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Caramel coffee syrup sitting in a glass jar next to a cup of warm coffee ready to be stirred in.

Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Caramel Coffee Syrup

Sara Vaughn
Skip the coffee shop and make your favorite caramel coffees at home with this Easy Homemade Caramel Coffee Syrup with only three ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 C Sugar
  • ⅓ + 1 C Water divided
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt optional


  • Add the ⅓ cup of water and the sugar into a saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir the mixture gently with either a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon just until the sugar is dissoved.
  • Stop stirring and allow the sugar to simmer over medium-low heat until it turns a golden color.
  • Turn off the heat and carefully add the remaining water to the pot, stirring until the caramel is dissolved into the water yielding a syrup.
  • Sprinkle in the salt (if using) and then allow the mixture to cool.
  • Transfer it a container and store in the fridge for up to a month.
  • When you are ready to use just add a teaspoon or so to your drink for some easy caraeml flavor.


Be CAREFUL adding in the water, caramel can steam and splatter when it is warm.
If your caramel hardens when you add the water, don't worry it just means the water was cold. Keep stirring it and it will dissolve.
Store it in a sealed container in the fridge until you are ready to use it. 
Keyword caramel, caramel coffee, caramel latte, Coffee, coffee flavor, coffee syrup, homemade