Decadent Nutty Butterscotch Coffee Recipe for Foodies

As you visit our coffee shop, let me introduce you to one of my personal favorite recipes, the Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee. This refreshing beverage is perfect for those hot summer days when a regular hot coffee just isn’t going to cut it.

The combination of freshly brewed coffee and rich butterscotch syrup creates a balanced sweetness that is complemented by the nutty flavor from hazelnuts. The addition of whipped cream and butterscotch sauce makes it a true indulgence.

This recipe is simple to make and can easily be adjusted to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer it stronger or sweeter, we’ve got you covered. So grab a glass of ice, put on your barista hat, and let’s get started making this delectable treat. Trust me, once you try this iced nutty butterscotch coffee, you’ll be hooked!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee
Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee

Calling all coffee lovers! If you’re looking for a refreshing and indulgent way to enjoy your daily cup of joe, look no further than our Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee Recipe. Trust me, once you try this combination of nutty and sweet flavors, you’ll be hooked.

First off, let’s talk about the hazelnuts. These little guys add a rich and slightly nutty flavor to your coffee that perfectly complements the creamy butterscotch syrup. And don’t worry about having to go out and buy expensive hazelnut coffee – with this recipe, you can simply add a few chopped hazelnuts right into your brew for a more subtle and natural taste.

Speaking of butterscotch syrup – if you’ve never tried it before, it’s like caramel’s cooler and edgier cousin. The smooth and buttery flavor pairs so well with coffee that it’s a wonder why it isn’t used more often. Our recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of butterscotch syrup per cup of coffee, so you know you’re getting the best butterscotch experience out there.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the fact that it’s iced. Now, I know what you might be thinking – isn’t hot coffee better? Trust me on this one – when it’s hot outside or if you’re in the mood for something more refreshing, an iced nutty butterscotch coffee is just what the doctor ordered. Plus, by using chilled brewed coffee instead of hot coffee over ice, you end up with a smoother and less bitter taste.

Lastly, let’s not forget about the whipped cream topping. It adds just the right amount of creaminess and sweetness to your drink to bring everything together in perfect harmony.

So next time you’re looking for something new to try or just want to treat yourself to a little indulgence, give our Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee Recipe a shot. You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

 Take a sip of this refreshing Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee and get a taste of heaven!
Take a sip of this refreshing Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee and get a taste of heaven!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee Recipe:

Coffee Brew

  • 1 cup of fresh coffee or cold brew coffee.

Butterscotch Syrup

  • 2 tablespoons of butterscotch syrup.
  • 1 fluid ounce of butterscotch liqueur.
  • 1 fluid ounce of Irish cream.
  • 1/2 cup of milkshake.

Ice and Toppings

  • 1-2 cups of ice, depending on how cold and thick you want the drink.
  • A scoop or two of butterscotch ice cream.
  • Whipped cream for topping.


  • 1 shot (1 oz) of your favorite liquor such as peanut butter, macadamia, or smoked butterscotch schnapps for an extra kick.
  • Drizzle melted butterscotch chips, chocolate, or homemade butterscotch sauce on top for some extra sweetness.

The Recipe How-To

 If you like your coffee with a nutty and sweet twist, this one's for you!
If you like your coffee with a nutty and sweet twist, this one’s for you!

Brew a delicious fresh coffee. I recommend using coffee 2, which is made with twice as much coffee grounds as for a regular coffee. Fill a glass with ice and add 1-2 tablespoons of hazelnut syrup depending on how sweet you like it.

Make the Butterscotch Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the brown sugar, stir until it dissolves.
  3. Let boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and heavy cream.
  5. Pour into a jar and let cool.

Assemble Your Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee

Now it’s time to assemble! Add 1 fluid ounce of freshly brewed coffee to the glass with ice and hazelnut syrup. Top it off with 2 tablespoons of butterscotch sauce and 1/2 cup of your favorite nut milk. Give it a good stir and top up with whipped cream or ice cream topping.

If you’re looking for an extra kick, add 1 shot oz of Jose Gourmet Coffee or Irish Cream liqueur to create a fun cocktail version.

Enjoy sipping on this delicious, creamy and nutty butterscotch latte recipe that can be enjoyed all year round!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly brewed coffee, chilled to perfection, and served with a smile - that's how we roll!
Perfectly brewed coffee, chilled to perfection, and served with a smile – that’s how we roll!

There are many variations and substitutions that you can make to create your own unique twist on this delicious iced nutty butterscotch coffee recipe. Here are some ideas to get you started:

– Nutty Variation: Instead of hazelnuts, try using macadamia nuts or peanuts for a different nutty flavor.

– Buttery Variation: For a richer taste, add a tablespoon of butter to the coffee before blending.

– Smoky Variation: Add a teaspoon of smoked butterscotch syrup for a bold and smoky flavor.

– Chocolatey Variation: If you’re a chocolate lover, add some chocolate syrup or shaved chocolate to the coffee.

– Alcoholic Variation: Transform this drink into a cocktail by adding Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, or a shot of coffee brew.

Remember that these substitutions and variations depend on personal preferences, so let your taste buds guide you. You can also experiment with adding different syrups, toppings, or even flavors of homemade butterscotch sauce to make it best suited to your palate.

Whether you’re looking for a cold brew for morning coffee, an iced latte to enjoy during hot days or just fancy trying something new at home, this iced nutty butterscotch coffee is one of the best butterscotch coffee drink recipes that would definitely not disappoint!

Serving and Pairing

 When the coffee kicks in, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet things in life!
When the coffee kicks in, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet things in life!

