Delicious Cappuccino Caramels: A Coffee-Lover’s Dream

Welcome to the ultimate guide on making delicious cappuccino caramels – a recipe that everyone will fall in love with! As a barista and coffee enthusiast myself, I am excited to share my tips and tricks to make the perfect treat. This recipe combines two of our favorite flavors – caramel and chocolatey espresso – in one delectable candy that’s ideal for anytime snacking or gifting.

I have experimented with various combinations of flavor profiles, and I promise that this recipe is a winner! With every bite, you get that smooth and creamy taste of cappuccino combined with the rich sweetness of caramel. Not only is it indulgent, but it’s also easy to make. The result is sweet satisfaction with every bite.

But what sets this recipe apart from the rest? We’re using aromatic vanilla extract, crunchy walnuts, and pecans that add more depth to the cappuccino caramels. We’re taking flavor combinations to a new level in this recipe.

So get ready to indulge! These treats are perfect for so many occasions: as after-dinner desserts or a midday snack with your favorite coffee beverage. Get your aprons ready, grab your ingredients, and let’s dive into making these delicious cappuccino caramels together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Caramels
Cappuccino Caramels

Cappuccino caramels are an indulgent treat that every coffee lover will enjoy. Imagine biting into a rich, creamy caramel with the distinct and satisfying taste of cappuccino. This recipe is perfect for those who crave the sweet yet bold flavor of caramel and coffee.

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s simple to follow, just combine a few ingredients and you’re on your way to decadence. One of the best things about this recipe is that it can be easily customized to fit your preferences and dietary restrictions.

If you’re a fan of nuts, you could add in walnuts or pecans for added crunch and toasted flavor. If you prefer a stronger coffee taste, you could sprinkle instant coffee granules on top of the finished product. You might even try using dairy-free substitutes like oat milk or vegan butter.

With this recipe, you can easily make a batch of delicious caramels to share with your friends and family. They would make the perfect addition to any dessert table at a holiday party or family gathering. Not only are they visually appealing but their incredible aroma will bring all the guests to your kitchen.

This recipe is also great for those who enjoy experimenting with flavors. You could try pairing the cappuccino caramels with a crème caramel baked dessert, cheesecake or even freezing them into a refreshing iced dessert! If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some chocolate shavings or almond butter for an additional layer of indulgence.

Whether you’re looking for a quick treat for yourself or something unique to share with others, these cappuccino caramels are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you that boost of caffeine you crave. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – I guarantee that once you taste them, you will love them as much as I do!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the rich flavors of our Cappuccino Caramels.
Indulge in the rich flavors of our Cappuccino Caramels.

Whether you’re a coffee snob or an occasional caffeine indulger, this recipe will make you weak at the knees. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make the delectable Cappuccino Caramels:

For the Caramel:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cappuccino Mix:

  • 2 tablespoons caramel cappuccino mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk

For Serving and Pairing:

  • Whipped cream
  • Frothy steamed milk

These ingredients will transport your taste buds on a journey like never before! Before you begin, make sure you have all ingredients available in your kitchen. This recipe calls for standard dessert-making pantry staples, so you’d probably have most of these ingredients already. If not, cut this list out and take a trip to the store now!

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly crafted for coffee and caramel lovers.
Perfectly crafted for coffee and caramel lovers.

Preparing the Caramel Cappuccino Mix

If you are a fan of caramel flavor and cappuccino, then you will love this Caramel Cappuccino recipe. To make this recipe, you need to prepare the caramel cappuccino mix.


  • 1/2 cup of instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup of caramel syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of instant coffee granules and 1 cup of caramel syrup.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into the mixing bowl.
  4. Use a whisk or a fork to mix all ingredients until they are well combined and form a smooth paste.
  5. You can store your caramel cappuccino mix in a jar or an airtight container for later use.

Making the Cappuccino Caramels

Now that you have successfully made the caramel cappuccino mix, let’s move on to making the delicious cappuccino caramels!


  • 1/4-cup butter
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup prepared caramel cappuccino mix
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1/4-cup light corn syrup


  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a quart-sized saucepan.
  2. Add 3 cups of brown sugar to the melted butter, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in 1-1/2 cups half-and-half and 1/2 cup prepared caramel cappuccino mix.
  4. Pour in one can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces) and 1/4-cup light corn syrup.
  5. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the proper temperature of 245°F or until you are able to form a soft ball when the mixture is dropped into cold water, then it’s ready to go.
  6. Remove from heat, pour into a buttered pan, and let cool.
  7. Once set, cut into pieces and wrap each piece in waxed paper or place in an air-tight container.

