Caramel Apple Latte Recipe

A coffee shop recipe you’ll actually make, with everyday ingredients and no fancy steps. You’ll be sipping on this treat in 15 minutes flat.

This caramel apple latte has all the best things of fall in one warm and cozy cup.

close up view of caramel apple latte.

Homemade Caramel Apple Latte

Creamy and sweet with plenty of caramel flavor. Makes one large latte. Adjust the serving size in the recipe to make more!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup brewed coffee strong and hot
  • 1 cup milk any kind, including almond or oat
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce divided
  • 1 tablespoon apple butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream optional
  • additional caramel sauce for garnish
  • cinnamon stick for garnish optional

Instructions 

  • Brew the Coffee and Drizzle Caramel. Brew a cup of strong and hot coffee using your preferred method. (You can use a drip coffee maker, French press, or any other brewing method you like.) While it is brewing, 1 tablespoon drizzle caramel sauce (NOT syrup) inside mugs.
    drizzling caramel inside off of mug
  • Warm and flavor the Milk In a small saucepan, gently heat the milk over medium-low heat until it's warm but not boiling. Stir occasionally to prevent scalding and ensure an even temperature. Once the milk is warm, add 1 tablespoon caramel sauce, apple butter, cinnamon, and vanilla to the saucepan. Stir well to combine, allowing the flavors to meld together.
    saucepan of milk with cinnamon and caramel.
  • Assemble. In a heat-resistant glass or mug, pour the brewed coffee. Slowly pour the warm and flavored milk over the coffee. If desired, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel. For an elegant touch, add a cinnamon stick as a garnish.
    pouring coffee into mug.
  • Garnish. If desired, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel. For an elegant touch, add a cinnamon stick as a garnish.
    overhead view whipped cream, caramel, and cinnamon stick

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Notes

If you have an espresso machine, 1-2 shots of espresso is delicious and the “right” way to make a latte.  But I don’t have one so this is what I do. 🙂
Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 0.2mg

You’ll need the following for this fall treat:

ingredients on wooden counter.
  • Brewed coffee
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy options like almond or oat)
  • Caramel sauce
  • Apple butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Additional caramel sauce for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick (optional for garnish)

🥫 Storage instructions

Just drink it, don’t be ridiculous. 😉

🔍 FAQs

What if I don’t have apple butter?

You can buy apple syrups. I’m just trying to save you some money!

Dairy-free options?

Almond, oat, soy, or any other non-dairy milk will do the trick!

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

glass mug with caramel apple latte
  • Always opt for freshly brewed coffee for the best flavor.
  • When heating the milk, using a thermometer can ensure you don’t overheat it. Aim for 150°F – it’s the sweet spot!
  • If you have a frother, froth the milk after adding the flavors for a creamy, foamy finish.

📘 more fall drink Recipes

🍽 Serve it with

  • A slice of pumpkin or apple pie
  • Doughnuts!
  • Warm croissants or scones
  • A bowl of your favorite oatmeal
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