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Creamy Caramel Mocha

Indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink with this caramel mocha recipe. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this treat will perk up even the sleepiest person at the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 4 cups hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup caramel flavoring syrup
  • Butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping


  • In a small bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk cocoa and half-and-half cream until smooth. Heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Whisk in coffee, caramel syrup and remaining vanilla. Top servings with whipped cream; drizzle with butterscotch topping.
  • To prepare in a slow cooker: Prepare whipped cream as directed. Whisk together cocoa, half-and-half, coffee, caramel syrup and remaining vanilla in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, 2-3 hours or until heated through. Serve as directed.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup coffee with 2 tablespoons whipped cream (calculated without butterscotch topping): 220 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Lissamarie
    Sep 25, 2020

    Looks amazing! Thank You! ???

  • vsmith8403
    Oct 18, 2019

    Made this as a birthday surprise for my husband and he absolutely loved it. I thought it was good.

  • cruisingail
    Aug 12, 2015

    excellent, not too sweet not too bitter! gail borczy, field editor

  • Queenlalisa
    Mar 18, 2015

    I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but my family loved it! They said to give it 5 stars!

  • cindiak
    Mar 11, 2015

    Very good! It's right up there with the new caramel flan coffee at Starbucks.

  • Billl Muck
    Nov 21, 2013

    LOVED THIS!!! I served it in mason jars to my guests (as shown in photo) and everyone RAVED about it! Easy and delicious!!!