How to Make Caramel Syrup for Coffee – Easy Recipe

We have some good news for those of you who like flavoured coffee beverages but are put off by the high price tag associated with purchasing them at their go-to coffee shop. The majority of people are under the impression that it is difficult to make flavoured syrup to use in coffee. Coffee syrups do not often call for a significant number of components, can be prepared in big quantities, and maintain their quality for a number of months.

In this piece, we will show you how to prepare one of our favourite recipes for caramel coffee syrup, and we hope that you like it as much as we do! The use of caramel syrup, which has a wide range of applications, may make any of your handmade coffee drinks more interesting. You’ll learn how to prepare caramel syrup with our help, and then we’ll suggest several different kinds of beverages that might go well with it. Let’s get started!

Caramel Syrup Recipe

There are only five ingredients you need to make caramel syrup for coffee. Image Credit: Max Griss, Unsplash


  • Small saucepan with lid
  • Glass jar for storage


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of water (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

1. Boil the first three syrup ingredients.

Put the corn syrup, sugar, and a quarter cup of water into a small pot and stir to mix. Continuous stirring at low heat is required until the components are dissolved and well combined.

When the ingredients have combined into a homogeneous paste, cover the pot and raise the temperature to medium. Bring the mixture to a boil for two to three minutes.

2. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients.

Take off the top, and continue stirring the syrup in a circular motion until you have a syrup that is thick and light brown in colour. The next step is to take the syrup off the stove and combine it with the remaining half cup of water. Be cautious! Be careful not to scald yourself with boiling syrup as you gradually add the water.

Mix in the vanilla essence, then sprinkle with a little bit of salt. To combine these items into the syrup, give everything a good stir.

3. Let cool and enjoy!

After allowing the syrup to cool, place it in a glass jar that has a cover and place it in the refrigerator. Despite the fact that ours never seems to survive that long anyhow, it will remain for many months.

Using Your Caramel Syrup in Coffee

What should you do with the wonderful new batch of caramel syrup that you have made now that you really have it? You can use caramel syrup in just much every beverage you can think of, but here are some of our personal favourites to try it in. Image Credit: joloei, Shutterstock

Caramel Latte

This recipe has stood the test of time because it is both simple and delicious. If you have access to an espresso machine, you should make advantage of it; nonetheless, a normal cup of strong coffee might serve as a passable substitute for an espresso.


  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon caramel syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Double shot of espresso (or 1 cup of strong coffee)
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Prepare an espresso with two separate shots. If you do not have access to an espresso maker, you may create a standard cup of coffee that is somewhat more concentrated than you would normally. Because of its increased potency, the coffee will be able to cut through the milk and caramel syrup with ease.
  2. Create a foam using a half cup of whole milk or your preferred non-dairy milk option. You may use a whisk instead of a steam wand if you don’t have one, but you should be aware that doing so will cause your arm to be sore the next day.
  3. Mix the coffee very well after adding the vanilla extract and caramel syrup, and continue to stir until the syrup is entirely dissolved. Check to see that there aren’t any chunks of syrup remaining.
  4. Add the frothed milk to your coffee in a slow and steady stream.
  5. Put some whipped cream on top and pour some caramel syrup over it if you want to make it seem fancier or if you just want a little bit more sweetness in your bite.

Image Credit: Kari Shea, Unsplash

Regular Caramel Coffee

This dish is ideal for times when you have a lot going on in the morning, but there is one potential risk involved. As the coffee cools, the syrup may begin to congeal if you do not consume it within a reasonable amount of time after making it. This won’t be an issue the vast majority of the time, but it has the potential to become a nuisance, particularly if you use a greater quantity of caramel syrup.


  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons caramel syrup


  1. Brew 1 cup of coffee using your favorite method. We recommend making the coffee slightly stronger than usual to help balance the caramel syrup’s sweetness. If you usually brew with a 1:16 coffee to water ratio, try 1:15 instead.
  2. As soon as your coffee is finished brewing, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup, depending on how your sweet tooth feels.

In this lesson, you are going to learn how to prepare one of our most beloved recipes for caramel coffee syrup. The use of caramel syrup, which has a wide range of applications, may make any of your handmade coffee drinks more interesting.

Caramel Syrup Recipe

We’re going to teach you how to make one of our favorite caramel coffee syrup recipes. Caramel syrup is very versatile and can liven up all of your homemade coffee beverages.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 4 mins

Total Time 9 mins

Course Drinks

Cuisine American

Servings 2 drink(s)

Calories 25 kcal

  • Small saucepan with lid
  • Glass jar for storage
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1 tsp Corn syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, ¼ cup of water, and the corn syrup. Stir continuously over low heat until the ingredients are dissolved and well-mixed.
  • Once the mixture is smooth, turn the heat up to medium and put a lid on the saucepan. Boil the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and stir the syrup continuously until you have a thick, light brown syrup.
  • Remove the syrup from heat and add the remaining ½ cup of water. Be careful! Add the water slowly to avoid splashing boiling syrup on yourself.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and add a pinch of salt. Stir to incorporate these ingredients into the syrup.
  • Let the syrup cool and store it in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator. It will stay for several months—although ours never seems to last that long anyway!

Calories: 25kcal

Keyword caramel syrup, coffee syrup


Caramel syrup is one of the most popular flavored syrups to use in coffee, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Most people have all the necessary ingredients in their pantry already, and it only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch that will last you months.

We hope you’ll try and enjoy our two recipes, but realize that the possibilities are only limited by your culinary creativity. Caramel syrup can be a key ingredient in countless coffee drinks, and part of the fun is trying it in different recipes and discovering what you like.

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