That’s it! Now you have learned how to make these irresistibly delicious Cappuccino Caramels with only a few ingredients needed. Share them with your family and friends or keep them all for yourself as a perfect treat for any time of day.

Substitutions and Variations

 A tasteful combination of sweet and bitter notes.
A tasteful combination of sweet and bitter notes.

Are you looking to switch things up and try something new with your cappuccino caramels recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations that will add some extra flair to your sweet treats:

– Nuts: Although the recipe calls for walnuts and pecans, feel free to experiment with other nut varieties such as almonds or hazelnuts for a different texture and flavor profile.

– Caramel flavors: For a twist on the classic caramel flavor, try adding some caramel syrup or caramel topping to your cappuccino mix. You can also add some instant coffee granules to make a delicious Caramel Macchiato-inspired caramel cappuccino.

– Milk options: If you’re lactose intolerant or looking for a dairy-free option, try substituting regular milk with oat milk or almond milk for a lighter taste.

– Toppings: Aside from whipped cream and caramel sauce, why not try topping your caramels with crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, or even sprinkles for added texture and fun?

– Cheesecake variation: Looking to put a twist on this recipe? Add some cream cheese to the mix for a creamy cheesecake-like variation of the cappuccino caramels.

No matter what substitutions and variations you choose, always remember that there is no wrong way to enjoy these sweet little bites of heaven. So go ahead, get creative and have fun experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 A treat to brighten up your day.
A treat to brighten up your day.

Now, it’s time to serve these heavenly Cappuccino Caramels and enjoy your sweet treat to the max!

You can serve these caramels as a standalone dessert or serve them with a hot mug of Caramel Cappuccino. Trust me when I say, with each bite, you will experience the heavenly blend of espresso and caramel flavors that will make you go head-over-heels in love with this recipe.

You can also add some fun twists while serving them. Consider topping them with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for added oomph! Or how about adding some crushed walnuts or pecans for that extra crunch?

If you want to be creative, then try pairing these caramels with a reliable companion like coffee-flavored ice cream or frozen cappuccino. The combination of creamy ice cream and chewy cappuccino caramels is definitely worth trying out!

Another great option is pairing your caramels with crème caramel, which would make for an excellent dessert for any dinner party. Or how about trying a cheesecake made from a combination of your favorite caramel syrup and coffee? Trust me; the possibilities are endless!

To summarize, there’s no right or wrong way to serve these fantastic cappuccino caramels. The only thing you need to ensure is that you savour every moment while eating them!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with our heavenly cappuccino caramels.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with our heavenly cappuccino caramels.

Get ready to indulge in these delightful cappuccino caramels whenever the craving strikes! You can make your batch ahead of time and store for later use. These creamy, chewy treats are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and knowing how to store and reheat them properly is essential.

To make these scrumptious cappuccino caramels ahead of time, prepare the recipe as instructed and allow them to cool completely before storing. I recommend wrapping each piece individually in waxed paper or parchment paper to retain their freshness. Then pack them tightly into an airtight container or a zip-lock baggie.

When stored correctly at room temperature, cappuccino caramels can last for up to two weeks. Be sure that your storage area is dry and cool, away from direct sunlight or heat sources such as stovetops, ovens, or microwaves.

If you want to enjoy these sweet treats crispier than when they were made or just want to have them heated, I recommend reheating them slightly before serving. To reheat your cappuccino caramels, place them in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate and heat them for 5-10 seconds only. This step should warm up the caramel inside without melting it down entirely.

For an extra touch of decadence, garnish with whipped cream, caramel sauce topping or sprinkle some coarse sea salt on top. These candies make perfect gifts for any occasion and will be adored by anyone who loves coffee flavors. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Irresistible caramel bites with a hint of coffee.
Irresistible caramel bites with a hint of coffee.

Hey there! I hope you are excited to try out this cappuccino caramel recipe. Here are some tips to guide you in achieving perfect results.

Firstly, when making the caramels, ensure that you use a candy thermometer to get the best results. Caramel syrup can be quite tricky to work with and requires precision. Make sure that you cook the syrup until it reaches a temperature of about 245-250°F on the candy thermometer before removing it from heat. This will help you achieve the perfect consistency.

Secondly, if you want the best flavor, don’t skip on using an espresso powder. The instant coffee granules may be convenient but trust me, for that authentic cappuccino taste, espresso powder is a must-have.

