27 Best Caramel Starbucks Drinks (With Secret Menu)

If you love caramel, it’s time to get yourself to Starbucks to pick up one of their many caramel-flavored drinks.

I’ve put together a complete list of the best caramel Starbucks drinks to try this year.

And I’ve even thrown in a few secret menu drinks so you can try something unique.

Let’s jump in!

27 Best Caramel Starbucks Drinks To Try

If you’re ready to check out some of Starbucks’ caramel-flavored drinks, you want to make sure you order the best ones.

Here are the 27 best caramel Starbucks drinks you have to try.

1. Iced Caramel Macchiato

The Iced Caramel Macchiato is a simple, coffee-based drink that many people who go to Starbucks are familiar with.

In fact, it became so popular that many other fast coffee chains (such as Mcdonald’s and Dunkin Donuts) now offer caramel macchiatos as well!

This drink contains:

  • 2% Milk
  • Ice
  • Espresso
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 250 calories (Grande)
  • 150 mg of caffeine (Grande)

2. Caramel Frappuccino 

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino is one of most famous frappuccinos. And, it’s one of the easiest ways to sneak some caramel into your coffee.

This drink contains:

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 380 calories (Grande)
  • 90 mg of caffeine (Grande)

3. Salted Caramel Mocha

The Salted Caramel Mocha is a seasonal fall drink in most Starbucks stores that comes out around September or October.

This drink is just like a mocha, but with the addition of caramel drizzle and a sweet toffee nut syrup.

The full contents of this drink are:

  • 2% milk
  • Espresso
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Mocha sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 470 calories (Grande)
  • 175 mg of caffeine (Grande)

4. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
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The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is an amped-up version of the Caramel Frappuccino.

It has a crumbly, crunchy candy topping and uses darker caramel sauce for a unique taste.

This drink contains:

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Dark caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream 
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Caramel crunch topping
  • 470 calories (Grande)
  • 85mg of caffeine (Grande)

5. Caramel Macchiato

If you’ve already tried Starbucks’ iced Caramel Macchiato and loved it, you might want to try the hot version.

The drink is made the same way, but with steamed milk instead of cold milk and with the addition of ice.

This drink contains:

  • 2% milk
  • Ice
  • Espresso
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 250 calories (Grande)
  • 150 mg of caffeine (Grande)

6. Salted Caramel Cold Brew

Salted Caramel Cold Brew
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The Salted Caramel Cold Brew is an intense cold-brew coffee that’s balanced out by a sweet, caramel-flavored cold foam on top.

The ingredients in this drink are:

  • Ice
  • Cold-brewed coffee
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Salted caramel cold foam
  • 220 calories (Grande)
  • 185 mg of caffeine (Grande)

7. Caramel Coffee Jelly Frappuccino

This unique drink combines caramel, milk, ice, and coffee-flavored jelly.

While that might sound odd, it’s a super tasty drink that is much less sweet than other frappuccinos.

This drink contains:

  • Ice 
  • Whole Milk
  • Frappuccino coffee base 
  • Coffee jelly
  • Caramel syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • 450 calories (Grande)
  • 0 mg of caffeine (Grande)

8. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Creme Frappuccino

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Creme Frappuccino
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Caramel Ribbon Crunch Creme Frappuccino is a non-coffee frappuccino. Instead, it’s a cream-based version of the special summer drink, Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.

It’s a frozen, coffee-free drink that contains:

  • Whole Milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino syrup
  • Dark Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Caramel Crunch topping
  • 420 calories (Grande)
  • 0 mg of caffeine (Grande)

9. Caramel Apple Spice

The Caramel Apple Spice is the Starbucks version of an apple cider. However, it’s much sweeter and much more decadent.

It’s also caffeine-free, so it’s a great fall treat for little ones. This drink contains:

  • Apple Juice
  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 380 calories (Grande)
  • 0 mg of caffeine (Grande)

10.  Caramel Brulee Latte

Caramel Brulee Latte
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Caramel Brulée Latte is a holiday drink that tastes a bit link a creme brulée dessert. This latte contains:

  • 2% Milk
  • Espresso
  • Caramel Brulee syrup
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Caramel sugar
  • 410 calories (Grande)
  • 150 mg of caffeine (Grande)

11. Caramel Brulee Frappuccino

Another frozen caramel drink is the Caramel Brulee Frappuccino. This is a seasonal item, so you’ll find it on Starbucks’ menu around the winter holidays.

This drink contains:

  • Whole Milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Caramel Brulee sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 400 calories (Grande)
  • 90 mg of caffeine (Grande)

12. Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino
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If you love salted caramel chocolates, then the Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino is the drink for you.

This drink is a mocha frappuccino with a twist and contains:

  • Ice
  • Whole Milk
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Mocha syrup
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 420 calories (Grande)
  • 100 mg of caffeine (Grande)

13. Salted Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro cold brew is a type of slow, cold-brewed coffee infused with nitrogen gas. The result is that the drink is super creamy, thanks to the micro-foam the gas creates.

The only way to make this drink better is to add salted caramel heavy whipping cream to it! This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Nitro cold brew
  • Two pumps of vanilla syrup
  • Salted caramel cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • 230 calories (Grande)
  • 270mg of caffeine (Grande)

14. Iced White Mocha with Caramel Drizzle (Secret Menu)

If you already love white mochas and want something similar, try Tik Tok’s famous Iced White Mocha with Caramel Drizzle.

This drink calls for:

  • 2% milk
  • Ice
  • White chocolate mocha sauce
  • Two espresso shots
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Vanilla sweet cream cold foam

15. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato (Secret Menu)

The Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato is a secret menu drink that uses caramel macchiato as the base.

