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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! Made with coffee & steamed milk, it's topped with whipped cream & salted caramel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salted caramel mocha, starbucks
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


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!



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