Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte Copycat

As Christmas lights are being strung around town and inflatable Snowmen and Santas are beginning to appear, so do the Starbucks Holiday drinks! Today I just had to share my FAVORITE Christmas time latte with you; the Caramel Brulee Latte! As for those little crunchy caramel sprinkles on top… yes you must include those! :) So as you begin pulling down your boxes of Christmas decorations turn on your espresso machine and brew one of these!


  • 2 oz. espresso or strong coffee
  • 8 oz. steamed milk
  • 1 oz. vanilla bean syrup (*see recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp. caramel ice cream topping
  • whip (optional)
  • caramel candied sprinkles (optional) These can be found at Michael’s in the baking aisle.


1. Line mug with caramel topping, and add syrup to cup.

2. Brew coffee or espresso, then to the syrup.

3. Steam milk and pour into cup.

4. Top with whip and caramel candies. (optional)

Recipe originally from: Fox News


*DIY Vanilla Bean Syrup


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 moist vanilla bean, preferably Mexican or Bourbon (Madagascar)


1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. With a thin sharp paring knife, split the vanilla bean lengthwise in half. Scrape out the seeds and add the seeds and bean to the pan. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then discard the bean.

2. You can make the syrup up to 1 week ahead; cover and refrigerate.

Note: Even after they have been cooked, scraped vanilla bean pods have a lot of flavor. To make vanilla sugar, dry them well and place in a jar of sugar for at least 2 weeks, adding more as you have them.

Recipe from: The Splendid Table



  1. I love vanilla lattes and would love to be able to make them at home. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I have found that the sugar-free syrups Caramel, vanilla and hazelnut) available at Dollar Tree are wonderful in coffee. That way you can splurge on the whipped cream

  3. This sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I am visiting from Shine on Friday’s link party.

  4. YUM!! I love these from Starbucks! I think Peppermint Mochas get all of the attention, but the Caramel Brulee Latte is soooo good! Happy to know I can make this at home. Thanks for sharing. I saw your link at Mandy’s Recipe Box Link Party!

  5. ok this is really making me MAD… I can not find the caramel candies anywhere….. anyone help find them on line PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I was actually fortunate enough to find a bottle of the actual Starbucks Caramel Brulee Sauce on eBay and the person threw in a bottle of the sprinkles. I’ve been working on perfecting the flavor. I’m going to try your recipe out and see what happens

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