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19 Starbucks Caramel Drinks: Menu Favorites & More

Starbucks caramel drinks like macchiatos and frappuccinos bring together caramel, coffee and cream. In this guide, see all the best caramel drinks at Starbucks, and ways to add caramel sauce, syrup or crunch toppings to any drink order.
Caramel Starbucks Drinks.

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Caramel Drinks at Starbucks

Starbucks caramel drinks are among the most popular drinks at Starbucks. And understandably so.

The rich, buttery flavor of caramel combined with coffee is an almost irresistible combination.

Many drinks, like an Iced Caramel Macchiato, are topped with a rich layer of caramel sauce.

While other drinks, like the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew, have caramel cream cold foam on top.

And then there’s the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.

This creamy blended beverage hits the caramel trifecta. Not only is this frappuccino flavored with caramel syrup, but it’s layered with caramel sauce and sprinkled with caramel crunch topping.

If you love caramel and coffee, keep scrolling.

Here you can see a list of every caramel drink at Starbucks, and ways to add caramel to any beverage.

There are seven caramel drinks on Starbucks regular menu and at least five ways to add caramel flavor to any Starbucks drink.

Caramel Sauce, Syrup & Toppings

Starbucks has a number of caramel ingredients for flavoring, layering, drizzling and topping any drink you want.

Caramel Syrup
This is a sugar-based syrup perfect for sweetening and flavoring any drink.

Caramel Sauce
Starbucks caramel sauce is a thicker and richer than syrup and contains dairy. It’s mostly used as a topping for macchiatos and frappuccinos. You can order extra caramel sauce coated inside the cup (cali style). If you plan on getting multiple customizations, be sure and look at these 10 Tips for Ordering TikTok Starbucks Drinks.

Dark Caramel Sauce
The only Starbucks drink recipes that contains dark caramel sauce are the coffee-based and creme-based Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccinos, but you can ask for it in other drinks or use it as a topping.

Caramel Crunch Topping
This caramel sugar topping is sprinkled on top of the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino but you can add it on top of any frappuccino you want.

Salted Caramel Cream
This cold foam topping is a simple combination of caramel syrup and vanilla sweet cream cold foam. It’s used for making Salted Caramel Cold Brew drinks.

Caramel Brulée Sauce & Topping
This limited-time seasonal sauce has a smoky sweet taste. The sauce and crunchy caramelized topping are used for making Caramel Brulée Lattes & Frappuccinos which are on the holiday drink menu.

Starbucks caramel drinks.
The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is blended with caramel syrup, layered with dark caramel sauce and topped with more caramel sauce and crunch topping.

Ordering Tips

The regular Starbucks menu has seven caramel drinks on it, and additional caramel-flavored drinks may be on seasonal menus throughout the year. Here are some tips to custom order drinks with caramel.

  • How to order additional caramel: To add caramel syrup or sauce to a drink using the Starbucks app, go to flavors then select a syrup or sauce from the list. For caramel sauce drizzled on top of a drink, go to toppings.
  • Cost to add-in caramel: There’s no extra charge to add the normal number of pumps of caramel syrup to a drink. An add-in of caramel sauce is about .60 cents. A topping of caramel cream cold foam is about a dollar. You can redeem rewards for free Starbucks drinks and extra modifiers like sauces and syrups.

19 Best Starbucks Caramel Drinks

Caramel drinks at Starbucks are flavored with caramel syrup, drizzled in caramel sauce, covered with crunchy caramel toppings, or all of the above.

Here are 19 top-ranked caramel Starbucks drinks, including menu options and popular custom drink orders.

Iced Caramel Macchiato is one of the best caramel drinks at Starbucks.
Iced Caramel Macchiato is one of the best and most popular caramel drinks on the Starbucks menu.

1. Iced Caramel Macchiato (Topped with Caramel Sauce)

Regular Menu Drink

The best-selling caramel drink at Starbucks is the Iced Caramel Macchiato.

Caramel sauce is drizzled on top of this popular beverage in a crosshatch pattern. The drink itself is a delicious combination of espresso shots, vanilla syrup, 2% milk and ice.

Every sip of this macchiato is filled with rich caramel flavor since the sauce flows from the top of the drink down into the coffee. One sip and it’s easy to see why this drink is a Starbucks best-seller.

Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, 2% Milk, Ice, Espresso, Caramel Sauce

Calories in Grande Size: 250, Sugars 34 g, Caffeine 150 mg

Iced Caramel Macchiato is one of the most popular caramel Starbucks drinks.
The most popular caramel drink at Starbucks is the Iced Caramel Macchiato topped with caramel sauce.

2. Caramel Macchiato

Regular Menu Drink

Creamy caramel sauce tops this warm and delicious hot espresso drink. Made with vanilla syrup, steamed milk, espresso shots and caramel sauce, each sip is delicious from beginning to end.

Want a decaf Caramel Macchiato? Here’s 6 Ways to Order Starbucks Decaf Coffee Drinks.

Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Steamed 2% Milk, Espresso, Caramel Drizzle

Calories in Grande: 250, Sugars 33 g, Caffeine 150 mg

Related: Starbucks Caramel Macchiato: What’s in It, Caffeine, Calories & Options

3. Caramel Frappuccino

Regular Menu Drink

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino blended beverage is the perfect treat for caramel lovers. With a double dose of caramel, this coffee-based blended beverage is flavored with caramel syrup and topped with caramel sauce-covered whipped cream.

Ingredients: Caramel Syrup, Frappuccino Coffee Roast, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle

Calories in Grande: 380, Sugars 54 g, Caffeine 90 mg

4. Caramel Crème Frappuccino

Drink Customization

The Caramel Crème Frappuccino is just like the regular version minus the coffee. This cream-based blended caramel beverage is perfect for kids or anyone that wants a sweet treat without coffee or caffeine.

To order this caffeine-free frappuccino, get a regular Caramel Frappuccino without coffee.

Ingredients: Caramel Syrup, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle

Calories in Grande: NA, Sugars NA g, Caffeine 0 mg

5. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

Regular Menu Drink

If you’re crazy for caramel you’re going to love Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino. This coffee-based frappuccino is packed with all sorts of caramel goodness from start to finish.

First, the beverage is blended with a generous helping of caramel syrup. Next, the drink is layered with dark caramel sauce. Finally, whipped cream with caramel drizzle, and caramel crunch top this decadent frappuccino.

Ingredients: Dark Caramel Sauce, Frappuccino Coffee Roast, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle

Calories in Grande: 470, Sugars 60 g, Caffeine 85 mg

Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino blended beverage on table inside Starbucks.
The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is a very popular caramel flavored Starbucks drink.

6. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino

Regular Menu Drink

The crème version of the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino has all the delicious Starbucks caramel flavor you expect in this blended beverage, minus the coffee. This caffeine-free drink is a good choice for anyone wanting to enjoy a delicious caffeine-free Starbucks drink.

Ingredients: Dark Caramel Sauce, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Caramel Crunch Topping

Calories in Grande: 420, Sugars 46 g, Caffeine 0 mg

7. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

Regular Menu Drink

This popular Starbucks cold brew drink gets its caramel flavor from caramel syrup. The caramel cold brew is served over ice and topped with a fluffy layer of Starbucks signature vanilla sweet cream cold foam with a touch of salt.

Love this drink? Here’s how to make it at home: Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Recipe

Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam with Caramel Syrup

Calories in Grande: 220, Sugars 24 g, Caffeine 185 mg

8. Salted Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew

Drink Customization

This velvety smooth nitro cold brew is flavored with caramel syrup just like the regular Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew. The difference is, added nitro chills the cold brew and adds tiny bubbles to it. The result: no ice is needed and there’s more cold brew to drink.

It’s no wonder, Nitro cold brew, sans ice, makes the list of Starbucks Most Caffeinated Drinks.

Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam with Caramel Syrup

Calories in Grande: 220, Sugars 24 g, Caffeine 265 mg

9. Caramel Apple Spice

Regular Menu Drink

With flavors reminiscent of warm apple pie, Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice is a fall-time favorite. This warm caramel and cinnamon beverage combines hot apple juice and cinnamon dolce syrup. For the final touch, it’s topped with Starbucks sweetened whipped cream and gooey caramel drizzle.

Ingredients: Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, Apple Juice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle

Calories in Grande: 380, Sugars 70 g, Caffeine 0 mg

10. Iced Caramel Brulée Latte

Seasonal Menu Drink

This rich iced latte is a sweet mixture of caramel brulée sauce, Starbucks signature espresso and milk. To take it to the decadent level, this caramel drink is finished with whipped cream and even more caramel brulée.

