Being able to make delicious iced specialty drinks at home is not only more cost-effective but definitely saves a trip out and about. And as a big homebody myself, I definitely consider that a win!
We have so many delicious specialty drink recipes on Roasty. From holiday favorites like the Eggnog Latte or Sugar Cookie Latte to Tasty Cinnamon Roll Iced Latte recipes to cool you down in the summer.
Introducing: The Foamy Caramel Chocolate Latte
I don’t know about you, but I get a sweet tooth craving usually right around the time I’m looking for my second cup of coffee of the day.
Maybe this is a formed habit from visiting Starbucks on my break in the pre-pandemic days, but with my kitchen being the nearest café, I can now treat myself to a tasty coffee drink from the comfort of my home.
I love all things chocolate, with caramel flavors being a close second. So why not combine the two? Add in some instant espresso and coffee cubes and top it off with a creamy, rich finish.
This latte is so easy and quick to make, while also being the perfect pick-me-up. Instant espresso is a quick way to get a shot of caffeine and is so delicious in sweet drinks like this.
What makes this drink café quality though is the use of a handheld milk frother. Whip up the espresso and syrups with some hot water to create a thick, creamy foam that adds richness to the drink.
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What You Need
This recipe requires only a few simple ingredients that you probably have on hand if you enjoy making your own specialty drinks at home.
- Mason jar or glass
- Milk frother
- Instant espresso
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate sauce
- Boiling water
- Iced coffee Cubes (optional)
- Creamer of choice
We suggest using instant espresso over instant coffee for this recipe. It has a stronger kick and bolder flavor that blends perfectly with the chocolate and caramel sauce.
Using iced coffee cubes also is a great way to add even more caffeine to the drink if you want a real banger.
Our personal favorite coffee sauces are the Ghirardelli brand, but use whatever you like best!
It’s fairly easy to make any adjustments and substitutions for this recipe while maintaining the same proportions. We highly suggest using instant espresso over instant coffee, but instant coffee can be used in a pinch.
If you swap out for a fresh shot of espresso, know that it may not be as foamy. Instant espresso tends to foam much more than fresh espresso.
For creamer, we used almond milk, but any creamer of choice can be used here. However, keep in mind any added sweetener to the drink. We recommend using half & half, whole milk or alternative, or unsweetened milk.
If you don’t have a milk frother, you can always prepare the mixture with a spoon or whisk. The frother helps form a foamy, cloud-like texture that may not be as easily replicated with a spoon or hand whisk, but will still work.
How To Make a Foamy Iced Caramel Chocolate Latte
This recipe is so quick and only takes a few minutes to prep! It’s perfect for whipping up in the mornings for a sweet start to the day.
Prepare your water by bringing it just below a boil.
While your water heats, add to your serving glass: 1 tablespoon of instant espresso, 1/2 tablespoon of caramel sauce, and 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate sauce.
Add just enough not quite boiling water to cover the mixture all the way.
Mix together with a handheld frother until the mixture is light and foamy.
Add ice cubes or coffee ice cubes until the cup is mostly filled.
Add creamer of choice. Mix and enjoy!
If You Like This One…
We have so many other delicious iced latte drinks that are quick to make and delicious! If you want to explore more drinks with chocolate, try out our delicious Raspberry Mocha Recipe or even our Mocha Coffee Creamer to add to your favorite cup of joe.
- 1 tbsp instant espresso
- 1/2 tbsp caramel sauce
- 1/2 tbsp chocolate sauce
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- 1 cup ice
- 1/4 cup creamer
- Prepare your water by bringing it just to below a boil.
- In your serving glass, combine 1 Tablespoon of instant espresso, 1/2 Tablespoon of caramel sauce, and 1/2 Tablespoon of chocolate sauce. Add just enough not quite boiling water to cover the mixture all the way.
- Mix together with a handheld frother until the mixture is light and foamy.
- Add ice cubes or coffee ice cubes until the cup is mostly filled.
- Add your creamer of choice. Mix and enjoy!