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!
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.
Cafe Caramel (serves 1)
Recipe from my barista days
- 1 T salted caramel sauce
- 1 1/2 t cream
- coffee, to fill the mug
- whipped cream and more caramel, to top
- 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 HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.
For Valentine’s week I’m using this salted caramel sauce in 3 recipes starting with this one!
30 thoughts on “Cafe Caramel”
This looks so good! I could down one of them in no time! pinned
Chug it, girl!
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!
Hell yes! You know what’s up, Lily! Good call with the chocolate.
Dude, you’re nailing Valentines. I want a cafe caramel for my own!
🙂 You are! That jam tart! Best!
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!
Give this a shot! But I hear ya. I had plain old coffee this morning too…. 🙂
Now I’m staring at my usual (boring) morning coffee disdainfully. This looks so good Megan!
The day is young!
Pretty excited about salted caramel week on Take a Megabite!
Yay! Thanks, Robyn!
“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.
haha Yes! And I know my mom’s found a few in the world, but most are totally gone.
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.
I just LOLed for reals. haha
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!
Yes! I’d love that oh so much.
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!
Christmas it the holiday that makes me totes grumpy, so I hear ya. 🙂 You deserve this drink every single day! You da bomb!
Not even a coffee drinker, but I am positive I could chug this in minutes,
Oh hell yeah!
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!
that looks delicious!
def beats Sbux Caramel Macchiato.
Currently a barista, but all I ended up with this week was random kitten kibble in my hair. Your week sounds so much better!!
This looks great! I’ve always wanted to know how to make caramel coffee drinks. Plus, I’m obsessed with salted caramel!