The other ingredients include:

  • 2% Milk
  • Espresso
  • Vanilla Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup

16. Raspberry Caramel Macchiato (Secret Menu)

The Raspberry Caramel Macchiato is a fruity twist on your classic caramel macchiato.

This drink contains:

  • 2% Milk
  • Espresso
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Caramel sauce

17. Butterbeer Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

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Trying a Butterbeer Frappuccino should be on your to-do list if you’re a Harry Potter fan. The base for this beverage is a caramel frappuccino.

This drink contains:

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce

18. Butterbeer Latte (Secret Menu)

Another drink for Harry Potter fans is the Butterbeer latte. This drink uses a classic latte as the base and contains:

  • 2% Milk
  • Espresso
  • Caramel syrup
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle

19. Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato (Secret Menu)

During the pumpkin spice season, the Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato is a must-try. The base drink is Caramel Macchiato with vanilla syrup replaced as pumpkin sauce.

This secret menu drink has the following ingredients:

  • 2% Milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Pumpkin Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Whipped cream

20. Caramel Mocha (Secret Menu)

Caramel Mocha is a Starbucks secret menu drink that uses a mocha as the base. This drink contains: 

  • 2% milk
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Mocha Sauce
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Whipped Cream

21. Cap N’ Crunch Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

The Cap N’ Crunch Frappuccino is a spiced-up version of Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino.

This drink has the following ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Strawberry Puree
  • Hazelnut syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • Toffee nut syrup
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Whipped cream

22. Fall Breeze (Secret Menu)

The Fall Breeze uses a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte as the base drink.

This secret menu drink contains:

  • 2% milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Chai syrup
  • Cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Caramel drizzle

23. Baby Yoda Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

The Baby Yoda Frappuccino is a seasonal secret menu item since it requires caramel sugar. Caramel sugar only comes out around the winter holidays.

This drink uses a Matcha Frappuccino as the base and includes:

  • Whole Milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino syrup
  • Matcha powder
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sugar

24. Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

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The Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino is a secret menu item that uses a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino as the base.

This drink contains:

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • An espresso shot (or two if you’re feeling brave)
  • Vanilla Bean Powder
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel drizzle

25. Twix Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

If you love Twix candy bars, you’re bound to love Starbucks’ Twix Frappuccino. The base for this drink is a Caramel Frappuccino.

The Twix Frappuccino contains:

  • Whole milk
  • Ice
  • Frappuccino coffee base
  • Frappuccino coffee syrup
  • Hazelnut syrup
  • Mocha drizzle
  • Java chips

26. Caramel Brulee Creme (Secret Menu)

A Caramel Brulee Creme is a coffee-free secret menu drink. It uses a basic steamer as the base.

The drink contains:

  • Steamed 2% milk
  • Caramel Brulee Sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle

27. Honey Nut Macchiato (Secret Menu)

The Honey Nut Macchiato is a secret menu item that uses a caramel macchiato as the base. This drink is made of:

  • 2% Milk
  • Espresso
  • Vanilla Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chestnut praline syrup
  • Honey

5 Delicious Starbucks Caramel Add-ins

Do you want to make your drink even more caramel-y?

Here are five delicious Starbucks caramel add-ins to put in your drink:

  • Caramel syrup: serves as the primary sweetener in most of Starbucks’ caramel drinks
  • Caramel sauce: thicker and creamier than caramel syrup, mostly used as topping or drizzle
  • Dark caramel sauce: a darker version of Starbucks caramel sauce and a key ingredient in some of Starbucks’ summer seasonal drinks.
  • Caramel Crunchy Topping – crunchy bits of caramel topping that are usually added to a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.
  • Salted Caramel Cold Foam: creamy cold-foamed milk with caramel syrup and a pinch of sea salt.

Expert Tips For Getting The Best Caramel Drink

Starbucks does a pretty great job when it comes to crafting quality caramel coffee.

But, to make sure you get a Starbucks caramel drink you love, there are a couple of tips you can take advantage of:

  • If you’re ordering secret menu drinks, make sure to tell the barista the base drink and add-ons it’s made of. Baristas don’t have secret menu recipes on hand, so this helps them get your drink just right.
  • Remember that some seasonal caramel drinks aren’t available at all branches. If you can’t find a seasonal drink, go to a corporate store instead of one inside a shopping center.
  • You’ll have to pay extra for caramel syrup in your coffee. But, caramel drizzle and topping can be added to your drink for free!

FAQ

Do you still have a couple of questions about Starbucks caramel drinks? Check out this FAQ to clear up your last questions!

Can I buy caramel sauce at Starbucks?

Yes! You can purchase Starbucks caramel online.

Can caramel macchiatos be decaf?

Yes, you can ask the barista for a decaf caramel macchiato. In fact, all espresso-based beverages at Starbucks can be decaf as long as you ask your barista.

What caramel does Starbucks use?

If you check out Starbucks’ caramel sauce, you’ll notice that it’s branded as being made by Starbucks itself. But, most coffee drinkers and professionals believe that Fontana manufactures the caramel sauce.

The Bottom Line

So, what did you think of this list of Starbucks caramel drinks?

Whether you order a secret menu beverage or go for a classic caramel macchiato, you really can’t go wrong.

If you loved these beverages and want some other creative Starbucks drinks, check out this guide to the top Tik Tok Starbucks brews!

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Jessica Ruth Lee Fleming
Jessica is a seasoned caffeine-addict who spent 3 years behind the bar. Her early coffee days took her from the commercial Starbucks scene in urban DC all the way to helping launch a craft coffee shop in California. Today she prefers sharing her years of coffee capers through media, although you’ll find she does it with a trusty cup of coffee by her side.