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Salted Caramel Latte

Salted Caramel Latte is an indulgent drink for those days when you need a little extra comfort or feel like being pampered. It’s sweet with a little saltiness, plus I added some cocoa powder for just a hint of chocolate flavor.

Salted Caramel Latte


A fancy coffee shop specialty drink can easily be made at home and save you lots of money. Typically I’m a plain coffee type with just a little sweetener and creamer added.

Salted Caramel Latte

But… this past September my husband and I went on our first cruise- a Princess Cruises Cruise off the coast of California. It must have been a month for firsts because I had my first Salted Caramel Latte on the cruise.

And then my second.

And my third.

And fourth.

One for each day of the cruise.

There was a wonderful coffee shop on the Ruby Princess called the International Cafe and boy were their Salted Caramel Lattes ever good! We got one each day late in the afternoon. I don’t usually drink caffeine late in the afternoon, but hey we were on a cruise ship.

international cafe


With our Salted Caramel Lattes in hand we’d head out to the Promenade Deck, take a seat, and watch the sun set over the water.

Ruby Princess Sunset


That’s my idea of heaven y’all!

Salted Caramel Latte


I can’t quite recreate that experience at home, but I can recreate a Salted Caramel Latte. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Salted Caramel Latte


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Salted Caramel Latte

Salted Caramel Latte

Salted Caramel Latte is an indulgent drink for those days when you need a little extra comfort or feel like being pampered. It's sweet with a little saltiness, plus I added some cocoa powder for just a hint of chocolate flavor.
PREP: 5 minutes
SERVINGS: 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce, I use Smuckers
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • whipped cream


  • Combine milk, caramel sauce, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Heat until very warm, stirring well to dissolve caramel sauce and cocoa powder.
  • Add coffee and use an immersion blender to blend until frothy, or place in a blender and blend to get frothy.
  • Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce.


As an alternative to using Salted Caramel Sauce, use regular caramel sauce and a pinch of sea salt.


Calories: 172kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Drinks

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19 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Latte”

  1. My husband wanted a “fancy” coffee, but I’m not about to drop $5. So I looked up some recipes and came upon this little treasure and thought I’d try it out. This took no time at all to make and he really likes it. Next time I’ll double the recipe so I can just drink a “fancy” hot chocolate ๐Ÿ˜. Thank your sharing your recipe and saving me money. Though inam sure he will want this daily now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Oh, now I’m sad I didn’t try one of these onboard! But, I’ll be happy to make a million of them now to make up for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That view with a cup of this salted caramel latte totally looks like heaven! I can’t wait to try making this! I am such a sucker for flavored coffee drinks and this one looks perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Allie @ Southern Mothers

    This is so happening this morning. Hey, I might even go all the way and make mine a salted caramel mocha ?

  5. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    That sounds like a magical cruise! Glad you had fun! And also loving that I can make one of these at home, my hubby LOVES them!

  6. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    Your latte photos are stunning! This looks so tasty and perfect for a chilly afternoon!

  7. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh my GOSH. Salted caramel lattes are seriously my favorite thing to order at the coffee shop and now you’re telling me I can have it at home?? This is why we’re friends, Christin. ๐Ÿ˜€ I seriously can hardly stand how amazing these look!

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Salted caramel lattes are one of my favorites! I love that you can make it at home for a fraction of the price and calories that you would find in a coffee shop. This looks just perfect for a Monday, Christin!

  9. Mary // chattavore

    Will you be bringing me one of these this weekend? Mmmmkay, thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks amazing!!

  10. Izzy @ She Likes Food

    I feel like being pampered everyday, haha! And this drink looks like the perfect way to do that! I just want to eat the whipped cream and caramel right off the top ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. The cruise sounds amazing. We are thinking about doing one soon; my son really wants to! : ) I am a little afraid to put on 10 lbs. with all the amazing food but it’s a ‘sacrifice’ I just might need to make. I love how you re-created the salted caramel latte. It looks insane. I could really relax with a mug of that in the winter…

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      There is a lot of amazing food, but you also get lots of exercise walking around the ship, especially if you always take the stairs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

    At this moment, I am sipping on a caramel latte in a coffee shop, and I wish I saw this first. Need to try this soon!

  13. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Looks like an AMAZING cruise – I love cruises!! All the wonderful sights and of course tastes, and I bet your variation on this latte tastes even better!

  14. I love making coffee drinks at home! This looks so rich and delicious. I could drink a couple of these right now for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

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