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12 Delicious Caramel Starbucks Drinks To Try In 2022

Caramel lovers, rejoice!

We’re here to tell you that Starbucks has more caramel drinks than the Caramel Macchiato. There are more than 20 caramel drinks at Starbucks.

Before you get overwhelmed with many options for caramel drinks, we’ve cut down the list to 12 of the best Starbucks caramel drinks for you to choose from.

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The 12 Best Starbucks Caramel Drinks

Note that the information on the calories, caffeine, and sugar is based on a Grande-sized drink, which is 16 oz.

Starbucks’ secret menu calorie content is not official, but we’ll teach you how to order them.

Let’s review the following caramel drinks at Starbucks:

1. Caramel Macchiato

  • Category: Regular
  • Ingredients: Milk, Brewed Espresso, Vanilla Syrup, Caramel Sauce
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 33 mg
  • Caffeine: 150 mg
  • Served: Hot/Cold

There’s no other way to talk about the best caramel drinks than by starting with the crowd-favorite Caramel Macchiato.

You can have this Starbucks drink all year long. Enjoy a Hot Caramel Macchiato during the winter or an Iced Caramel Macchiato over the summer.

The espresso and caramel are poured into the drink last. This allows you to enjoy the drink’s flavorful caramel coffee taste with every sip.

This is the top-of-mind drink when it comes to Starbucks caramel drinks because of its perfect balance of coffee taste, caramel sweetness, and creaminess.

2. Salted Caramel Mocha Latte

  • Category: Regular
  • Ingredients: Toffee Nut Syrup, Brewed Espresso, Milk, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Sea Salt Topping
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 59 mg,
  • Caffeine: 175 mg
  • Served: Hot or Cold

The Salted Caramel Mocha will give you the flavors of toffee, caramel, and mocha in one cup.

The complete experience of the Salted Caramel Mocha Latte is seasonal, but if you’re good at letting go of the sea salt topping, you’d be able to enjoy this drink year-round.

It contains 4 pumps of toffee nut syrup. You can request lesser pumps to lessen the sweetness and elevate the caramel taste of this drink.

An Iced Salted Caramel Mocha has almost twice the calories of an Iced Caramel Macchiato. We recommend choosing this drink in moderation or smaller size.

Related Read: Starbucks Syrup Compared To Sauce

Alternative: Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

The Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino is the blended beverage version of the Salted Caramel Mocha Latte.

It also contains mocha sauce, toffee nut syrup, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle.

Related Read: Lattes At Starbucks

3. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

  • Category: Regular
  • Ingredients: Ice, Milk, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup, Whipped Cream, Coffee, Dark Caramel Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Caramel Sugar Topping
  • Calories: 470
  • Caffeine: 85 mg
  • Sugar: 60 mg
  • Served: Cold

Get the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino blended beverage if you want the most caramel in a drink.

Caramel lovers will enjoy the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino from the first to the last sip with the added experience of caramel crunch.

It is blended with caramel syrup, added with dark caramel sauce, topped with caramel drizzle, and garnished with caramel sugar topping.

The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino has whipped cream, 3 pumps of Coffee Frappuccino syrup, and 5 pumps of dark caramel sauce, contributing to its high calories.

4. Caramel Apple Spice

  • Menu: Regular
  • Ingredients: Apple Juice, Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, Whipped Cream, Caramel Sauce
  • Calories: 380
  • Caffeine: 0 mg
  • Sugar: 70 mg
  • Served: Hot

We recommend the Caramel Apple Spice juice drink if you love caramel but do not like coffee.

The Caramel Apple Spice is one of the Starbucks caramel drinks that contain no coffee. This is the perfect drink if you are avoiding caffeine at night or just aren’t into coffee at all.

For this drink, you can choose from either apple juice or peach juice.

This coffee alternative will remind you of your favorite warm apple pie.

5. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

  • Menu: Regular
  • Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam, Caramel Syrup
  • Calories: 220
  • Caffeine: 185 mg
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Served: Cold

The caramel drink with the most caffeine is the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew.

It is the drink for coffee lovers who only want a hint of caramel flavor.

Cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for at least 18 hours. This causes its rich coffee flavor, lower acidity, and higher caffeine.

Related Reads: Cold Foam Drinks At Starbucks, Cold Brew Starbucks Coffee

Alternative: Salted Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro cold brew has the same amount of caffeine as a regular cold brew. The difference is in the velvety texture of the drink. It has tiny bubbles and is served cold but without ice.

6. Caramel Brulee Latte

  • Menu: Seasonal
  • Ingredients: Milk, Caramel Brulée Sauce, Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream, Caramel Brulee Topping
  • Calories: 410
  • Caffeine: 150 mg
  • Sugar: 48 mg
  • Served: Hot/Cold

We recommend this seasonal drink for those who are into sweet coffee.

