Butterscotch Latte

Butterscotch Latte

We love sharing great single origin coffees each month at My Coffee Pub, but we love sharing recipes for coffee drinks that have other ingredients in them as well.  As the summer winds down and we transition into a new season we wanted to share a drink with you all that is all about nostalgia.  This recipe for a butterscotch latte brings back flavors that remind us of our childhood.  Whether it was your grandfather handing you a Werther's Original, or your grandmother baking you a butterscotch pie, this recipe will take you way back.  The main ingredients to this drink are butterscotch sauce, good coffee or espresso and milk.  This drink is versatile and can be consumed hot or iced, depending on preference and outside temperature.  We've included a delicious homemade butterscotch sauce that creates a lingering finish and keeps those sweet childhood memories lasting longer.  


Butterscotch Sauce Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar

3/4 cup of heavy cream

vanilla bean (flavor to taste)

1 teaspoon sea salt


Preparing the Butterscotch Sauce:

Melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium low.

Just before the butter fully melts add the sugar.

Use wooden spoon to stir until all the sugar is wet.

Continue to stir sporadically as the sugar changes consistency, from wet sandy to molten lava.

Once the sugar is no longer grainy and has a liquid consistency, pour in the cream.  Now use the whisk to stir in cream, turn the heat down to low and whisk until cream is well incorporated.

Turn burner back to medium, bring liquid to a boil and whisk intermittently for 3 minutes.

Remove from heat, let cool for 2 minutes and pour into a heat resistant container. (we prefer glass)

Bring contents to room temperature.  Add the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, sprinkle in vanilla bean. Taste test, add more salt and/or vanilla if necessary. 

Now that you have the sauce completed you are ready to integrate it into a delicious latte. 

Butterscotch Latte:

This recipe is for a 12 oz. latte

Place 2-3 tablespoons of the butterscotch sauce in a 12 ounce mug.

Add in 2 ounces of espresso or 4 ounces of brewed coffee.

Pour in steamed, warmed, or cold (for iced latte) milk.  Use approximately 10 ounces of milk for drinks with espresso and pour in 8 ounces of milk for drinks with brewed coffee.  For iced lattes use only 7 ounces of milk and add an ounce of ice to the latte. Stir ingredients together well and enjoy! We would love to hear about your experience with this recipe. Leave a comment below to share your thoughts!