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Butterbeer Latte


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5 from 11 votes
Total Time : 5 mins
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Last Updated on December 23, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Butterbeer Latte is the perfect winter treat, it’s creamy, light and a great way to warm up on a chilly day. The flavors of this comforting beverage are sure to bring a bit of warmth to your day. 

If you love making Skinny Lattes at home, then you will enjoy this recipe as well. No need to go out to a chain coffee shop when you can make this simple recipe at home!

Butterbeer Latte in a mug with caramel drizzle on the top.

Starbucks Butterbeer Latte

For Starbucks Secret Menu hack you will be using a few simple ingredients.  Espresso and milk are both main ingredients in this homemade latte, which means that you can get in some calcium and protein from the milk

Why I Love This Recipe

Winter weather got you down? Step away from that hot cocoa and indulge in a delicious latte! A cozy concoction of creamy goodness that you don’t want to miss. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma
  • Harry Potter fans will love this hot latte

If you love coffee then next time you may want to check out this Coffee Mousse recipe.

Ingredients

Butterbeer Latte ingredients.

You only need a few ingredients to help you make this delicious recipe. All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store, if you don’t have them on hand already in your pantry or coffee station. 

Caramel Sauce – This is not the same as syrup.  It’s a thicker/sweet sauce that is usually used for decorating the cup and topping. You can find it in the coffee aisle or near the ice cream toppings. 

Espresso – Use your favorite espresso. I like to use Starbucks brand, but you can use any type that you choose. 

Coffee Syrups – You will need caramel and toffee nut syrup for this recipe. Both of these can be found in the coffee aisle of your local grocery store. 

Substitutions

Coffee: Espresso really works best for this drink, but you can use cold brew instead if you need to. 

Milk: I use dairy milk, but you can use your favorite milk, like oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk for this drink recipe. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

There are so many ways you can customize this recipe to your liking. 

Boozy: Add a shot of Bailey’s or Kahlua for an adult version. 

Topping: Make it even sweeter by topping it with whipped cream and sprinkles. 

Flavor Boost: Add some nutmeg or cinnamon for extra flavor. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this warm drink. 

How to Make Butterbeer Latte

Making this homemade latte is so simple.  Just follow the directions below and you will feel like the barista of your house in no time at all. 

Step 1: Drizzle the caramel sauce into your mug 

Drizzle the caramel sauce into your chosen mug.

The caramel sauce is being drizzled into the mug.

Step 2: Add the espresso

Pour in the shot of espresso.

Added the espresso into the mug.

Step 3: Mix in the syrup

Stir the caramel syrup and toffee nut syrup into the espresso.

The caramel syrup and toffee nut syrup are added to the espresso.

Step 4: Heat the milk and add it to the drink

Use a milk steamer to heat and froth the milk and add to the mug.

Milk is added to the mug.

Step 5: Drizzle with caramel sauce

Drizzle with caramel sauce, if you prefer an extra caramel drizzle on the top.

a closeup of Butterbeer Latte in a mug with caramel drizzle on the top.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this latte with a slice of this Raspberry Cream Cheese Galette or this Air Fryer Bread Pudding.

Butterbeer Latte in a mug with caramel drizzle on the top.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your coffee turns out perfectly every time that you make it. 

  • If you cannot find toffee nut syrup, toast 1/2 cup of pecans and then add to a saucepan with 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of water over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then reduce to medium-low and reduce liquid by half. Store the mixture in a cool spot in your kitchen.
  • Make sure you use a good quality espresso
  • Don’t over steam your milk or it will become bitter 
  • The sweetness of the drink will depend on how much syrup you add, so adjust according to your preference. 
  • If you love the butterscotch flavor, you can top this drink with butterscotch bits or even caramel bits.
  • Add more flavor by adding a small dash of vanilla extract to this sweet recipe from the wizarding world.  

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this sweet drink recipe.

What does butterbeer taste like?

Butterbeer coffee is a unique combination of sweet and creamy flavors. The espresso is balanced with the sweetness of the caramel sauce, the toffee nut syrup, and the frothed milk.

Can I use regular coffee instead of espresso?

Yes, you can substitute regular coffee for espresso, however it will not be as strong.  You can use a stronger blend of brewed coffee or increase the amount to compensate.

Can I make this latte dairy free?

Yes, you can make this recipe dairy free by substituting your favorite non-dairy milk alternative. Oat milk, coconut milk, and almond milk work great in this recipe!  

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Butterbeer Latte

Corinne Schmitt
This Butterbeer Latte is creamy, rich and full of sweet flavor. If you are looking for a new way to make a gourmet coffee at home this is the recipe for you.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Latte
Calories 210 kcal

Equipment

  • coffee mug
  • milk steamer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup Prepared Espresso
  • 2 teaspoons Caramel Syrup or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Toffee Nut Syrup or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Instructions
 

  • Drizzle the caramel sauce into your chosen mug.
  • Pour in the prepared espresso.
  • Stir the caramel syrup and toffee nut syrup into the espresso.
  • Use a milk steamer to heat and froth the milk and add to the mug.
  • Drizzle with additional caramel sauce, if desired.

Notes

  • If you cannot find toffee nut syrup, toast 1/2 cup of pecans and then add to a saucepan with 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of water over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then reduce to medium-low and reduce liquid by half. Store the mixture in a cool spot in your kitchen.
  • Make sure you use a good quality espresso.
  • Don’t over steam your milk or it will become bitter.
  • The sweetness of the drink will depend on how much syrup you add, so adjust according to your preference.
  • If you love the butterscotch flavor, you can top this drink with butterscotch bits or even caramel bits. 
  • Add more flavor by adding a small dash of vanilla extract to this sweet recipe from the wizarding world.

Nutrition

Serving: 1LatteCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 210mgPotassium: 487mgSugar: 37gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 1mg
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