How To Make Caramel Iced Coffee With Keurig: Step-By-Step

Whether you prefer an iced caramel latte or an iced caramel macchiato, you can learn how to make caramel iced coffee with Keurig with our easy DIY recipe. 

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You can use your Keurig coffee maker to make caramel iced coffee

Coffee isn’t just something to enjoy as a hot drink. Many people enjoy the taste of coffee, even during the dog days of summer, as iced coffee drinks. If your very favorite iced coffee drink is a caramel iced coffee, you can use your Keurig coffee maker to make it by using our easy-to-follow and delicious iced coffee recipe.

Ingredients for Caramel Iced Coffee 

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Follow the steps below to make a carameliced coffee

With only four ingredients that you may already have on hand and our easy recipe, you can create the same iced coffee recipe that you order from Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, or your local coffee shop. We included some optional ingredients, but these are just good bonuses and not strictly necessary. You might also be interested in learning if you can get a caramel frappuccino without coffee.

  • 1 dark roast K cup
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce or caramel syrup
  • 4 ounces cold milk
  • Optional: extra sweetener of your choice, flavored coffee creamer
  • Optional for garnish: whipped cream, chocolate sauce, extra caramel syrup

Step 1. Make Coffee

Pop the K cup into the Keurig machine and brew a cup of coffee in the 4-ounce setting. If your machine doesn’t have a 4-ounce setting, you can use the 6-ounce setting. Just brew the coffee the way that you typically would for drinking a cup of coffee hot, and allow the coffee to drip into a regular coffee cup. 

Step 2. Stir in the Caramel Syrup

Drizzle the two tablespoons of caramel syrup into the hot coffee, stirring it until it is completely dissolved. If you are using another sweetener or some coffee creamer, you can add it now to the hot coffee. These things will dissolve much better in the coffee when it is hot.

Step 3. Add Ice

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Don’t forget to add ice cubes!

Put the ice cubes into a tall glass.

Step 4. Assemble the Drink

Pour the coffee over the ice into the glass and add the milk. You can stir the milk into the mixture or allow the mixture to remain in the artistic swirls that naturally occur when you pour hot coffee and cold milk together. 

Step 5. Garnish

Add the whipped cream, caramel sauce, or chocolate syrup as a garnish, drizzling it over the top of the drink. 

Step 6. Serve

Add a straw to the glass and enjoy your caramel iced coffee. Don’t forget to take a selfie with your drink so that you can share your expertise on social media!

The basic caramel iced coffee recipe can be tweaked a bit to make these other popular and refreshing coffee drinks. You might also be interested in reading about the best coffee for Keurig machines.

Making an Iced Caramel Latte

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Make your own iced caramel latte

To make a Starbucks-style iced caramel latte, you can simply follow this recipe as directed, except you will want to substitute heavy cream for cold milk. You also should drizzle the inside of your glass with the caramel syrup before you add the ice to give your drink an artistic flair. The heavy cream in this drink has a velvety, creamy texture that is so satisfying and delicious.

Making an Iced Caramel Macchiato

To make one of Starbucks ‘ most popular drinks, an iced caramel macchiato, you can use this same recipe with just a slightly different twist, adding an extra ingredient, vanilla syrup, and assembling the drink a bit differently.

Just add 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup to the bottom of your glass and then add the ice. Pour the milk over the ice and then pour the coffee over the milk. Drizzle the caramel over the top of the coffee without stirring to create beautiful layers in your drink. 

Making a Strong Iced Coffee Drink

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You can make coffee ice cubes to make stronger coffee

One complaint that some may have about iced coffee drinks is that as the ice melts, the coffee flavoring becomes more and more watered down. To avoid this, instead of using regular ice, you can make coffee ice cubes and use them in place of ice cubes made with water. The coffee flavor will stay consistent even when the ice begins to melt in the hot summer temperatures.

To make coffee ice cubes, you should pour cooled coffee into an ice cube tray and then freeze it in your freezer overnight. When the ice cubes are frozen, just pop them out of the ice cube tray and store them in freezer bags until you need them for an iced coffee drink. You can use these ice cubes in any iced coffee drink.

Final Word on How To Make Caramel Iced Coffee With Keurig

You don’t have to wait until you can make it to the coffee shop before you can have a delicious, cool, and refreshing iced coffee drink. Making a caramel iced coffee with a Keurig machine is quick, easy, and delicious. Make some for yourself, or make some to share with your friends.

FAQ About How To Make Caramel Iced Coffee With Keurig

If I don’t have a Keurig coffee maker, can I just make the coffee another way?

Yes, you can. You can make the coffee any way that is convenient for you, whether with a French press, from a drip coffee machine, or you can even use cold brew coffee.

Can I make this recipe with a dairy free milk?

Yes, you can substitute any non-dairy milk for the milk in this recipe. Whether you prefer almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk, you can just make a simple substitution, and it will be dairy-free and delicious.

How do I make this in an iced mocha version?

Making a mocha version of this recipe is simple. Just substitute chocolate syrup for the caramel syrup and proceed as directed in the recipe.


  • April F.

    April Freeman is a freelance writer who lives with her husband and children on their Middle Tennessee farm where they raise vegetables, fruit, chickens, and cattle. April enjoys writing about food and is always whipping up something tasty in her kitchen. She also is an avid reader of books of all kinds. Find April on WriterAccess.