How To Make Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

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So, you’re craving something sweet and salty. Caramel is good. But it’s hot out, and you need to cool down. You’re also tired, and you need to wake up.

Geez… so many problems! Do you normally complain this much?

Joking aside, the next time you’re hankering for something salty, sweet, caffeinated, and cool, consider whipping up your own Salted Caramel Iced Coffee.

Sure, chain products like the Starbucks’ caramel iced coffee recipe or Mcdonald’s caramel iced coffee recipe are decent enough, but you just can’t beat making one yourself.

Why don’t you try it! Here’s the rundown on how to make a caramel iced coffee...

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

The next time you’re hankering for something salty, sweet, caffeinated, and cool, consider whipping up your own Salted Caramel Iced Coffee. While we do include some specific measurements, our recipe is one of those easy ones where very little is measured “to the exact amount.”

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword salted caramel iced coffee recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 91 kcal

Ingredients

  • cold brew coffee
  • 3-4 tsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp caramel syrup
  • half and half
  • coffee cubes
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tall glass
  • 1 straw
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill your tall glass with coffee cubes.

  2. Add your cold brew until the glass is 3/4 full.

  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk, caramel syrup, and a pinch of sea salt. Stir.

  4. Fill the rest of the glass with half and half. Stir. 

  5. Optional: add whipped cream and more caramel syrup to the top of the drink.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute milk for half and half, but be aware that you’ll lose some of that extra creaminess


How to Make a Salted Caramel Iced (or Frozen) Coffee

While we do include some specific measurements, our salted caramel iced coffee recipe is one of those easy ones where very little is measured “to the exact amount.” Feel free to have fun with quantities in order to find that perfect blend that’s just right for your palate. 

Extra Notes:

  • We suggest 3 or 4 teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk. Keep in mind that this is very sweet stuff, so adjust the quantity according to how weak or how strong your sweet tooth craving is.

Method

  1. To begin, fill your tall glass with coffee cubes.
  2. Next, add your cold brew until the glass is three-quarters full.
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk, caramel syrup, and a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Fill the rest of the glass with half and half.
  6. Give it another quick stir!
  7. As an extra flourish, you can add whipped cream to the top of the drink.
  8. Consider drizzling a bit more caramel syrup on top, too!

Alternative: Salted Caramel FROZEN Coffee

You heard us. You can turn this already amazing drink into a frozen one with just one extra step:

  1. Follow the previous steps 1-6. (Make sure to use those coffee cubes and not regular ice cubes or you’ll end up with a really watery drink!)
  2. Pour the concoction into a blender and whip it up!
  3. Carry on with steps 7 and 8, if desired.
  4. Hey, presto! You have a salted caramel frozen coffee. Yum!

Planning Ahead for Iced and/or Frozen Beverages

Cold beverages are usually fairly easy to pull together. The real trick, though, is making sure your timing is right. Waiting for a batch of cold brew to finish, an ingredient to cool in the refrigerator, or ice cubes to freeze, can all be a major time factors.

In the case of a salted caramel coffee, you’re going to need to factor in time for a batch of cold brew and a batch of coffee cubes. Make sure to take these into consideration long enough before the time you want to enjoy your drink.

Or, even better – it doesn’t hurt to keep a batch of cold brew and coffee cubes on hand at all times!

Cold Brews and Coffee Cubes…

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew

If you’re new to brewing cold brew (or you’re regularly dropping a fortune on cold brew at the store), consider getting one of these cold brewers for your home to make the process quick, easy, and cheap… and to keep that golden stuff flowing at all times!

Here’s another great article we’ve put together on how to make cold brew in general. It’s loaded with tips and tricks and tons of extra information!

Coffee Cubes

Coffee cubes are just that – ice cubes made with coffee.

Just brew up some coffee, let it cool, pour it into an ice cube tray (consider these easy-to-use trays), and throw it in the freezer. Then, when you need to make any iced coffee drink, substitute your coffee cubes instead, and you’ll keep that coffee tasting strong, robust, and, most importantly, UNDILUTED!

Can we get an amen?


Relax and Enjoy Your Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

And there you have it! A delicious drink that answers all of your sweet and salty cravings at once.

Comment below with your thoughts on how it tastes. Let us know if you tried the iced or frozen version and if you made any changes!

Also remember, sharing is caring!

More yummy drinks, here! Try our recipes for a Blood Orange Infused Cold Brew, Vanilla Bean Horchata Iced Coffee and Suzette Iced Coffee.

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