It is made special with the signature caramel brulee sauce of Starbucks and caramel brulee topping, which are candied caramel sprinkles.

The Caramel Brulée Latte is one of the Starbucks drinks available only during the holidays, but you can enjoy it hot or iced.

Its seasonality will give you a perfect excuse to indulge with its high calories from the whipped cream and caramel.

You can enjoy a close alternative to this drink all year if you order a caramel macchiato with 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup. You will have to let go of the caramel brulee topping, though.

7. Caramel Brulée Crème Frappuccino

  • Menu: Seasonal
  • Ingredients: Caramel Brulée Sauce, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Brulée Topping
  • Calories: 420
  • Caffeine: 0 mg
  • Sugar: 50 g
  • Served: Cold

Look here, non-coffee fans! This blended beverage tastes similar to the Caramel Brulée Latte minus the coffee.

This Caramel Frappuccino blended beverage is also available only during the holidays but is available only cold. This sells more in countries that do not experience winter.

Related Read: Caffeine In Frappuccinos

8. Raspberry Caramel Macchiato

  • Menu: Secret
  • Ingredients: 2% Milk, Brewed Espresso, Raspberry Syrup, and Caramel Sauce.
  • Caffeine: 150 mg
  • Served: Hot or Cold
  • How to Order: Get a Grande Caramel Macchiato with raspberry syrup instead of vanilla syrup.

Level up your usual Caramel Macchiato by popping some fruitiness into it. Transform it into a Raspberry Caramel Macchiato.

Explore flavors with this drink and elevate the caramel’s sweetness with the raspberry syrup’s tartness.

The mix of flavors will also give your drink a mix of colors with a pink bottom layer and a brown top layer.

Alternative: Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

If you want a safer flavor to add to your Caramel Macchiato, you can get pumpkin spice instead of raspberry.

This drink is only available during the pumpkin spice season.

To order this drink, get a Grande Caramel Macchiato with pumpkin spice sauce instead of vanilla syrup.

9. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

  • Menu: Secret
  • Ingredients: 2% Milk, Brewed Espresso, Vanilla Syrup, Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, Caramel Sauce
  • Caffeine: 150 mg
  • Served: Cold
  • How to order: Get a Grande Iced Caramel Macchiato with 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup

We have a drink for cookie fans, the Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato.

Another way to spice up your basic Caramel Macchiato is by adding Starbucks’ cinnamon dolce syrup to it.

It’s this simple to turn your coffee to taste like your favorite snickerdoodle cookie.

10. Twix Frappuccino

  • Ingredients: Ice, Milk, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup, Whipped Cream, Coffee, Caramel Syrup, Hazelnut Syrup, Caramel Sauce, Java Chips, Mocha Drizzle
  • Calories: around 400
  • Caffeine: 90 mg
  • Served: Cold
  • How to order: Get a Grande Caramel Frappuccino with java chips blended in, only 2 pumps of caramel syrup, additional 2 pumps of hazelnut syrup, and a mocha drizzle.

From cookies to your favorite candy bar, we have a Twix-inspired drink.

The Twix Frappuccino will remind you of your favorite Twix bar through its mix of the Caramel Frappuccino, caramel syrup, mocha syrup, and the crunch from java chips.

Just like Twix, you should only buy this elevated Caramel Frappuccino moderately because of its high-calorie content from the whipped cream and caramel mix.

Related Read: Hazelnut Starbucks Coffee Drinks

11. Butterbeer Frappuccino

  • Menu: Secret
  • Ingredients: Ice, Milk, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whipped Cream, Vanilla Bean Powder, Toffee Nut Syrup, Caramel Syrup, Caramel Drizzle
  • Calories: around 400
  • Caffeine: 0 mg
  • Served: Cold
  • How to Order: Order a Grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup, 3 pumps of caramel syrup, and a caramel drizzle.

Calling all Potterheads, we have a Starbucks secret menu drink for you too!

It’s time for the Harry Potter kid in you to get excited. This butterbeer-inspired drink contains no caffeine.

The combination of syrups will give you that butterscotch taste that’s similar to butterbeer, making the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino more interesting.

12. Iced White Mocha With Sweet Cream Foam and Caramel Drizzle

  • Menu: Secret
  • Ingredients: White Mocha Sauce, 2% Milk, Espresso, Ice, Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam, Caramel Drizzle
  • Caffeine: 120 mg
  • Served: Cold
  • How to Order: Get a Grande Iced White Mocha with caramel drizzle on the sides, vanilla sweet cream cold foam instead of whipped cream, and caramel drizzle.

