Creamy Butterscotch Coffee Recipe for a Perfect Morning!

Greetings coffee lovers! As a barista, I know you take your coffee seriously and that’s why I’m excited to share with you today a recipe for a butterscotch coffee that is sure to become your go-to drink. This recipe is perfect for those of us who love the intensity of coffee but also want a dose of sweetness to complete the experience.

Butterscotch coffee, also known as butterscotch latte, is a deliciously indulgent drink made with brown sugar, butterscotch syrup or chips, and strong brewed coffee. It’s an intense, creamy and caramel-infused drink that will wow your taste buds with every sip.

This recipe is easy to follow and requires only a few ingredients to create the perfect cup of coffee that hits all the right spots. Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, this recipe can be adapted to suit your preference.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to make the best butterscotch coffee drink you’ve ever tasted. Once you try it, I guarantee you’ll never drink plain coffee again!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Butterscotch Coffee
Butterscotch Coffee

Are you tired of the same old coffee flavors? Sick of the plain, boring taste of regular brewed coffee? Then you have to try this butterscotch coffee recipe! Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Imagine a warm, creamy cup of coffee with the sweet and decadent flavor of butterscotch. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this recipe. It’s perfect for cold winter mornings when you need that extra bit of comfort, or as an indulgent treat on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

What makes this recipe so special is the homemade butterscotch sauce made from scratch. No store-bought syrup here – just intense, creamy butterscotch made from butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and a pinch of salt. Trust me when I say that adding this homemade sauce to your coffee will take it to the next level.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly versatile. Want to make it an iced coffee for those hot summer days? Simply add coffee over ice and top with half-and-half and your homemade butterscotch sauce. Or turn it into a latte by steaming milk and adding strong brewed coffee and your butterscotch sauce. The possibilities are endless!

So if you’re looking for a way to spice up your daily coffee routine, give this butterscotch coffee recipe a try. It’s sure to become your new favorite caffeine fix.

Ingredient List

 Start your day with a sweet kick with our Butterscotch Coffee
Start your day with a sweet kick with our Butterscotch Coffee

Ingredients you will need:
For the Butterscotch Sauce:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Pinch of salt

For the Coffee:

  • 4 cups of strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups of half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons of butterscotch syrup
  • 3 teaspoons of butterscotch chips

Note: If you want to make a stronger Butterscotch flavor, add 1/3 cup of homemade Butterscotch sauce to the coffee mixture

The Recipe How-To

 Warm and comforting, Butterscotch Coffee is the perfect winter drink
Warm and comforting, Butterscotch Coffee is the perfect winter drink

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to brew yourself a delicious cup of Butterscotch Coffee!

  1. Begin by brewing 4 cups of strong coffee, then set it aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar over low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add 2 cups of butterscotch chips to the saucepan and continue stirring until they are melted and incorporated into the mixture.
  4. Slowly pour in 1 cup of half-and-half while whisking continuously to create a smooth consistency.
  5. Add in 1/4 cup of butterscotch syrup and a pinch of salt, then whisk again to combine all ingredients.
  6. Gently pour the butterscotch mixture into your brewed coffee and stir well.

And there you have it – a delicious cup of homemade Butterscotch Coffee! The balanced mixture of intense creamy butterscotch candy with hints of caramel comes together perfectly with the brew coffee to make this flavorful butterscotch latte recipe.

Substitutions and Variations

 Our Butterscotch Coffee is like a hug in a mug
Our Butterscotch Coffee is like a hug in a mug

Have you run out of an ingredient, or want to try something different? Here are some substitutions and variations you can make to this Butterscotch Coffee recipe:

– Brown sugar: You can use granulated or coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for a different flavor.

– Half-and-half: Substitute with heavy cream or milk for a lighter or richer taste.

– Butterscotch chips: If you do not have butterscotch chips, use caramel, chocolate, or white chocolate chips.

– Butterscotch Sauce: Make homemade butterscotch sauce by cooking butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt together until thick and smooth.

– Butterscotch Latte: Turn this coffee into a latte by adding frothed half-and-half or milk to the strong brewed coffee and topping it with whipped cream.

– Iced Butterscotch Coffee: Brew strong coffee and let it cool completely. Fill a glass with ice cubes and add the cooled coffee, butterscotch sauce, and half-and-half. Stir until combined and serve.

– Smoked Butterscotch Latte: Add 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika to the recipe for a unique smoky taste.

Try experimenting to see what other flavors pair well with butterscotch coffee. Whether you want to make a hot drink on a cold day, an iced drink in the summer, or something in between, there is always room for creativity with this recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 Why settle for plain coffee when you can have Butterscotch Coffee?
Why settle for plain coffee when you can have Butterscotch Coffee?

Now that you have made a delicious butterscotch coffee or latte, it’s time to enjoy it to the fullest. The best way to serve and enjoy a butterscotch coffee is hot, preferably in a large mug or glass. You can garnish it with whipped cream and extra drizzles of butterscotch sauce for an even richer flavor.

But if you prefer a colder version, iced butterscotch coffee is also an excellent option, especially on hot summer days. Just pour your strong brewed butterscotch coffee into an ice-filled glass and add half-and-half, whipped cream, or caramel syrup to taste.

Butterscotch coffee pairs perfectly with sweet or savory snacks. For breakfast or brunch, serve it alongside pancakes, waffles, French toast, or a breakfast casserole. When it comes to dessert pairing, cakes such as coffee cake or chocolate cake are a perfect match. Alternatively, serve the coffee with a side of cookies or buttery biscuits for that irresistible sweet and salty combo.

If you are feeling experimental, try adding a shot of butterscotch schnapps to your coffee for an elevated treat. The alcohol will add an extra hint of richness to your brew.