Thirdly, to make your caramels even more indulgent, add some chopped walnuts or pecans during the cooking process. Not only does this add a delectable crunch to your caramels, but it also adds nuttiness and protein content.

Another tip is to use good quality milk when frothing. The frothier your milk is, the better your cappuccino caramel will taste as it creates a more velvety finish. If possible, use whole milk as it has a higher fat content and foams up nicely.

Lastly, pair these cappuccino caramels with an iced caramel macchiato or an iced cappuccino for a perfect indulgence on a hot summer day! Cut into bite-sized portions and serve as toppings for cheesecakes or ice cream for an extra burst of flavor. Trust me; it’s worth every calorie.

I hope these tips help you achieve the best results in your recipe creation. Don’t hesitate to experiment with flavors and textures; that’s what makes cooking fun! Have fun creating your very own delicious cappuccino caramel recipe!


Hold tight, folks! We’ve now arrived at the FAQ section of this cappuccino caramel recipe article. I understand that some of you may have lingering questions, concerns or queries about the recipe or ingredients. Fret not, for I’m here to address the frequently asked questions that may appear along your culinary journey. So let’s dive in and clear up any confusion!

What is caramel cappuccino made of?

Looking for a delightful treat? Try our McCafé® Caramel Cappuccino, made with rich whole steamed milk, strong espresso whipped up from ethically-grown coffee beans, airy foam, and flavored with delicious buttery caramel.

How to make beautiful cappuccino?

When making a cappuccino, it’s important to heat the milk to the right temperature before frothing. So, aim for around 150 degrees Fahrenheit, which is when the milk is hot enough to the touch but not boiling. Once you’ve achieved the right temperature, use your preferred method to froth the milk until it’s very foamy. Remember, a good cappuccino has a perfect balance of ⅓ espresso, ⅓ steamed milk, and ⅓ foam. So, make sure to pour in the appropriate amounts of each component. Finally, serve and enjoy!

Is a caramel cappuccino sweet?

Get ready for a delicious, indulgent treat that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This coffee beverage packs a punch of sweetness, creaminess, and a surprising salty twist that’ll keep you coming back for more. On top of that, it’s gluten-free, non-GMO, and only 70 calories – making it the perfect guilt-free indulgence. If you’re looking for a similar taste without the salt, the Caramel Cappuccino K-Cup by Barissimo may be a great alternative.

How to make a Dunkin cappuccino?

One of the espresso classics that I specialize in is the Hot Cappuccino. This exquisite concoction combines steamed milk and espresso that is then topped with a frothy and creamy layer of milk foam. If you’re looking for a more refreshing treat, you can opt for the Iced Cappuccino where cold milk and espresso are mixed, poured over ice, and topped with a generous layer of milk foam.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Cappuccino Caramels recipe is a must-try for all coffee and caramel enthusiasts out there. With its rich flavor and perfect blend of ingredients, it’s no wonder why this recipe has become a favorite among many coffee lovers.

By using high-quality ingredients such as sweetened condensed milk, light corn syrup, butter, and vanilla extract, you can create a delicious and creamy cappuccino caramel that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying it with your morning cup of coffee or as a sweet treat with your loved ones after dinner, this recipe is sure to please.

Furthermore, the recipe is highly customizable, and you can make variations by adding walnuts, pecans or other toppings to make it more interesting. You can also try making an iced caramel cappuccino by combining the espresso powder with cold milk instead of frothing it.

In summary, don’t hesitate to give this recipe a try. Have some fun with it and experiment with different variations until you find your perfect match. Who knows, you might just create your own signature cappuccino caramel flavor!

Cappuccino Caramels

Cappuccino Caramels Recipe

Yum...a delicious mixture of coffee and caramels in one scrumptious treat! Can't remember where I got this recipe - from somewhere online.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 lbs
Calories 2183.4 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil; butter foil, and set pan aside.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; stir well.
  • Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches firm ball stage or candy thermometer register 248*F (120*C), about 15 to 17 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat; stir in walnuts and vanilla.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack at least 5 hours.
  • Cut into squares using a butter knife.
  • Wrap each caramel piece in plastic wrap.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1591gCalories: 2183.4kcalCarbohydrates: 327.7gProtein: 17.7gFat: 98.6gSaturated Fat: 48.5gCholesterol: 207.7mgSodium: 741.6mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 262.4g
Keyword Candy, Dessert, Weeknight
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