Cafe Caramel

by Megan on February 10, 2014

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I had a wild and crazy weekend. And by wild, I mean I was baking all Friday night (making the dessert for my friend’s baby shower) and ended up with brownie batter on my bra strap. And by crazy, I painted a pretty solid heart on my nails (Valentine-mani style) on Saturday night. Sunday, after a solid breakfast, I decided to make some salted caramel sauce and pop it into three recipes for you guys this week!

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So, my first job ever was at The Coffee Beanery. I met some of my favorite friends there! I had my worst haircut there! I slipped and fell and ended up with half and half in my ear there! Anyhow, the Cafe Caramel was pretty much the most popular drink (it might still be?), and my mom always ordered it. It’s as simple as caramel, cream, and coffee! So I figured I’d make it for you guys, so that you can make it for yourself on Valentine’s Day morning! Make it in a travel mug and sip it on the way to work! Or mix it up for your boo, or your neighbor, or pack up the components and give them to your mom, or your favorite work friend. It’s quite tasty, so do it up! FIRST you’ll need to make some salted caramel sauce*. You’re going to need it this week.

*Recipe below!

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Cafe Caramel (serves 1)
Recipe from my barista days

Ingredients:

  • 1 T salted caramel sauce
  • 1 1/2 t cream
  • coffee, to fill the mug
  • whipped cream and more caramel, to top

Directions:

  1. Place caramel in the bottom of a mug. Cover with cream. Top with coffee and stir until mixed. Top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce.

Yay! Click HEREย for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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For Valentine’s week I’m using this salted caramel sauce in 3 recipes starting with this one!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 10, 2014 at 2:56 am

This looks so good! I could down one of them in no time! pinned

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Chug it, girl!

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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) February 10, 2014 at 3:56 am

I do this too! It’s how pretty much all of my left over caramel ends up. Sometime I sprinkle a little shaved dark chocolate on top too, because lets face it, it was never going to be a healthy drink anyway!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Hell yes! You know what’s up, Lily! Good call with the chocolate.

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Sarah February 10, 2014 at 4:57 am

Dude, you’re nailing Valentines. I want a cafe caramel for my own!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm

๐Ÿ™‚ You are! That jam tart! Best!

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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness February 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

The black cup of coffee that I am currently drinking just got really lame. I need to try this version out instead…this looks fab!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Give this a shot! But I hear ya. I had plain old coffee this morning tooโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) February 10, 2014 at 8:12 am

Now I’m staring at my usual (boring) morning coffee disdainfully. This looks so good Megan!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm

The day is young!

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Emily February 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

McFluffin good.

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm

McFluffstache!

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Robyn February 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

Pretty excited about salted caramel week on Take a Megabite!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Yay! Thanks, Robyn!

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Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons February 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

“Brownie batter on my bra strap.” I mean, everybody’s been there….right? Is the Coffee Beanery still in business? Seems like all the locations I used to know of have closed.

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm

haha Yes! And I know my mom’s found a few in the world, but most are totally gone.

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mel February 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

this just made my week. possibly my life.

i got cookie dough in my hair this weekend (and didn’t find it til later?), so i feel ya with the brownie batter/bra strap bit.

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:54 pm

I just LOLed for reals. haha

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Nik February 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Of course we both were baristas, of course.

I want to make this immediately. Or sooner. But mostly, I want to make this WITH you!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Yes! I’d love that oh so much.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Girl, I love the way you’re rocking Valentine’s Day this year. It normally makes me grumpy, but this year I’m going to try to embrace it and make myself a cafe caramel (or several). Can’t wait for more salted caramel treats!

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Megan February 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Christmas it the holiday that makes me totes grumpy, so I hear ya. ๐Ÿ™‚ You deserve this drink every single day! You da bomb!

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Tieghan February 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Not even a coffee drinker, but I am positive I could chug this in minutes,

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Megan February 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Oh hell yeah!

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Vixystick February 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

OMG I miss Cafe Carmels! My BFF and I used to drink them all the time when there was a Coffee Beanery of UofM’s campus! Now I get one every time I fly out of DTW! I will definitely be making one of these for myself this weekend…thanks for the reminder, Megan!

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jaime @laviejaime February 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

that looks delicious!
def beats Sbux Caramel Macchiato.

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freckledme February 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Currently a barista, but all I ended up with this week was random kitten kibble in my hair. Your week sounds so much better!!

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Lynna March 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

This looks great! I’ve always wanted to know how to make caramel coffee drinks. Plus, I’m obsessed with salted caramel!

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