shots
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp Homemade mocha sauce (see above)
  • 1 tbsp storebought caramel or toffee syrup
  • 1 tiny pinch of sea salt
  • Whipped cream
  • Homemade caramel sauce, for drizzling (see above)


Make the mocha sauce

  • Boil water in a kettle and mix boiling water with sugar in a mason jar, stirring in cocoa powder. Set aside.

Make the caramel sauce

  • Add sugar to a small pot on the stove over medium heat. Stir sugar often (watching it doesn't burn) until it starts to clump and turns golden brown. Eventually it will melt and turn into a thick brown liquid.
  • Once sugar is melted, stir in butter until melted, about 1 minute or so. Very slowly drizzle in the heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in sea salt, then remove from heat and set aside.

For the drink itself

  • Brew espresso shots in a large mug. Meanwhile, microwave milk for 1-2 minutes and froth with a milk frother afterward, or add milk to a steamer to heat through and froth.
  • Stir mocha sauce, storebought caramel/toffee syrup and sea salt into espresso shots, then pour steamed milk overtop, stirring gently.
  • Finish off the drink with whipped cream, then drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve and enjoy!



Make this drink over ice in the summer months.
If you don’t have any espresso, make this drink with your favourite brewed coffee instead.
For a dairy-free option, use your favourite non-dairy milk and vegan whipped cream.
Make the caramel and mocha sauces ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Store this drink in the fridge without the whipped cream for up to a day. Steam or microwave the drink, add on some whipped cream and enjoy.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 1mg