With people in Tiktok posting about this drink, we just had to try it too.

Everyone loves this caramel drink because of the perfect blend of caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavors.

Related Read: TikTok Drinks Starbucks

Ways to Add Caramel to Your Drink

If you want to level up on the caramel of your drink, you can choose from the following options:

Dark Caramel Sauce

As used in the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino, the dark caramel sauce is richer and sweeter than the other varieties of caramel sauces.

It contains condensed milk, which gives it its texture and sweetness.

Caramel Sauce or Drizzle

The regular caramel sauce or drizzle is your basic caramel add-on. You can add caramel sauce to coat your cup or use it as a topping for your drink.

Caramel Syrup

As syrup, caramel is thinner and less sweet. This is best if you only want a hint of caramel in your drink.

Caramel syrup is only made of sugar and water. It is best to add caramel syrup to cold drinks because its thinness blends better.

Caramel Sugar Topping

Also used in the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino, the caramel crunch topping will give your drink the added munching experience.

It is made of caramel sugar and can be put on top or at the bottom of your coffee Frappuccino.

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam

This is your light whipped cream alternative with a caramel twist.

It is made of vanilla sweet cream cold foam, caramel syrup, and a dash of salt. This is best with the Cold Brew.

Tips When Buying Caramel Starbucks Drinks

Don’t be afraid to experiment on your favorite Starbucks drink but be careful not to overdo it.

  1. Change your sauce or syrup to caramel for no extra charge. It usually costs more if you add caramel.
  2. Get a Frappuccino so that ice will not water your drink down.
  3. Request for blonde espresso to lessen your drink’s coffee taste so you can taste the caramel flavor more.
  4. Request for no whipped cream to enjoy the flavors of your drink and lessen the calories and sugar content.
  5. If you are conscious about your health, choose caramel syrup as your flavoring. It is dairy-free and has the least calories.
  6. A cinnamon-flavored pastry or cake pairs best with caramel drinks. Experience best the caramel goodness with the melted sugar of your food pairing.
  7. It’s good to have ingredient substitutions in mind, especially for seasonal and secret menu drinks. More caramel sauce can replace dark caramel.
  8. We recommend you order secret menu drinks in person. This way, you can avoid mixups since these are drinks that the baristas are not used to making.

These tips will help you to keep your caramel-flavored drink in check.

Ordering Tips

If you’ve decided what to order, here are tips on ordering your caramel Starbucks drink.

#1 Order Extra Caramel

You can choose your syrup or sauce through Flavors when ordering through the Starbucks app. If you want the caramel drizzled on top of your drink, go to Toppings.

#2 Take Note of the Extra Cost

A pump of caramel syrup is free, extra caramel sauce may cost $0.60, and caramel cream cold foam may cost $1.

Wrapping Up

Before you order more caramel macchiatos, hold back and remember that there are more caramel drinks at Starbucks.

However you may want your drink, we have the best caramel drinks for you from the Starbucks menu.

  • If you’re in it for the caffeine kick, the best Starbucks caramel drink for you is the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew. It has the most caffeine content with the caramel hint you want. Its vanilla sweet cream will also give you an added iced cappuccino effect.
  • Get the Caramel Brulée Crème Frappuccino if you’re looking for a non-coffee caramel drink. This improved Caramel Frappuccino will be your new favorite because of its irresistible sweetness.
  • If you want the perfect balance of caffeine, sweetness, and creaminess, you can carry on with ordering that Iced Caramel Macchiato.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll answer some of the questions that you may have about caramel drinks at Starbucks.

When Are Seasonal Drinks Available?

Seasonal drinks are available from November to January. Seasonal drinks include those with caramel brulée.

How Much Does Extra Caramel Drizzle Cost at Starbucks?

Extra caramel drizzle costs usually cost $0.60.

Extra caramel sauce costs the same. Prices for other caramel add-ons may be different.

What’s the Difference Between Caramel Sauce and Caramel Drizzle?

Only how they are put in your drink.

Caramel sauce and caramel drizzle are the same things. Caramel sauce is usually put on the insides of your cup. It becomes caramel drizzle when it’s added on top of your drink.

When Are Seasonal Drinks Available?

Seasonal drinks are available from November to January.

Seasonal drinks include those with caramel brulée.

How Much Does Extra Caramel Drizzle Cost at Starbucks?

Extra caramel drizzle costs usually cost $0.60.

Extra caramel sauce costs the same. Prices for other caramel add-ons may be different.

What’s the Difference Between Caramel Sauce and Caramel Drizzle?

Only how they are put in your drink.

Caramel sauce and caramel drizzle are the same things. Caramel sauce is usually put on the insides of your cup. It becomes caramel drizzle when it’s added on top of your drink.