Cheat’s Iced Salted Caramel Mocha

Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha - Fab Food 4 All

I don’t know how my daughter developed a taste for coffee but it started with her wanting it added to chocolate ganache when we were baking a few years ago. More recently, after a few supermarket purchases of chilled coffee drinks and a trip to Starbucks in the summer where she had a Caramel Macchiato the flood gates were well and truly opened. I soon realised this was not a sustainable situation and suggested that she make her own chilled coffees at home as it would be far cheaper. Children usually nag for sweets whilst shopping but my 12 year old was now nagging for chilled coffees, how times have changed!

Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha - Fab Food 4 All

So using what she could find, I have watched many guises of chilled coffee drinks being made after school and have been very impressed with her results, so much so that I’m bringing you this Cheats Iced Salted Caramel Mocha – she don’t use any ice but if you wanted to add some on a hot day then you could but we find it chilled enough with the ice cream and chilled milk.

I have to say that I’m not a coffee drinker but having sampled so many of my daughter’s chilled coffee drinks, I think I have been converted; well at least to the chilled versions! This one is not overly sweet so if you like a more sickly sweet drink then just add a squeeze of caramel sauce to the coffee before you dilute it with hot water, I enjoy it just the way it was though!

Are you addicted to chilled coffees? Let me know what you favourite flavour combinations are!

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Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha
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Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha - a quick and delicious budget version of a Starbucks!
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 1 heaped tsp Americano barista style instant coffee
  • 1 tsp Caramel sauce (optional if you you like sweet coffee)
  • 1 large scoop Salted caramel ice cream (premium quality)
  • Semi-skimmed milk
  • Topping:
  • Can of whipping cream or freshly whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  1. Put the coffee and caramel sauce if using, into a mug and dissolve with a little hot water from your kettle.
  2. Add the ice cream and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add enough milk to nearly fill the mug.
  4. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

Cheat's Iced Salted Caramel Mocha - Fab Food 4 All

If I’ve whet your appetite for similar flavoured drinks you might like to check out:

Salted Caramel Luxury Hot Chocolate – Munchies and Muchkins

Vegan Banana Pick Me Up Shake – Family Friends Food

As my daughter’s recipe is aimed at saving you money I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen and is this month hosted by Elizabeth.

Credit Crunch Munch


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  1. littlekipling

    This looks so gorgeous!!!

  2. wendy malone

    salted caramel mocha, lovely making it for my daughter over christmas.thankyou.

    1. Camilla

      Great Wendy:-)

  3. Heather Crowe

    Mmmm, I need to try this! It looks fab!

  4. Elizabeth

    I am absolutely loving the sound of this! So indulgent! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth, yes it’s very much a treat:-)

  5. Megan Kinsey

    This sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it! I’m trying to cut down on coffee shops too so would be great to make this at home!

    1. Camilla

      Great Megan, I’m sure you’ll love it, my daughter seems to change how she makes it all the time, she added a dash of vanilla extract too the other day:-)

  6. Martina Evans

    This sounds amazing! I would love to make a couple of these over the weekend – great idea!

  7. Laura Hartley

    This looks divine!! I hate how expensive these are in coffee shops, need to start making them myself!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes it’s too expensive a habit to keep up!

  8. sally Akins

    This looks so simple and so yummy – I love salted caramel 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sally:-)

  9. Ickle Pickle

    This looks super yummy. I LOVE the taste of salted caramel – delicious! Kaz x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kaz:-)

  10. Sarah Bailey

    Oh wow this sounds amazing I could definitely tuck into one right now – perfect warming comfort drink. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, although this is a chilled drink:-)

  11. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    This looks amazing – I am going to have to give it a try. I love salted caramel!!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  12. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Anything salted caramel makes me happy – it is one of my favourite flavours. I love it with coffee too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Me too Dannii, can’t get enough of it:-)

  13. shobha

    Looks delicious .. I am not so fond of these things but I will make it for my family.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shobha, you’re a good mum:-)

  14. Candace

    Can I come and live at your house please? You always have such lovely recipes. Must be heaven to test them all

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you, what a lovely thing to say Candace:-)

  15. Nayna Kanabar

    This looks simple and easy to make and probably a fraction of the cost when bought from out side,Very creative.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nayna, yes the cost was the driving force behind my daughter’s creations with coffee:-)

  16. Rhian Westbury

    This looks yummy, I need to see if I can make a dairy free version of this! x

    1. Camilla

      Mmm, I’m sure there would be a way:-)

    2. Amy Hunt (Purely Amy)

      Ooh I agree, looks gorgeous but I’m lactose intolerant (love a frothy coffee though) so I’ll have to browse for a dairy free version! x

      1. Camilla

        Thank you, that is a shame!

