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16 Perfectly Sweet Coffee Recipes (Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!)

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Craving something sweet? You’re probably very familiar with the basic ways to sweeten a cup of coffee: a spoonful of white sugar, a dash of homemade coffee syrup, a sweetened coffee creamer. But what about something a little more interesting?

If you’re in the mood for a sweet coffee drink, we have 16 amazing options for you! From simple caramel iced coffee to spiced lattes and even sweet coffee cocktails, this list of tasty recipes has it all. Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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16 Delicious Sweet Coffee Drinks:

1. Caramel Iced Coffee

caramel iced coffee

We start our list with a simple, delicious coffee drink: caramel iced coffee. Refreshing cold coffee combines with rich caramel to make for an impressive — but fast — beverage. And you can take this recipe over the top with one of our favorite ingredients: coffee ice cubes!

Easy Caramel Iced Coffee
Once you try whipping up a caramel iced coffee at home, you’ll have a hard time going back to the coffee shop -- trust us! Here are the simple steps to show you how to make a caramel iced coffee. So gather your ingredients and let’s get started!
Try this delicious recipe!
How to make an iced latte

2. London Fog Tea Latte

London Fog Earl Grey latte
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Technically, this latte doesn’t contain coffee. But it is caffeinated, and it brings together three delicious flavors: strong Earl Grey tea, smooth steamed milk, and just a hint of sweet vanilla.

Easy London Fog Latte
A London Fog Latte is a mixture of Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup. The name comes from the drink’s appearance -- murky like a dense London fog -- and the Brits’ famous love of tea! Here's how to make a delicious homemade version.
Try this delicious recipe!
London Fog Earl Grey latte

3. Colorful Beet Latte

beautiful beet latte

This latte is beautiful, but it isn’t all looks! The bright pink color comes from beets (in powdered or roasted form), which are naturally a little sweet. Add a dash of honey or brown sugar for a healthy treat.

Stunning Beet Latte
This naturally flavored latte is a beautiful shade of pink -- thanks to the beets! With a dash of frothy almond milk, cinnamon, and maple syrup or honey, it’s a delicious way to get caffeinated and eat a few vegetables at the same time.
Try this delicious recipe!
beautiful beet latte

4. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

mocha cookie crumble frappuccino
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Not everything has to be healthy! The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino tempers bold espresso with Oreos, milk, and chocolate. Can you think of anything more satisfying?

Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
Chocolate, cookies, milk, and coffee come together in this amazing frappuccino. It’s sweet, chocolatey, and just caffeinated enough to give you an afternoon boost! Get ready for a refreshing, tasty drink.
Try this delicious recipe!
mocha cookie crumble frappuccino

5. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte with almond milk

When the leaves start falling and there’s a new crisp in the air, many of us turn to the classic PSL. This twist on that classic features almond milk for a lower calorie (but still plenty sweet) pumpkin spice latte.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte With Almond Milk
Whip up an easy, affordable, HEALTHY pumpkin spice latte using almond milk! Add plenty of spices and a natural sweetener like honey or agave to make the perfect fall drink.
Try this delicious recipe!
healthy pumpkin spice latte

6. Gingerbread Latte

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Next up, we have the gingerbread latte, another famously cozy drink. This recipe is full of spices and uses an unusual sweetener — molasses –that gives it added depth of flavor. Top with a freshly baked gingerbread cookie for a Christmas treat!

Gingerbread Latte Recipe
If holidays make you think of cozy nights by the fire and spiced gingerbread cookies, this is the latte recipe for you! Whisk espresso, molasses, and spices and top with velvety steamed milk for the perfect winter treat.
Try this delicious recipe!
gingerbread latte recipe cookies

7. Maple Latte

Maple syrup coffee sweetener

You don’t have to be Canadian to enjoy this tasty drink! Try adding maple syrup to your latte for a sweet, complex coffee drink. Bonus points if you serve it with pancakes.

Cozy Maple Latte Recipe
The heart of the maple latte is the classic latte. A traditional latte is three parts milk to one part espresso, and we’re going to stick with that ratio for this recipe. Add maple syrup and you've got a sweet, cozy treat!
Try this delicious recipe!
maple latte

8. Whipped Coffee (Dalgona)

whipped coffee without instant coffee

The internet has been abuzz with this fluffy, milky coffee drink for a while now. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try it, now’s your chance. And we’ve also put together a recipe for making whipped coffee without instant coffee!

Whipped Coffee
To begin, you’ll need three ingredients and two pieces of equipment that you probably already have at home. The beauty of whipped coffee is that it’s super simple to make, and you won’t have to break the bank to try it at home.
Try this delicious recipe!
Whipped Coffee

9. Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee

iced coffee

Dunkin Donuts is famous for its creamy, sweet iced coffee. You can make a homemade version that’s even better! It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee
What makes Dunkin’s iced coffee so good? Generous amounts of milk and sugar! Here’s the simple recipe.
Try this delicious recipe!
iced mocha coffee with straw

10. Mexican Mocha

Mexican mocha cinnamon
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Cinnamon and chocolate is one of the world’s best flavor combinations. Add espresso and a little cayenne and your taste buds will be in heaven! The Mexican Mocha is a drink that tastes impressive but is surprisingly easy to whip up.

