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Caramel Coffee Syrup

This is an easy Caramel Coffee syrup, perfect for your morning cup.  This is also a fabulous gift for the coffee drinker in your life! 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Caramel Coffee Syrup
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 25 kcal
Author With Two Spoons


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water divided
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a small sauce pan add sugar and 1/4 cup of water.  Dissolve sugar over medium low heat until completely dissolved. 

  2. Turn heat up and bring to a slow boil while continuously stirring.  Heat until mixture turns a caramel color.  (Do not walk away during this step).

  3. Once the mixture has turned to a caramel color (about 3 minutes of slow boil), remove from heat and carefully add remaining 1/2 cup of water. BE CAREFUL during this step as the syrup will steam and spatter.  

  4. Continue to stir mixture until all crystallized syrup has fully dissolved.  Stir in vanilla and kosher salt.

  5. Allow to cool slightly.  Using a funnel (or a very steady hand), pour caramel syrup into a glass storage container.  Cool fully before using.  This Caramel Coffee Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for several months.

  6. Add 1-2 Tablespoons (to taste) to sweeten your coffee!

Recipe Notes

Caramel Coffee Syrup can be finicky.  There is a very short time period between the time the the syrup is caramelizing and the time the syrup is burning.  Stir continuously during the time period.  As soon as you've made this a time or two, you will be easily able to determine when to remove this from the heat.  

Calories listed are for 1 Tablespoon of Caramel Coffee Syrup.