I love coffee, but I’m not always a consistent coffee drinker. I used to keep a pitcher of iced coffee in my refrigerator at all times, but one day I just stopped making it. No particular reason, although maybe I was bored with the same thing every morning. Who knows? But I’ve had coffee on my mind lately, and I decided I’d give hot coffee a try for a change. This Brûlée Caramel Coffee recipe caught my eye because I just happened to have some extra homemade caramel sauce from the Baby Chai Caramel Fudgey Brownie Cakes I recently made. I can’t let that yummy sauce go to waste, and this recipe sounds like a great way to use it up.
Make this coffeehouse-style Brûlée Caramel Coffee at home in just minutes! Coffee, milk, caramel sauce and a touch of brown sugar come together to make a sweet caramel coffee treat!
As I mentioned, I had homemade salted caramel sauce leftover from a recent recipe. Don’t let the salted part put you off! Adding a bit of salt is a trick to neutralize the bitterness.
I also had brown sugar, coffee, and whipped cream (leftover from the Pumpkin Caramel Milkshake I recently made) on hand. All I had to buy was the milk, and you know how much I love those short grocery lists!
I started this recipe by warming the caramel sauce in my microwave. It was too thick to pour straight out of the refrigerator. A 30-second burst and a good stir took care of that.
Next up was brewing the coffee. I decided not to time it since hot coffee was an ingredient and making it wasn’t part of the recipe. I’d guess it took me 8-10 minutes using a French press.
Once I had my ingredients ready, I got to cooking. The milk, brown sugar, and caramel mixture heated up fairly quickly, and it was as easy to make as it sounds. Just add everything to a saucepan and stir.
I had two big mugs of caramel coffee made and topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce in just 7 minutes.