Authentic Mexican Mocha
A Mexican mocha is a coffee drink that uses strong coffee or espresso to create a base for a spice profile inspired by Mexican chocolate cake and other desserts. It includes cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, and cayenne pepper. That's right! The cayenne pepper offers a little kick that perfectly pairs with the milk and sugar you'll also add to this beverage.
Try this delicious recipe!
Café de Olla Mexican coffee

11. Cafe Cubano

How to make Café Cubano at home

The espuma (foam) on top of this espresso drink is made by whisking sugar and espresso together. Luckily, you don’t have to fly to Cuba (or Miami) to try it!

Authentic Café Cubano
Café cubano is traditionally brewed in a stovetop Moka pot using finely-ground Cuban coffee. Serve your drink in a small cup, also known as a tacita, and top it with a distinctive light brown froth, called espuma! This layer, made with whipped sugar and espresso, is a version of the crema found on typical shots of espresso.
Try this delicious recipe!
How to make Café Cubano at home

12. King Cake Latte

chai latte

What would a list of sweet coffee recipes be without a visit to New Orleans? The King Cake Latte is the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras — or any other Tuesday.

Incredible King Cake Latte
Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with this incredible spiced King Cake latte recipe! The brown sugar, caramel, and cinnamon make festive additions to a classic latte.
Try this delicious recipe!
chai latte

13. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee combines strong steeped coffee with sweetened condensed milk. The results may not be low-calorie, but they are out-of-this-world delicious!

Decadent Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Sweet, rich, and creamy, Vietnamese iced coffee is a decadent treat. And you don't have to fly to Vietnam to try it! Here's an easy recipe to make Vietnamese iced coffee at home.
Try this delicious recipe!
Vietnamese iced coffee

14. Irish Coffee

How to make Irish coffee Ninja Coffee Bar

Looking for an alcoholic sweet coffee drink? Irish coffee is the king of coffee cocktails, mixing Irish whiskey with Baileys Irish cream and strong brewed coffee. A cozy treat that’s amazing in front of a roaring fire.

Irish Coffee with Baileys
Are you wondering how to make Irish coffee? This hot coffee cocktail is easy to make and perfect for cozy winter nights. Combine hot brewed coffee with Baileys and Irish whiskey for an irresistible treat.
Try this delicious recipe!
How to make Irish coffee Ninja Coffee Bar

15. Flaming Spanish Coffee

flaming spanish coffee cocktail
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Get the fire extinguisher ready! To make this cocktail, you set high-proof rum on fire. The flames caramelize the drink’s sugar rim, adding a sweet dimension to the coffee and coffee liqueur.

Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe
What makes the flaming Spanish coffee so special? Caramelized sugar and rum mix with coffee and coffee liqueur to make this delicious, complex coffee cocktail. And did we mention that you set it on fire? Here’s the unexpectedly simple recipe.
Try this delicious recipe!
flaming spanish coffee cocktail

16. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with Coffee

how to make a vanilla bean frappuccino
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Vanilla bean frappuccinos are some of the most satisfying sweet coffee drinks you can possibly make. Skip the Starbucks line and whip up this easy recipe at home — with coffee for a little extra kick!

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Vanilla Bean Frappuccino With Coffee

Any coffee lover with a sweet tooth will adore this simple, satisfying recipe. Blend coffee and vanilla ice cream to make the perfect icy treat!
5 star average
Prep Time 3 mins
Blending Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Spoon
  • Two tall glasses

Ingredients
 

  • 3 tablespoons vanilla syrup
  • 2 cups cold coffee
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 to 3 drops vanilla extract
  • whipped cream optional
  • vanilla wafers optional

Instructions
 

  • First, brew about two cups of coffee and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Next, add the ice cream and cooled coffee to your blender.
  • Blend on low for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Add in the vanilla syrup, extract, and ice.
  • Blend again going from low to high for about a minute or until all the ingredients are well-blended.
  • Pour the mixture into two tall glasses.
  • Spray some whipped cream on top and garnish with one vanilla cookie broken in half. Place each half on either side and enjoy!

Notes

We wanted to point out a few things with this recipe. First, this is meant for two people, so feel free to cut it in half if you plan to sip solo. Also, you can use traditional vanilla for this as the “bean” flavor will come in elsewhere. Finally, we suggest going with a light to medium roast for your coffee as it better suits the frappuccino.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal
Keyword caffeinated, frappuccino

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Final Thoughts

We hope you found a sweet coffee recipe (or three) to enjoy today. Drinking coffee black is a great way to taste complex beans, but sometimes you want something a little sweeter.

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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