Ingredients: Caramel Brulée Sauce, 2% Milk, Espresso, Ice, Whipped Cream

11. Caramel Brulée Latte

Seasonal Menu Drink

This hot latte is the perfect way to enjoy the sweet and smokey flavor of caramel brulée sauce. Combined with espresso and milk, this latte is topped with a big dollop of whipped cream covered in even more caramel brulée.

Ingredients: Caramel Brulée Sauce, Steamed 2% Milk, Espresso, Whipped Cream

Related: Starbucks Caramel Brulée Latte: Flavor, Caffeine & More

12. Caramel Brulée Frappuccino

Seasonal Menu Drink

Just like the Caramel Brulée Latte, this frappuccino brings together espresso, milk and caramel brulée sauce. Then, this blended beverage and all its caramel-goodness is topped with whipped cream, more rich sauce and a crunchy topping.

Ingredients: Caramel Brulée Sauce, Frappuccino Coffee Roast, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Brulée Topping

13. Caramel Brulée Crème Frappuccino

Seasonal Menu Drink

This creme-based frappuccino has all the great flavor of caramel brulée in a blended beverage, but without the coffee.

Ingredients: Caramel Brulée Sauce, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Brulée Topping

14. Iced Salted Caramel Mocha

Seasonal Menu Drink

A combination of espresso, milk and toffee nut syrup. This drink is topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle. The final touch is a sprinkling of Sea Salt topping.

Ingredients: Toffee Nut Syrup, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Sea Salt Topping

15. Salted Caramel Mocha

Seasonal Menu Drink

This hot mocha is a cozy mix of toffee nut, espresso and steamed milk. It’s topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and sea salt topping.

Ingredients: Toffee Nut Syrup, Brewed Espresso, 2% Steamed Milk, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Sea Salt Topping

16. Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

Seasonal Menu Drink

This coffee frappuccino is a yummy blend of toffee nut and mocha. A big swirl of whipped cream, caramel sauce and sea salt top it off.

Ingredients: Toffee Nut Syrup, Frappuccino Coffee Roast, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Sea Salt Topping

17. Salted Caramel Mocha Crème Frappuccino

Seasonal Menu Drink

Enjoy a Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino without coffee in it. This crème-based frappuccino is so delicious and almost caffeine-free (the mocha sauce has a little caffeine in it).

Ingredients: Toffee Nut Syrup, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Caramel Drizzle, Sea Salt Topping

18. Iced White Chocolate Mocha with Caramel Drizzle

Drink Customization

This sweet and decadent social media famous drink brings together an Iced White Chocolate Mocha with a topping of caramel drizzled vanilla sweet cream cold foam.

How to order this drink: Ask for an Iced White Mocha with caramel sauce drizzled in the cup. And then ask for vanilla sweet cream cold foam instead of whipped cream topped with even more caramel drizzle.

Ingredients: White Mocha Sauce, 2% Milk, Espresso, Ice, Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Related: TikTok Starbucks Iced White Mocha: How to Order this Secret Menu Drink

19. Upside Down Iced Caramel Macchiato with Vanilla Sweet Cream & Extra Caramel Drizzle

Drink Customization

This sweet caramel drink begins with the espresso, followed by milk—upside down style. And there’s lots of extra caramel, lining the cup and on top of a layer of vanilla sweet cream cold foam. Pure deliciousness!

How to order this drink: Ask for an upside down Iced Caramel Macchiato with extra caramel sauce lining the cup and drizzled on top of vanilla sweet cream cold foam.

Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Questions You May Have

How much does extra caramel drizzle cost at Starbucks?

Adding extra caramel sauce on top of a Starbucks drink or lining the inside of a cup is a drink customization and costs about .60 cents. You can also use 25 Rewards Stars for extra caramel drizzle.

What’s the difference between caramel sauce and caramel drizzle?

Starbucks caramel sauce and drizzle are actually the same thing. Drizzle is just a fancy way of requesting a topping of caramel sauce on your drink or frappuccino.

Does Starbucks have any caramel holiday drinks?

You never know what’s going to be on the Starbucks holiday menu, but Caramel Brulée lattes and frappuccinos are usually offered. Some years, Starbucks also has winter drinks like Salted Caramel Mocha, but that’s not returning for 2021.

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