Creamy Caramel Mocha Recipe
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Creamy Caramel Mocha Recipe

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Indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink at Christmastime…or any time at all! With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this mocha 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
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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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup coffee with 2 tablespoons whipped cream (calculated without butterscotch topping) equals 220 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Torani brand flavoring syrup. Look for it in the coffee section.
Originally published as Creamy Caramel Mocha in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p77

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

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

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

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

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

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

Reviewed 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!!!"

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