Quick Salted Caramel Mocha

There’s just something about my favorite fall drink, the Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks, that brings out the big-spending baller in me.

I won’t buy a shirt from a garage sale if it is more than $2. I have a hard time spending money on décor that is more than $5. But show me a drive thru and I will think nothing of forking over almost $5 for a stupid drink that is bad for me and will be gone in a few short seconds. Why?!


make a salted caramel mocha at home in 2 minutes! So simple and close to the real thing.

You don’t need to answer that.

I know I have a problem. That’s the first step, right? Admitting it? Okay. We’re there. The second step is buying a bottle of Toffee Nut syrup of your very own. I posted this picture on instagram.

Go to your Starbucks, ask for it (or any syrup), and they’ll sell it to you for $7.95. Cheaper than two drinks. That sentence makes me kind of embarrassed. Moving on…

buy Toffee Nut syrups from Starbucks for $7.95 and make your own salted caramel mochas at home!

Here’s a quick, I’m-not-a-barista-or-from-Seattle-and-don’t-have-time-to-make-coffee-with-15-steps version. It’s not the same as the real deal, but it tastes pretty darn close!


for hot coffee: hot coffee
for iced: leftover coffee and ice, or cold brewed coffee from this recipe

half and half
Toffee Nut Syrup (get it from Starbucks, $7.95 in the drive-thru)
chocolate syrup
sea salt
raw sugar (crunchy and rock like)


use these simple ingredients to make a salted caramel mocha at home in 2 minutes!

1.) pour your coffee into a cup, add ice.
2.) add half and half, Toffee Nut syrup, and chocolate syrup as desired.
3.) add a pinch or two each of sea salt and raw sugar.

salt, sugar, and coffee



this is so simple. I know bloggers always say that and then list 5 bazillion ingredients and 341 steps, BUT seriously. This is so simple. And it saves you money if you are prone to spending ridiculous amounts of money on coffee. WIN!


What’s your favorite drink?

Are you addicted like I am?


  1. says

    Definitely addicted…..I also buy the sugar free syrups from Starbucks, its saved me alot of money! There are days I have to shell out the 5 bucks tho! Thanks for the recipe, i’ll have to try it!

    • says

      you’re welcome! I like making something fancy, but love that this can be done real quick and with stuff I have on hand anyway. Come back and let me know what you think!! Thanks, Rebecca :)

  2. says

    For the love of god… Thank you!!! I had no idea you could buy their bottles and like you, I too feel sick to my stomach forking over that cash yet I just can’t stop. I’m addicted. Thanks sooo much! Im gathering ingredients tonight and trying this tomorrow morning for sure! Well done, my friend! :-)

    • says

      hahaha, me neither. I may or may not have asked (or growled like a hungry wolf) at the barrista asking if I could buy “the stuff in the salted caramel”. I feel ya, we could feed our family with that money, haha! Let me know how whatcha think when you try it! Have a good one, Candie! :)

  3. Lindsey says

    I love the lightly sweetened passion iced tea from The Bucks. I decided to make it myself, and the first time I brewed my tea, shattered a glass pitcher and wound up in the ER-total blonde moment (coming from the Blonde’s mouth). Needless to say, I have remedies my ways and made my beverage more safely, and it is delicious!

    • says

      OH NO!!! Glad you’re okay and not still in the ER. And thank you for reminding me that I bought a box of Tazo back in the summer. YUM. Have a good one, Lindsey!

  4. Leilah says

    OMG! I had no idea you could buy their syrups! This is my all-time FAVORITE drink from there and I hate that I have to wait til the Fall to get it. Now I won’t have to!!! Thanks so much. My bank account thanks you too. lol

    • says

      I had no idea either! Don’t you hate that they don’t have it during the winter too?! Move over Peppermint Mocha, this is def a winter drink too. You and your bank account are welcome. ;) Thanks, Leilah!

  5. Wendi says

    Thanks so much for this! It took me a month, but I just picked up my bottle of toffee nut syrup (the first Starbucks I went to wouldn’t sell me a bottle because they use so much of it, so I had to call around). I’ve got my half and half and I’m ready! Can’t wait. Thanks again.

  6. kylee says

    Im a barista for starbucks and do agree drinks are expensive, love your tip for making this, but versus coffe use espresso and brew small amounts, and use 2% milk versus breve. Both of which are standard in the starbucks version :-) happy drinking

  7. Rebecca says

    Ha! Greatest blog post “evuhhh”! I actually re-read the first few paragraphs outloud to my husband … & told him I found my Starbucks Salted Caramel soul sister!

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