All in all, butterscotch coffee is a versatile drink that goes well with many foods and occasions. So go ahead and indulge in this intense creamy and buttery treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Butterscotch and coffee make the ultimate dynamic duo
Butterscotch and coffee make the ultimate dynamic duo

The Butterscotch Coffee recipe is a delightful treat that can be made ahead of time for your convenience. You can prepare the butterscotch sauce and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can also make the coffee and store it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

If you want to enjoy a hot cup of Butterscotch Coffee, simply reheat it on low heat in a saucepan or microwave it for a few seconds until heated through. Be sure to stir the coffee properly before serving, so the ingredients are evenly distributed.

If you prefer iced coffee or want to make iced butterscotch latte, you can prepare it ahead of time as well. Store the butterscotch sauce and brewed coffee separately in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice, add coffee and half-and-half mixture, and drizzle with butterscotch syrup. Stir well and enjoy!

Overall, this recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a quick and easy indulgence that can be enjoyed anytime. Preparing it ahead of time will save you time and ensure that you always have a delectable treat at your fingertips.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Add a splash of joy to your coffee routine with Butterscotch Coffee
Add a splash of joy to your coffee routine with Butterscotch Coffee

To make the perfect Butterscotch Coffee, there are some tips you need to follow. Here are a few suggestions that will help you achieve the desired result.

1. Use high-quality ingredients

The key to the best butterscotch coffee is using good-quality ingredients. Make sure to use fresh brewed coffee and high-quality butterscotch chips or sauce to ensure that your drink is full of flavor.

2. Don’t rush the process

Take time to brew your coffee properly so that it is strong enough to cut through the sweetness of the butterscotch sauce. Rushing this step will result in a weak and watery beverage.

3. Adjust sugar level to taste

The amount of sugar you need to add will depend on how sweet you like your coffee. Brown sugar can be used as a substitute for regular white sugar, which adds rich caramel notes to the drink.

4. Heat but don’t boil the milk

When heating up the half-and-half, be careful not to overheat it or let it boil as this may cause it to curdle or scorch.

5. Experiment with different variations

Try adding smoked butterscotch syrup, a pinch of salt, or whipped cream to shake things up from the classic recipe.

6. Serve immediately

Butterscotch Coffee tastes best when served hot and fresh. It may lose its flavor if left sitting around at room temperature or reheated multiple times.

By following these tips, you can enjoy an intense creamy drink with rich butterscotch candy flavor notes that will win any coffee lover’s heart.


Before concluding, let’s address some frequently asked questions about this delectable butterscotch coffee recipe. I understand that making a new coffee recipe can be intimidating, so I’m more than happy to help. In this section, we’ll cover several questions you might have while making a perfect cup of butterscotch coffee. From substitutions to storing, we’ve got you covered!

What is butterscotch coffee made of?

For making Butterscotch Coffee, first brew coffee as per preference, and once done, pour it into a glass. Next, add some Butterscotch Sauce to the bottom of the glass which will give a kick of sweetness to your coffee. For an extra richness, you can add more sauce on the top of the coffee. Sip and relish every bit of the Butterscotch Coffee that you made!

What is the taste of butterscotch coffee?

Our coffee blend boasts a strong and smooth taste that showcases the flavors of sweet and savory butter, complimented by the richness of creamy dairy notes. Made with the finest arabica beans, it’s a decadent treat for coffee lovers.

What is the difference between caramel and butterscotch?

When making butterscotch, the process of heating sugar is quite similar to that of caramel. However, the key difference lies in the type of sugar used – while caramel utilizes white sugar, butterscotch requires brown sugar. Additionally, the method you’ll use involves melting butter together with the brown sugar.

How do you get butterscotch flavor?

To make butterscotch, butter and brown sugar are heated together until they form a candy that cracks easily when bitten. This process involves the gradual breakdown of brown sugar molecules which, when combined with molasses, results in a more flavorful and richer taste than regular caramel.

Is butterscotch seasonal at Starbucks?

Learn how to make the Starbucks Smoked Butterscotch Latte at home with this recipe that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the butterscotch coffee recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in a rich and flavorful coffee drink. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and intense creaminess, and it’s ideal for satisfying your cravings. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at any grocery store. Moreover, the recipe is versatile and can be adjusted according to your preference. You can even make it into an iced coffee or latte if you prefer a cold drink.

From my experience as a barista, I can assure you that this butterscotch coffee recipe is a crowd-pleaser. It’s precisely the kind of drink that will make your guests feel special when they come over. Don’t be surprised if they ask for the recipe afterward! Trust me; this drink will become your favorite go-to whenever you’re craving something indulgent yet not overbearingly sweet.

In summary, I strongly recommend giving this butterscotch coffee recipe a try. Whip up a batch and get ready to indulge in a beverage that will transport you to coffee heaven! Whether you’re having guests over or just want to treat yourself, this drink will fit whatever occasion. Go ahead and enjoy every sip of your delicious homemade butterscotch coffee drink!

Butterscotch Coffee

Butterscotch Coffee Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Servings 2 quarts
Calories 167.1 kcal


  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 8 cups hot brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 5 -8 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
  • whipped cream


  • In a small bowl, heat 1/2 cup butterscotch chips at about 70% power until melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a small plastic bag (or use a pastry bag fitted with a #4 round tip) and fill with the melted chips.
  • Pipe eight little garnishes onto a waxed paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until set (10 to 15 minutes).
  • In a large pitcher, stir the hot coffee and remaining butterscotch chips until chips are melted.
  • Stir in cream and sugar.
  • Pour into mugs and top each serving with whipped cream and a garnish.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 281gCalories: 167.1kcalCarbohydrates: 22.8gProtein: 1.2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 5.6mgSodium: 29.9mgSugar: 22.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, Inexpensive, Low Protein, Microwave
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