A healthier take on the classic caramel brulée latte! Made with non-dairy milk and sweetened with coconut sugar, this warming latte rivals Starbucks’ version. Super easy to make in the comfort of your own home, with a handful of ingredients you likely already have on-hand.
What You’ll Need to Make This Healthy Caramel Brulée Latte
Butter – I used Miyoko’s vegan butter to keep this latte recipe vegan-friendly! It melts beautifully into the caramel sauce, giving it that smooth, buttery flavor. However, you can certainly use regular butter if you’d like!
Coconut Sugar – This natural sweetener is unrefined and lower on the glycemic index (meaning less of a spike in blood sugar). It also has a slightly deeper flavor, which only adds to the flavor of our caramel sauce! Though if you don’t have any coconut sugar, feel free to use regular sugar or even brown sugar instead.
Milk – I used non-dairy cashew milk in my healthy caramel brulée latte, and it was perfectly creamy and delicious! But really any milk will work, so go ahead and use whatever you have at home.
Espresso – Either one shot of espresso, or 1/4 cup of strong coffee will do the trick. Or, if you’re like me and can’t get enough caffeine in your life, make it a double and add an extra shot of espresso!
Tips and Tricks
- Keep a close eye on your caramel sauce while it cooks! The sugar can burn quickly, and needs to be stirred frequently. So I recommend tending to it the entire 5 minutes it cooks – trust me, it’ll be worth it!
- For a salted caramel brulée latte, top yours off with a tiny pinch of flaky salt! I go crazy for a good salty/sweet combo, and that little pinch of salt goes a long way.
- Turn this recipe into an iced latte by serving it over ice! To do this, I recommend letting your hot caramel milk come to room temperature first, as well as your espresso.
Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs
Make it Vegan: That’s easy – just use all the vegan swaps I outlined above!
Make it Decaf: For a caffeine-free version, use your favorite decaf espresso or decaf coffee in your latte.