Want the taste of your favorite coffee shop iced caramel latte from your own kitchen? This recipe will tell you how to make an iced caramel latte with your Keurig. Yes, you will need the Keurig model with the milk frother to make this recipe exactly.
Now, I know that model coffee maker is an investment. But, to be able to make coffee house copycat lattes in your own home will add up to cost savings! I use my Keurig everyday to make my iced lattes, and since I love a caramel latte I came up with this easy recipe you can make too.
This isn’t just a regular iced latte drizzled with caramel. The difference with this is that you’ll make a caramel milk in the Keurig frother and then add that to your chilled coffee to make the latte. This is the game changer! Making a caramel milk with the half & half and caramel syrup means the cream you pour into the coffee is already infused with the caramel flavor and that sweetness you love in a caramel latte.
To make the caramel milk you only need two simple ingredients:
- Half & Half
- Caramel Syrup (Like sundae syrup, not liquid flavored with caramel)
Pour the half & half into the frother cup, then pour in 1 tablespoon of the caramel syrup. Press the “Cold” then “Latte” button and you’re making a sweet caramel milk perfect for an iced latte!
- When it comes to frother milk for an iced latte, it’s my recommendation to not go lower than half & half. I’ve tried fat free half & half before and it just doesn’t froth and thicken the same way. You need the fats here.
- As I mentioned above, this uses the caramel sauce that is used in sundaes. So, you’re not looking for a liquid that’s flavored like caramel, you need the thick caramel sauce like I’ve got here drizzled on top of the whipped cream.
- Making homemade whipped cream is definitely a decadent treat. When I make these everyday, I’m not eating whipped cream everyday. For me, that’s more of the occasional treat. I’ve included in the recipe card below how to make whipped cream but you can also use store bought in the can to save time.
- Even though the amount of half & half only goes to the “cappuccino” level of the frother cup, I choose the “latte” button for extra frothing.
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Iced Caramel Latte
Learn how to make an iced caramel latte with your Keurig! A sweet caramel milk makes this latte extra special, top with whipped cream and extra caramel drizzle for an indulgent treat.
- Prep Time: 20
- Total Time: 20
- Yield: 1 iced latte 1x
- Category: Beverage
- Cuisine: Coffee
1 espresso roast or dark roast k cup
1/2 cup half & half
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons caramel syrup (divided, you’ll use the tablespoons at different times)
1/3 cup heavy cream (or store bought whipped cream)
1. Brew your k cup on the 6oz setting, using the “strong” button if available on your model. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
2. To make homemade whipped cream, place the 1/3 cup heavy cream in a stand mixer and beat on high for about 3 minutes. You can also use a handheld mixer, or you can skip this step and use store bought whipped cream.
3. After the coffee has chilled, remove from the freezer and add 4 ice cubes. To make the caramel milk, pour 1/2 cup of half & half into the frother cup and add 1 tablespoon of the caramel syrup. Place on the frothing station press “cold” and “latte”.
4. After the frothed caramel milk is made, pour into your iced coffee cup, top with as much whipped cream and then drizzle the remaining caramel over top. If you’re skipping the whipped cream, just drizzle the caramel sauce on top of the foamy milk. You can add sugar if you want it sweeter, but I find the caramel sauce for me adds enough sweet!
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