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Salted Caramel Syrup

Make your own Salted Caramel Syrup for coffee, chai, and matcha at home! It’s so much cheaper, easy to make and you’ll only need 3 ingredients. You’ll love it!

Salted Caramel Syrup

I think it’s absolutely crazy that caramel syrup is so expensive in the stores because the ingredients to make it at home come to under 1$. And it’s not much work either. It stores in the fridge for weeks and months.

So this (Salted) Caramel Syrup goes straight onto my list of things I’ll never buy again and rather make myself instead.

With the temperatures dropping, I’ve slowly switched from my Cold Brew to warm mocaccinos, cappuccinos, chais, and matcha lattes. It’s the perfect afternoon treat while doing some puzzles or reading.

Lately, I’ve been dabbling more into making my own syrups like this Vanilla Syrup that I published a few months ago.

So this time, I’ve made my own super easy, homemade Salted Caramel Syrup.

What I love about this caramel syrup is that

  • you only need three ingredients
  • you only need 15 minutes
  • such much cheaper than store-bought
  • and it stores forever in the fridge

This Salted Caramel Syrup really brings the cappuccino/latte game to the next level! I love the slight saltiness, this makes it so much more interesting. I add about 1-2 teaspoons of syrup.

Salted Caramel Syrup

How to make Salted Caramel Syrup

The Ingredients & possible substitutes

You’ll only need 3 ingredients:

  • sugar – I am using white sugar but can also use dextrose (for a low fructose version) or brown or cane sugar
  • salt – omit if you want to make non-salted caramel syrup
  • water

The Basic Steps

As always, you will find the whole recipe with measurements in the box below but I want to give you an overview of the key ingredients, variations, and the process with step-by-step photos first.

salt and caramel in a pot
Step 2: Add salt.
salted caramel in pot
Step 3: Carefully add hot water. It sizzles a lot.
salted caramel in pot
Step 4: Then it’s ready. If you still have sugar clumps, bring it back to heat until they dissolve, otherwise, you’re good to fill the syrup into glass jars but be careful because it’s very, very hot.
Salted Caramel Syrup
Store it in the fridge and use it for coffee, tea, iced latte, or other fancy drinks.

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Salted Caramel Syrup

Salted Caramel Syrup

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Make your own Salted Caramel Syrup for coffee, chai, and matcha at home. It's so much cheaper, easy to make and you'll only need 3 ingredients. You'll love it!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 cup
Calories 770 kcal


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling hot water


  • Add the sugar into a pot and bring it to high heat. Keep stirring while the sugar melts and caramelizes. Once all the clumps are gone, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the salt.
  • Then carefully add boiling hot water. It sizzles a lot, so do it slowly.
  • Give it stir. If you still have sugar clumps, bring it back to heat. Otherwise, you're good to fill it into glass bottles. But be very careful because it's very, very hot.
  • Then you can store it in the fridge and use it in your coffee, chai, matcha, etc!


Calories: 770kcalCarbohydrates: 199gFat: 1gSodium: 1177mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 200gCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.1mg
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Saturday 9th of December 2023

Are the 770 calories per cup or serving?


Saturday 9th of December 2023

The calories are per cup. There are ±48 teaspoons per cup, so this would come to 16 calories per teaspoon, give or take.