A simple hot coffee cocktail, this Salted Caramel Dessert Coffee is my new go-to for cold nights in with friends or a great book.
I first shared this Salted Caramel Dessert coffee on my friend Amanda’s site, and even though it’s a super simple recipe – it is absolutely delicious and not to be overlooked.
The most important ingredient – after the Kahlua – is large flaked sea salt, like Maldon.
A sprinkle of the flaked sea salt either BEFORE you add the whipped cream or after is absolutely essential to really develop the flavors of this hot winter cocktail.
The salted caramel Kahlua is also delicious if you just want to mix 2oz of it with 2 oz of hot coffee and top with whipped cream, caramel and salt.
Ingredients for Salted Caramel Cocktail
- 2 oz Salted Caramel Kahlua
- 1 cup hot coffee
- Whipped cream, garnish
- Caramel ice cream topping, garnish
- Large flaked salt, garnish
Tip: if you don’t have salted caramel Kahlua, stir 1 teaspoon salted caramel dessert topping to the hot coffee before adding in regular Kahlua.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Coffee maker of choice (I use a French press)
How to Make a Caramel Dessert Coffee
Prepare your coffee however you’d like. Each cocktail only needs a measured cup.
In your serving glass, pour in your coffee and top with the Kahlua.
If a more pronounced salted carmel flavor is desired, stir a teaspoon of caramel sauce into the hot coffee to dissolve.
Spiral on some whipped cream and drizzle caramel sauce overtop.
If desired, sprinkle some large flaked sea salt overtop to really bring out that Salted Caramel flavor.
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Are you a fan of salted caramel desserts? What’s your favorite cold weather cocktail?