Once you have made your iced nutty butterscotch coffee, it’s time to serve and pair it with delicious treats! This iced coffee is perfect for warm summer days or as an after-dinner drink.

To serve, fill a glass with ice and pour your coffee over it. If you want to get fancy, add a scoop of butterscotch ice cream on top for an indulgent treat. You can also drizzle some Butterscotch Sauce over the whipped cream topping to add an extra layer of sweetness.

As for pairing, consider serving this drink alongside pastries like croissants or muffins for breakfast or brunch. For an after-dinner treat, pair it with rich desserts like chocolate cake or apple pie. The combination of the nutty hazelnut flavor and sweet butterscotch notes will complement sweet treats perfectly.

If you want to make this iced coffee cocktail-worthy, you can add a splash of Irish cream or butterscotch schnapps to make a boozy version. Or, try blending it up with some macadamia nuts and homemade butterscotch chips for a milkshake-like treat that will impress any Starbucks lover out there!

No matter how you serve or pair it, this iced nutty butterscotch coffee drink recipe is sure to become your go-to drink of the summer!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Our Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee is the perfect blend of bold and creamy, just like you!
Our Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee is the perfect blend of bold and creamy, just like you!

The iced nutty butterscotch coffee is a great drink to make ahead of time, especially if you’re expecting guests. Prepare the beverage up until step 4 and keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve it, simply add ice and top with whipped cream and butterscotch sauce.

If you have leftovers or want to store the drink for later, it’s best to keep the coffee and the flavored milk separate. Store the coffee in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. The flavored milk can be kept in a separate container in the fridge for up to three days.

To reheat the coffee, warm it up on low heat on your stovetop or microwave it for around 30 seconds at a time until heated through. Do not reheat the flavored milk as it may curdle.

Another great idea is to turn this drink into a delicious milkshake by blending it with some vanilla ice cream. Just freeze the already-made coffee overnight, blend together with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and one tablespoon of peanut butter until smooth, then top with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a drizzle of homemade butterscotch sauce.

Whether you’re making this drink ahead of time or storing leftovers, following these simple tips ensure that your iced nutty butterscotch coffee retains its flavor and aroma till your next feast!

Tips for Perfect Results

 If you're feeling a little nutty and naughty, this flavorful
If you’re feeling a little nutty and naughty, this flavorful

To ensure a perfectly delicious iced nutty butterscotch coffee every time, I have some tips for you.

Firstly, use freshly brewed coffee for the best taste. It is recommended to use cold brew coffee or any iced coffee, but if you want to use hot brewed coffee, make sure it’s cooled down completely before you add ice or mix it with other ingredients.

Secondly, when adding ice to your glass, make sure that the glass is filled with enough ice so that the coffee doesn’t become too watered down as it rests on the ice. A good guideline is to fill half of the glass with ice. If you want a thicker and creamier consistency, you can use iced butterscotch instead of plain water ice.

To create a rich and nutty flavor in your butterscotch coffee, I recommend using hazelnut syrup along with butterscotch syrup, which will take the flavor to another level.

Thirdly, adding whipped cream on top of your iced nutty butterscotch coffee gives it a creamy and light finish. You can also sprinkle some crushed hazelnuts or grated chocolate on top for an extra touch of luxury.

If you want to spike up this drink and make it an adult beverage, add some Irish cream or butterscotch schnapps. The liqueur addition can enhance the drink’s richness and sweetness.

Lastly, if you’d like to experiment with making different variations of this drink, try combining peanut butter with hazelnut syrup or use macadamia nuts instead of crushed hazelnuts for garnishing. You can also add chocolate chips or homemade butterscotch sauce into your drink to make it into a milkshake-like consistency.

With these helpful tips at hand, I guarantee that your iced nutty butterscotch coffee will be a hit among your friends and family!


As a barista, I often get asked questions about coffee and drinks. Here are some FAQs about the iced nutty butterscotch coffee recipe for those who may have concerns or queries before trying it out.

What is butterscotch coffee made of?

When making Butterscotch Coffee, start by brewing coffee to your preferred strength. Then, add a dose of Butterscotch Sauce to the bottom of the glass. If you’d like an extra kick of sweetness, pour some more Butterscotch Sauce on top of the coffee. Sip and savor your delicious creation!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, why settle for a boring old cup of coffee when you can make a delicious and refreshing iced nutty butterscotch coffee instead? With just a few simple ingredients and some easy steps, you can create a drink that will invigorate your senses and satisfy your sweet tooth.

So go on, give this recipe a try and see for yourself why it’s one of the best butterscotch coffee drinks out there. And don’t be afraid to experiment with substitutions and variations to suit your personal taste. Whether you add some hazelnuts or try a smoked butterscotch sauce, the possibilities are endless.

Lastly, always remember to top your iced nutty butterscotch coffee with whipped cream or even some ice cream for an extra decadent treat. So what are you waiting for? Grab your fresh coffee, some butterscotch syrup and get brewing!

Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee

Iced Nutty Butterscotch Coffee Recipe

I made this for a BBQ we had and it went over real well! Great for those warm days when you don't want hot coffee. You can add more creamer if you like it lighter. You can make it one tall drink or share it.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 fluid ounce dekuyper butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 fluid ounce Frangelico liqueur
  • 8 fluid ounces fresh coffee
  • 1/2 fluid ounce cream
  • 1/2 fluid ounce hazelnuts, creamer


  • Mix all ingredients together and pour over ice.
  • Serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 125gCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gProtein: 1.8gFat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 16.6mgSodium: 9.7mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Brunch, Easy, Summer
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