Desserts/ Shared Plates

Butterscotch Latte

December 5, 2023

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‘Tis the season for indulgence and this Butterscotch Latte is just that!

Butterscotch Latte with Whipped cream

Christmas is the perfect time for sweets, nostalgia, and decadence… but also with some coffee because chasing your one-year old ain’t for the weak. This Butterscotch Latte is is made by literally making butterscotch and then whisking it in to milk and cream and then pairing with your favorite espresso.

Yep, we are making butterscotch!

To make butterscotch, start by melting your butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add brown sugar and stir continuously until the sugar dissolves and the mixture turns a golden-brown color. You will need a candy thermometer because we are going to be heating the sugar butter mixture until it reaches 300 degrees. This is known in candy/toffee making is called the “soft crack” stage”. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt which adds a balanced contrast to the sweetness. Finish by adding a splash of vanilla extract for aromatic richness. Stir the mixture thoroughly and once well combined, your butterscotch is ready to be used as a topping, filling, or flavoring in various desserts. For today’s purpose we are making a butterscotch latte. I linked the candy thermometer I used below if you wanted to purchase it from Amazon.

This Butterscotch Latte is great without the coffee too!

If you aren’t the biggest coffee drinker, I get you! This butterscotch latte is also a delicious festive drink if you are looking for a holiday drink without the espresso. Think of like the perfect hot chocolate substitute if you wanted to try something different to enjoy after Christmas dinner or while you are baking all your holiday goodies.

Well guys, this Butterscotch Latte is waiting for you to whip for your next holiday pick-me-up.

Want some more holiday treats?! Check these out:

Apple Cinnamon Baked Blondie

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Butterscotch Latte

Holiday, Espresso Drinks, Treats, Desserts Holiday
By Brooke Brice Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Indulge in the festive spirit with a delightful Christmas twist on your normal coffee with this Butterscotch Latte. This holiday-infused concoction combines rich espresso with velvety steamed milk, harmoniously blended with the warm essence of butterscotch.


  • 4 cups Milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 6 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2oz Espresso- optional
  • Whipped Cream



In a medium pot add butter and brown sugar, turn heat on medium-low until melted. Place candy thermometer in the pot. Stir mixture is going to bubble. keep stirring until mixture reaches 300 degrees. Add in water slowly and continue to stir. Butterscotch will slowly melt as you whisk. Keep the heat on very low.


Whisk in milk, cream, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Continue to heat while whisking until butterscotch is completely whisked in and butterscotch milk is warm.


In a cup add espresso, pour in warmed butterscotch milk, top with whipped cream.


You can buy the candy thermometer I used, click the photo in my blog post to purchase from Amazon.

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