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.
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Salted Caramel Kahlua needed for this recipe from them.
Ingredients for Salted Caramel Cocktail
- Kahlua Salted Caramel
- Hot Coffee
- Whipped Cream, garnish
- Caramel Ice Cream Topping, garnish
- Large Flaked Salt, garnish <– this is my all-time favorite
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
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)
- Liquid Measure
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
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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Grab your free printable of our Salted Caramel Dessert Coffee Recipe here:
- 2 oz Salted Caramel Kahlua
- 1 cup hot coffee
- Whipped cream, garnish
- Caramel ice cream topping, garnish
- Large flaked salt, garnish
- 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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Reddi-wip Original Whipped Dairy Cream Topping, 13 oz.
Omishome Complete Bartender Mixology Kit - Elegant Gold Finish Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand and 6 BONUS Sturdy Stainless Steel Straws - A Superb Bartending Set
Libbey 10.5-ounce Irish Coffee Mug, 4-piece Set
Smucker's, Caramel Topping, 12.25 oz
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, 750 ml, 42 Proof
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 869mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 0gSugar: 58gProtein: 2g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Are you a fan of salted caramel desserts? What’s your favorite cold weather cocktail?