  17. Rebecca Smith

    Mmm this looks delicious and perfect to warm us up in this horrible weather x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rebecca although it’s a chilled drink so not sure it will warm you up LOL:-)

  18. Rachel

    Oh gosh, if I started to make these I would never leave the house and would be the size of a house, it looks and sounds absolutely stunning x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rachel, it’s a good job my daughter has a 40 minute walk to school to exercise this off:-)

  19. Jessica

    This looks incredibly yummy! I wish I could drink things like this, I’m not allowed due to tummy problem x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jessica, that’s a shame:-(

  20. Stella

    This looks and sounds very delicious. Bookmarking this.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stella:-)

  21. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    Not much of a coffee drink either but bravo to your daughter for being proactive!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle, needs must when you’re a chilled coffee fan:)

  22. Charlotte Braithwaite

    Oh my goodness!
    This looks to die for <3
    So going to make this at the weekend.
    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant! A pleasure Charlotte:-)

  23. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    So the creative talent really runs in the family then Camilla.

    1. Camilla

      My daughter is far more creative and artistic than me LOL. I just re-created her recipe here:-)

  24. Nicole Neverman

    This looks absolutely amazing!! Salted caramel ice cream is the best – bet it makes this iced mocha out of this world good!

    1. Camilla

      It really does Nicole:-)


    WOW that looks amazing Camilla! Delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danielle:-)

  26. Leila Benhamida

    I am intrigued wonder how it taste like.

  27. Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook

    This looks utterly delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elinor:-)

  28. Ana De- Jesus

    I love love love salted caramel I can’t wait to try this recipe out. How long have you been making these for?

    1. Camilla

      My daughter has been making them in different forms for about 2 months since a visit in the summer to Starbucks:-)

  29. Munchies and Munchkins

    I don’t like coffee although I adore the smell and I wish I liked it. This looks incredible. I think I’d give this a whirl just for the salted caramel taste. Well done to your daughter. Thanks for including my hot choc. X

    1. Camilla

      I’m the same with coffee but seem to be being won over by these chilled creamy drinks:)

  30. ceri

    Wow, I didn’t get a taste for coffee until my twenties (not surprisingly the same time I started working in an office), its quite the addictive drink! This is a great idea to make a decadent drink more economically, though one definitely reserved for a treat! Yum!

    1. Camilla

      Yes Ceri, not all her chilled coffee drinks have ice cream in them and she never usually puts cream on her after school ones unless we happen to have some in the fridge which isn’t very often:-)

  31. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    That is a cross between coffee and pudding, so so indulgent, I think I need one right now!

    1. Camilla

      You’re right, go on treat yourself:-)

  32. Chris @thinlyspread

    I’m drooling far more than is seemly!

    1. Camilla

      Passes a tissue:-)

  33. Choclette

    I’m not a coffee drinker either, but I think I could be seriously tempted by this. I’m a sucker for pretty much anything salted caramel.

    1. Camilla

      LOL Choclette, every time I’ve bought my daughter one of these fancy coffees I’ve had a little taste so I have developed a liking for these sweeter chilled versions:-)

  34. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    That looks brilliant! I’m not such a fan of coffee but I could be persuaded by the salted caramel and whipped cream 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, think of it in a similar way to coffee cake or chocolates and not a cup of coffee:-)

  35. Emma

    Mmmm I love the look of the caramel dripping down the side of the glass. Delicious! I’m not a huge fan of coffee but can be persuaded when it’s combined with something nice and sweet! This would be perfect for my other half though. He is obsessed and often buys those chilled coffee drinks from the supermarkets which you mention. Perhaps I’ll treat him to one of these at the weekend!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma, it’s funny how many people don’t like coffee, including me but this is a game changer:-) I’m sure your hubby would love this and you might even get to like it too:-)

  36. Janice

    Well done to your daughter, it looks amazing.

    1. Camilla

      Janice, it’s my daughter’s recipe but I made it this morning while she was at school but I’m sure she could do this just as well:-)

  37. Heather Haigh

    A coffee and caramel lover’s dream without any faff – great idea.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

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